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Faculty of Science

Lecture: How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Faculty of Science

Exhibit – Enterprises of the Human Spirit: 50 Years of Scientific Excellence in Germany and Canada.

January 4, 2023 — 
Free Exhibition honouring Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s 1971 Nobel Prize award in Chemistry will be on display in the Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library from Jan. 4 - Jan. 24, 2023.

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Asper School of Business

The ultimate shop local guide for the holiday season

December 8, 2022 — 
Our tradition continues and the Asper team has curated a list of local businesses with an Asper connection that is sure to satisfy everyone on your list this holiday season.

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Faculty of Science

Meet the Science Grad who founded Canada’s Fastest Growing Company

October 31, 2022 — 
The first Entrepreneurship Speaker Series kicks off on Friday, November 4, 2022 in-person with alum Chris Schmidt who graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2016, and a year later, a company he founded, Geofilter Studio became Canada’s fastest growing company.


Portrait of Natascha Fitch.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Immunology degree equips grad for scientific sales role  

October 10, 2022 — 
Alumna Natascha Fitch shares her journey from master's degree to scientific sales.

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Faculty of Science

New graduate scholarship, study space, to honour the late Dr. Dana Schroeder

September 2, 2022 — 
The memory of Associate Professor Dr. Dana Schroeder will be honoured through a new graduate scholarship and a study space in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Schroeder was a respected associate professor in the department of biological sciences, where she worked from 2002 until the time of her passing in September 2020. Dana was a valued colleague, mentor, and friend. She is fondly remembered for her cheerful optimism and kindness to students and colleagues alike.

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Portrait of retired law professor Alvin Esau and his book cover for The Gorilla Man Strangler Case published by Friesens.

Faculty of Law

New book from retired law professor Alvin Esau explores dramatic 1920s serial killer case

August 30, 2022 — 
Robson Hall Alumni may remember Professor Alvin Esau as a mild-mannered Albertan with an LLM from Harvard and an interest in ethics, professional responsibility, and the legal history of anabaptist communities. Having previously published a study on The Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes (UBC Press, 2004), no one would suspect that his new book would be about a violent serial killer from the 1920s known as the “Gorilla Man Strangler.” This summer, Professor Esau, a faculty member from 1977 to 2010, has got away with – publishing about – murder.

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Faculty of Science

Buller Greenhouse – Plant Sale!

July 11, 2022 — 
The on-campus oasis known as the Buller Greenhouse is having its annual plant sale! Stop by and enjoy the greenhouse while picking up a new plant for your home office or for your deck outside. Proceeds go to support the Buller Greenhouse.

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Faculty of Science

Science Rendezvous 2022, delightfully digital

May 2, 2022 — 
Science Rendezvous is back May 7, 2022, and this year we’re offering virtual events to highlight exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities you can get your hands on from the comfort of your home

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Faculty of Science

2022 Canadian Gairdner International Award Laureate: UM Alumnus Dr. John Dick

April 6, 2022 — 
Congratulations to the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate: Dr. John E. Dick, PhD, FRS, FRSC, [BSc. (Hons.)/78, PhD/84], Senior Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, the University of Toronto. The Gairdner Awards recognize some of the world’s most significant biomedical and global health research and discoveries.  This award recognizes Dr. Dick's discovery and characterization of leukemic stem cells, which has provided insights into the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

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