Faculty of Science

Defeating cancer through research

UWinnipeg’s Shailly Varma Shrivastav (biology) has received funding $30,000 from the Manitoba Medical Research Service foundation for her research in cancer.

UWinnipeg granted $62,000 for medical research

UWinnipeg was granted a total of $62,000 from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation for two research projects. They will be recognized with their fellow award recipients at a reception at Manitoba Blue Cross today.

UWinnipeg’s annual 3MT competition has a winner!

UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Graduate Studies hosted the Fourth Annual Three-Minute Competition (3M) with eight courageous participants. Each graduate student had only three-minutes to explain their complex thesis ideas with one static slide using simple language.

Winnipeg research helps Calgary and Edmonton with climate change

Cities that invest in climate resilience can save residents money while preparing for climate risks, says new research commissioned by Calgary and Edmonton. The research series Building a Climate-Resilient City by the Winnipeg-based Prairie Climate Centre outlines steps that cities can take to engage in climate risk management in a range of areas, including transportation, …Read more >

Class Genetics

Jonathan Kornelsen, is finishing up his education practicum teaching biology at West Kildonan High School. With the help of professors and staff members at UWinnipeg, he is making the study of genetics more interesting for his students using fruit flies he obtained with the help of UWinnipeg physiological technologist Desiree Nickel.

Student-led plastic bag recycling program launches at UWinnipeg

Fourth-year science student, Rebecca Pedneault, is taking campus waste reduction to the next level with her plastic bag recycling program.

Brewing up corny near-beer

  WINNIPEG, MB – A group of enterprising science professors and students have a vat of unusual mash fermenting in their University of Winnipeg lab: gluten-free near-beer made entirely with Manitoba-grown corn, plus a pinch of hops. “The project started when I read about a Japanese firm buying pea protein from a Manitoban company to …Read more >

Restoring the prairies one grass at a time

UWinnipeg student Hilary Pinchbeck’s research with Dr. Rafael Otfinowski in restoring the prairies one grass at a time earned her the top prize in Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award at the Parks and Protected Areas Conference.

New way of looking at disease

Dr. Renée Douville’s research on the relationship between our brains and ERVs could impact the way we treat diseases like ALS and schizophrenia.

Physics student presents particle research to world-leading scientists

A UWinnipeg physics student is working on an experiment that aims to smash the standard model of particle physics.