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Faculty of Science

Can we improve antibiotics against superbugs?

August 16, 2023 — 
In a recent study, researchers at the Faculty of Science investigated Burkholderia cepacia complex, a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Cardona research group has found that disrupting a molecule called undecaprenyl phosphate increased the bacteria's vulnerability to common antibiotics. This discovery could lead to more effective treatments for drug-resistant infections.

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Louis Slotin (left) and fellow students, Harvey Cohen (centre) and Charles Alan Ayre (right) in chemistry lab at the University of Manitoba, ca. 1933-34.

Louis Slotin: The life and death of a UM alum at Los Alamos

August 8, 2023 — 
UM chancellor Henry Duckworth, called him "one of the genuine heroes of the Atomic Age"

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Childminding Program launched by UM Family Resources

July 31, 2023 — 
Family Resources now offers a childminding service, which enables a faculty or unit hosting an event on campus to offer childcare for event participants.

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Rick Zillman (right) founded the Miaw Jin Scholarship, to be given out for the first time this year, in memory of his wife of 48 years, Paulina (left).

A journey of education, love, and legacy

July 20, 2023 — 
To carry on his wife’s legacy of helping students, UM alumnus and retiree decided to make a planned gift to UM to fund a scholarship in her name.

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Calling staff and faculty! Volunteer with Meeters & Greeters program, 2023

July 18, 2023 — 
We’re looking forward to welcoming all students this fall. Faculty and staff are invited to join us for the mornings of September 6 and 7 as UM students return to classes!

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Strange new tech world? We have courses for that.

July 17, 2023 — 
Five courses teaching students how to think about and apply technology in new ways so that we can make sure the cows are happy and the machines don’t toy with our emotions.

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Extended Education

Consider the future of AI and how to work with it

July 10, 2023 — 
This fall, learn about AI and lifelong learning at a series of free webinars offered by UM Extended Education, and understand the possibilities with a micro-certificate to be offered early next year.

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Faculty of Science

Innovative ideas and approaches: an inspiring interview with a recent microbiology graduate

July 5, 2023 — 
Andrew Hogan shares about pursuing his PhD for Microbiology while highlighting the significant resources and collaborations that shaped his academic journey.

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Welcoming all new UM students

July 4, 2023 — 
If you are a new UM student and starting this fall, or you started this summer, you’re invited to participate in the many UM Orientation events we have planned for you.

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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

Newest Order of Canada appointees include six UM community members

June 30, 2023 — 
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, has announced new appointments to the Order of Canada. “Today, we recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to our society," said Simon. "A group of individuals who, through dedication and ajuinnata—perseverance—make our communities and our country better every day.”

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