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Solar panels.

Faculty of Science

Solar + Storage: A seminar by Colin Parkin, President of e-Storage

May 22, 2024 — 
Join us for “Solar + Storage: merging the benefits for increased global electrification and decarbonization” seminar by Colin Parkin, President, e-Storage on June 6th, 2:30 p.m. at the 270 EITC-E3 Lecture Theatre.

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Exterior shot of the Machray Hall building.

Faculty of Science

Machray Hall redevelopment

May 6, 2024 — 
We are pleased to unveil an exciting development set to commence in the summer of 2024 - the transformation of Machray Hall. This ambitious endeavour will see the emergence of a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the evolving needs of our academic community.

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Katherine Bazin, McCall MacBain Scholar


University of Manitoba student named a McCall MacBain Scholar

April 30, 2024 — 
University of Manitoba chemistry student Katherine Bazin is one of 20 Canadians who will join the fourth cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars at McGill University.

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Two hands cupping a small fern over a soil patch


Announcing the first ever Green Investment Fund recipients

April 22, 2024 — 
This Earth Day, we’re celebrating the first ever Green Investment Fund recipients, which will help our University of Manitoba community reach our 2050 Climate Action Plan goals . The Green Investment Fund was created to spur community involvement in helping us reach these goals and to encourage meaningful collaboration between faculty, staff and students in the name of sustainability.

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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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Photo of Munashe Nhunzwi, a Black student with a red and white sweatshirts on, smiling at the camera.

Faculty of Science

The power of working in labs and having the right information

February 20, 2024 — 
Munashe Nhunzwi is a 4-year Biochemistry Co-op major who has also worked in Dr. Sabine Kuss's lab in the department of chemistry. In this interview, she shares the importance of working in a lab and developing experiments from scratch. She mentions lack of or delayed access to the correct information to be one of the main challenges for students when it comes to their studies and says she is determined to support prospective students with her knowledge as everyone “deserve[s] the correct information and the right guidance for their journey in university.”

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The Winnipeg sign at The Forks lit blue and yellow in support of Ukraine | Photo courtesy of Mayor Brian Bowman

Faculty of Science

CBC The Current: Safe in Winnipeg, these Ukrainians still hold out hope for the war at home

February 12, 2024 — 
Safe in Winnipeg, these Ukrainians still hold out hope for the war at home

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Electric vehicle parked and charging in B lot.

Faculty of Science

CBC North: How electric vehicles perform in the cold weather.

February 5, 2024 — 
CBC North: How electric vehicles perform in the cold weather.

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photo of Dr. Ute Kothe

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

UM announces new Dean of Extended Education, Dr. Ute Kothe

January 15, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dr. Ute Kothe has been appointed Dean, Division of Extended Education, effective March 1, 2024.

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