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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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Lake Winnipeg in northern Manitoba

Muddied waters

August 7, 2020 — 
Lake Winnipeg is dying and Indigenous communities and researchers supporting them have responded.

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Students

Science Co-op Student Named University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year!

June 24, 2020 — 
On behalf of the Faculty of Science, Science Co-op is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simone (Biochemistry) was recently named the University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year for 2019.

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Office of Sustainability

How to Compost from Home

May 7, 2020 — 
It’s National Compost Week! While we’re spending more time at home, it’s a good time to try backyard composting!

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Two geese walk on the snow while roaming the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

Faculty of Science

Reduced human activity leaves room for urban wildlife

April 21, 2020 — 
As humans limit their activity and spend more time indoors, urban animals are suddenly faced with a new, emptier environment to navigate. While the ecological urban landscape changes, some species will thrive while others might struggle.   

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PhD candidate Lisa Matthew excites students with parallels between her research methods and video games

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

How video games help teach Arctic climate science

March 12, 2020 — 
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.

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Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives the 2020 Mohn Prize - Photo: Alberto Grohovaz / Arctic Frontiers 2020.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

CEOS chair receives prize for Arctic climate research

January 30, 2020 — 
The prize aims to put relevant issues for future Arctic development onto the national and international agenda

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Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

January 10, 2020 — 
The anniversary festivities start on Thursday, Jan. 16

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Research Administration System Project

Research and International

Innovating Research Administration Systems

November 27, 2019 — 
Research grants and contracts, both pre- and post-award management – will be moving to a paperless, single sign-on software system beginning in mid-2020.

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Group shot of Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards recipients

Indigenous

UM students receive Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

November 27, 2019 — 
On Nov. 21, Indigenous youth from across the province were honoured with Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards.

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