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Researchers pinpoint location of extremely energetic particles in a ‘Space Manatee’

THE “MANATEE.” RED IS RADIO (VLA, G. DUBNER ET AL), GREEN IS OPTICAL (SKINAKAS OBSERVATORY IN GREECE, P. BOUMIS ET AL.), YELLOW: SOFT X-RAYS (0.5–1 KEV), MAGENTA: MEDIUM ENERGY X-RAYS (1–2 KEV), CYAN: HARD X-RAY EMISSION (2–12 KEV) USING ESA’S XMM-NEWTON. // IMAGE: SAMAR SAFI-HARB ET AL. (2022) Samar Safi-Harb An international team of astrophysicists...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

  MARCH 8, 2022 —  International Women’s Day has its roots in labour movements, women’s suffrage movements, and socialist feminism from the early 1900s. Building on this rich history, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a...

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Entrepreneurship course inspires innovation and business training at Faculty of Science

Students have given a unanimous thumbs-up to the new course, SCI 4000 The Science Entrepreneurial Mindset! The course aims to provide students with an entrepreneurial toolkit and the confidence to bring their ideas to market. “To say this course exceeded my expectation would be an understatement! I learned many useful techniques. This course is what...

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It’s a very exciting time to be in astrophysics at UM

Samar Safi-Harb is on the hunt for the biggest bangs since the “big bang.” She has just been named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Safi-Harb is the first woman to be appointed a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in UM’s...

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Jacob Burgess, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, receives Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant for Digital Fabrication of Low Cost Sub-Millimeter Wave Optics

Jacob Burgess, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba has received an Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant from Research Manitoba. The announcement which was made on Oct. 21, 2021, represents an investment that supports Manitoba-based projects in the areas of Bioscience and Advanced Manufacturing. Burgess’s research will explore the development of  Digital Fabrication...

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Three new Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, CRC Tier 1, Extreme Astrophyics. Photo: Kira Koop. JANUARY 12, 2022 — The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on Jan. 12 an investment of $151 million for 188 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 43 institutions across Canada for research excellence, including three new chairs at the University...

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President’s Student Leadership Program

The President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP) is Manitoba’s premier postsecondary leadership program. It is a unique-in-Canada immersive learning opportunity that brings together a cohort of students each year together from across disciplines, post-secondary institutions, interests, backgrounds and regions of the province to build their leadership potential. PSLP is the flagship program of the James W. Burns...

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Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition – Apply by Jan. 26, 2022

The Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition is open to all post-secondary schools across the globe and students can apply individually or as a team. This competition is an excellent opportunity to bridge classroom learning to real-life experience as students pitch their ideas in front of judges and gain valuable feedback. For more information...

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Three Minute Thesis – Graduate students, get ready to submit your applications

DECEMBER 13, 2021 — It’s that time again! Applications for the tenth-anniversary edition of UM’s 3MT competition are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland, where graduate students have three minutes to explain to judges...