Faculty of Science

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 >

Celebrating academic excellence – Anthropology

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates Ivan Roksandic (Associate Professor, Anthropology) whose book, Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, has recently been recognized by Choice as a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Academic Titles award. Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, edited by Ivan Roksandic, includes chapters by Ivan Roksandic, Mirjana Roksandic (Professor, Anthropology), Yadira Chinique des …Read more >

Silver lining at international physics competition

The University of Winnipeg team participates in 2017 University Physics Competition. Tim Coates, Kelsey Duncan, and Raphael Hoult received an impressive silver medal ranking in this very competitive international competition.

UWinnipeg prof appointed to prestigious international advisory board

University of Winnipeg chemistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Discovery, Dr. Chris Wiebe, has been promoted to the Instrument Advisory Board at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Knoxville, Tennessee. This prestigious and international group of scientists oversees future development of instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope …Read more >

Communicating Climate Change – a unique internship

Finding practical ways to tackle and talk about climate change is keeping three students busy this winter and spring. Caitlin McVicker, Maureen Hanlon and Avery Letkemann are interning with The City of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Stakeholder Group which is helping to develop a city-wide climate action plan. For Caitlin, who is studying business and rhetoric, …Read more >

Out of the classroom and into the pond

Two UWinnipeg undergrad students recently plunged waist-deep into a research project at FortWhyte Alive. Every two weeks from mid-August until the end of October, Hamza Amjad and Jeremy Leathers waded into the ponds at FortWhyte to collect data from a series of bubble traps they built. The traps were designed to capture greenhouse gas-containing bubbles …Read more >

Missing Numbers: females can help solve Canada’s innovation crisis

How can Canada do more to equip and empower girls and women to help solve its innovation crisis over the next 50 years? The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Melanie Martin, professor of physics, has been selected to address this issue at the upcoming Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa. The Missing Numbers panel will shed …Read more >

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 >