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Learning from the stars, and our backyards

October 14, 2022 — 
Experiential learning is more than career preparation, it’s life preparation

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Researchers pinpoint location of extremely energetic particles in a ‘Space Manatee’

July 4, 2022 — 
An international team led by UM has identified where powerful and highly energetic x-rays are being shot out into space from inside a region in space shaped like a giant aquatic mammal called a 'Manatee'

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Why Physics is awesome

June 8, 2022 — 
Cole Coughlin and Garrett Kozyniak, Class of 2022, UM Faculty of Science Graduates, have proven a degree in Physics can be very rewarding. Cole Coughlin is off to pursue a master's program at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and Garrett Kozyniak will expand on his honors thesis work to develop a non-invasive blood glucose monitoring device for diabetics in pursuit of a master's program at UM with Dr. Can Ming Hu.

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Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy

February 23, 2022 — 
A sinusoidal light curve spanning 45 years points to the presence of orbiting supermassive black holes at the core of a distant galaxy.

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Samar Safi Harb is one of three Canadian astronomers whose research teams are part of an international science working group that launched a satellite into space last week

Faculty of Science

It’s a very exciting time to be in astrophysics at UM

January 28, 2022 — 
Samar Safi-Harb is on the hunt for the biggest bangs since the “big bang.” She has just been named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Safi-Harb is the first woman to be appointed a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in UM’s Faculty of Science.

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Samar Safi-Harb

Three new Canada Research Chairs

January 12, 2022 — 
Chairs in nutrition, health economics and extreme astrophysics

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Rachel Nickel poses with a large scientific device.

ResearchLIFE

Building nanoparticles for biomedical applications

August 19, 2021 — 
Rachel Nickel's research connects complex quantum science to real world applications

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Cheer on the Faculty of Science 3MT 2021 Competitors

August 6, 2021 — 
On August 10 and 11, 2021, students will be challenged to showcase their research to a general audience in a three-minute or less in a 3MT competition. Part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program.

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Jayanne English, associate professor, physics and astronomy, Faculty of Science.

Faculty of Science

Dr. Jayanne English recipient of the 2021 Qilak Award

March 10, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Science is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jayanne English, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Manitoba has been selected by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) for the 2021 Qilak Award. The Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication recognizes individual Canadian residents, or teams of residents, who have made an outstanding contribution either to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy in Canada or to informal astronomy education in Canada.

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Faculty of Science

Meet our 2021 Honoured Science Alumni

February 3, 2021 — 
On February 4, 2021, the Faculty of Science celebrates the Honoured Alumni Award recipients and their incredible accomplishments at the Pathways to Exceptional Achievement event. As these alumni prove a degree in science opens many doors.

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