Forty-two UWinnipeg students who received a 2023 Undergraduate Student Research Award were recently celebrated during a special lunch and learn event.
Stories about research and innovation taking place on and off campus.
Two University of Winnipeg faculty members – Dr. Chantal Fiola and Dr. Mirjana Roksandic – are receiving SSHRC Partnership Development Grants each valued at $199,000.
Seven University of Winnipeg researchers – Drs. Joshua Hollett, Darshani Kumaragamage, Ed Cloutis, Iian Smythe, Brandon Goulding, Stephen Smith, and Ross Stokke – received more than $1.3 million in NSERC funding through the Discovery Grants Program.
Dr. Jeff Martin is receiving a three-year Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Subatomic Physics Project Grant to support a joint project between physicists in Canada and Japan.
Thanks to $130,344 in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Drs. Stephanie Bugden, Amy Desroches, and Stephen Smith have opened the new Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience lab, which will examine the neural mechanisms underlying children's ability to learn to read, to write, and to perform math.
Emma Friesen, who is a member of the Wesmen Athletics' women's soccer team, took home first-place honours at the symposium for presenting her undergraduate thesis: "Voxel-Based Analysis of the Mouse Corpus Callosum Using Oscillating Gradient Spin Echo MRI Pulse Sequences."
The University of Winnipeg has surpassed $1 million in Mitacs internships for the third consecutive year, allowing undergraduate and graduate students to do research across disciplines.
A postdoctoral fellow who began his academic career at UWinnipeg is playing an integral role in the development of a next-generation intraoperative MRI (iMRI) system that is more user-friendly for neurosurgeons and more affordable for hospitals.
Five University of Winnipeg Faculty of Graduate Studies students – Annie Martel, Hassan Abdulkadir, Isabella Lu, Ayomide Fatogun, and Pranav Sadana – received $12,000 Master's Studentship Awards through Research Mantioba's 2023 Grants and Awards Competition.
UWinnieg's Dr. Jean-Pierre Desforges contributed to a new study indicating humans in remote communities are being exposed to high levels of PFAS – "forever chemicals" – despite residing miles from sources of the chemicals.