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Meet Aleeza Gerstein, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Health Sciences category

May 27, 2022 — 
Aleeza Gerstein is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Science, who specializes in the evolution of human fungal pathogens

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Sabine Kuss

Research and International

Meet Sabine Kuss, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Applied Sciences Category

May 27, 2022 — 
This award recognizes her team’s discoveries and developments in rapid, accurate and cost-efficient point-of-care biosensor devices, which aims to save time, health care costs and, most importantly, lives

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Raphael Clouatre is the recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Natural Sciences category

Research and International

Meet Raphaël Clouâtre, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

May 27, 2022 — 
This award is in recognition of his theories underlying recent developments in operator algebras and operator theory

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Robot hand types on laptop

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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A reef shark in shallow water

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.”

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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

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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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A nocturnal eastern whip-poor-will rests on a hand against a backdrop of nightsky

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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Apple Bay on Vancouver island

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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