Faculty of Science

Supporting Indigenous success – National Indigenous Peoples Day

New $7,500 award supports science studies for Indigenous Masters students WINNIPEG, MB – When Mark Abotossaway left his reserve community in Ontario to pursue post-secondary studies in Winnipeg, he was unprepared for the culture shock of moving to a place where everything felt different. Although he was a strong student at home, he also found …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof studies forest fires in Manitoba and Ontario

Recent fire activity below levels of the past 2,000 years Source: Ecosphere Summary: New research uses lake-sedimentary charcoal records and tree rings from eight forested landscapes to unlock regional trends in fire activity in boreal forests of Manitoba and Ontario over the past 2,500 years. The boreal forest of North America developed after the last …Read more >

Science outreach in the arctic

“You can literally teach STEM anywhere, with anything, and to anyone.” That was the main takeaway for UWinnipeg Let’s Talk Science volunteer Ian Dimopoulos following a recent week-long education outreach trip to Hall Beach, Nunavut. Dimopoulos and his colleagues, Michelle Trudel and Renee Hadaller, visited the remote northern community at the beginning of May to …Read more >

UWinnipeg Let’s Talk Science gets national recognition

The University of Winnipeg’s Let’s Talk Science team has been nationally recognized for its science outreach work in Manitoba and across the country. At the Let’s Talk Science National Volunteer Awards earlier this month, UWinnipeg site coordinator Michelle Trudel received The David Colcleugh Leadership Award for her exceptional leadership and ability to inspire others to create positive …Read more >

Manitoba’s future in High Performance Computing – June 21

 A Networking Conference for Industry, Academic and Government participants- June 21 WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba is at a crossroads. High Performance Computing is fast, and it is becoming more and more accessible to the average user. It allows one to solve problems and do research and engineering design, as well as simulation and analysis much …Read more >

Full STEAM Ahead for fun at Science Rendezvous!

UWinnipeg has teamed up with the University of Manitoba for Science Rendezvous on Saturday, May 12. This national event is designed to get kids and adults engaged in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

Building community through plants

The Department of Biology’s 3rd annual Plant Giveaway takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

New online tool maps climate change across Canada

Visual data from UWinnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians.

Understanding diseases in the brain

UWinnipeg prof Melanie Martin and her students publish findings in two prestigious journals A team of researchers led by University of Winnipeg Physics professor Dr. Melanie Martin has found early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). “We developed a method using MRI to isolate signals from parts of the …Read more >

Seeing the world differently with quantum chemistry

This profile is part of our Education with Impact series. Find out how you can make a difference by studying chemistry at The University of Winnipeg here. Megan Rutherford’s quantum chemistry journey started in a roundabout way. After initially declaring as a biochemistry major, taking time off school to travel, and working with exploited youth …Read more >