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Vanier scholars 2019

Six minds that will change our society now call the U of M home

May 16, 2019 — 
U of M students receive prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to pursue trailblazing research

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2019 Vanier Scholar: Kyle Monkman

May 16, 2019 — 
Kyle Monkman is one of six 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients from the University of Manitoba - a record setting year for the university.

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2019 Vanier Scholar: Andrew Hogan

May 16, 2019 — 
Andrew Hogan is one of six 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients from the University of Manitoba - a record setting year for the university.

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This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a number of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae diplococcal bacteria. Note that extending from the organisms’ exterior were type IV pili, or hair-like appendages, which in this case, are used to promote motility for these bacteria, and improve surface adherence. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery.

Research pushing the boundaries

May 13, 2019 — 
Early career researchers are among the inaugural recipients of funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund

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2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients (l-r) Lindy Norris, Marcia Nozick, Romel Dhalla, Gemma Dalayoan, Dr. Hersh Shefrin

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence

May 8, 2019 — 
On May 8, 2019, at the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards, five new recipients were welcomed

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Don’t miss this year’s Science Rendezvous – a free, family festival on Saturday, May 11

May 7, 2019 — 
From robots to bugs, fossils to outer space, it’s fun for preschoolers, tweens, parents and grandparents alike

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Engaging youth in science

May 2, 2019 — 
On May 2, four University of Manitoba science outreach projects received a record $746,900 to promote and enhance science and math education in Manitoba

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Science in Action: U of M chemists & Inuit collaborate to track biodiversity in Canada’s North

April 23, 2019 — 
UofM Chemistry Professor Jörg Stetefeld’s eDNA metabarcoding system has provided a new tool for collaboration with the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). Together they are finding ways to combine traditional Inuit methods of resource management with new scientific methods to better understand biodiversity.

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Water in lake splashing up

Feds support an environmental DNA laboratory at U of M

April 23, 2019 — 
Environmental DNA is an efficient and non-invasive new way to sample organisms, and it is revolutionizing biodiversity monitoring in Canada

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Chemistry and carotenoids: Dr. John Sorensen’s research group teams up with local biotech company Myera Group to great effect

April 18, 2019 — 
John Sorensen is a man who believes in happy accidents. While that might seem a bit strange for an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry who spends his days conducting experiments and analyzing data, it’s particularly apt when describing the genesis of Sorensen’s current collaboration with Bruce Hardy of Myera Group, a Winnipeg-based biotech company.

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