Hello Grad Students in Plant Science,
Happy spooky season! We hope you are doing well during the fall term so far.
PSGSA has a few exciting announcements coming up:
Our first virtual coffee break will be happening THIS WEDNESDAY (October 21) at 2:30 pm. Join us at the link below with your cup of coffee/tea in hand and we will have a coffee break together as students. You will be able to meet the new exec team of PSGSA this year and meet with other students in our faculty!
Second, follow PSGSA on Instagram (@um_psgsa) and Facebook (@U of M Plant Science Graduate Student Association) to hear about upcoming events, seminars, and giveaways. We will also be sharing details about our upcoming Halloween event next Thursday, Oct. 29.
See everyone on Wednesday,
From: Kristen MacMillan
Sent: March 29, 2021 8:58 AM
To: Bev Godard <Bev.Godard(a)umanitoba.ca>; Crystal Jorgenson <Crystal.Jorgenson(a)umanitoba.ca>
Subject: FW: Join Us for Organic Agriculture Deserves a Seat at the Grown-ups Table
From: Advanced Plant Science Seminar <customercare(a)gotowebinar.com<mailto:email@example.com>>
Sent: March 29, 2021 8:55 AM
To: Kristen MacMillan <Kristen.MacMillan(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Kristen.MacMillan@umanitoba.ca>>
Subject: Join Us for Organic Agriculture Deserves a Seat at the Grown-ups Table
Caution: This message was sent from outside the University of Manitoba.
Organic Agriculture Deserves a Seat at the Grown-ups Table
Join us for a webinar on Apr 08, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT.
A special Advanced Plant Science Seminar presented by Martin H. Entz, PhD
Professor of Cropping Systems and Natural Systems Agriculture
University of Manitoba
The seminar will be based on a recent essay written by Martin. The essay explores the fundamental role organic agriculture can, and will play in sustaining people and the planet which begins by identifying two major environmental threats, and how industry is being pushed to respond. It then spends time on the question of food security - a hurdle in the minds of many when discussing organic agriculture. The paper asks how we might reconcile Canada's aspirations of increasing agricultural exports with a farming system that is more focused on environmental targets. Informing this question requires a critical look at global population and diet trends. Where will food be required in the future? And given that the planet has more people suffering from over- rather than under-feeding, is the present food system the right fit? Finally, it circles back to the original question of how organic agriculture can contribute to solution for climate change and biodiversity loss while producing healthy food and livelihoods.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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From: Andrew Sinclair
Sent: March 26, 2021 4:11 PM
To: Lyle Morin <Lyle.Morin(a)umanitoba.ca>; Rick Jansen <Rick.Jansen(a)umanitoba.ca>; Chris Bohonis <Chris.Bohonis(a)umanitoba.ca>; Richard Bell <Richard.Bell(a)umanitoba.ca>; Cameron Neufeld <Cameron.Neufeld(a)umanitoba.ca>; Stephen Walker <steve.walker(a)umanitoba.ca>; Jingwei Xie <Jingwei.Xie(a)umanitoba.ca>
Cc: Bev Henry <Beverly.Henry(a)umanitoba.ca>; Bev Godard <Bev.Godard(a)umanitoba.ca>; Cathy Bay <Cathy.Bay(a)umanitoba.ca>; Vanessa Jukes Strutt <Vanessa.Jukes(a)umanitoba.ca>; Cory Fielding <Cory.Fielding(a)umanitoba.ca>; Jenn Bouchard <Jennifer.Bouchard(a)umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Plant Science Window Replacement - Road Closures
We have a project starting up soon involving the replacement of the windows on the Plant Science building. This project will involve the use of a boom lift for accessing the windows and will require periodic road closures on both the south bound lane of Service 3 St. S and the north half of the laneway between Plant Science and the Dairy Barn Art Studio. When the road closures are in place fencing will be erected around the area of the work and signage will be placed on each end of the fencing identifying vehicles to yield to oncoming traffic. For the duration of the construction there will also be an enclosed secured disposal bin place at the north end of the Plant Science building. The bin will be placed up tight to the building so as not to disrupt the laneway access. Please see the attached site plan for further details and dates of road closures.
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or comments concerning this project.
Andrew Sinclair B.Ed., M.Arch
Project Manager | Architectural & Engineering Services
Don’t forget to also register for the thesis (Grad 7000 – MSc; Grad 8000 PhD).
