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Join us for the 2024 Computer Science Alumni and Industry Symposium

April 11, 2024 — 
The department of computer science is holding the 2024 Computer Science Alumni and Industry Symposium for the second year and invites everyone curious about anything computer science and tech-related to join the event on May 3, 2024, at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Research and International

Insect Friends and Foes

April 4, 2024 — 
On Wednesday April 24, 2024, join the UM Knowledge Exchange for an exploration of efforts to address the declining population of bees and other beneficial insects, along with recent advances in controlling pests like mosquitoes.

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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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DNA in water research

March 22, 2024 — 
On World Water Day 2024, discover the vital research of Miguel Uyaguari, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.

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Research and International

UM researchers receive more than $1 million in new project funding

March 13, 2024 — 
On Wednesday March 13, the federal government announced the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for fall 2022 and spring 2023.

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Janine Carmichael welcoming participants to the Sprint to Innovate Networking and Training Event.

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Building innovation skills

February 27, 2024 — 
Eighteen University of Manitoba students participated in the 4th annual Sprint to Innovate. This unique weekend event brings together post-secondary students from Winnipeg to learn about and practice innovation skills.

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

Faculty of Science

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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Witta Irumva, Black female student standing on front of a grey wall, wearing a black and white outfit, smiling.

Faculty of Science

The intersection of genetics and advocacy

February 12, 2024 — 
Witta Irumva is a fourth-year genetics student at the University of Manitoba and UMSU Women’s Representative. In this interview with her, we learn about her journey in science, her challenges in the field of genetics, how she hopes the Faculty of Science supports students and her advocacy work for the UMSU Women's Centre and Black Student Empowerment Society.

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Faculty of Science

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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