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Faculty of Science

Hocus pocus and away we go: Science Rendezvous volunteers make magic (again)

April 1, 2019 — 
The Chemistry Potions Class show and Physics Adventure Show hope to entertain and mystify thousands of attendees

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Food Systems Research Group

FSRG talk – Protecting Canada’s crops using next-generation molecular fungicides

March 19, 2019 — 
March 28 FSRG talk: Mark Belmonte shares cutting edge research on next-generation molecular fungicides

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Front row (l-r): Recipients Aaron Marshall, Michael Czubryt, Roberta Woodgate (CRC), Kellie Thiessen and Elder Katherine Whitecloud (Assembly of First Nations) (back row, l-r): Recipients Frank Schweizer and Brian Mark, MP Terry Duguid, UM VP Research & International Digvir Jayas, and recipients Ian Dixon, Leslie Roos and Benedict Albensi.

Celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge researchers

March 15, 2019 — 
$10.4M in funding for U of M researchers is part of a national investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support researchers studying full spectrum of health issues

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Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan (centre) at U of M Health Sciences campus for announcement of CFI-JELF awards.

Research and International

Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI

March 14, 2019 — 
More than $1.1 million in support of seven U of M research projects in areas such as disease, food processing and supercomputers

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Faculty of Science

ASM: Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

February 23, 2019 — 
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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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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New antibacterial compound to combat cystic fibrosis infections

November 27, 2018 — 
Dr. Silvia Cardona publishes results of cystic-fibrosis-related research in prestigious ASM journal

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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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Faculty of Science

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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Finding connections: Artist Rebecca Kamen bridges the gap between science and art

September 17, 2018 — 
Rebecca Kamen, Artist in Residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania visits the University of Manitoba, September 24-28, 2018

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