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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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Sustainability

Sustainability Day: Taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals

February 17, 2021 — 
UM community invited to participate in full-day virtual program

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Faculty of Science

Meet Kyle Elliott, a 2021 Honoured Alumni Award recipient

February 4, 2021 — 
Meet Dr. Kyle Elliott [MSc./08, Ph.D./14] a biological sciences graduate, and recipient of the Faculty of Science 2021 Honoured Alumni Awards. 

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Faculty of Science

Meet our 2021 Honoured Science Alumni

February 3, 2021 — 
On February 4, 2021, the Faculty of Science celebrates the Honoured Alumni Award recipients and their incredible accomplishments at the Pathways to Exceptional Achievement event. As these alumni prove a degree in science opens many doors.

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Faculty of Science

Meet Dr. Emily Choy, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science

February 2, 2021 — 
Dr. Emily Choy [Ph.D./17], a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada has been tirelessly contributing to research on climate change and its effect on the Canadian North.

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Water flows from a metal pipe into a river.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Research project to analyze human viruses in Winnipeg’s rivers

January 15, 2021 — 
A student in the VADA Program will test treated wastewater that flows into the Red and Assiniboine Rivers for human viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19.

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Faculty of Science

My, What Big Teeth You Have!

December 15, 2020 — 
Research by Sean Johnson-Bice, a PhD student in the Department of Biological explains how wolf attacks on beavers are altering the very landscape of a national park.

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Purple Martins in flight

Light pollution altering avian migration, UM study finds

December 1, 2020 — 
UM study is the first to show that artificial light at night impacts the timing of spring migration

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