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Portrait of Randi Roy, Microbiology Co-op student smiling with her arms crossed.

Faculty of Science

Celebrating Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

April 2, 2024 — 
March is CEWIL Canada Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) month in Canada where work-integrated learning (WIL) is celebrated. Work-integrated learning has become an integral part of the Canadian educational experience, fostering connections and collaboration between academia, industry, and community to prepare students for the workforce.

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Faculty of Science

Witness the spark in science when students compete for $3,000 cash prize!

March 25, 2024 — 
Science Spark 3K Pitch Competition 2024 presented by the Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) is happening on April 8th, 1:00 p.m. at Marshall McLuhan Hall as 9 teams of science students pitch their innovative ideas and compete for a chance to win a $3,000 cash prize! The event is free but registration is required.

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DNA in water research

March 22, 2024 — 
On World Water Day 2024, discover the vital research of Miguel Uyaguari, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.

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Research and International

UM researchers receive more than $1 million in new project funding

March 13, 2024 — 
On Wednesday March 13, the federal government announced the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for fall 2022 and spring 2023.

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The five challengers from the 2024 MT180 competition

Faculty of Graduate Studies

2024 Ma thése en 180 secondes winners announced

March 12, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is excited to announce the winners in the 5th annual Ma thèses en 180 secondes competition held on March 7th.

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University students and kids on both sides of a table with microscopes while some kids are looking through the microscopes and some university students are explaining or showing the science experiments to kids.

Faculty of Science

Volunteer for Science Rendezvous 2024

March 10, 2024 — 
Volunteer for Science Rendezvous 2024 because we can't do this without you and this is the event you're going to remember you volunteered for, made friendships and connections with your peers, faculty and staff, and got Experience Record once you spent more than 10 hours volunteering.

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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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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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Steve Daley, Black PhD student, wearing a white lab coat with blue gloves on and doing experiments in the lab.

Faculty of Science

Talking about microbes and meaningful change

February 9, 2024 — 
“What I wanted to do with my life led me to microbiology… Being able to help or to shape the environment in a positive way using what we have,” said Steve Daley when we asked him why he chose microbiology. Daley is a PhD student in the department of microbiology, University of Manitoba, conducting his research on ethanol production. Watch the full interview on the Faculty of Science's YouTube channel.

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