Faculty of Science

Growing biodiversity at home

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Alan Diduck is involved in a study on the experiences of Winnipeg gardeners and the reasons some of them choose to incorporate native flora and fauna into their yard.

Harmful algal blooms investigated in water bodies across Canada

WINNIPEG, MB – A new scientific article published today, co-authored by a University of Winnipeg researcher, contains news relevant to the health of Canada’s freshwaters. Manitobans love their lakes and are keenly aware of the impact of algal blooms. The new study investigates why and how the blooms exist. Lead author, Dr. Diane Orihel, is …Read more >

More Indigenous students seeking advanced degrees

               Overall enrolment for Fall 2017 stable with 9,359 students WINNIPEG, MB – The number of Indigenous students choosing to continue their studies in graduate programs at The University of Winnipeg has almost doubled , and incoming Indigenous students now constitute 13% of the student body  (up from 12% last year), among the highest …Read more >

Maples Collegiate grad wins $5,000 tuition fee credit from UWinnipeg

It wasn’t a call she was expecting – not while she was busy touring the Toronto Zoo anyway. Navreen Gill was on vacation with her family when she found out she is the recipient of this year’s $5,000 tuition fee credit from UWinnipeg. Navreen has already registered for her fall/winter courses and the $5,000 prize …Read more >

UWinnipeg physics team contributes to international discovery

UWinnipeg’s neutrino physics team, spearheaded by Dr. Blair Jamieson, is collaborating on the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K)* project which has recently made an interesting discovery that might help us understand the universe.

Crowdfunding to help endangered butterfly preserve in Manitoba

Collaboration and urgency needed now more than ever to save the poweshiek skipperling  WINNIPEG, MB – Wednesday,  July 19, 2017  —  The Nature Conservancy of Canada, The University of Winnipeg and research teams from across the continent are excited and relieved to confirm the presence of the endangered poweshiek skipperling butterfly in the Tall Grass …Read more >

UWinnipeg students share research at animal behaviour conference

Equipped with detailed posters about deer and elk, and a passion for animal behaviour, three UWinnipeg students traveled to Ontario last month to take part in the annual conference of the Animal Behavior Society.

City teams up with UWinnipeg for Dutch elm disease research

The City of Winnipeg’s Urban Forestry Branch is collaborating with The University of Winnipeg on a research project to identify and prioritize the early removal of brood trees and help with the ongoing battle against Dutch elm disease.

UWinnipeg cleans up at chemistry conference

UWinnipeg sent a contingent of chemists, which included undergraduate and graduate students, to the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, ON earlier this month and they took home some top prizes.

Spotlight on Biology

The study of biology encompasses any manifestation of life, from the DNA molecule to the interactions of organisms within the various ecosystems of the earth. This broad discipline includes the subject areas of botany, zoology, microbiology, ecology, genetics, and molecular biology. Studies lead to a Bachelor of Science (3-Year, 4-Year, or Honours) with a major …Read more >