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Faculty of Science

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What we offer

Departments

Centres, institutes and facilities

Innovation and Business Development

Science is the bedrock underlying discovery and innovation. 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

Who we are

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.

More about Dr. James Peebles

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

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).

Our alumni

Contact us

Faculty of Science
230 Machray Hall, 186 Dysart Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8256
204-474-7618
Our office is open Mon - Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30pm