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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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NEW Minor in Leadership for Undergrad Students

Leadership involves a well-developed set of cross-functional skills that can serve students’ careers as organizations increasingly call for effective leadership in teams, decision-making, conflict resolution, understanding how to lead and contribute to innovation and change, and other areas. Newly created by the James W. Burns Leadership Institute and the Asper School of Business to non-business...

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NEW Minor in Leadership for Undergrad Students

Leadership involves a well-developed set of cross-functional skills that can serve students’ careers as organizations increasingly call for effective leadership in teams, decision-making, conflict resolution, understanding how to lead and contribute to innovation and change, and other areas. Newly created by the James W. Burns Leadership Institute and the Asper School of Business to non-business...

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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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Share the value of your degree!

Are you an entrepreneur that is interested in sharing your journey with graduate and undergraduate students? The Science to Business Winnipeg Chapter is looking for Faculty of Science alumni to be guest speakers for an upcoming event. Please contact s2bnwinnipeg [at] s2bn [dot] org for more information.

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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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Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...