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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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The Winnipeg sign at The Forks lit blue and yellow in support of Ukraine | Photo courtesy of Mayor Brian Bowman

Faculty of Science

CBC The Current: Safe in Winnipeg, these Ukrainians still hold out hope for the war at home

February 12, 2024 — 
Safe in Winnipeg, these Ukrainians still hold out hope for the war at home

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Students

Discover Your Future in Health Care

February 12, 2024 — 
Do you have passion for science and an interest in helping others? If so, you may want to consider a career in the field of healthcare.

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UM Knowledge Exchange panel.

Research and International

Next Steps with Generative AI

February 12, 2024 — 
On January 31 more than 200 people gathered for the Next Steps with Generative AI, the second installment in the seven-part UM Knowledge Exchange.

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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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