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

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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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Erwin Huebner

Faculty of Science

Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

December 10, 2020 — 
Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”.

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Faculty of Science

UM Science students win big at Aquahacking Lake Winnipeg Challenge

November 17, 2020 — 
When it comes to innovation and the environment, Meagan Smith and Bentley Turner are going places. The Faculty of Science students won second place and $15,000 in the 2020 Lake Winnipeg Aquahacking Challenge, hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development in partnership with Aqua Forum, a Montreal-based organization.

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Faculty of Science

International award-winning cosmic image

October 7, 2020 — 
Dr. Jayanne English, an expert in astronomy image-making in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Manitoba won 2nd place in the prestigious National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) cosmic image contest for her latest cosmic image, a composite VLA and Hubble Space Telescope image revealing the extended magnetic field of the galaxy NGC 5775. Named: Magnetic Field of Galaxy NGC 5775.  

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Faculty of Science

Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

August 31, 2020 — 
The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are:

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Faculty of Science

Cheer on the Undergraduate Science 3MT competitors!

August 10, 2020 — 
Over forty undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Science are participating in the first (virtual) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Science Undergraduate Student Competition, August 11th, & 12th, 2020. A new initiative, part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. Three Minute Thesis challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a non-specialist audience, in three minutes or less. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel.

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UM's 2020 Vanier Scholars from left to right: Javad Alizadeh, Ashley Hayward, Belal Zia, Rachel Nickel, Sarah Turner.

Five Vanier Scholars will call UM home in 2020

June 19, 2020 — 
Considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, these $150,000 awards will help recruit and keep top doctoral students from across the country and around the world

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Faculty of Science

Magic Squares: Past, Present and Future

February 26, 2020 — 
New book display and exhibit at the Sciences and Technology Library

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Faculty of Science

NRAO: Image release: Giant magnetic ropes in a galaxy’s halo

December 3, 2019 — 
An astronomy composite image produced by professor Jayanne English, physics and astronomy, using radio data reveals an image of the “Whale Galaxy” (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals hair-like filaments of the galaxy’s magnetic field protruding above and below the galaxy’s disk.

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