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Faculty of Science

How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Figure 1 | The structure of a pulsar wind nebula in a supernova remnant.

Faculty of Science

Nature News and Views article: on the visualization of a magnetic field using X-rays in a stellar graveyard (or pulsar wind nebula)

January 4, 2023 — 
An X-ray imaging mission has unveiled the magnetic field in the environment of a dead star. The order and symmetry of the field will reshape our understanding of how it accelerates particles to ultra-high energies, says UM astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics and lead author.

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‘COVID Time’ is a real thing, and it’s not good

September 21, 2022 — 
During the peak of the pandemic, and mid-lockdown, many people reported they felt their days dragged on, inducing fatigue and making some tasks almost unbearable during 'COVID time'

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Holberg Inlet, along the north shore of Vancouver Island, is a rich site for Cretaceous flora.

Faculty of Science

New prehistoric plant discovery highlights the unexpected diversity of non-flowering plants

June 13, 2022 — 
The renowned Apple Bay fossil locality of northern Vancouver Island is helping us reimagine seed plant diversity in the Early Cretaceous, the last of three geologic periods comprising the Mesozoic Era

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(L-R) Dr. Mark Belmonte from Biological Sciences and Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South.

Faculty of Science

Dr. Mark Belmonte appointed to expert panel by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

May 31, 2022 — 
Panel tasked by the federal government and Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

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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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Faculty of Science

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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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Protecting and preserving the North

January 12, 2022 — 
Grad students represent researchers and scholars at the leading edge of science in the North

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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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Faculty of Science

BioExM – Prairie Hub to Power the Bioeconomy with Next-Generation Bio-inspired Technologies

September 27, 2021 — 
BioExM is opening the door to partners from all sectors to work together to fast track innovations in synthetic biology and bioengineering through our integrated Learn, Design, Build and Test model.

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