Graduate Studies

Challenge Yourself

The Faculty of Science offers a variety of research themes, programs and funding streams, the opportunities for discovery are limitless.

Graduate Students

Graduate programs in the Faculty of Science are both extensive and challenging. The Faculty of Science has identified nine inspirational challenge areas where we will make a direct impact, engage the community, and train future scientists who will lead the way forward. We invite you to explore our graduate programs to see how you can participate in these challenges and become part of our ecosystem.

MSc. and PhD. programs are available in all seven departments in the Faculty. Doing interdisciplinary research is also possible. Options exist to work with individual faculty members, in labs, or as part of larger research group. While most graduate-level research is done on the Fort Garry campus, there are also opportunities to work at other institutions/labs as part of research collaborations, or cooperatively with industry via internships and other programs.

Graduate studies is very diverse and somewhat more flexible than undergraduate studies. Under the guidance of your supervisor, your program can be tailored to meet shared interests and needs. Strong research groups and programs are available in every department. The following pages will guide you through the different options available in the Faculty of Science, indicating how to take the next steps in applying to the program that best suits you.

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Three new Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, CRC Tier 1, Extreme Astrophyics. Photo: Kira Koop. JANUARY 12, 2022 — The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on Jan. 12 an investment of $151 million for 188 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 43 institutions across Canada for research excellence, including three new chairs at the University...

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Three Minute Thesis – Graduate students, get ready to submit your applications

DECEMBER 13, 2021 — It’s that time again! Applications for the tenth-anniversary edition of UM’s 3MT competition are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland, where graduate students have three minutes to explain to judges...

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Meet Phil Grayson, a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UM.

Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys. We caught up with him during this busy time before he takes up his Banting Fellowship in fall 2021, to learn more about him and his research. He will be working with Dr. Margaret...