From: gs-suppstaff-contacts-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca <gs-suppstaff-contacts-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca> On Behalf Of Graduate Communications
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18 AM
To: Graduate Communications <Graduate.Communications(a)umanitoba.ca>
Subject: [Gs-suppstaff-contacts] Registration Reminder: Summer 2021, GRAD 7300 & GRAD 7500
[University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies]
Message sent on behalf of Ms. Andrea Kailer, Programs Coordinator, Faculty of Graduate Studies
To: All Graduate Students
Cc: Dept./Unit Heads, Grad Chairs & Admin Contacts
Please read the below information carefully as it contains important information about graduate student registration.
1. Information for all Master’s and Ph.D. students who are continuing in their programs*:
All graduate students are required to register every academic term which includes Fall, Winter and Summer. Summer 2021 registration opens April 5th. If students do not register by July 16th, 2021, they will be discontinued from their program of study. As Summer 2021 term is approaching, ensure you are registered for the re-registration course:
This re-registration should be over and above any course registration(s) you complete. So long as you are in a re-registration course for each term, you will retain status in your graduate program even if you withdraw from other courses.
*MBA and MPA students: if you need to register for re-registration only, please contact your departmental/unit graduate program assistant.
Exceptions to Summer 2021 term re-registration:
* Students on a Parental or Exceptional Leave do not have to register in the term(s) for which this kind of leave is approved. Students on a Regular Leave are still required to register for the re-registration course in each term.
* Students who anticipate graduating in May 2021 are not required to register for the Summer 2021 term.
Students who anticipate graduating in October 2021 must register for their final Thesis/Practicum/Comprehensive Exam/Project or the final course specific to their program in Summer 2021 term. Re-registration in GRAD 7020/GRAD 8020 is still a good idea in case your graduating term is delayed.
All course numbers and CRNs can be found by searching the Class Schedule link at https://aurora.umanitoba.ca/.
If you have questions about registration please contact your departmental/unit graduate program assistant.
2. Compulsory GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial
Commencing in Fall 2020, all Pre-Master’s, Masters and Ph.D. students were required to register in GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial and complete the associated modules in UM Learn. This zero (0) credit-hour, pass/fail research integrity tutorial is a highly interactive online tool designed to provide a comprehensive overview and basic understanding of the best practices and principles in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Students will be exposed to practical advice on how to deal with challenging situations that may arise while doing research within their own area of expertise. The course also addresses the latest standards, codes, and policies in the Responsible Conduct of Research both locally and globally. The content of this tutorial is run out of the Vice President (Research & International) Office and more information can be found on their webpage: https://umanitoba.ca/research/integrity/research_integrity.html
Graduate Students who are starting or continuing their graduate program in Summer 2021 must register for GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year of admission, whichever comes first. Do note that May 2021 graduands are required to complete GRAD 7300 and should already be registered in a prior term and/or have completed GRAD 7300. For new or continuing students who have not yet registered for GRAD 7300:
3. Compulsory GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial
Academic Integrity is a matter of paramount importance in academia. It is the foundation of scholarly work. Breaches of Academic Integrity, whether intentional or unintentional, have potentially very serious consequences to a student’s status in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and at the University of Manitoba. To help graduate students better understand the issues surrounding Academic Integrity, the Senate of the University of Manitoba passed a motion that requires all graduate students to take a compulsory tutorial on Academic Integrity.
All graduate students must register for and complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial one time. This is a zero (0) credit-hour course intended to introduce students to their basic responsibilities regarding academic integrity and to the resources available to them.
Graduate Students who are starting their graduate program in Summer 2021, or who have not yet registered for the course, must register for GRAD 7500:
GRAD 7501 (French version for USB students only)
Failure to successfully complete this course within the first term of registration will result in suspension of registration privileges, and potentially, a failed grade and Required to Withdraw action.
We strongly suggest you review the course instructions prior to starting the course: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/htmlmail/Academic_Integrity…
Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed at: https://umanitoba.ca/graduate-studies/student-experience/core-academic-requ…
* Please only register for GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 once. Do not register in subsequent terms while admitted to the same degree program.
* Students on an exceptional/parental/regular leave of absence must register in GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 upon return from leave if it has not already been completed.
* Students MUST complete GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 even if:
· They have already completed a similar departmental seminar course.
· Their thesis is in the middle of distribution.
· They are a Pre-Masters student.
· A span of time of one (1) or more term(s) separates one graduate degree program from another graduate degree program (for instance, if a student completed GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 at the Master’s level, took a break of one (1) or more terms and was admitted to another Master’s or Ph.D. program)
* Students are not required to complete GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 if:
· They are a Ph.D. student who already completed GRAD 7500 and GRAD 7300 during their Master’s program (without a span of time between programs)
Students must register for these courses in Aurora in order to access them in UM Learn.
