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WFP: Right place at the right time

April 18, 2021 — 
UM Computer Science Alum Mark Evans [MSc/86, PhD /88], head of Conquest Planning Inc., is bringing Silicon Valley next-generation digital leadership and innovation to Winnipeg and revolutionizing the financial planning industry.

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Virtual 3MT competition in 2020.

Faculty of Graduate Studies News

3MT finals on April 21

April 13, 2021 — 
Mark your calendars – the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) final competition is coming up soon

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Faculty of Science News

UM mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modelling

April 9, 2021 — 
UM researchers: Drs. Julien Arino, Stéphanie Portet, and Kang-Ling Liao, (mathematics) are part of a $10 million-dollar investment in Emerging Infectious Diseases Modeling established between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks, that will significantly improve the coordination of infectious disease modelling to help Canada better respond to future public health threats.

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Ph.D. student Daniel Rea wins Bill Buxton Dissertation Award

April 9, 2021 — 
Daniel Rea received the Award for the 2020 doctoral dissertation, “Now You’re Teleoperating with Power: learning from video games to improve teleoperation interfaces,” completed under the supervision of Dr. Jim Young in the UM Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI).

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Faculty of Science News

Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

April 8, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day.

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Faculty of Science News

Share the value of your degree!

April 1, 2021 — 
Are you an entrepreneur that is interested in sharing your journey with graduate and undergraduate students? The Science to Business Winnipeg Chapter is looking for Faculty of Science alumni to be guest speakers for an upcoming event. Please contact s2bnwinnipeg@s2bn.org for more information.

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Faculty of Science News

Science student grateful for the opportunity to do undergraduate research

March 31, 2021 — 
Since starting at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Science three years ago, Gursagar Jhanji has learned a lot. Jhanji took a chance to apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). Jhanji’s USRA experience went so well that he wrote to Faculty of Science Dean Stefi Baum to express his gratitude for the experience.

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Asper School of Business News

Asper-Science Case team places first at Munich Re Cup 

March 24, 2021 — 
On March 12, UM students added another case competition win by placing first at the Munich Re Cup, an actuarial business case competition open to students in the Canada and United States. The competition provides a chance for students to develop and apply their analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills to real-world business problems. 

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A waterway in northern Manitoba.

Finding ways to better protect a vital resource on World Water Day

March 22, 2021 — 
On World Water Day, what does water mean to you?

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Virtual 3MT competition in 2020.

Faculty of Graduate Studies News

2021 3MT finalists announced

March 10, 2021 — 
The results are in: After three competitive heats, the 12 finalists for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition have been chosen

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