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Brad Cownden

Using supercomputers, math, and way-out-there thinking to study the big bang

June 25, 2018 — 
'There are amazing ideas in the pipeline'

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Michael Kehler

Schulich Leader Scholarship allows two more students to chase their dreams

June 12, 2018 — 
Michael Kehler, a student at Calvin Christian School and Alex Kitt of Dakota Collegiate are this year’s recipients

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The Power of relationship building for Indigenous youth

June 6, 2018 — 
Addressing the complex issue of underrepresentation of Indigenous youth in post-secondary studies, and STEM fields. Darja Barr, Department of Mathematics, outlines new recruitment initiatives at the University of Manitoba to attract and support Indigenous youth.

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Photo of Taylor Nimchonok with ice-wall in the background

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Celebrating the class of 2018

June 6, 2018 — 
Meet Taylor Nimchonok, graduating with a Bachelor of Science

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Gail Davoren’s Research Sheds Light on the Role of Capelin in the North Marine Food Web

June 5, 2018 — 
A slender, silvery fish around six or seven inches long, the capelin is not what you might call a particularly impressive specimen. Yet without this little denizen of the deep, the food chain off the coastal waters of Newfoundland (amongst others) would likely collapse.

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Elizabeth Skoropata is recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal, awarded for outstanding achievement at the graduate level

2018 Governor General’s Gold Medal Recipient

June 4, 2018 — 
Elizabeth Skoropata is this year’s recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal

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Remembering eminent ecologist, alumna Jennifer Shay

June 1, 2018 — 
Jennifer Shay (nee Walker), professor emerita who founded the renowned Delta Marsh Field Station, ushering in hands-on field work, died May 7 at age 88

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Black Holes Play Hide-and-Seek in Low-Luminosity Radio Galaxies

May 24, 2018 — 
Every galaxy is thought to harbor a supermassive black hole in the center, or nucleus, of the galaxy, and in active galaxies this black hole is fed by infalling matter. This “central engine” is typically surrounded by dusty molecular gas in a doughnut configuration, which hides the black hole and the infalling material from our view along certain viewing directions. The picture of a central engine plus obscuring doughnut is thought to apply to all accreting supermassive black holes, explaining the apparent variety of active galaxies from the very brightest quasars to the lower-luminosity radio galaxies under a single “unified scheme.”

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Yahoo!: Physicists Just Measured One of the Four Fundamental Forces of Nature. Now They’re Bummed.

May 23, 2018 — 
"This is the smallest and most precise asymmetry ever measured in the scattering of polarized electrons from protons," said U of M's Peter Blunden

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Science Rendezvous 2018 delightfully messy

May 15, 2018 — 
Four thousand attendees, 300 pounds of cornstarch,1000 servings of liquid nitrogen ice cream, and 600 bags of popcorn, Science Rendezvous 2018, held Saturday, May 12 was a tactile extravaganza!

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