Faculty of Science

UWinnipeg lands $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation grant

A cutting-edge University of Winnipeg research project could transform the way we produce food, allowing farmers in Canada and beyond to care for large prairie crops as efficiently as a backyard garden, thanks to a $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation grant.

UWinnipeg researchers collaborate on discovery of 6,000-year-old skeleton

Three University of Winnipeg professors recently published research on the oldest known burial from the Caribbean coast after the discovery of ancestral remains of a nearly 6,000-year-old Nicaraguan Indigenous woman.

Superb presentation leads to coveted award for UWinnipeg bat researcher

UWinnipeg master’s student, Nicole Dorville, received a coveted student award for her presentation at the 2018 North American Society for Bat Research symposium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

AI research at UWinnipeg creates tools to improve health

UWinnipeg Professor Simon Liao prepares students for an applied computer science career through research projects that use AI to solve practical problems.

Inspiration and opportunity at recent Indigenous Students in Science event

University of Winnipeg Indigenous students had a chance to connect with fellow peers and be inspired by faculty while learning about opportunities to take part in innovative research at a recent Indigenous Students in Science event. Elder Dan Thomas led a smudging ceremony and UWinnipeg alumni Mark Abotossaway shared his inspirational story with students. An Ojibwe from …Read more >

Scientific research symposium for undergrads

Plans for the 13th Annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Research Symposium are underway, and this year’s event will take place on Wednesday, September 19.  This competition displays some of the excellent quality research by undergraduate students at The University of Winnipeg. It is a valuable opportunity for students to obtain experience in presentations of scientific research …Read more >

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 >