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Nothing But Blue Sky: How Research for Its’ Own Sake Can Change the World

September 6, 2017 — 
Barrie Reece, CPhys, FinstP, was a post graduate student in the 60s who invented a superconducting solenoid/magnet, that unbeknownst to him, would later become the basis of the design for the first MRI machines.

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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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The Making of “Persistence & Vision”: An Adventure in Both

September 1, 2017 — 
When BSc student Mahalia Lepage (Genetics, ‘16) was asked by STEAM Coordinator Seema Goel to create an animated video about undergrad research, she knew she had her work cut out for her. It wasn’t that Lepage lacked an interest in the subject; it’s that she had never actually done any animation before.

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U of M students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

August 29, 2017 — 
Bailey Paziuk and Shayna Timmerman have been named the University of Manitoba’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships

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Partial solar eclipse image from October 2014 from Frank Carey/Flickr.

Solar eclipse viewing party set for Aug. 21

August 15, 2017 — 
The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba, in partnership with Degrees Restaurant in UMSU University Centre, will host a solar eclipse viewing party on the Degrees patio


a human brain

Researchers get cutting-edge equipment

August 15, 2017 — 
The University of Manitoba is receiving $480,000 from CFI for three projects

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Lake trout caught by researchers

Lake Trout adjust their behaviour in the face of a changing climate, new study

August 15, 2017 — 
For years scientists told tales of fish such as Lake Trout adapting their feeding behaviour as temperatures change, but no empirical evidence existed. Now it does.

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Wpg Free Press: U of M’s humanoid lab recruits new talent

August 14, 2017 — 
International talent is helping stack the odds for the University of Manitoba’s Autonomous Agents Laboratory in advance of the HuroCup Games.


Setting up to watch the solar eclipse in Hecla in 1979.

‘Don’t look or you’ll go blind!’: The total solar eclipse of 1979

August 10, 2017 — 
'Everyone was completely in awe of the spectacle'

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Judy Anderson.

Destination in the stars

August 8, 2017 — 
Judy Anderson is going to space. She is absolutely certain of it.

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