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Faculty of Science

Meet our Honoured Science Alumni

January 21, 2019 — 
On Thursday, January 31st, 2019, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards, Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event.

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Summer Undergraduate Research (S.U.R.E.) program helps students navigate careers in science

October 9, 2018 — 
Sponsored jointly by the Deans of Research and Student Experience the S.U.R.E. program included a variety of sessions aimed at developing skills, mentoring, and a final undergraduate research poster competition.

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Spooky Science at the University of Manitoba

October 9, 2018 — 
Let’s Talk Science will be hosting their annual Spooky Science Event on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at The Forks

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony to honour Cindy Blackstock

October 9, 2018 — 
2018 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony takes place on Oct. 11

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Fare Thee Well to the newly retired Joan McConnell

September 18, 2018 — 
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful career was celebrated by colleagues and many close friends who attended a retirement reception held in St. John’s College.

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Invent the Future contest

September 17, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Science is asking students in grades 1, 2, and 3 from Manitoba to send us their ideas for an invention.

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Government of Canada: NSERC PromoScience announcement – support for organizations to encourage the next generation of scientists and researchers

September 17, 2018 — 
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, kicked off Science Literacy Week, Sept. 17 – 23, in Ottawa with the announcement of the 2017 recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. The announcement includes 11.9 million in funding for 163 grants that support hands-on learning experiences for young Canadians and teachers.

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Girls Summer Math Camp a fun new way to spend the summer

August 14, 2018 — 
When you’re a teenage girl thinking of a fun way to spend your summer vacation, doing math problems usually isn’t at the top of your list. University of Manitoba Professor Susan Cooper is on a mission to change that. Cooper and the Department of Mathematics offered a math camp this past July 19th for Grade 7 & 8 girls who have an interest in and aptitude for the subject. Called M.A.G.I.C. (Math And Girls In Contact), the camp was free to applicants, who were placed in small groups to work on a project about containing infectious diseases and investigating vaccination and quarantine rates. Emphasis was put on real-life problem-solving skills, as well the chance to enjoy mathematical games and guest presentations. The focus was not only on math, but on opportunities for the young women to meet and work with other girls who enjoy the subject. 

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Mathematical idealist: UofM grad Ryan Sherbo hopes to help society, one equation at a time

June 11, 2018 — 
What do you get when you combine mathematics with a desire to make the world a better place? You get a University of Manitoba grad with a Bachelor’s degree in Honour Mathematics, a specialization in Applied and Computational Math, and dreams of using their knowledge to help others?

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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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