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Subject: [UM GradStudies notice] FGS Announcements: 28 May 2009
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 11:18:13 -0500
From: Christal Barkman <barkman@cc.umanitoba.ca>
To: Awards Contacts <awards-contacts@lists.umanitoba.ca>

Faculty of Graduate Studies Announcements To all Awards Contacts:  please circulate as you see fit.  This notice has been sent to graduate students.


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     The Faculty of Graduate Studies would like to bring the following competition(s) to your attention:

Announcements: 28 May 2009

Title of Award or Scholarship
Application Deadline or Date of Event
Research Area
Study Level (M=Master, D=Doctoral)
WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF CANADA June 15 - check with your department Women's Health M, D $3,000
DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD June 30 unrestricted M, D $1,000 cash prize and a certificate that will be presented at the annual FGS Awards Reception
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS July 2 unrestricted M, D $500 for travel in North America, $750 for international travel, $500 maximum for international students who require a visa to attend an event in a country that does not require Canadian students to hold a visa


Survey for Anthropology Graduate Students

On behalf of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), I am writing to request your assistance in distributing the AAA online 2009 survey of Masters graduates in anthropology to your own alumni.  We launched the survey earlier in this month.  Your assistance in
distributing the link to the survey and encouraging your alumni to complete it is essential to its success. 

An information page about the survey is found on the AAA web site at:
http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/copapia/MAalumnisurvey.cfm. The direct link to the survey itself is also on this page. You may send either this page link or the direct survey link to your alumni.

The genesis of the survey comes from a number of different interests. The AAA would like to connect with more Masters alums with regard to planning services, programs, and benefits.  Departments of anthropology nationwide graduate over 1,000 Masters students per year and yet we know very little about their careers, their educational experience, and their needs for organizational affiliation.  We have learned that departments of anthropology would like feedback on their graduate programs' usefulness as their graduates pursue careers in the broad array specializations characteristics of the discipline.

In creating the survey, we engaged the advice of an extensive Advisory Network to provide feedback from all specialties across anthropology. We are sending the link to academic departments that grant MA degrees, as well as a number of other groups and list serves. (A list of members of the Advisory Network is found on the web page mentioned above.)

Results from the survey will be published through the AAA, including the Anthropology Newsletter and the AAA web site. Individual respondents can request a copy of the survey report as well. Analysis will begin in fall 2009 and the report is expected at the end of 2009 or early 2010.

The anonymous survey takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Queries can be directed to MASurvey2009@aaanet.org.

Those who wish to go directly to the survey (without going through the CoPAPIA page) can go to the following URL:


Distinguished Speaker Lecture: “The Road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission”

“The Road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission”
LOUIS J. IGNARRO, Nobel Laureate
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, UCLA

Dr. Louis J. Ignarro is a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his groundbreaking discovery of the importance of Nitric Oxide in cardiovascular health. This discovery made it possible to develop and market Viagra, the first oral medication for the effective treatment of erectile dysfunction. As a result of his role in this blockbuster drug, Dr. Ignarro is sometimes known as “the Father of Viagra”.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Ignarro’s research has focused on the role of Nitric Oxide in the cardiovascular system. Among the most significant contributions from Dr. Ignarro’s wealth of research is the discovery that Nitric Oxide is produced in the blood vessels and controls the flow of blood by signaling the vessels to expand and contract.

Sponsored by Pfizer Canada and St. Boniface Hospital & Research Foundation
For further information please contact: Dr. Pawan K. Singal
Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Tel: 235-3887; psingal@sbrc.ca


Degree and Profession Project

We are glad to present you *“Degree & Profession”*(www.florence-expo.com <http://www.florence-expo.com/>), a project that offers to young graduates the opportunity to be visible at an international level with their degree project and to meet the world of professionals and companies.

This project is structured in two parts:

*Virtual Exposition and International Awards* in which graduates from all faculties can upload their project on a permanent database on www.florence-expo.com <http://www.florence-expo.com/> receiving great visibilità and participating to the International award with numerous prizes, including the final award of € 4000 for the best thesis presented in Florence during the Florence World Festival

*Degree & Profession - *_*Florence World Festival*”, that will take place in Florence from the 24th to the 27th of November, 2009, with a program of seminars, professional testimonials, exhibitions and meetings on the creativity of men related to the context, embroiling disciplines such as Architecture, Urban Planning, Conservation, Restoration, Design, Fashion, Music and Theatre.

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation of Florence promotes this event because it recognize the importance of offering to the youngsters a concrete opportunity to build their future and we trust that you could contribute disseminating this information through the publication on the website, the communication to your contacts and in possible other ways congenial to you.

We remain at your disposal at the address info@florence-expo.com <mailto:info@florence-expo.com> if you should wish more information on the project.

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