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John Sorensen and Randi Roy.

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From a fundamental discovery in a chemistry lab to a novel product for the market

July 18, 2024 — 
It all started when John Sorenson, a chemistry professor, and his research team discovered an enzyme with an interesting reaction, a difficult step in the organic synthesis laboratory. The reaction normally requires multiple steps and many reagents without the same yields. But with the enzyme, it could be done in a single step in great condition. The discovery then sparked conversations about commercialization among the research team and how it could be put somewhere on a store shelf.

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A person using a laptop computer to view or edit a video file.

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Global Winnipeg: ‘You want to help’: Social media scam plays on emotions, U of M expert says

July 17, 2024 — 
‘You want to help’: Social media scam plays on emotions, U of M expert says

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CBC Manitoba: Though it may be tempting one expert warns against using AI to write your resume

July 11, 2024 — 
Though it may be tempting one expert warns against using AI to write your resume

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Lake Winnipeg in northern Manitoba

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CBC Manitoba: How a Manitoba beach got E.coli

July 10, 2024 — 
How a Manitoba beach got E.coli

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Aerial photo of a tractor during harvest season.

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CTV Winnipeg: Manitoba farm paves way for AI in agriculture

July 9, 2024 — 
Manitoba farm paves way for AI in agriculture

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Chris and Casey smiling at the camera at the soil reader field.

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General Science Internship Program (GSIP)

July 6, 2024 — 
Work-integrated learning (WIL) has become fundamental to the Canadian educational experience, equipping students with practical skills and experience necessary for success in the workforce. The Faculty of Science is excited to offer a brand-new work integrated program to students in the B.Sc. General degree program.

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Associate Dean (research), Faculty of Science, Steve Whyard smiling standing in front of trees on campus during the summer (2024)

UM Faces and Spaces: Steve Whyard

July 5, 2024 — 
Learn more about Steve Whyard, associate dean (research) in the Department of Science, professor of Biological Sciences, and his efforts to control pests, such as mosquitoes, through RNA technology.

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Mazdak Khajehpour, wearing a black shirt, sitting in a chemistry lab, smiling at the camera.

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Mazdak Khajehpour receives the Michèle Auger Service Award from the Biophysical Society of Canada

July 4, 2024 — 
Khajehpour is an associate professor in the department of chemistry who is not only an established and accomplished researcher but also an advocate for engaging students and faculty in creating a community for biophysical research in Canada. One his contributions cited in the award is his 

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invests 10 Officers (O.C.) and 13 Members (C.M.). into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on 6 May 2022. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Members of UM community appointed to Order of Canada

July 4, 2024 — 
On June 27, 2024, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including one Companion, 16 Officers, two Honorary Officers and 64 Members.

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A red giant star and white dwarf orbit each other in a NASA rendering of a nova (NASA)

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CTV Winnipeg: If you look at the night sky, you may notice a new star shining down on earth

July 4, 2024 — 
If you look at the night sky, you may notice a new star shining down on earth

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