Physics News



Understanding diseases in the brain

Fri. Mar. 16, 2018 12:00 AM
Dr. Melanie Martin, a Physics professor at the University of Winnipeg and her students publish work in two prestigious journals. "A team of... Read More

2018 Sir William Stephenson Scholars

Thu. Mar. 8, 2018 12:00 AM
The Department of Physics is proud to congratulate both Taylor Hanson and Megan Rutherford on earning the 2018 Sir William Stephenson Scholarship... Read More


Silver Lining at International Physics Competition

Fri. Feb. 2, 2018 12:00 PM
Congratulations to Tim Coates, Raphael Hoult, and Kelsey Duncan who participated in this year's International Physics Competition. We're... Read More



TRIUMF’s (ultra)cool experiment fires up

Mon. Nov. 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Dr. Blair Jamieson, Dr. Chris Bidinosti, Dr. Jeff Martin,, and Dr. Russ Mammei, ©UWinnipeg TRIUMF’s (ultra)cool experiment... Read More

Andrea Wiebe - Physics Department Assistant

Mon. Nov. 6, 2017 12:00 PM
Andrea Rena Wiebe, ©UWinnipeg Wiebe loves the people on campus and being part of a University atmosphere. She particularly enjoys helping... Read More


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

Thu. Oct. 26, 2017 9:00 AM
Dr. Melanie Martin, photo courtesy of UWinnipeg How can Canada do more to equip and empower girls and women to help solve its innovation crisis... Read More

Ultra-cold neutron research heats up at UWinnipeg with $15.7 million

Fri. Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Dr. Doug Goltz, Acting Dean of Science;  Shomi Ahmed, student; David Ostapchuk, technician; Dr. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg President and... Read More


UWinnipeg physics team contributes to international discovery

Fri. Aug. 18, 2017 11:15 AM
From left: Fady Shaker, Sarah Campbell, Dr. Blair Jamieson, Jashanjot Brar, Henri Sanness Salmon, ©UWinnipeg UWinnipeg’s... Read More


Pre-Engineering: University of Minnesota

Tue. May. 2, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Physics Department is investigating student interest in a possible pre-engineering stream. This would supplant the previous... Read More



Fall 2016 Issue UWINNIPEG Magazine

Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 12:00 AM
The Fall 2016 issue of UWinnipeg Magazine is now available online. Check out page 15 for a featured article about our very own Dr. Chris Bidinosti... Read More


Medical Physics Symposium Winners

Fri. Aug. 5, 2016 12:00 AM
This year, 9 undergraduate summer students from 3 different institutions (University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and CancerCare MB),... Read More


Understanding the Living Brain

Wed. Jul. 20, 2016 12:00 AM
UWinnipeg study hopes to shed new light on pervasive illnesses. The human brain is one of science’s mysteries. Magnetic resonance imaging... Read More


Student Researching Dementia

Wed. Jun. 29, 2016 12:00 PM
Physics student, Thalia Magyar works with Dr. Melanie Martin to develope tools in hopes of diagnosing signs of early dementia before brain damage... Read More

J. Martin Awarded Subatomic Physics Discovery Grant

Thu. Jun. 23, 2016 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg  received research and scholarship funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada... Read More

Dr. Jamieson Receives the Erica & Arnold Rogers Award

Fri. Jun. 3, 2016 12:00 PM
Dr. Blair Jamieson, as well as four other outstanding faculty members, will receive distinguished awards on June 9th and 10th. Dr. Jamieson will be... Read More


Dr. Gina Passante - Melding Passions

Tue. May. 17, 2016 1:15 PM
Former UofW Physics student, Dr. Gina Passante talks about her passion for physics and her desire to keep learning. Full article can be viewed on... Read More


Faster and Higher at Boeing, Mark Abotossaway

Fri. Apr. 29, 2016 11:30 AM
Former student Mark Abotossaway was featured on the front cover of "Winds of Change". Mark is now an aerospace engineer at Boeing, in... Read More


University of Minnesota Dual Physics & Engineering Degree Program

Mon. Mar. 28, 2016 2:30 PM
Effective Immediately The University of Minnesota will no longer partner with the University of Winnipeg to offer a dual degree option in Physics... Read More


Diamonds are a Physicist's Best Friend

Fri. Feb. 26, 2016 12:00 AM
UWinnipeg physicist Dr. Jeffery Martin and his collaborators developed a new radiation detector based on synthetically grown diamonds. For full... Read More

