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Faculty of Science

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.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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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Faculty of Science

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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Buller Biological Sciences Building

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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