Dear fellow grad students

   For the 33rd annual plant science graduate student symposium, the submission of the oral presentation title and abstract have been extended until Feb 24th, 2016. So far, seven students from our department have signed up.  I highly encourage more fellow grad students to consider attending this event. 


Please see this link for the further detail informaiton

Best Regards, 

Yang Lin

Ph.D Student

Room 148 at Agriculture Building

Department of Plant Science

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 

Tel: (204) 963-5329

From: Petruic, Moria <>
Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 8:47 AM
To: Yang Lin
Cc: Brar, Gurcharn
Subject: Re: Symposium title submission

Hi Yang,

I have 7 titles submitted from the U of M:

1) Karuna Kapoor

2) Laura Schmidt

3) Yang Lin

4 )Bruce Pei (He said he was from both U of M and AAFC)

5) Harunur Rashid

6) Ashley Ammeter

7) MM Uzzal Ahmed Liton

As Gurcharn said, title submission has been pushed back until February 24th. If you have any more questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know!

Thank you for your participation! We are looking forward to hosting you at the end of March!

Moria Petruic

MSc Candidate  
Department of Plant Sciences
Room 4C18, 51 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
Phone: 306.868.7687

From: Brar, Gurcharn
Sent: February 2, 2017 9:06 PM
To: Yang Lin
Cc: Petruic, Moria
Subject: Re: Symposium title submission
Hi Yang,

Thanks for your message.  Moria Petruic (cc’ed here) will be able to help you out with your question on submissions as she is the key person taking care of all submissions.

Actually, we have extended the deadline for title submissions to Feb. 24, which is also deadline for abstract submission.  If you visit symposium website again, there’s link for both submissions on homepage. 
It will be great to have at least 10-15 students from Manitoba as we have spot for at least 80 students in total.  This symposium will be no different from a good National Level conference or even better and our ultimate goal was to make this symposium series more exciting.

So, you are talking about a total of about 5 submissions from Manitoba only?  

Please feel free to pose any question that you may have.


From: Yang Lin <>
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:04 PM
To: Gurcharn Brar <>
Subject: Re: Symposium title submission

Hi Gurcharn 
   Would you mind helping me to check how many people from UofM officially had submitted their ora preparation titles until Feb 1st?  I think it is 5 people from uofm submitting the titles but like to confirm with you.  Also, will it be possible to other people to still submit their abstracts on feb15 even though they missed the deadline of title submission? I will try my best to encourage others to attend this meeting, since you guys have spent so much time and efforts to organize a such high level symposium with many great keynote speakers.


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On Jan 27, 2017, at 11:16, Brar, Gurcharn <> wrote:

Hi Yang,

I hope you are doing well.  Can you please send a reminder in your department to other grad students to submit titles for symposium.  The deadline is January 31 for title submission.  We did not receive many from U of M.