Popular lunch-time lectures return
Posted Monday, October 3, 2005 4:00 PM

This Lunch Hour Has 33 Minutes is back with another series of dynamic lunchtime speakers. This series is open to the university community and is intended to promote faculty interaction and exchange of multidisciplinary research experiences, challenges and ideas, over lunch.

2005-2006 Line up:

John A. Wilkins, Professor, Internal Medicine/Immunology
Director, Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology
Thursday, October 27, 2005   12 noon
University Club - Private Dining Room, Fort Garry Campus

Systems Biology: Putting the Pieces Back Together
Systems Biology aims to develop quantitative predictive models of biological systems. Acheivement of such a goal will require collaborations that transcend traditional disciplines (e.g. biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, computational biology, engineering). Some examples of current capabilities and opportunities at the University of Manitoba will be presented.


Rosemary Mills, Associate Professor, Family Social Sciences
Tuesday, November 22, 2005  12 noon
University Club - Private Dining Room, Fort Garry Campus

Research Rx for the Prevention of Emotional Disorders: Collaboration Among Canadian Developmental Health Sciences
How can we do a better job of preventing emotional disorders? Current approaches call for multidisciplinary collaboration integrated with the design and evaluation of new prevention strategies in a continuous research cycle. Come and hear about an effort to apply this approach to the prevention of anxiety and depression by bringing together developmentalists, geneticists, and clinical psychologists in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.


Cyrus Shafai, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tuesday, February 7, 2006   12 noon
Medical Services Bldg - Room S211, Bannatyne Campus

Nanotechnology: Nano-Systems in our Future
Today’s electronic devices are drastically smaller in size than they were only a few years ago. The fabrication of components with micrometer sized features is routine, and devices with nanometre sized components are now commercially available. These same nanofabrication technologies are now being applied to the manufacturing of microscopic mechanical components, often with integrated computers. Find out how these nano-systems are being used in applications from tiny implantable medical devices and sensors, to household appliances that use microscopic mechanical parts.


Roberta Woodgate, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Tuesday, March 14, 2006   12 noon
University Club - Private Dining Room, Fort Garry Campus

Giving a "Voice" to Children and their Families
Dr. Woodgate’s research is focused on children’s illness and health experiences with an emphasis on giving children and their families a voice throughout the research process. She will talk about her work on the development and testing of a computer video-game approach for the self-assessment and management of symptom experiences by children with cancer. The purpose of the computer video-game approach is to help children assess and manage their symptoms. Ultimately, it is hoped that children will be able to better express how they are feeling to their families and health care professionals, be able to better cope with their cancer symptom experiences, and experience an improved quality of life.

Space is limited.  To reserve a seat, please contact Phyllis Brown at 474-6200 or email: brownp@cc.umanitoba.ca

Cost:  $4/person (includes soup, sandwich, coffee/tea and dessert).

Promotional flyer of 2005-06 series .pdf

This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research).


For more information, contact:
Kimberley Stefaniuk
Assistant to the Director
Marketing Communications Office
Phone: (204) 474-8938
Fax: (204) 474-7631
Related Links (Internal):
  •Office of the Vice-President (Research)