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Remembering our roots:  UofM’s Herbarium catalogues Manitoba’s flora for generations

March 23, 2018 — 
Tucked away in a sunny corner of the fourth floor of the Buller Building, you’ll find the Vascular Plant Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences.

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Canada's parliament building

Federal Budget 2018 supports critical work

February 27, 2018 — 
The U of M is pleased to see the federal government’s strong commitment to fundamental research

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Microbiology lab on SET Day. // Image from R Massinon

High schools students explore science, engineering and technology at #SETDay2018

February 26, 2018 — 
Nearly 200 high school students and teachers arrived at the U of M campus to explore the science, engineering and technology (SET) playground

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Go Code Girl encourages girls to consider coding as a career

Codegirls unite!

February 8, 2018 — 
Go Code Girl is a daylong event designed to introduce girls in Grades 7-9 to computer programming and computational thinking

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Butterflies feeding on orange zinnias at the opening of the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden on 23 June 2011. Photo credit: J. Marcus

On the wings of Lepidoptera

November 27, 2017 — 
The secret to how butterflies (scientific name: Lepidoptera) create such striking arrays has been partially solved by new research by scientists at the U of M

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‘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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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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Life as a ‘Brog’: Susan Cooper’s love affair with math

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

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Jack 'olanterns from the Pumpkin party


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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Sea lamprey mouth

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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