Bronze Medal Winners of the University Physics Competition

Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 AM
The Department of Physics is proud to announce that the team of Raphael Hoult and Joshua Titus have won a bronze medal in the University Physics... Read More


Dr. A. Frey Featured in the Uniter

Thu. Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 PM
Dr. Andrew Frey, assistant professor of the Physics Department has been featured in The Profile of the Uniter for this month. To view the article,... Read More



Physics Instructor Featured in The Uniter

Thu. Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 AM
This months' profile featured in "The Uniter", Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar. To view the article, please... Read More


Mon. Oct. 26, 2015 2:00 PM

UWinnipeg physicist connected to Canadian Nobel Laureate

Thu. Oct. 8, 2015 9:00 PM
Dr. Blair Jamieson UWinnipeg Assistant Professor Dr. Blair Jamieson is pleased Dr. Arthur (Art) McDonald has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in... Read More


Taking the prize at medical physics symposium

Thu. Sep. 10, 2015 11:00 AM
Michael Honke + Heather Whittaker WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg undergraduate students took the top two places at the Medical... Read More


Ultracold neutron professor heats things up at UWinnipeg

Tue. Aug. 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Dr. Russ Mammei UWinnipeg welcomes new ultracold neutron physics professor Dr. Russell Mammei thanks to an agreement with Canada’s... Read More


Science, Women, Diversity, and Research Excellence

Tue. Jul. 14, 2015 10:00 AM
On June 8th, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of NSERC, were pleased to... Read More


Winnipeg Grad Student Places at National Conference

Mon. Jun. 22, 2015 2:00 PM
Brad Cownden Earns 3rd Place in CAP Oral Presentation Competition Brad Cownden is a PhD student at the University of Manitoba, supervised by the... Read More

UWinnipeg Physicist Presents Results at International Conference

Thu. Jun. 4, 2015 1:00 PM
The Physics Department's own, Dr. Blair Jamieson, was selected to present the results of the T2K collaboration, of which he is a part, at the... Read More


TRIUMF & UWinnipeg Partner for Physics Faculty Position

Tue. Mar. 24, 2015 11:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce a joint faculty position with TRIUMF. This represents a step forward in UWinnipeg's... Read More

Physics Profiles: Professor, Student, & Alumnus

Mon. Mar. 23, 2015 11:00 AM
Click here to see profiles of people from the UWinnipeg Physics' Community. Featured in the article are: Dr. Christopher Bidinosti,... Read More

UWinnipeg Physics Professors Interviewed on BBC about Technetium

Tue. Mar. 17, 2015 11:00 AM
Dr. Jeff Martin Speaks with BBC's Elements Podcast Regarding the Production of Technetium for Medical Use Dr. Jeff Martin (UWinnipeg Physics... Read More


UWinnipeg Physics Professors Publish with Students in Prestigious Journal

Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 PM
Dr. Gabor Kunstatter (left) + Nils Deppe; photo credit: Isaac Gutwilik UWinnipeg physics professors Dr. Andrew Frey and Dr. Gabor Kunstatter... Read More

NSERC Undergraduate Research Award Applications Due Feb.23

Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 10:30 AM
Please contact Jeff Martin to discuss your application for an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA): applications are due by February 23rd,... Read More


Sunnybrook Prize Winner - Heather Whittaker

Mon. Jan. 12, 2015 10:00 AM
University of Winnipeg student Heather Whittaker has been chosen as one of two $5, 000 winners of the Sunnybrook Prize, after presenting her work... Read More

Dr. Frey Earns Referee Recognition

Mon. Jan. 5, 2015 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg has a top ranked referee in its midst. Dr. Andrew Frey of the physics department is sought after for his critical eye... Read More



Sunnybrook Prize Finalist - Heather Whittaker

Fri. Dec. 19, 2014 10:00 AM
Close to 300,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease and, within a generation, dementia may affect more than one million people across the... Read More


Recruiting for the University Physics Competition

Tue. Oct. 14, 2014 12:00 AM
We are now recruiting for the University Physics Competition, which will be held Nov. 14-16, 2014. Please contact Dr. Andrew Frey to join in, or... Read More


UWinnipeg physicist Dr. Melanie Martin makes reality TV debut

Mon. Sep. 22, 2014 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg’s physicist Dr. Melanie Martin is one of 32 Canadians competing in CBC’s Canada’s... Read More

Winners of the Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session

Mon. Sep. 22, 2014 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB –  The Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session (formerly called the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research... Read More

Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder on campus

Tue. Sep. 2, 2014 12:00 AM
photos by Jason Halstead/CPimages Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder was at The University of... Read More