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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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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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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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Jayanne English, associate professor, physics and astronomy, Faculty of Science.

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Dr. Jayanne English recipient of the 2021 Qilak Award

March 10, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Science is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jayanne English, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Manitoba has been selected by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) for the 2021 Qilak Award. The Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication recognizes individual Canadian residents, or teams of residents, who have made an outstanding contribution either to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy in Canada or to informal astronomy education in Canada.

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Wouter Deconinck recipient of the 2021 UM Sustainability Award

March 8, 2021 — 
Wouter Deconinck, Associate Professor of Physics, is the recipient of the 2021 UM Sustainability Award. The award recognizes exceptional and continuous integration of sustainability into teaching, research and engagement activities. Deconinck began teaching at UM less than two years ago, and already he has introduced unique course and program offerings that have engaged students and benefited our campus community.

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Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. // Image from Library of Parliament

Two monumental projects to impact our understanding of who, and where, we are

March 3, 2021 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba are receiving a combined $4.7 million in funding for two projects

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atoms

As a matter of fact, they do sweat the small stuff

March 3, 2021 — 
A newly-funded particle physics experiment may be able to look into the structure of individual electrons—particles that have so far been indivisible

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