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2020 Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium

The 15th annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium is in the books, and it’s one students, faculty, and judges certainly won’t forget.

Research topics ranged from fish physiology to planetary exploration to cognitive psychology. Their experiences ranged from working for a month over the summer in the P2GS program to honours thesis students who are on their way to graduate school this fall.

To read more: Randy Kobes Symposium celebrates undergraduate research


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The 2020 Pathway to Graduate Studies program concluded another successful year! Despite the ongoing pandemic causing everyone to pivot to a virtual format, the program continued its goal of offering research opportunities for Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

To read more, please visit the NewsCentre feature:

P2GS Program Promotes STEM Research

NSERC Impact Story: Pathway to Graduate Studies Inspires Indigenous Student Research

For the second summer in a row, Indigenous students studying science at the University of Winnipeg were able to gain research experience and build a network with other Indigenous students, thanks to the Pathways to Graduate Studies (P2GS) program funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

To read more: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/ImpactStory-ArticlesPercutant_eng.asp?ID=1626

P2GS participant, Connor Boubard, and Alumna, Sidney Leggett, Work on International Project

2020 Pathway participant, Connor Boubard, and 2019 Alumna, Sidney Leggett collaborated with P2GS program mentor and physicist Dr. Blair Jamieson as part of the international collaboration, contributing to the calibration of Super-K in this new phase by making measurements of the locations of the light-sensitive detectors using photogrammetry. 

To reade more, please visit: UWinnipeg Collaborates with Super-Kamiokande

MohamedP2GS instructor, Mohamed Crossman Serb, shares his experience in the Indigenous Summer Scholars Program

“The first month was a lot of data compilation from various weather stations,” he explained. “Now we’re going through previous literature and making a compendium of carbon data from the long-term records at the International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experiment Lakes Area (IISD-ELA).”

To read more: Meet Indigenous Summer Scholar Mohamed Crossman-Cerb


The Pathway to Graduate Studies program returns to provide Indigenous students studying science at The University of Winnipeg the opportunity to gain research experience and build a network with other Indigenous students. Over four-weeks, June 1 – 26, 2020, students will participate in Zoom-based science classes in the morning and paid research in the afternoon, under the supervision of UWinnipeg faculty members.

To read more, please visit the NewsCentre Feature:

Pathway to Graduate Studies Inspires Indigenous Student Research


The Pathway to Graduate Studies (P2GS) program is returning in 2020 to offer research opportunities for Indigenous students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at UWinnipeg. The intent of this program is to support Indigenous students in natural science and engineering fields, introduce students to research opportunities, and encourage students to continue with their undergraduate programs and eventually into graduate programs.

To read more, please visit the NewsCentre Feature: Pathway to Graduate Studies.


Sidney Leggett (P2GS, 2019) is one of four students across Canada to be welcomed into the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astrophysics Research Institute’s 2020 cross-disciplinary internship program, a unique opportunity that provides non-physics majors with $10,000 in funding to participate in astroparticle physics research.

To read more, please visit the NewsCentre and CBC Manitoba.


University of Winnipeg Indigenous science students gained experience in a research environment, built a network with other Indigenous science students, and learned about supports to prepare them for upper-level science courses as part of the University’s 2019 Pathways to Graduate Studies (P2GS) program. Click here to read the full story!


The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) granted The University of Winnipeg over $100,000 as part of the PromoScience program. The P2GS program is one of three programs that will benefit from this award.

Read the full story here!


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