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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).

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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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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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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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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).

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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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Biologist Margaret Docker co-lead on four-year eDNA Genome Canada project

May 22, 2020 — 
Canada is home to almost 200 species of freshwater fish spread out over more than two million lakes covering about 7.6 per cent of Canada’s nearly 10 million square kilometres. Margaret Docker and her colleagues want to catalogue them all (the fish, that is).

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Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

May 22, 2020 — 
In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact to business. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, casinos may consider temporarily shutting off some slot machines or rearranging their casino floors to increase the physical distance between players.

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Calling all wildlife researchers

May 22, 2020 — 
UM organizing wildlife researchers to study impact of travel, social restrictions on wildlife populations

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UM partners with artificial intelligence leader Atomwise to pursue COVID-19 therapies

May 22, 2020 — 
Hope to develop a small molecule inhibitor of the cytokine storm that will be easy to synthesize and available to all who need it

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