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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

July 10, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science.

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Robert Bertrand

Students News

Convocation 2020 – Governor General’s Medal Recipients

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. Today, these six exceptional students will be awarded the Governor General’s academic medals, for outstanding achievement at their level of study.

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Students News

Science Co-op Student Named University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year!

June 24, 2020 — 
On behalf of the Faculty of Science, Science Co-op is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simone (Biochemistry) was recently named the University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year for 2019.

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2020 Vanier Scholar-Rachel Nickel

Faculty of Graduate Studies News

Meet Rachel Nickel, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients.

June 22, 2020 — 
UM Today caught up with Nickel to chat about how the Vanier Scholarship will support her research titled: Understanding and using the new physics of shape-selective magnetic nanoparticles: New ammunition for attacking biofilms.

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Faculty of Science News

2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

June 17, 2020 — 
Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) (featuring notable alumni: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more).

Faculty of Science News

UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

June 11, 2020 — 
Pelka may be on to a promising solution employing recombinant adenovirus to combat SARS-Cov-2. A natural fit for Pelka, who prior to the pandemic, had been using recombinant adenovirus to develop new cancer therapies. 

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Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt

Bowl of soup leads student to win academic award

June 9, 2020 — 
Grad student now works in southern Bolivia studying how small-scale farmers are restoring the use of traditional seeds

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Faculty of Science News

Science Co-op grows again – welcome Psychology Co-op!

May 26, 2020 — 
For the past two-plus years, Science Co-op has expanded the breadth of Science undergraduate degree programs which offer co-op, the geographical scope of co-op employers, the number of co-op placements and the number of participating students. Science Co-op is growing again with the addition of Psychology Co-op!

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Faculty of Science News

UM Science Co-op student lands job at Apple

May 26, 2020 — 
Josephson landed a much sought after internship at Apple as part of their Software Accessibility Team. Referring to his Silicon Valley stint as a “life-changing experience”, Josephson says that he is grateful to have played a part in Apple’s focus on accessibility, since it has impacted almost all aspects of his life (Josephson is visually impaired).

A collection of the finished face shields

Help where it’s needed

May 25, 2020 — 
A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians

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