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Faculty of Science

‘It’s not just about computers’: A more inclusive model of computer science

November 18, 2017 — 
For a successful associate professor of Computer Science, Andrea Bunt wasn’t too thrilled about her field at the outset

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Students

Career Mentor – Andrew Smith

November 7, 2017 — 
Andrew Smith [BSc/85, MCP/89] is one of 700+ Career Mentor volunteers who devote time to meeting University of Manitoba students.

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Faculty of Science

Life As A ‘Brog’: Professor Susan Cooper’s Love Affair with Math

October 30, 2017 — 
Meet Dr. Susan Cooper whose enthusiasm for Math is obvious

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Students

All in the name of Halloween

October 25, 2017 — 
At the U of M, Halloween has become more than a tradition of frightening antics and costume parties.  While costumes and fun still play a role, sharing knowledge with children and giving back to the community have become part of university festivities, all in the name of Halloween.

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Beware of Manitoba’s ‘vampire’

October 19, 2017 — 
It’s out there. Lurking, ready to feast on the blood of its victims, like the mythological vampire

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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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Harley Bray.

I’m carving my own path

September 22, 2017 — 
Harley Bray likes to be prepared. The third year science student has a saying: Don’t make plans; make goals

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Faculty of Science

Bullseye! Robotics Lab Hits the Mark at Taiwan 2017 HuroCup

September 7, 2017 — 
The Autonomous Agents Laboratory in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Computer Science won big at last month’s FIRA HuroCup humanoid robot competition, walking away with three medals: two gold and one silver.

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Faculty of Science

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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Faculty of Science

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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