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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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WFP: ‘This ain’t your grandpa’s battery’

Christian Kuss, an assistant professor (chemistry), whose research focuses on new materials for energy storage and other electrochemical applications, and Michael McDonald, the operations manager at NFI Group Inc.’s innovation center weigh in on the technology of the future – electric vehicles. As the Winnipeg Free Press (WFP) reports: The Ford F-150 Lightning is making a splash...

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WFP: Right place at the right time

APRIL 18, 2021 — UM Computer Science Alum Mark Evans [MSc/86, Ph.D./88], head of Conquest Planning Inc., is bringing Silicon Valley’s next-generation digital leadership and innovation to Winnipeg and revolutionizing the financial planning industry. Winnipeg Free Press writer Martin Cash reports: DR. MARK EVANS[MSC/86, PH.D./88], PRESIDENT & CEO AT CONQUEST PLANNING INC. Artificial intelligence algorithms developed by Conquest...

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UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC)....