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Faculty of Science

Winnipeg Free Press: Annual awards celebrate volunteers’ commitment, passion

April 15, 2024 — 
Annual awards celebrate volunteers’ commitment, passion

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Research and International

Insect Friends and Foes

April 4, 2024 — 
On Wednesday April 24, 2024, join the UM Knowledge Exchange for an exploration of efforts to address the declining population of bees and other beneficial insects, along with recent advances in controlling pests like mosquitoes.

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Portrait of Randi Roy, Microbiology Co-op student smiling with her arms crossed.

Faculty of Science

Celebrating Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

April 2, 2024 — 
March is CEWIL Canada Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) month in Canada where work-integrated learning (WIL) is celebrated. Work-integrated learning has become an integral part of the Canadian educational experience, fostering connections and collaboration between academia, industry, and community to prepare students for the workforce.

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Wide shot of the profile a young man with white shirt and black pants on the stage talking with a wireless microphone facing the audience with a woman standing next to him smiling behind a podium.

Faculty of Science

Witness the spark in science when students compete for $3,000 cash prize!

March 25, 2024 — 
Science Spark 3K Pitch Competition 2024 presented by the Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) is happening on April 8th, 1:00 p.m. at Marshall McLuhan Hall as 9 teams of science students pitch their innovative ideas and compete for a chance to win a $3,000 cash prize! The event is free but registration is required.

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University students and kids on both sides of a table with microscopes while some kids are looking through the microscopes and some university students are explaining or showing the science experiments to kids.

Faculty of Science

Volunteer for Science Rendezvous 2024

March 10, 2024 — 
Volunteer for Science Rendezvous 2024 because we can't do this without you and this is the event you're going to remember you volunteered for, made friendships and connections with your peers, faculty and staff, and got Experience Record once you spent more than 10 hours volunteering.

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Witta Irumva, Black female student standing on front of a grey wall, wearing a black and white outfit, smiling.

Faculty of Science

The intersection of genetics and advocacy

February 12, 2024 — 
Witta Irumva is a fourth-year genetics student at the University of Manitoba and UMSU Women’s Representative. In this interview with her, we learn about her journey in science, her challenges in the field of genetics, how she hopes the Faculty of Science supports students and her advocacy work for the UMSU Women's Centre and Black Student Empowerment Society.

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5 women from diverse backgrounds all looking into the camera and smiling.

Faculty of Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

February 9, 2024 — 
For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we talked with five women in science at the Faculty of Science.

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Self-photo of Carla Zelmer with plants in the background

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Instructor Carla Zelmer plants the seeds of experiential learning

January 30, 2024 — 
The Experiential Learning Spotlight Series documents the diverse and innovative ways in which UM faculty and instructors incorporate experiential approaches to their teaching.

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Jessica Marinelli and Camille Prefontaine wearing bright green shirts in the left, with one pointing to the poster behind them, Oleksandra Havruk and Louis Cheng on the right wearing bright green shirts with one pointing to the poster behind them. The poster is on a wall with dark wooden panels.

Faculty of Science

The planet is paying for your iced coffee but it doesn’t have to

December 18, 2023 — 
UM students take the innovative route to compost PLA bioplastics.

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

The dinosaur in the coal mine

December 1, 2023 — 
How will freshwater fish fare against climate change? The answer could lie in this PhD research.

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