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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...

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5 Days of Positivity

Join us for the 5-Days of Positivity Challenge next week January 18 – 22, 2021, on social media! Together let’s get our Winter Term 2021 off to a great start! Why Participate? The Science of Positive thinking is more than warm fuzzy thoughts! Research suggests that positive thinking can not only help you feel better...

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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”. Presented via Livestream, this public talk is part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Huebner will unveil his new book: “Celebrating the People of...

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

Dennis Ballard is working with Manitoba First Nations to recruit Indigenous students interested in becoming Indigenous scientists and supporting health, environment, technology and industry in their own home communities. Ballard is leading the new Wawatay program where the first cohort of UM Indigenous students will journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term...

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Ambassadors of science – new science communications course

In his 1374 epic poem “Troilus and Criseyde”, Geoffrey Chaucer offered up the following observation:  “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” The idea that big things come from small beginnings is a concept of which Christina Penner is well aware. The Computer Science instructor received notice of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Dec. 3

Join Ashani Wickramasinghe from the University of Manitoba for her talk on Thursday, December 3rd about “Social Network Analysis and Community detection on Spread of COVID-19”. ABSTRACT: In this talk, I will describe the epidemic spread using social network analysis, based on data from the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak across the world...

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New courses! Winter 2021

Check out the following new interdisciplinary courses offered in Winter 2021! Interdisciplinary courses integrate concepts and knowledge from different scientific disciplines providing a more holistic view of a particular topic. Several exciting courses with elements of biology, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, physics, and data science are currently available. For more information please visit...

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Statistics Assistant/Associate Professor Position Available

The Department of Statistics invites applications for one full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Read attached document for more details and how to apply. Learn more here.  

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Nov. 19

Join Dr. Razvan Romanescu from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, November 19th about “Efficient Tests of Genetic Association for Rare Variants in Affected Sib Pairs”. ABSTRACT: Next generation sequencing technologies have made it possible to investigate the role of rare variants (RVs) in disease...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Nov. 5

Join Inesh Prabuddha from the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, November 5th about “Assessing Lake Winnipeg Basin Walleye Movement Patterns using Bayesian State-Space Models”. ABSTRACT: Acoustic telemetry systems technology is useful for studying fish movement patterns and habitat use. However, the data generated from omnidirectional acoustic receivers are prone to large observation errors...