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
As indicated in the meeting this afternoon, the faculty is putting together a strategic enrolment plan and we as a department are looking for our thoughts on what you think may be effective methods to increase enrolment a the undergraduate and graduate levels. If you could please forward your suggestions for either level to Martha (Martha.Blouw(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Martha.Blouw@umanitoba.ca>) by Monday April 4th, that would be greatly appreciated. Martha will compile your thoughts with those of faculty to be presented and discussed at a department council in mid-April.
Thank you for your input and your thoughts on this and thank you to those who attended today’s meeting and already provided some of your thoughts on this topic.
** TWO RANDOM PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DRAWN TO RECIEVE A $25 GIFT CARD **
Professor & Acting Associate Head
Dept. Plant Science
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University of Manitoba
Office Phone: 204-474-6080
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Subject: Student Affairs Participation Award - 2022
The selection committee for the Student Affairs Participation Award is pleased to announce this year's annual competition. We are hoping to honour a student at the University of Manitoba who has maintained high academic achievement while demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities in making a significant voluntary contribution to the university and/ or broader community. I have included the selection criteria for you in this package. This award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline for submitting nomination forms to the Financial Aid & Awards Office is Friday, April 08, 2022. If you have any questions about the award itself or the nomination process, please contact Awards Selection Coordinator, Thao Ha, via email at Thao.Ha(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Thao.Ha@umanitoba.ca>. Submission instructions and submission e-mail address are provided in the attached PDF.
We appreciate the time you take in helping us find a worthy recipient.
If you have any questions regarding the award itself or the nomination process, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Thank you and have a good day.
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Subject: Training Opportunity for Graduates
Dear UM Faculty members and Office administrators,
Please share the following advertisements with your Graduate students about an opportunity to attend an all-expenses-paid workshop about science communication:
Are you interested in strengthening your ability to communicate your science to the general public?
Would you like to meet other graduate students across the country who are passionate about science communication?
Do you want to network with professionals to explore science communication in all its facets?
...and all for FREE? This is your opportunity!
ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on enhancing communication skills and fostering an inclusive community that can effectively communicate scientific information to academic and non-academic audiences. Created in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard University and MIT, over 2000 graduate students have now benefited from learning the skills needed to communicate complex concepts within science, engineering and other technical fields to reach broader and more diverse audiences. ComSciCon has now come to Canada to empower the next generation of leaders in STEM fields across the country.
This year, ComSciCon Canada will be holding a National Workshop (ComSciConCAN<https://comscicon.com/comsciconcan-2022>) in a hybrid format from August 12th-14th, 2022. The conference is completely free of charge for selected attendees (travel [full or partial], lodging, and food will be provided).
The application deadline is April 6th, 2022 and the application form is available here: https://comscicon.com/comsciconcan-2022-application
For more information, please refer to the National Workshop website (https://comscicon.com/comsciconcan-2022) or contact us directly at our email address below.
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University of Manitoba
Hi Plant Science Graduate Students,
Come on down to the weekly Coffee Break at the Plant Science Graduate Student Lounge on Wednesday at 10:30 am!
See you all there!
PSGSA Social Directors
Samantha Curtis & Dale Penner
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Subject: [Gs-dept-grad-chairs] Academic Learning Centre Supports and Services for Graduate Students
[University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies]
Sending on behalf of the Academic Learning Centre
To: Graduate Chairs and Graduate Support Staff
The Academic Learning Centre<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning> offers group and one-to-one programming to enhance students' academic learning, writing and research skills.
* Supplemental Instruction-weekly review sessions in historically challenging classes, especially classes in the STEM fields and with common curricula
* Course-based writing tutors-support for all students in a class with early feedback on writing
* Training for tutors or leaders from other academic programs and departments at the U of M
* In-class workshops to build skills in key areas and for specific assignments
* Workshops and online resources for students
* One-to-one tutoring to refine academic skills and develop learning strategies
ALC workshops delivered for the Faculty of Graduate Studies Grad Steps Workshop Series<https://umanitoba.ca/graduate-studies/student-experience/graduate-student-w…>
Workshops specifically designed to support UM graduate students, including topics such as:
* Citing, Referencing and Paraphrasing
* Thesis Structure and Organization
* Writing Processes and Routines
* Poster Presentations
* Oral Presentation
* Writing a Journal Article
* Writing a Literature Review
* Reading and note-taking strategies
* Synthesizing research
* Finding Relevant Research
* Communicating Research: Knowledge Translation
More information, dates, and registration can be found online: https://umanitoba.ca/graduate-studies/student-experience/graduate-student-w…
SAGE Indigenous Grad Student Supports<https://umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/SAGE.html>
If you have a UM grad student who identifies as First Nations, Métis, Inuit or Native American, you can let them know about SAGE programming, including
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