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Fall Convocation 2019

Students News

Meet the medal recipients of Fall Convocation 2019

October 18, 2019 — 
Created in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have become the most prestigious award for outstanding achievements that Canadian students can receive.


UM alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

October 8, 2019 — 
The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Jennifer Simone, Science Co-op (Biochemistry) student

Faculty of Science News

Jennifer Simone talks about the Science Co-op Program

October 4, 2019 — 
Jennifer Simone is a fifth year biochemistry student who is also pursuing a minor in Native Studies. Jennifer had work terms with PTI Transformers in Winnipeg, and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. This year Jennifer has taken on the role of Student Ambassador to share her experiences with other students.

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Jocelyne Thorpe, Scott Ormiston and Joyce Slater are three of the many professors recognized by alumni.

Alumni News

Alumni name their fav UM profs

October 4, 2019 — 
We were overwhelmed with messages about faculty who taught challenging topics with ease; inspired news ways of thinking and creating; and expanded students’ horizons

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Science Exposed – visiting exhibit

October 1, 2019 — 
A national exhibit of research images is on display this week


Dr. Yipu Wang, with PhD students Jinwei Rao, Ying Yang discuss their microwave discovery

UM researchers create ‘Romulan Cloaking Device’

September 24, 2019 — 
Dr. Yipu Wang and PhD students in the Faculty of Science have made a nonreciprocal microwave device that is completely opaque for microwaves traveling in one direction

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Prairie bird sits alone on branch against blue sky

Wpg Free Press: Prairie bird population falls 53% since 1970

September 23, 2019 — 
The drastic drop in North America’s avian population, with more than half of prairie grassland birds gone, is a downward trend that can be stopped, say two bird-loving Winnipeg biologists


Faculty of Science News

Meet visiting Indigenous scholar Dr. Roger Dube

September 16, 2019 — 
The year Princeton awarded a PhD in Physics to Roger Dube, he was one of only two Indigenous Americans who earned this honor from any U.S. university.

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Faculty of Science News

International success for U of M Robot Team at FIRA HuroCup

September 6, 2019 — 
The U of M Autonomous Agents Lab  robot team did very well at the FIRA HuroCup, held August 11 – 16, 2019 in Changwon, Korea, placing third and fourth overall.


Taylor Morrisseau

Faculty of Science News

Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

September 5, 2019 — 
Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor.

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