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The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canada. R3B 2E9

Phone: (204) 786-9852

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Physics is the quest to understand all natural phenomena.

The goal of physics is to formulate theories, or “laws,” which summarize our knowledge of the natural world. We don’t yet know all the basic laws of nature,or how many laws there are.

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Upcoming Physics Colloquia and Events

22 August 2014

Medical Physics Symposium
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: CancerCare MB, 675 McDermot Avenue, room ON2134 (2nd floor) (map)

The symposium will be held at CancerCare Manitoba in the Lecture Theatre room ON2134 (2nd floor) from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Our guest lecturer is Dr. Iain Kirkpatrick from the University of Manitoba Department of Radiology. An evaluation committee will judge the presentations and three prizes will be awarded for the best presentations. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided; for parking information, please click here:

Registration is requested so that we can plan accordingly; if you are interested in attending please RSVP by Tuesday August 19 to:

9:30 - 9:40 - Welcome by Dr. Boyd McCurdy

9:40 - 9:55 - Zoe O'Brien-Moran "PET/MRI: A Dynamic Combination"

9:55 - 10:10 - Kaiming Guo "EPID Report Viewer: Automation of Periodic Linear Accelerator Quality Assurance"

10:10 - 10:25 - Yaojie Cai "Mobile Microwave-Based Breast Cancer Detection Device: Graphical User Interface"

10:25 - 10:40 - Nadia Alayoubi "Towards the Unobtrusive Real-Time Tracking of Lung Tumours: Simulating Lung Tumour Motion"

10:40 - 10:55 Katherine Kehler "Towards the Unobtrusive Real-Time Tracking of Lung Tumours: Simulating Lung Tumour Shape & Composition"

10:55 - 11:10 Heather Whittaker "Comparison of Relaxation, MT and DT Measurements in the Hippocampal Formation of Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease"

11:10 - 12:10 LUNCH

12:10 - 12:50 Dr. Iain Kirkpatrick "The Clinical Impact of Technological Advancements in Computed Tomography"

12:50 - 1:05 Chantale Pham "Qualifying Reconstructions for PET Image Quantification"

1:05 - 1:20 Iris Halilovic "Neutrophil Migration in a Step-Like Chemoattractant Gradient"

1:20 - 1:35 Sashika Kumaragamage "RF Coil Switches for Low Field MRI"

1:35 - 1:50 Kaden Kujanpaa "Three-Dimensional Pre-Treatment EPID Dosimetry of IMRT and VMAT Treatments"



17 September 2014

Randy Kobes poster contest
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: U of W Richardson College for the Environment, Atrium (map)

9th Annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Science Student Poster Competition

This competition is a valuable opportunity for undergraduate students to obtain experience in presentations of research (a valuable skill to have, especially if a student plans to continue with graduate work).

Posters will be displayed in the Atrium of the Richardson College for the Environment. Over a period of 1 hour in the morning students will make short oral presentations of their research using their posters and answer questions for the judges.

Due to the wide range of topics displayed, the poster and presentation should be aimed at the level of an (informed) general public, as the judges are not experts in the fields presented. Examples of posters can be found along the west corridor of the 2nd floor of Centennial Hall near the Physics area.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters!

This competition is open to all undergraduate students who performed Scientific research at The University of Winnipeg under the supervision of a faculty member or with a faculty member sponsor (this includes summer projects and honour's theses).

To be eligible, the student should have been enrolled in an undergraduate program in the 2013-2014 school year OR will be an undergraduate in the 2014-2015 school year.


When: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - Poster set-up
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Poster Competition
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Awards ceremony to take place in the RCFE Atrium

Where: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex - Atrium

How to Enter: Send an email to:

Please include the following information:
• Student name
• Name of Student’s Supervisor

Deadline to Enter: Friday, August 29th, 2014 Hurry! Space is limited. Only the first 36 posters will be accepted.

NOTE: Posters can be NO LARGER than 45 inches wide and 35 inches high; examples can be found along the west corridor of the 2nd floor of Centennial Hall near the Physics area.

26 September 2014

Peter Blunden from University of Manitoba
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: (map)

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