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Faculty of Science

Coffee to Go, Swedish Style: Math Student Colin Desmarais enters PhD program at prestigious Uppsala University

May 25, 2017 — 
Sweden will be a big change for the Manitoba born and bred Desmarais, who began his MSc studies here at the University of Manitoba in Fall 2015. Under the supervision of Mathematics Assistant Professor Dr. David Gunderson.

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Taylor Morrisseau

Faculty of Science

Back to the Future: Countering the Rise of Today’s “Superbugs”

May 8, 2017 — 
Antibiotic resistant bacteria exist right here in Manitoba. Dr. Ayush Kumar warns bacteria-contaminated drinking water on First Nations reserves is a ticking time-bomb.

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Faculty of Science

The University of Manitoba bursts open for Science Rendezvous

April 5, 2017 — 
Join us on campus on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for a free day of fun and discovery.

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Faculty of Science

New book by alumna Kaitlin Vitt celebrates the connection Manitobans have to their natural world

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 2nd, University of Manitoba alumna Kaitlin Vitt released her first book entitled Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World. The 80 page piece of creative non-fiction is a exploration of the people, plants, and fungi that make our province diverse and rich.

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Faculty of Science

Computer science students win big with innovative new app for dementia

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 4th and 5th, two intrepid computer science students from the University of Manitoba made it big at DementiaHack, a hackathon to develop relevant, practical, and innovative approaches to dealing with dementia.

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Faculty of Science

All STEAMed Up

February 1, 2017 — 
STEAM came about as a way to take what are known as the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporate Art and Design into the mix. The program endeavours to dispel the twin myths of the socially awkward, uncommunicative scientist and the self-involved, impractical artist while simultaneously using artistic creativity and practical science not only to facilitate innovation, but to make the subjects more accessible to those not currently involved with STEM.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Grad student with ‘heart for Africa’ finds riches in giving

December 16, 2016 — 
Rady Faculty grad student and co-founder of charity Bridging Villages has raised about $30,000 since making her first volunteer aid trip to Uganda in 2014.

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Tackling Reconciliation at Visionary Conversations

September 15, 2016 — 
Panelists discuss the next steps in Reconciliation on Wednesday, Sept. 21

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Human Resources

Staff invited to apply for Support Staff Learning Exchange trip to University of Victoria

July 18, 2016 — 
Apply for the Support Staff Learning Exchange trip to University of Victoria by August 12.

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Human Resources

Faculty and staff congratulated for 25 years of service

July 12, 2016 — 
'We are honoured to celebrate the contributions people have made over their careers'

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