Peter B.E. McVetty Plant Breeding Scholarship in the Department of Plant Science
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence in a Master's or Ph.D. program in plant breeding in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba. One or more scholarships will be offered to graduate students who:
* are enrolled full-time in their second year of a Master's program, or in their second or third year of a Ph.D. program in plant breeding in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba;
* have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
* have demonstrated achievement in plant breeding research applicable to the Canadian Prairies.
Applications should be submitted to Martha.Blouw(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Martha.Blouw@umanitoba.ca> and must include:
* A covering letter describing: a) the status and progress of the applicant's research program and coursework; b) the value of the applicant's research project to cultivar development in the Canadian Prairies;
* An abstract of the applicant's research project;
* A copy (photocopy is acceptable) of the transcript of the applicant's graduate student program academic record;
* A letter of recommendation from one member of academic staff sent directly to Martha.Blouw(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Martha.Blouw@umanitoba.ca>.
While the scholarship is open to all graduate students engaged in plant breeding research, preference will be given to graduate students engaged in canola/rapeseed plant breeding research.
DEADLINE: November 26, 2021
From: Delaine Russo <Delaine.Russo(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Delaine.Russo@umanitoba.ca>>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2021 8:33 PM
To: Claudio Stasolla <Claudio.Stasolla(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Claudio.Stasolla@umanitoba.ca>>; Mya Kraft <Mya.Kraft(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Mya.Kraft@umanitoba.ca>>
Subject: positive case notification
Please find below a positive case notification for Plant Science.
An individual who tested positive was on campus on December 20th during their period of communicability. The individual was at the following locations.
Room 310 Plant Science
Approx. 10:30am and 12:45pm
1st floor ladies washroom
The individual has reviewed their activities while on campus and utilized the Manitoba Government Contact Tracing Tool (https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/covid/covid-contact-tracing-tool.pdf). The case has identified and notified their close contacts. If you have not been notified that you are a close contact and you attended any of the above locations during the time period specified, you are advised to self-monitor for the next 14 days. If you develop any symptoms that could be due to COVID-19, immediately self-isolate and seek testing. For more information on self-monitoring after a public exposure, review this fact sheet: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/covid/covid-self-monitoring-possible-p….
Delaine Russo, B.Sc., M.Sc., EP I Director, Environmental Health & Safety I University of Manitoba I Cell: 204-260-9941 I Desk: 204-474-9083 I Email: delaine.russo(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. Lawley is looking for a grader/marker for PLNT 4510 Advanced Cropping Systems for Winter term.
The posting can be found here - https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx
Application deadline is January 4, 2022.
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I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. As we all know, 2021 has been very challenging and we, as a Department, have tried to adapt and evolve to the rapidly changing scenarios.
It has been my pleasure to serve as the Acting Head. It has been difficult and taxing, but equally rewarding. I wish to thank you all for the patience and support during my service. At the same time, I also apologize with those of you with whom I might have been abrasive at times; my intentions were good.
A special appreciation goes to the GO colleagues; you did a superlative job. We had some disagreements, but your professionality was never doubted. We are extremely lucky to have you all.
Finally, I wish to express my best wishes to the colleagues leading the Department in 2022. Let's keep fostering transparency and openness. Good luck!
Stay safe and see you next year,
From: fafs-all-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca <fafs-all-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca> On Behalf Of Mya Kraft
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2021 1:13 PM
Subject: Virtual Holiday Gathering Dec 21 a go- Faculty Skating party canceled
For your information, the Faculty's Ice Skating and Holiday Gathering planned for Wednesday, December 22nd has been canceled.
Don't forget the Virtual Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Annual Holiday Celebration!
Date: Tuesday, December 21st, 3:00-4:30pm
Location: MS Teams link<https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGNlMGI4ZjMtYjhhNC00…>
We have received several emails recently on campus closures and services over the holidays as well as a notice of a stranger in Plant Science. Please review these emails if you will be working on campus over the holidays.
As well, if you will be working on campus, please follow the work alone policy.
* Do not conduct work involving hazardous material
* Make sure someone knows where you are and expected length of work
* If you are working alone for a long period of time, ask your contact to call you if they have not heard from you by a specified time
* Make sure your contact knows
o Your cell number
o Lab phone number
o Security services phone number 204-474-9341
The doors are supposed to be locked during the holiday closure, so lock doors behind you. Campus security can be contacted at any time if there is an issue or for the safewalk program.
An individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 was last on the Fort Garry Campus on December 10th. The individual attended all rooms in the Ag Building Greenhouse, the Point (i.e. Plant Science Field Station BLDG) , and the Crop Technology Centre. All UM COVID-19 safety protocols were followed and the person is adhering to guidance from Public Health.
Public health has investigated the case and has reached out to close contacts of the individual. If you were not contacted by Public Health and were in the above area on the above date, you can continue to self-monitor for symptoms. Should you develop symptoms use the Online COVID-19 Screening Tool<https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/> to determine if you should be tested.
The spaces where the individual was present on campus have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected. All individuals in all UM indoor spaces are required to wear 3-ply reusable or disposable masks at all times.
It is more important than ever that individuals who attend work or any on-campus activities in person strictly follow public health guidance including getting vaccinated, limiting close contacts outside of the home, practicing physical distancing, and staying home when sick, no matter how mild the symptoms. If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19, use the Online COVID-19 Screening Tool<https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/> to self-screen and get tested if that is what is recommended. Without the test there is no way to tell if the symptoms are from COVID-19 or another cause.
due to the increasing threat of the Omicron variant, I would like to remind everyone to remain very prudent and vigilant. When possible, work from home. When accessing the facility please adhere to all the safety precautions. Also, gathering should be avoided.