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Extended Education

Imagine what AI and Machine Learning can do for you

May 17, 2022 — 
“I see it as an important new kind of literacy. If you don’t understand AI and Machine Learning, others have an advantage over you. You don’t need to program but you need to understand.” - Cunyet Akcora

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Forbes: Baby Shark Isn’t Fussy About The Temperature Of Its Nursery

May 6, 2022 — 
“We wanted to understand how some sharks use hot, shallow waters as nursery areas for their young, while others do not.”


Remnants of type Ia explosions are not necessarily symmetric, as commonly believed.

Hyperfast white dwarfs moving like billiard balls may change understanding of supernovae

May 6, 2022 — 
'Understanding the origin of type Ia supernovae has been one of the highly debated questions in astrophysics,' explains Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics at UM


Faculty of Science

Science Rendezvous 2022, delightfully digital

May 2, 2022 — 
Science Rendezvous is back May 7, 2022, and this year we’re offering virtual events to highlight exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities you can get your hands on from the comfort of your home

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Urban lighting needs to consider migrating birds, new UM study suggests

April 28, 2022 — 
New paper that challenges the way we think about airspace


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UM researcher and American colleagues discover new genus of plants

April 19, 2022 — 
UM biologist Az Klymiuk along with colleagues Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey of Oregon State University have discovered a new genus of ancient plants that is unlike any other plant on Earth, living or extinct

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Finding solutions in nature

April 14, 2022 — 
Lichens could be a potential source of a new drug for bacterial infections or cancer, according to this PhD student

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One fish, two fish, big fish, old fish

April 13, 2022 — 
Gary Anderson is the NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon at the University of Manitoba

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Research and International

Homegrown solution for farmers looking to increase yields

April 6, 2022 — 
Unlike traditional chemicals used to stimulate plant growth and decrease diseases, bio-inoculants can be easily produced with substantial safety and environmental benefits

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Faculty of Science

2022 Canadian Gairdner International Award Laureate: UM Alumnus Dr. John Dick

April 6, 2022 — 
Congratulations to the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate: Dr. John E. Dick, PhD, FRS, FRSC, [BSc. (Hons.)/78, PhD/84], Senior Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, the University of Toronto. The Gairdner Awards recognize some of the world’s most significant biomedical and global health research and discoveries.  This award recognizes Dr. Dick's discovery and characterization of leukemic stem cells, which has provided insights into the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

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