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UM mathematician Julien Arino receives Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year Prize

January 18, 2021 — 
Dr. Julien Arino, in the Department of Mathematics, is one of four mathematicians awarded the CBC Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2020 prize for his work in modelling the COVID-19 pandemic

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Photos of the plane crash victims are displayed on a table, with candles lit in front of the photos, at a vigil on Jan. 10, 2020.

Honouring those lost on Flight PS752

January 6, 2021 — 
One year ago, UM lost five community members. A new fellowship and scholarship help mollify the pain by continuing their legacy

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‘Too important to leave to half the population’

January 5, 2021 — 
Though enrolment has steadily increased over the decades, female students remain a minority in computer science – something a group of alumni want to fix

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My, What Big Teeth You Have!

December 15, 2020 — 
Research by Sean Johnson-Bice, a PhD student in the Department of Biological explains how wolf attacks on beavers are altering the very landscape of a national park.

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Erwin Huebner

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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

December 10, 2020 — 
Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”.

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Indigenous Students working in a lab

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

December 1, 2020 — 
The new Wawatay program will see the first cohort of Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term goal of the program is to see Indigenous scientists doing research and working in Manitoba.

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Purple Martins in flight

Light pollution altering avian migration, UM study finds

December 1, 2020 — 
UM study is the first to show that artificial light at night impacts the timing of spring migration

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Order of Canada medals \\ Photo by Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall

Six members of UM community honoured by Governor General

November 27, 2020 — 
Seven Manitobans have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including six members of the UM community.

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J1818 is a "baby magnetar" in Sagittarius

UM astronomer and former graduate student take close look at powerful new ‘baby magnetar’ in Sagittarius

November 23, 2020 — 
Astronomers Dr. Samar Safi-Harb of the University of Manitoba and Dr. Harsha Blumer at West Virginia University have published their analysis of a “baby” cosmic object known as a magnetar

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SnuggleBot: a new cuddly companion

November 18, 2020 — 
Introducing the 'Snugglebot' a cuddly robotic companion, that needs your love and attention

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