Archives: News and Announcements 2010
Congratulations, Melissa Bailey, 2010 Rhodes Scholar.  More>>
Jill Newediuk, Biological Sciences, wins poster competition.  More>>
Faculty of Science students sweep three first prizes in the Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition.  Come and see the winning posters in 239 Machray Hall. More>>
After ten years in the making, Faculty of Science physicists have 18 months to gather the data for the Qweak experimet at the Jefferson Laboratory Virginia.  More>>
Interested in becoming a Let's Talk Science (LTS) volunteer and sharing your love of science with young people?  It's not too late to become a volunteer.  John Sorensen, Chemistry, wowed students at the Meet and Greet showing them a few liquid nitrogen tricks.  More>>
Congratulations to Ken Standing & Werner Ens, Physics and Astronomy, who have won the top Canadian innovation award.  They are the first University of Manitoba professors to be bestowed the highest honour by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation.  More>>
John Sorensen, Chemistry, and Michele Piercey-Normore, Biological Sciences, are studying bioactive natural products made by lichens in a collaborative search to find new antibiotics that can be used to fight infection.  They are scouring sub-arctic sources where few have looked before.  More>>

The Science Students' Association welcomes students back to campus.  More>>

In memory of Allan Morrish, Distinguished Professor Emeritus.  More>>

Richard Sparling, Microbiology, and David Levin, Biosystems Engineering, have been featured on the CBC National for their work in converting Tim Horton's coffee cups into biofuels. More>>

Congratulations to Torsten Hegmann, Chemistry, who was just awarded $120K for student training in nanoparticle research.  More>>

As we brace for another mosquito infestation, Steve Whyard, Biological Sciences, is hard at work in the battle against mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.  More>>

Congratulations to James Fu, Statistics, who was awarded the title Professor Emeritus at Spring Convocation 2010.  More>>

Congratulations to Elena Smirnova, Chemistry, the 2009/10 winner of the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award in Teaching Excellence.  More>>

Hosted for the first time by Faculty of  Science students, the All Science Challenge is a fun-filled day that’s part of a nationwide Let’s Talk Science program to excite and inspire the next generation of scientists. More>>

The Department of Chemistry scores a teaching hat trick with three faculty members winning Science Students Association Teacher Recognition AwardsMore>>

Kevin Campbell, Biological Sciences, is the leader of an international team of researchers who have 'resurrected' authentic woolly mammoth hemoglobin.  Watch an interview with Campbell on YouTube.  More>>

In memory of Gunnar Valdimarsson, 1959-2010, Biochemistry & Medical Genetics / Biological Sciences.  More>>

Congratulations to David Tang, who was the recipient of the 2010 National Site Coordinator Award for Let’s Talk Science.  More>>

Congratulations to Pourang Irani, Computer Science, who was awarded $376 K to set up the Collaborative Visual Analytics Laboratory.  More>>

Canada Research Chair in Protein Chemistry renewed. More>>

In memory of Ralph Gordon Stanton, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science  More>>

Two Science graduate students, Laura Cobus, Physics and Astronomy, and Morgan Craig, Mathematics, are part of an elite group from across Canada selected to receive the 2009 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement. More>>

Computer Science grads, like Matthew Machnee, credited on Oscar-winning film, Avatar. More>>

Jayanne English, Physics and Astronomy, created a composite image of four galaxies that provides a rare opportunity for studying encounters among galaxies when the universe was young. More>>

Congratulations to Abba Gumel, Mathematics, who has received double honours by being elected to the African Academy of Sciences and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences. More>>

Jacky Baltes, Computer Science, was a speed skater at the 1984 Sarajevo and 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  Now, along with his students, his passion and drive are devoted to robotics, artifical intelligence and machine learning, and again, he travels the world in competitions. More>>
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Mike Butler, Microbiology, has just been awarded $5 million for groundbreaking biopharmaceutical research.  Mike Butler is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Science, and is a pioneer of research and development in the area of mammalian cell technology.  More>>
WestGrid: Why High Performance Computing (HPC) is important, and what's special about the new UM building. More>>
Shelley Page, Physics and Astronomy, named a Fellow of the American Physical Society  More>>
Faculty of Science researchers receive Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards.  More>>