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Faculty of Science

Science in Action: U of M chemists & Inuit collaborate to track biodiversity in Canada’s North

April 23, 2019 — 
UofM Chemistry Professor Jörg Stetefeld’s eDNA metabarcoding system has provided a new tool for collaboration with the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). Together they are finding ways to combine traditional Inuit methods of resource management with new scientific methods to better understand biodiversity.

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Water in lake splashing up

Feds support an environmental DNA laboratory at U of M

April 23, 2019 — 
Environmental DNA is an efficient and non-invasive new way to sample organisms, and it is revolutionizing biodiversity monitoring in Canada

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Faculty of Science

Chemistry and carotenoids: Dr. John Sorensen’s research group teams up with local biotech company Myera Group to great effect

April 18, 2019 — 
John Sorensen is a man who believes in happy accidents. While that might seem a bit strange for an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry who spends his days conducting experiments and analyzing data, it’s particularly apt when describing the genesis of Sorensen’s current collaboration with Bruce Hardy of Myera Group, a Winnipeg-based biotech company.

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Faculty of Science

A “delightful link”: Science Rendezvous’ new coordinator Kyla Smith tells why Science Rendezvous is “not to be missed”

April 1, 2019 — 
Don't miss this year's Science Rendezvous, a free family festival on Saturday May 11, 2019

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Faculty of Science

Hocus pocus and away we go: Science Rendezvous volunteers make magic (again)

April 1, 2019 — 
The Chemistry Potions Class show and Physics Adventure Show hope to entertain and mystify thousands of attendees

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Faculty of Science

Meet our Honoured Science Alumni

January 21, 2019 — 
On Thursday, January 31st, 2019, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards, Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event.

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Faculty of Science

Summer Undergraduate Research (S.U.R.E.) program helps students navigate careers in science

October 9, 2018 — 
Sponsored jointly by the Deans of Research and Student Experience the S.U.R.E. program included a variety of sessions aimed at developing skills, mentoring, and a final undergraduate research poster competition.

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Spooky Science at the University of Manitoba

October 9, 2018 — 
Let’s Talk Science will be hosting their annual Spooky Science Event on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Faculty of Science

Fare Thee Well to the newly retired Joan McConnell

September 18, 2018 — 
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful career was celebrated by colleagues and many close friends who attended a retirement reception held in St. John’s College.

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School of Art

Finding connections: Artist Rebecca Kamen bridges the gap between science and art

September 17, 2018 — 
Rebecca Kamen, Artist in Residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania visits the University of Manitoba, September 24-28, 2018

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