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Women in Science

September 5, 2017 — 
The Faculty of Science Homecoming event on September 12 will showcase breakthroughs in Science, but gender inequality for Women in STEM still exists.

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PIMS: Math Mania Reaches First Nations Communities in Manitoba

June 29, 2017 — 
Thanks to the efforts of Darja Barr, Math Mania, has made it to the Canadian Prairies in the form of an Indigenous Outreach and Mentorship Project. This project is making considerable strides in building connections with Indigenous communities across the province as well as with Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba.

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A Passion for Numbers: Associate Professor of Statistics Alexandre Leblanc’s First Love Remains Constant

June 9, 2017 — 
Associate Professor Alex Leblanc, Department of Statistics reflects on his passion for good data.

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Adding It All Up: Stats Alum Reid Linney and the Power of Choice

May 31, 2017 — 
Fifty years after the Department of Statistics was founded at the University of Manitoba, alum Reid Linney (Statistics, ’73) is reminiscing about how he spent his free time during his second year.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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