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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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UM mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modelling

April 9, 2021 — 
UM researchers: Drs. Julien Arino, Stéphanie Portet, and Kang-Ling Liao, (mathematics) are part of a $10 million-dollar investment in Emerging Infectious Diseases Modeling established between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks, that will significantly improve the coordination of infectious disease modelling to help Canada better respond to future public health threats.

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Top ten mathematics program in Canada

November 3, 2020 — 
The latest results of Maclean’s magazine 2021 university rankings show mathematics at the University of Manitoba ranks in the top ten among all universities in Canada (49 were ranked).

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How statistics is applied during a pandemic

November 3, 2020 — 
Data gathered by Science Co-op student Margot Henry relating to COVID and hospitalizations is being used to drive public health action at Manitoba Health.

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Arctic Research Foundation partners with UM and RRC to revolutionize public access to big Arctic data

October 5, 2020 — 
A new partnership between the University of Manitoba (UM), Red River College (RRC), and the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) is setting out to unlock the big data secrets previously hidden in Canada’s Arctic.

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CANSSI Prairies: UM and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute announce new collaboration

September 22, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Science and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) have agreed to collaborate to promote statistical sciences research and training, both in Canada and internationally; to establish a Regional Centre for the Prairie Region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NWT and Nunavut (“CANSSI Prairies”).

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

August 31, 2020 — 
The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are:

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Cheer on the Undergraduate Science 3MT competitors!

August 10, 2020 — 
Over forty undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Science are participating in the first (virtual) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Science Undergraduate Student Competition, August 11th, & 12th, 2020. A new initiative, part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. Three Minute Thesis challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a non-specialist audience, in three minutes or less. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel.

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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

July 10, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science.

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Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

May 22, 2020 — 
In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact to business. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, casinos may consider temporarily shutting off some slot machines or rearranging their casino floors to increase the physical distance between players.

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