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NSERC 2021 research grant recipients announced

From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics several big ideas are being funded at the Faculty of Science. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Discovery Grants Program. This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection...

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a researcher with expertise in the field of data science, applied within the scope of commercial building efficiency and healthy building analysis. The successful applicant will be working directly with a private-sector startup in the building efficiency retrofit sector, with a focus on identifying best practices from industry literature and research application,...

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UM Science Co-op graduate Madison Chapel on frontline national watch for COVID-19 variants

BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE. MADISON CHAPEL TALLEST IN MIDDLE. In October 2020, Madison Chapel graduated with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology, now she’s at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes COVID-19, something which she credits is thanks in a large part to the opportunity she had to participate...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Apr. 15

Join Dr. April Gislason, the Research Facilitator in Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba for their talk on Thursday, April 15th about “NSERC Discovery Grants – Best Practices for Preparing a Strong Application”. ABSTRACT: The goal of this seminar is to provide information that will be helpful for both early career and established...

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Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Apr. 8

Join our two invited speakers, Mr. Chenwei Bai and Mr. Zhiyong Jin for their talk on Thursday, April 8th. TALK 1 Time: 2:30pm on Thursday, April 8 Speaker: Mr. Chenwei Bai, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba Title of the talk: Comparison of Forecasting Methods for Covid-19 Abstract: Covid-19 is a global challenge that requires research from all areas....

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Mar. 4

Join Ms. Kelly Ramsay, a PhD student from University of Waterloo for their talk on Thursday, March 4th about “Differential Privacy & Data Depth Functions”. ABSTRACT: The goal of the talk is to give a gentle introduction to differential privacy and present some of my recent research related to private inference. Differential privacy is a...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 11

Join Dr. Andrew MacDonald, a statistical ecologist based in Montreal for their talk on Thursday, February 11th about “Wild-Caught Data and Half-Tame Models: Applied Statistics Out in the Field”. ABSTRACT: The jungle is a tough environment for statistics.  Data is messy, incomplete, and full of measurement error. Models based on domain expertise often clash with...

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Meet Robert Tate, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science

Meet Robert Tate, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science FEBRUARY 2, 2021 —  Statistics is unique in that it could integrate with and transcend into almost every other discipline. This uniqueness is evident in Dr. Robert Tate’s body of research, having collaborated with individuals and teams in various fields of health and social sciences, locally, nationally, and internationally....

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 4

Join Shabnam Balamchi, a PhD student from the University of Manitoba for her talk on Thursday, February 4th about “Repeated Events in Spatial Count Data with an Application to Disease Mapping”. ABSTRACT: Mixed models are commonly used to analyze spatial data which frequently occur in practice such as in health sciences and life studies. It...