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UM brings home Science Rendezvous STEAM Big! Award

February 26, 2024 — 
Creating the most remarkable event of the year for Winnipeggers to rendezvous with science is a huge responsibility. One that the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg joined forces to take on last year and excelled at. Together they won the Science Rendezvous 2023 STEAM Big! award.

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Dr. Brian Mark, Dean, Faculty of Science Professor, Department of Microbiology

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Pork, pathogens and progress: A close look at PRRSV research

February 15, 2024 — 
The pork industry provides people across different cultures a considerable source of protein, essential nutrients and a versatile ingredient for diverse culinary traditions. So, when the problem of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection in the pork industry results in an economic loss of $650 million annually in the United States, finding a solution is of critical significance. A diverse group of researchers at the Faculty of Science and Princeton University has recently published a paper sharing their discovery on better understanding and managing PRRSV.

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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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Dr. Samar Safi Harb standing in the middle of her research group smiling with students around her pointing to her in front of the UM Administration building.

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Origin of the heavy elements, the universe and the physics of the extreme – UM astrophysicist, Dr. Samar Safi-Harb and her team on LIGO scientific collaboration

February 9, 2024 — 
We sat down with Dr. Samar Safi-Harb to learn more about her research, her vision for the future of this collaboration and what it means for UM Faculty of Science to be part of the LIGO collaboration.

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Welcoming new talent – Meet the new pioneering researchers in the department of computer science

January 23, 2024 — 
A group of accomplished researchers has joined the department of computer science at the University of Manitoba, each bringing to the table a unique skill set and passion for advancement in their respective fields. In this article, we are taking a closer look at the fascinating research areas and the significant contributions these distinguished individuals are set to bring to both the academic and the industrial community.

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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 Science researchers’ breakthroughs 2023

December 7, 2023 — 
In the ever-evolving landscape of scientific breakthroughs, the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba has once again proven to be a center of pioneering research and innovation. As we wrap up the year 2023, it is both a privilege and excitement to look back at some of the research breakthroughs made by brilliant minds in the Faculty of Science.

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How to ensure 5G network security with AI

December 4, 2023 — 
Tabiban is one of the collaborators in a new research project to make 5G networks more secure using Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions along with researchers from the University of Waterloo, Concordia University and Ericsson Canada. This initiative is part of the Government of Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network with funding support from the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) and Ericsson.

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A tribute to UM Faculty of Science esteemed Alum: Tony Williams [BScHons/77]

November 20, 2023 — 
In the heart of Winnipeg, amidst the cold Canadian winters, a brilliant mind was born. Tony Williams, a man whose legacy would touch the lives of many, embarked on a journey of knowledge that began at the University of Manitoba. In 1977, he proudly earned his BSc (Honours) in actuarial mathematics, marking the genesis of a life devoted to learning, compassion and the pursuit of justice.

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Welcoming new Fellows to the college community

October 19, 2023 — 
Fellows like Sean, Annette, and Jorg look to join the College as a place to network with other academics, attend lectures, workshops, and other monthly events to further their knowledge and join a small community on the UM campus.

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