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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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Research and International

SET Day welcomes 188 students from record-breaking 35 schools to UM research labs

February 26, 2024 — 
On Wednesday February 21, 188 Manitoba high school students visited UM for Science Engineering and Technology (SET) Day.

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A kid with a grey t-shirt and cap standing in the middle of a large bubble created around him by a student wearing a red shirt with soap and hula loop in front of the science buildings complex outside on the grass with kids and other people in the background.

Faculty of Science

UM brings home Science Rendezvous STEAM Big! Award

February 26, 2024 — 
This year, Science Rendezvous is happening on May 11, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We can’t wait to have you join us for Manitoba’s largest hands-on science and engineering festival at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus.

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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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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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5 women from diverse backgrounds all looking into the camera and smiling.

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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Steve Daley, Black PhD student, wearing a white lab coat with blue gloves on and doing experiments in the lab.

Faculty of Science

Talking about microbes and meaningful change

February 9, 2024 — 
“What I wanted to do with my life led me to microbiology… Being able to help or to shape the environment in a positive way using what we have,” said Steve Daley when we asked him why he chose microbiology. Daley is a PhD student in the department of microbiology, University of Manitoba, conducting his research on ethanol production. Watch the full interview on the Faculty of Science's YouTube channel.

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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.

Faculty of Science

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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How a small community transformed a science student experience

January 26, 2024 — 
Whether it's during a class, around the science faculty, or in the St John's College Student Association lounge, you can often find Karis Park studying or socializing with her colleagues in these places. We sat down with the fourth-year science student, also a 2023 St John's scholarship recipient, about her experience at St John's and how her student membership has improved her student experience at UM.   

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