Research Themes

The Faculty of Science is one of the largest academic units at the University of Manitoba with an operating budget in excess of $30M annually. With more than 170 full-time academic staff, we are a research-intensive faculty that strives to answer fundamental questions to better understand our world. In so doing, we position ourselves at the forefront of discovery and development across a broad range of areas impacting our community and industry.

Sustainable Environments & Evolution

Across the entire spectrum of life from microscopic bacteria to large mammals, our faculty conduct research on population dynamics, effects of climate change and urbanization, development of sustainable crops, water safety, and more, with a particular emphasis on systems impacting Manitoba including agriculture, fisheries, and the arctic.

Data Science, Modelling, Computing & Analytics

To put to positive use the vast amounts of data generated and utilized in all aspects of modern society, we develop and apply algorithms, statistical models, machine learning, visualization, sensors and artificial intelligence.

Green Technologies, Advanced Materials & Sensors

Areas of focus in the faculty include solar fuel cells, nanomaterials, thin films, biomaterials, polymers and composites with applications spanning quantum computing, medical imaging, device coatings, and bioremediation.

Health, Disease & Therapeutics

Science faculty conduct  human, animal and plant research into the  molecular basis of disease, drug discovery, approaches to drug resistance, bioactives, and diagnostic and mathematical modeling of disease vectors.

Interactive Networks, Complex Interactions & Robotics

Our researchers seek to understand the interactive networks and complex interactions that drive decision making and learning in organisms and humans, with an added focus on the impact of technology and the role of sensors and robotics in enhancing society.

Energy, Matter & The Universe

Fundamental research in the faculty including sub-atomic physics, magnetism and astronomy illuminates our understanding of the universe and drives the development of advanced technologies including telescopes, computing and imaging. To connect with researchers in these areas please contact Jolen Galaugher, Industry and Community Liaison Officer, at