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Challenge yourself, take risks: Dean Stefi Baum stresses the value of self-discovery in higher learning

January 15, 2018 — 
Dean Stefi Baum recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science advises students to find something (or many things!) that their passionate about.

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The “Forces of Nature” series, created by the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo have been installed between the Armes Buller buildings. These pop-art-influenced pieces highlight the groundbreaking contributions of women to the study of science.

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Five Women Who Changed Science Forever

January 8, 2018 — 
Pop-art-influenced pieces in Armes link highlight the groundbreaking contributions of women to the study of science.

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Call for Nominations Dean’s External Advisory Board

January 4, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Science is now inviting nominations for local, national, and international candidates to serve on the Dean’s External Advisory Board.

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Top student success stories of 2017

December 21, 2017 — 
The 140th anniversary year saw new discoveries, new scholarship winners and many other significant achievements by outstanding U of M students

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Interdisciplinary plant science conference brings top researchers to Winnipeg

December 19, 2017 — 
The latest discoveries and innovations in plant biology were showcased recently in downtown Winnipeg at the Alt Hotel during the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB) and Canadian Botanical Association, (CBA) Joint Western Regional Meeting, December 10-12, 2017.

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Wpg Free Press: Do cleaning products pose a threat to our health?

December 8, 2017 — 
The proliferation of these products raises important questions

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Exploring the Periodic Table: Computational Chemist awarded $300K Discovery Grant for chemical research in green energy and high-performance materials

December 4, 2017 — 
Georg Schreckenbach is a man who knows how to take advantage of an opportunity. Good thing, too, since he was recently awarded a $300,000 NSERC Discovery Grant. Not only will this money allow the computational chemist to fund four students in his lab, but to feel secure in the knowledge that his work will be adequately supported for the next several years.

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Social media apps on a cell phone

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This little App came to market: UofM students develop LinkUp to connect Winnipeggers

December 4, 2017 — 
New App connects Winnipeggers with each other and local businesses.

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Seeing electrons: from individual atoms to processes inside cells

December 1, 2017 — 
As part of the Faculty of Science Interdisciplinary Series, Unter to Uber, Dr. Lena F. Kourkoutis will be giving a special lecture on how new technology has made it possible to “see” inside molecules, even at the atomic level.

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Butterflies feeding on orange zinnias at the opening of the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden on 23 June 2011. Photo credit: J. Marcus

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On the wings of Lepidoptera

November 27, 2017 — 
The secret to how butterflies (scientific name: Lepidoptera) create such striking arrays has been partially solved by new research by scientists at the U of M

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