Dr. Brian Mark welcomes you to the Faculty of Science, located in the heart of Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. At the Faculty of Science, we take seriously our mission to train the next generation of scientists and to help educate all those who come to the University of Manitoba – the scientists, engineers, physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs, CEOs, social scientists, artists, educators and more. We believe science is for everyone. Join us as we discover the unknown and invent the future.
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What we offer
Gain a solid understanding of all aspects of life from biomolecules to ecosystems through research on biodiversity, ecological and environmental biological research; cellular and developmental biological research; and physiological research.
Explore the educational opportunities to prepare for a future in biochemistry, energy research, materials science, disease detection, pharmacology, and many other areas.
Prepare for careers in gaming, software engineering, AI, bioinformatics, data mining, security, and much more. Compete in international competitions and participate and gain paid work experience through Computer Science Co-op.
Expand your reasoning and analytic tools with Mathematics being at the heart of all other scientific disciplines. Gain skills that a wide range of business, industrial, and government programs rely on to provide insight and analysis.
Learn about viruses, bacteria, fungi, and how they affect the resilience of the environment, and the health of humans, animals, and plants. Prepare for careers in biotechnology, medical microbiology, agriculture, and academia/education.
Physics and Astronomy
Delve into educational opportunities to explore galactic dynamics or unstable atomic nuclei. From theoretical to experimental physics, develop knowledge of matter, motion, space, and time and prepare for a wide variety of career opportunities.
Understand statistical methods and concepts, mathematics, and critical thinking from a variety of perspectives. Prepare for diverse and rewarding careers collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
Centres, institutes and facilities
Centres and Institutes
The Faculty of Science has several cutting-edge research facilities, equipment, and many collaborative study areas. The Jim Peebles Science and Technology library offers a wide variety of resources available for faculty and student use.
Explore cutting-edge research and teaching facilities and equipment at the Faculty of Science across a broad range interests.
The Maker Space is a student driven fabrication shop with capabilities ranging from 3D printing up to CNC machining. The Maker Space is open to all Faculty of Science undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn the design and fabrication skills necessary to make scientific equipment.
Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library
The Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library provides access to resources, technology, study space, tutor, writing services and hosts other academic workshops and events throughout the year.
Research innovation and industry partnerships
Science is the bedrock underlying discovery and innovation. Through the Science Innovation Hub, the Faculty of Science offers a broad range of expertise, supports and services to connect researchers and students with opportunities to innovate, and launch new ideas.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion
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MSc thesis defense: Kyle McDonald - “Primula obconica polyketide synthase: A potential source of novel therapeutics"
Statistics seminar: William Li - “Incorporating column information in selecting efficient model-robust factorial designs"
Women in Physics Canada Conference
Nobel Laureates and Prize recipients
Dr. James Peebles
Dr. James Peebles, was born in St. Boniface and obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Manitoba in 1958. He went on to study at Princeton University where he obtained his Doctorate and continued his research in cosmology while teaching physics as the Albert Einstein Professor of Science.
Dr. Peebles first achieved recognition by predicting, with a colleague, that evidence for the big bang should still be observable, in the form of cosmic microwave background radiation. But Dr. Peebles’ major life work was on the clustering of galaxies in space. He learned how to extract information on clustering from catalogues of galaxy positions and showed how to use this information to test theories of galactic formation.
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Peebles is also a prolific donor to UM and its Front and Centre Campaign. Having been the recipient of financial support during his undergrad, Peebles has given back in gratitude over the past three decades to initiatives like the Centennial Scholarship in Physics and the Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships (which he received twice while pursuing his UM degree).
In recognition of his extraordinary scientific achievements, the University of Manitoba has renamed the Science and Technology Library to the Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library.
Scott Cairns, who graduated in 2001, found a sense of community in a rather odd spot: the basement of UM’s Parker Building. Here, he served as president of the Chemistry Club. Fast forward to 12 years later, in the summer of 2013, Cairns was in war-torn Syria leading a team of chemical inspectors with the United Nations’ watchdog investigating allegations of chemical attacks.
He and his team, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and its members won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. Cairns’ passion for chemistry formed the foundation that resulted in his leading a team of weapons inspectors from a United Nations watchdog organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize into the heart of Syria and saw firsthand the effects of a brutal regime upon innocent victims of war. Cairns was also awarded the 2014 UM’s Distinguished Alumni Award (Professional Achievement).
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Faculty of Science
230 Machray Hall, 186 Dysart Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada