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Map of Nopiming Provincial Park mine tailings. Right: Sites of bacteria sampling. From top left, site 1, site 2, site 3, site 4. (Image credit: Dr. Vladimir Yurkov)

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Canadian Science Publishing: New Metalloid Oxide Reducing Bacteria Found in Manitoba’s Nopiming Gold Mine Tailings

February 14, 2017 — 
A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology has identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba’s Nopiming Provincial Park.

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Faculty of Science

Meet Dr. Leslie Tari, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Leslie Tari was working comfortably as an Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences 15 years ago when he got the call that would change the trajectory of his career.

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition winners

Faculty of Science

Three Faculty of Science Students take home prizes from Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

November 2, 2016 — 
Congratulations the three students from the Faculty who took home prizes in this year's competition

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Wpg Free Press: Global crisis, U of M breakthrough

October 17, 2016 — 
Research team's 'out-of-the-box' thinking delivers promising ammunition in war with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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a cartoon drug stands next to a destoryed bacterium

ACSH: Hybrid Antibiotic Created With Molecular ‘Rope’ Kills Resistant Bacteria

October 5, 2016 — 
'Out-of-the-box thinking was displayed yet again by a team of scientists from the University of Manitoba'

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Peter Trokajlo on summit of Mt Blanc

CANDID: Meet Peter Trokajlo

September 28, 2016 — 
He's climbed two mountains but wishes he was less cautious in life. He volunteers at a hospital, has a difficult time deciding what his favourite element is, and researches how plastic can deliver anti-cancer drugs

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(L-R) Chemistry professor Jennifer van Wijngaarden and MP Terry Duguid look over a magnetic resonance chamber in a chemistry lab on Aug. 22, 2016.

$8 million in funding to support research at U of M

August 22, 2016 — 
'The upgrades to our lab space are critical to the optimal function of these 21st century instruments'

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Wpg Free Press: Winnipeg chemist earns prestigious British science award

May 9, 2016 — 
Alum R.J. Dwayne Miller has been named a winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize

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VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) University in India student, Divya Lairikyengbam

Faculty of Science

International Student Intern to Research Effectiveness of ‘Healing’ Plants

April 19, 2016 — 
Divya Lairikyengbam of India will share her knowledge of her local plants as used for medicinal purposes with Dr. John Sorensen, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry

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