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U of M entomologist Dr. Jeffrey Marcus

Net gain: First new butterfly species identified since 2016

November 20, 2018 — 
Naming a new butterfly species from North America is very uncommon

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Herbarium Exhibit

Faculty of Science

Dry Media IV: A Herbarium Art Exhibit

October 29, 2018 — 
Week-long exhibit in downtown Winnipeg will celebrate the diversity of plants located in the U of M Herbarium by featuring the work of a wide variety of artists

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Unraveling cannabis’ genetic history and debunking marketing myths

October 25, 2018 — 
A Q&A with a biologist who sequenced its genome

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Faculty of Science

Summer Undergraduate Research (S.U.R.E.) program helps students navigate careers in science

October 9, 2018 — 
Sponsored jointly by the Deans of Research and Student Experience the S.U.R.E. program included a variety of sessions aimed at developing skills, mentoring, and a final undergraduate research poster competition.

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Spooky Science at the University of Manitoba

October 9, 2018 — 
Let’s Talk Science will be hosting their annual Spooky Science Event on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Decorating U of M windows with window decals and liquid chalk to protect birds in areas identified as high risk.

Global News: U of M staff and students use artwork to prevent fatal bird collisions

September 21, 2018 — 
A group of bird researchers and artists at the University of Manitoba are painting campus windows in the hope of lowering the number of birds killed each year

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Faculty of Science

Fare Thee Well to the newly retired Joan McConnell

September 18, 2018 — 
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful career was celebrated by colleagues and many close friends who attended a retirement reception held in St. John’s College.

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Finding connections: Artist Rebecca Kamen bridges the gap between science and art

September 17, 2018 — 
Rebecca Kamen, Artist in Residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania visits the University of Manitoba, September 24-28, 2018

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Faculty of Science

Invent the Future contest

September 17, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Science is asking students in grades 1, 2, and 3 from Manitoba to send us their ideas for an invention.

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Government of Canada: NSERC PromoScience announcement – support for organizations to encourage the next generation of scientists and researchers

September 17, 2018 — 
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, kicked off Science Literacy Week, Sept. 17 – 23, in Ottawa with the announcement of the 2017 recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. The announcement includes 11.9 million in funding for 163 grants that support hands-on learning experiences for young Canadians and teachers.

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