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Faculty of Science

Prairie Hub to Power the Bioeconomy with Next-Generation Bio-inspired Technologies

September 27, 2021 — 
BioExM is opening the door to partners from all sectors to work together to fast track innovations in synthetic biology and bioengineering through our integrated Learn, Design, Build and Test model.

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One flew over the cuckoo clock

August 26, 2021 — 
UM team finds way to alter migration timing of birds that may help them adjust to climate change

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Faculty of Science

Cheer on the Faculty of Science 3MT 2021 Competitors

August 6, 2021 — 
On August 10 and 11, 2021, students will be challenged to showcase their research to a general audience in a three-minute or less in a 3MT competition. Part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program.

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Research and International

Meet Phil Grayson, a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UM.

July 15, 2021 — 
Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys.

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Left to right: Vanier Scholars - Felicia Masenu, Karli Rapinda, Daniel Arujo, Anne Manson and Banting Fellows - Lauren Kepkiewicz, Phil Grayson

Banting Fellows and Vanier Scholars awarded to UM

July 15, 2021 — 
UM welcomes two Banting Postdoctoral Fellows to its ranks and congratulates four doctoral students on receiving Vanier Scholarships

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Faculty of Science

NSERC 2021 research grant recipients announced

July 13, 2021 — 
From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics, several big ideas from scientists at the Faculty of Science have received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program

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Faculty of Science

New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

June 26, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences, and one in mathematical/computational sciences.

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Research and International

Meet Ken Jeffries, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

May 17, 2021 — 
Ken Jeffries’ research seeks to help protect aquatic systems so that future generations can benefit from the abundant aquatic resources in Canada.

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Faculty of Science

Meet Ariel Gordon, Writer-in Residence in the Buller Greenhouse

May 6, 2021 — 
When Ariel Gordon says she’s the new Writer-in-Residence (WIR) in the Buller Greenhouse, she’s not kidding. In fact, Gordon is the first-ever WIR in the greenhouse, based on her proposal to its staff and the Department of Biological Sciences after receiving a Self-Directed Residency grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

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Faculty of Science

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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