Always remember to plan your program carefully. It is imperative that you ensure you are registering for only those courses that are a major part of your Master’s or Ph.D. program. If they are not part of your major program then they should be added through your department/unit office as an Auxiliary course “X”, Audit course “A” or an Occasional course “O”. If you have questions about this, contact your department/unit. Do not register for more courses than your program allows because you may be assessed extra fees at the time of graduation.
As per SECTION 2: Academic Performance of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Guide<http://crscalprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatal…>:
“Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they meet all degree and program requirements. The advisor (and if appropriate co-advisor), advisory committee, and unit must ensure that each student follows the guidelines and meets the program requirements. The Faculty of Graduate Studies performs a final check of program requirements for each student just prior to graduation. Students are cautioned, therefore, to periodically check all regulations with respect to the degree requirements. Failure to meet all the requirements will render a student ineligible to graduate.”
Thank you for your attention to these important graduate student matters.
Andrea J. Kailer, B. Comm. (Hons).
Confidential Assistant to the Associate Deans & Programs Coordinator
Faculty of Graduate Studies • University of Manitoba
500 University Centre • Winnipeg, Manitoba • R3T 2N2
Tel. 204.474.7298 • Fax 204.474.7553
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From: Belay Ayele
Sent: March 25, 2021 9:50 AM
To: Bev Godard <Bev.Godard(a)umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Freeze dryer usage
To keep our freeze dryer working as best as it can, we all need to follow these rules:
1) Every user must be trained before using the machine, and the training must be recorded.
Ralph Kowatsch, Mohammed Mira and Pawanpuneet Rehal are the trainers. Please contact one of them if you need training.
2) Every user must complete the sign-in sheet each time they use the machine
Lab Equipment Resources Committee
Please see message below from Shuxiang.
From: Shuxiang Lei
Sent: March 24, 2021 10:48 AM
To: Bev Godard <Bev.Godard(a)umanitoba.ca>
Subject: freeze dryer sign up sheet
This is shuxiang，can you forward this to the plant science. The freeze dryer in room 324 is been using but no one signed up on the sheet. So i just wondering when will it get done.
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From: bldg-agriculture-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of PHYS. PLANT WORK ORDER DESK
Sent: March 24, 2021 10:43 AM
To: PHYSICAL PLANT (bldg-physical-plant(a)lists.umanitoba.ca) <bldg-physical-plant(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>; STORES BUILDING (bldg-stores(a)lists.umanitoba.ca) <bldg-stores(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>; AGRICULTURE GREENHOUSE (bldg-agriculture-greenhouse(a)lists.umanitoba.ca) <bldg-agriculture-greenhouse(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>; AGRICULTURE BUILDING (bldg-agriculture(a)lists.umanitoba.ca) <bldg-agriculture(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Safety Valve Replacements - March 29th to April 1st, 2021 - Plant Science, Dairy Art Barn, Ellis, Physical Plant, Stores, University College, Agriculture Lecture Block, Animal Science, TK Cheung
During the week of March 29th to April 1st, 2021 the Plumbing shop will be replacing a number of safety relief valves in the following buildings:
1) Plant Science
2) Dairy Art Barn
4) Physical plant
6) University College Academic
7) Agriculture lecture block
8) Animal science
9) T K Cheung
These safety valve replacements will ONLY affect the domestic hot water and building compressed air in these buildings. The domestic cold water will remain on and the washrooms will still be in operation.
The duration of this shutdown will be anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours per building. The shutdown day for each particular building will depend on how many valves can be replaced on any given day. Work should be completed in three days.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Al Borsboom, 204-474-7235, al.borsboom(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com>
Hello to all,
A reminder that all deliveries are to go to Physical Plant/Central Stores.
Please do not let delivery drivers into the building, they are not to be delivering directly to our office.
Secretary to the Department Head
Department of Plant Science
University of Manitoba
TUESDAY, MARCH 23 the large autoclave in 210 will be serviced.
From: Bev Godard
Sent: March 19, 2021 1:23 PM
To: plants-all(a)lists.umanitoba.ca; 'plants-grads(a)lists.umanitoba.ca' <plants-grads(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Room 210 Large Autoclave maintenance servicing
FYI - The large autoclave in 210 Plant Science will be serviced next Tuesday March 22 morning.
Secretary to the Department Head
Department of Plant Science
University of Manitoba