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
To all plant science graduate students,
The field season is upon us and PSGSA has provided water & Gatorade bottles, as well as snacks, sunscreen, and insect spray, and kept them in the grad lounge. Please note that these items are intended for use by students working at the Point, CTC, and Ag. building greenhouse, however we do recommend still bringing your own supplies. The water and drinks in the lounge are extra or back-up if you are working at the mentioned locations for longer periods or have forgotten to bring your own. Sunscreen and insect spray are shared items and we expect them to stay in the lounge after use.
We want to extend these supplies until the end of the field season and only for people who need it the most, so please only use them when absolutely needed.
Thank you for cooperation,
Hello all PS grad students,
Couple reminders of places to stay in touch over the summer:
1. DropBox link <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxmn3CX57bAJFjFlB0WITNRpHQ8OWnfsL…> - this is the place to ask questions, get in contact with PSGSA, ask questions to Martha, etc. It can be used anonymously as needed. Reminder: It is not for emergencies.
3. Our Instagram (@um_psgsa) - Events and news will be posted here. Also a place to DM questions!
5. The grad lounge - the bulletin board will have upcoming events posted, as well as snacks and water.
7. Our website<https://www.uofmpsgsa.com/> - this will be receiving a makeover over the summer! An email with its new features will be sent out closer to fall.
Also, if you would like to request a grad office, please send an email as we have several open.
Hope everyone's research and writing goes well over these summer months, stay in touch!
Sonia and the PSGSA team
From: Henriquez, Maria Antonia <mariaantonia.henriquez(a)AGR.GC.CA>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2022 7:40 PM
Subject: Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunity - Scientific Researcher (SE-RES)
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I have a Postdoctoral Researcher position in my program. I would appreciate if you could share this Job opportunity.
Postdoctoral Researcher - Scientific Researcher (SE-RES) :
My program is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher, starting in October 2022. The candidate will be hired under the Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) as Scientific Researcher (SE-RES). Salary Range: $58,563 to $113,877. This is a full-time job for a contract of 2.5 years (subject to a potential one-year extension).
Applicants should apply to the PRP program (see link below) and send me an email with his/her CV.
PRP Link : https://nrcan-rncan.hiringplatform.ca/questionnaires/20673-applications/peo…
Deadline to apply: June 5, 2022
Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in improving Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance and disease management, but it has proven much more difficult than other diseases. In fact, only a registered single bread wheat variety (AAC Tenacious) is rated as resistant. The slow progress of developing resistant varieties stems from the complex, quantitative expression of resistance, coupled with strong genotype by environment interactions . Also, the poor correlation between FHB incidence and severity with DON content, and the laborious task of phenotyping the disease making selection for enhanced resistance challenging. Furthermore, FHB resistance genes are often linked with undesirable agronomic traits (i.e. plant height, grain protein content) that slows genetic progress. In recent years, the pairing of mutagenesis with next generation sequencing has become an reliable technique for trait improvement and the identification of gene function. The development of the TILLING (targeting induced local lesions in genomes) method has significantly advanced the detection of useful mutations in crops.
In this project the candidate will be working with a research team integrating high-end genomics technologies to contribute to the production of a high quality genome of AAC Tenacious, characterization of a Targeting Induced Local Lesions In Genomes (TILLING) population, production of genotypic and phenotypic data of the TILLING population where germplasm and database will be available to all Canadian wheat research programs.
This job opportunity requires a highly motivated candidate with experience in Next Generation Sequencing. Experience using R, Linux/Unix and/or Experience in coding languages are desirable.
Candidates must have obtained:
A doctoral degree (PhD) within the last three (3) years* from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences, bioinformatics, plant science, plant pathology, plant breeding, biology, plant physiology, microbiology, natural resources, genetics, biology or a related discipline.
Maria Antonia Henriquez Ph.D.
Morden Research and Development Centre
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
101 Route 100
Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1Y5
Telephone | Téléphone 204-822-7551
E-mail / Courriel MariaAntonia.Henriquez(a)agr.gc.ca<mailto:MariaAntonia.Henriquez@agr.gc.ca>
Deadline: May 20, 2022
From: Martha Blouw
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:35 PM
To: 'Plants-grads(a)lists.umanitoba.ca' <Plants-grads(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>
Cc: 'Plants-academics(a)lists.umanitoba.ca' <Plants-academics(a)lists.umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Plant Science Travel Awards
Please see the attached application for the Plant Science Travel Awards.
These awards can be used for in-person or virtual attendance at a conference.
When writing your abstract, please note that an abstract should generally include:
· An introductory sentence;
· Objectives of your research;
· Brief description of what was done;
· Results (this should be the bulk of the abstract);
· A conclusion with a "take-home" message and future directions.
Application deadline: October 29, 2021 May 20, 2022
Martha Blouw, Academic Advisor
Department of Plant Science │ Department of Soil Science
226 Agriculture Building
University of Manitoba │Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
Forwarded on behalf of Dr. Entz.
From: Will Bailey-Elkin <wbaileyelkin(a)alus.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:42 AM
To: Martin Entz <M.Entz(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:M.Entz@umanitoba.ca>>
Cc: Eric Payseur <eric.payseur(a)cog.ca<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: COG Position
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I just had a lovely conversation with Eric Payseur, the Organic Transition Manager with COG, about a position with COG as a Program Coordinator for their Regenerative Organic Oat Program. It appears that they are having difficulty finding someone to fill the role, and the growing season is quickly approaching.
I couldn't help but think that there may be some students at the U of M that might be interested in this part-time position. Would you consider distributing the position summary to anyone you think might be interested?
All the best,
Will Bailey-Elkin, M.Sc.
Project Manager, Lake Winnipeg Basin Project
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