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Faculty of Science Co-op Program lets students earn while they learn

February 1, 2018 — 
“Earn While You Learn”: Sound too good to be true? The Faculty of Science Co-Op Program wants students to know that it’s not. Whether it’s gaining practical experience in their chosen field, building future business connections, or test-driving a career they’re not sure about, the Co-Op program has it all.

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cryo EM Seminar: Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

January 23, 2018 — 
Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, Columbia University will deliver a seminar on technological advances in cryo EM.

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A networking celebration – Faculty of Science Alumni honoured

January 23, 2018 — 
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Careers in Science - Pathways to Achievement Event

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Where Business Meets Science: U of M Alum Jon Meltzer is Making an Impact for the Better

January 22, 2018 — 
Meet Dr. Jon Meltzer [BSc/92; PhD/00] Senior Vice-President, LabCorp, 2018 Faculty of Science, Honoured Alumni Award recipient.

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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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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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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

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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National Geographic Society funded expedition leads to discovery of two new plant species

November 27, 2017 — 
“Plants, and especially the discovery of new plant species, don’t often generate a lot of interest. I read an article about a new species of rat that eats coconuts and that made the BBC website.” Ford goes on with a chuckle: “So I can’t compete with coconut-eating rats, but I think the species we are discovering are just as spectacular.”

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Deep space objects studied by Dr. Stefi Baum

AAAS and the University of Manitoba Announce 2017 Fellow

November 20, 2017 — 
Dr. Stefi Baum named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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