From: psu-hris-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gitan Armour
Sent: December-19-17 3:35 PM
Subject: [psu-hris] Service Canada - SIN event January 3-2018
GET YOUR SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER (SIN) ON CAMPUS
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
543-544 UMSU University Centre
Service Canada will be coming to the U of M's Fort Garry campus to issue Social Insurance Numbers to qualifying international students. Saves you a trip to their office.
Students will be seen on a drop-in basis (first come, first served). We anticipate that waiting times could be long and we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to receive their Social Insurance Numbers on January 3.
Students coming to the SIN card sessions must bring the following documents:
If you DO NOT have a valid Work Permit:
* U of M student card
* Original Study Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that states the permit holder "may accept employment" or "may work" in Canada.
NOTE: If your Study Permit does not contain either of these statements, you must bring a study permit and a "confirmation to work off-campus" letter issued by IRCC (previously called Citizenship and Immigration Canada - CIC) prior to February 6, 2015.
If you have a valid Work Permit:
* Original Work Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
* U of M student card (if you are a student)
There is no fee to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
From: agriculture-gradstudents-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Agriculture Awards Program
Sent: December-18-17 3:09 PM
Subject: Graduate student awards currently open for competition with deadline January 17, 2018
This email is to inform you that there are some Graduate student awards currently open for competition with deadline January 17, 2018. All of the application forms and eligibility criteria can be found on the Faculty Awards Database: https://agawards.agric.umanitoba.ca/index.php/admin/award
1. 2017- 2018 Katharine M.S. Middleton Scholarship for HNS students
2. 2017- 2018 Dr. Cameron Jay Memorial Scholarship for Entomology students
3. 2017- 2018 Stewart Pugh External Study Scholarships (several up to a maximum of $2,000 per individual) for travel expenses
4. 2017-2018 Marion Vaisey-Genser Graduate Travel Award
5. 2018-2019 Orval G. Caldwell and H. Ruth Gardner Caldwell Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture/Agroecology for Master's students
6. 2018-2019 Douglas L. Campbell Graduate Fellowship
7. 2018-2019 Holmfridur Kristjansson Graduate Award in Nutrition
8. 2018-2019 Nevin Estate Fellowship
9. 2018-2019 Syngenta Graduate Scholarship
10. 2018-2019 Willy Wiebe Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural and Food Sciences around
11. 2018-2019 John Dueck Graduate Entrance Scholarship
12. 2018-2019 MZTRA Soil Conservation Fellowship
Each of these awards have different eligibility criteria, so you are encouraged to read about each award to see if you qualify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply! The Faculty Awards Committee will meet in February to select winners for each award. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.
Please feel free to contact Marisol at agawards(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions about the awards or the application process.
Marisol Soto, M.A.
Student Awards Coordinator
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Room 160, 66 Dafoe Road - University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Dear grad students,
It is a reminder that Our annual Grad Student Christmas Party will be hold on this Friday December 8th 2017 in Room 218. We will have a potluck at 12 pm (noon), and a gift exchange after that (around 1:30ish). Everyone is welcomed and it’s a great opportunity for you to meet some new faces (friends) in the department. Sign up sheets for the potluck and gift exchange will be placed in the Grad Student Lounge. It is your choice to decide participate either potluck, gift exchange or both. There would be food from different cultures so you can try various food during this party.
For the potluck, it would be great if you could point out what kind of food you would like to bring (ex. Appetizer, main course, dessert etc.). It is necessary to say what may contain in the food because some of our students can not eat specific foods (ex allergies or vegan or vegetarians).
For the gift exchange, the suggested price for a gift is $20 and it would be a good memorize for a while. “Generic” wrapped gift would be suggested because everyone would accepted (ex chocolate, mugs, textbooks etc.). A game will play when we distributing the gifts. I think everyone has been working hard for a year (or a few years) so it’s a good time to take a short break and have some fun with us.
We wish everyone would join us and see you at the party!
Morrison Travel Award (Value up to $1800)
Helgason Travel Award (Value up to $1700)
Lamari Travel Award (Value up to $1475)
for Graduate Students in Plant Science
These awards provide funding for students who will be attending a scientific meeting in a plant science related area and will be presenting the results of their research at the meeting (poster or oral presentation).
These awards will be offered to one or more graduate students who:
* have completed at least one year of an M.Sc. or Ph.D. program delivered by the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba;
* have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours;
* will be attending a scientific meeting in a plant science related area and will be presenting the results of their research at the meeting (poster or oral presentation);
* have demonstrated research ability based on the abstract submitted and the proposed research results to be presented at the meeting.
Funding must be used within the 12 month period following the date that the award recipients are announced. Recipients graduating within the 12 month period following the date of the award offer must use the funding no later than six months from the date of convocation.
Recipients may not hold more than one travel award offered through the Department of Plant Science within the same calendar year. Selection of the recipients will be based on:
* academic performance;
* letters of recommendation;
* the quality of the abstract submitted and of the proposed research results to be presented;
* the potential value of the meeting to the student's development.
The award recipient will submit receipts for travel, registration, hotel and food expenses (based on current University of Manitoba per diem rates). Expenses will be reimbursed up to the current maximum value of the award.
Application Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2018
APPLICATION FORM ATTACHED - Please submit applications to Martha Blouw
Dr. Ian N. Morrison joined the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba in 1976 as a weed scientist and later served as Head from 1989 to 1996. His research led to the development of new tools and methods for weed control and crop protection for western Canadian producers. In the mid-1980's, he worked as an oilseed agronomist in Pakistan. Dr. Morrison moved to the University of Alberta in 1996 to become Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics.
Dr. Helgason joined the Department of Plant Science in 1947 as a plant breeder, serving as Head from 1975 to 1978, when he retired. He was named Professor Emeritus in 1980 and maintained an ongoing involvement in his research programme, graduate student committees, and departmental affairs until 1984. His outstanding career accomplishments include the development of corn inbreds and hybrids and the release of several barley varieties, including the six-row malting variety, Argyle.
Dr. Lakhdar Lamari joined the Department of Plant Science in 1988 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow conducting cereal pathology research. He subsequently joined the Department as a professor of plant pathology in 1990. He conducted world-class and world-renown cereal pathology research with special emphasis on tan spot diseases of wheat. He was the first researcher in the world to unravel the mysterious host-pathogen interaction for this disease in wheat. He developed a computer-based plant disease measurement program called "Assess" that permits the easy and rapid quantification of the number of disease lesions on plant surfaces. This program took plant pathology research to a whole new level of precision.
From: Denise Bott [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: December 5, 2017 3:35 PM
To: Dean Agriculture <agdean(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Subject: The Western Producer
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From: Don Flaten
Sent: December-04-17 3:21 PM
To: Martha Blouw; Lynda Closson
Subject: Double checking on enrollment for SOIL 7210 Managing Agricultural P
Hi Martha and Lynda. Would you please send this message to potential graduate students and their supervisors in Plant Science and Soil Science who might be interested in my grad course, SOIL 7210 Managing Agricultural Phosphorus.
Currently, there are 4 students registered for the course ... I would like to meet with all the students before the holiday break, so that we can try our best to organize the course to suit everyone's needs. If there are any other students that are likely to register for the course, please let me know asap, so that we can engage them in that discussion.
Dr. Don Flaten, Professor
Dept. of Soil Science
362 Ellis Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: 204 474-6257