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Introducing the 2020 Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients

June 29, 2020 — 
Shubhneet Thind, a student from Miles Macdonell Collegiate, and Joshua Bond of Westwood Collegiate will soon join the UM community.

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Robert Bertrand


Convocation 2020 – Governor General’s Medal Recipients

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. Today, these six exceptional students will be awarded the Governor General’s academic medals, for outstanding achievement at their level of study.

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Science Co-op Student Named University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year!

June 24, 2020 — 
On behalf of the Faculty of Science, Science Co-op is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simone (Biochemistry) was recently named the University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year for 2019.

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2020 Vanier Scholar-Rachel Nickel

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meet Rachel Nickel, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients.

June 22, 2020 — 
UM Today caught up with Nickel to chat about how the Vanier Scholarship will support her research titled: Understanding and using the new physics of shape-selective magnetic nanoparticles: New ammunition for attacking biofilms.

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UM's 2020 Vanier Scholars from left to right: Javad Alizadeh, Ashley Hayward, Belal Zia, Rachel Nickel, Sarah Turner.

Five Vanier Scholars will call UM home in 2020

June 19, 2020 — 
Considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, these $150,000 awards will help recruit and keep top doctoral students from across the country and around the world

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Faculty of Science

2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

June 17, 2020 — 
Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) (featuring notable alumni: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more).

Research and International

$10 million for discovery science

June 17, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba scientists received a total of $10,667,861 over five years for 80 awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program.

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Faculty of Science

UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

June 11, 2020 — 
Pelka may be on to a promising solution employing recombinant adenovirus to combat SARS-Cov-2. A natural fit for Pelka, who prior to the pandemic, had been using recombinant adenovirus to develop new cancer therapies. 

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Online conference highlights smart technologies

June 11, 2020 — 
Technology that can make eating utensils and clothing “smarter” took top prizes at the 2020 Augmented Human Conference, hosted by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on May 27 to 28. The event, hosted in Canada for the first time, was originally scheduled to be held at Fort Garry campus but had to be moved to an online format due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt

Bowl of soup leads student to win academic award

June 9, 2020 — 
Grad student now works in southern Bolivia studying how small-scale farmers are restoring the use of traditional seeds

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