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Faculty of Science

Celebrating Outstanding Faculty Members

November 17, 2017 — 
The first inaugural Faculty of Science Awards were distributed to exemplary faculty members. In many cases, the recipients were nominated by their peers, students and colleagues.

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CINS: Neutrons Aid the Development of Cancer-Killing Nanoparticles

November 6, 2017 — 
Physicist, Dr. Johan van Lierop, is part of an international research team developing a cancer treatment method that uses magnetic nanoparticles to kill tumours with heat.

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Phys.Org: Scientists find a new way to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices

October 26, 2017 — 
We suspected from the beginning that the boundaries would strongly affect the magnetic ordering and the dynamics."

Alumnus contributes to major discovery in physics that won Nobel Prize

October 4, 2017 — 
Michael Landry, PhD in Physics from the UofM, is Detection Lead Scientist at LIGO's Hanford facility

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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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Going With Her Gut: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Explains Why Microbes Aren’t the Enemy

July 14, 2017 — 
Normal human gut microbiota are currently one of the least understood parts of the human body, having been previously virtually ignored by the research community.

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Video: New research provides a detailed method for “An all-on-chip method for rapid neutrophil chemotaxis analysis directly from a drop of blood”

June 29, 2017 — 
A new research video produced by JoVE explains the work of the U of M’s Immunotrafficking Lab, led by Francis Lin of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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CBC: From space mice to artificial intelligence: UM scientist, entrepreneur is breaking new ground

May 1, 2017 — 
Baran has completed a doctorate at the University of Manitoba, focusing on breast cancer research that uses safe and inexpensive microwave imaging.

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Q&A with Rachel Nickel, U of M’s 3MT champion heading to regionals

April 26, 2017 — 
Rachel Nickel won the Archie McNicol Prize for First Place at U of M’s 2017 3MT competition (and also received the People's Choice Award) and is heading to Saskatoon to compete in the regionals on April 28

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The University of Manitoba bursts open for Science Rendezvous

April 5, 2017 — 
Join us on campus on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for a free day of fun and discovery.

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