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Lecture: How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Discover Your Future in Science: Upcoming Information Sessions

January 13, 2023 — 
Attention all students: Do you have passion for science but you aren’t sure what you can do with a science degree? If so, consider attending The Discover Your Future in Science series.

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Figure 1 | The structure of a pulsar wind nebula in a supernova remnant.

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Nature News and Views article: on the visualization of a magnetic field using X-rays in a stellar graveyard (or pulsar wind nebula)

January 4, 2023 — 
An X-ray imaging mission has unveiled the magnetic field in the environment of a dead star. The order and symmetry of the field will reshape our understanding of how it accelerates particles to ultra-high energies, says UM astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics and lead author.

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Exhibit – Enterprises of the Human Spirit: 50 Years of Scientific Excellence in Germany and Canada.

January 4, 2023 — 
Free Exhibition honouring Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s 1971 Nobel Prize award in Chemistry will be on display in the Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library from Jan. 4 - Jan. 24, 2023.

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Science students win silver at international biotech competition

December 20, 2022 — 
Competing against more than 350 teams from nearly 50 countries, Prairie iGEM was awarded the Silver Medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation Grand Jamboree in Paris.

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Indigenous student with star blanket and medallion.

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Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

December 15, 2022 — 
“This is a huge honour to be recognized for my accomplishments. It is validating and it reminds me of the strength it took to get here." - April Quill

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CBC Future 40 list highlights UM big thinkers and change makers

November 22, 2022 — 
CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 Awards are back and the announcement comes with a significant list of UM representation.

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Photo of a human hand touching a robot hand.

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Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Solutions

November 16, 2022 — 
"This program provides a basic understanding of what’s possible and how you can apply it. AI is such an effective and useful area for business.” - Briana Brownell

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Meet the Science Grad who founded Canada’s Fastest Growing Company

October 31, 2022 — 
The first Entrepreneurship Speaker Series kicks off on Friday, November 4, 2022 in-person with alum Chris Schmidt who graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2016, and a year later, a company he founded, Geofilter Studio became Canada’s fastest growing company.

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Finding joy in molecules

October 25, 2022 — 
Weslley Silva's PhD research is leading to new insights into the nature of our universe.

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