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An illustration in which a man speaks to a group around a fire pit. His voice is represented as a voice bubble made of stars in the sky.

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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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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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Every organization needs a Business Analyst (BA), and everyone is looking for a good one.

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Entrepreneurship course inspires innovation and business training at Faculty of Science

January 28, 2022 — 
The course was piloted in May 2021 and developed in collaboration with the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business. It challenged students to generate ideas and address “Why” their ideas might succeed. It also covered the “How-to” with an introduction to business planning, market validation, and HR considerations, concluding in a group pitch event.

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2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Celebrate science month!

November 18, 2021 — 
Celebrate science month and take in a free outdoor science exhibit, Le mois de la Science, part of the International celebration, Fête de la Science, on display now at the Alliance Française du Manitoba, on Corydon Avenue.

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UM Science Co-op graduate Madison Chapel on frontline national watch for COVID-19 variants

May 6, 2021 — 
In October 2020, Madison Chapel graduated with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology, now she’s at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes COVID-19

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A hand holds the credit-card sized MATLOC device.

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UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

April 16, 2021 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC).

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UM mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modelling

April 9, 2021 — 
UM researchers: Drs. Julien Arino, Stéphanie Portet, and Kang-Ling Liao, (mathematics) are part of a $10 million-dollar investment in Emerging Infectious Diseases Modeling established between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks, that will significantly improve the coordination of infectious disease modelling to help Canada better respond to future public health threats.

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Asper School of Business

Asper-Science Case team places first at Munich Re Cup 

March 24, 2021 — 
On March 12, UM students added another case competition win by placing first at the Munich Re Cup, an actuarial business case competition open to students in the Canada and United States. The competition provides a chance for students to develop and apply their analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills to real-world business problems. 

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Faculty of Science

Top ten mathematics program in Canada

November 3, 2020 — 
The latest results of Maclean’s magazine 2021 university rankings show mathematics at the University of Manitoba ranks in the top ten among all universities in Canada (49 were ranked).

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