faculty of science News Archive
June 25, 2018 —
'There are amazing ideas in the pipeline'
June 12, 2018 —
Michael Kehler, a student at Calvin Christian School and Alex Kitt of Dakota Collegiate are this year’s recipients
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.
June 6, 2018 —
Meet Taylor Nimchonok, graduating with a Bachelor of Science
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.
June 4, 2018 —
Elizabeth Skoropata is this year’s recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal
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
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.”
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