From: gs-dept-grad-chairs-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com> <gs-dept-grad-chairs-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> on behalf of Graduate Communications <Graduate.Communications(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Graduate.Communications@umanitoba.ca>>
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:19 PM
To: Graduate Communications
Subject: [Gs-dept-grad-chairs] Ph.D. Thesis Portal
As you may be aware, a new 1-stage Ph.D. thesis distribution process was approved by Senate and implemented for Fall 2018. During the last 12 months, while IST worked to update the JUMP thesis portal to accommodate the new 1-stage distribution process, doctoral candidates have had the option of submitting their thesis to FGS for official review by their examining committee members using either the 1-stage or 2-stage distribution process. The JUMP thesis portal has now been updated. Theses that are currently undergoing official review by their examining committee members using the 2-stage process will be able to complete the review under the 2-stage process. Going forward, all new doctoral candidates who submit their thesis to the JUMP thesis portal will use the 1-stage distribution process as the 2-stage review distribution process will no longer be available.
To clarify any misconceptions about the new distribution process, the 1-stage process is summarized as follows:
1. While the new distribution process is coined as a 1-stage distribution process, it is still technically a 2-stage process. In the new 1-stage distribution process, the advisory committee is responsible for reviewing the candidate's thesis in its entirety and providing written feedback to the student before the student submits their thesis to the JUMP thesis portal for official review by both internal and external committee members.
2. Once the internal review of the thesis has been completed by the advisory committee:
a. The "Approval to Proceed to PhD Thesis Examination" form (downloaded from FGS website "Graduate Studies forms" page:http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/forms/index.html) is completed and signed by the student, advisory committee, and Department Head/Graduate Chair verifying that:
* Advisory committee members have read the complete version of the thesis that the candidate intends to submit for examination and have provided the candidate with a detailed review and comments including any necessary revisions;
* The student has received feedback from all members of the advisory committee, has taken the feedback into account in preparing the thesis, and is ready and willing to have their thesis examined; and
* The department/unit fully supports the thesis proceeding to examination.
b. The student will log into the JUMP thesis portal and upload a .pdf copy of the "Approval to Proceed to PhD Thesis Examination" form and a copy of their thesis and supplemental files (if applicable).
c. The student will receive an email confirming that their thesis has been received. Email notification is also sent to the department/unit contact person to inform them that the student has submitted their thesis to the JUMP portal for thesis examination.
d. Email notification is sent to the advisor/co-advisor to request that they submit the names of three (3) prospective external examiners including brief CVs and a justification for selecting them. Instructions and a link for submitting the prospective external examiners' information to the JUMP portal are provided in the email. The advisor/co-advisor and student are not permitted to contact the prospective external examiners in advance. The external examiner will be chosen by the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Associate Dean and will remain anonymous until the external examiner's report is received.
e. Once the submission has been reviewed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and an external examiner has been chosen by the Associate Dean, the thesis examination will be initiated. Email notifications will be sent to:
* Internal and external examiners providing them with a link for accessing a .pdf copy of the candidate's thesis (and supplemental files, if applicable) and instructions for submitting their report. Examiners are requested to submit their reports within three (3) weeks. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will email individual examiners a reminder if their report hasn't been received after three (3) weeks.
* The student and advisor/co-advisor to inform them that the thesis examination is now in progress. They are reminded that while the thesis is undergoing review, no communication is permitted with examining committee members regarding the thesis until all internal and external examiner reports have been received.
f. Once all examiner reports are received, they are distributed via email to the advisor/co-advisor, internal examining committee members and the Department/Unit Head. The advisor/co-advisor is/are asked to share the reports with the student. They are also provided with information concerning scheduling the Ph.D. Oral Defence.
"Ph.D. thesis distribution instructions" can be viewed on FGS website here: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/thesis/index.html
Complete information regarding the Ph.D. thesis examination process and procedures can be viewed in "SECTION 5: Doctor of Philosophy General Regulations": http://crscalprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatal…
Please contact the respective Student Program Assistant for your area if you have any questions or require assistance: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/aboutus/staff.html
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From: agriculture-gradstudents-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca <agriculture-gradstudents-bounces(a)lists.umanitoba.ca> On Behalf Of Crystal Jorgenson
Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: Call for Applications, Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship
Sent on behalf of Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education
Please note this scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post‐secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta
From: manager(a)cffae.ca<mailto:email@example.com> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: September-05-19 2:15 PM
Subject: Call for Applications, Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship
The Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education invites applications for The Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship.
This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post‐secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. In
2019, two awards will be granted:
$10,000 Masters level
$17,000 PhD level
Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Deadline for applications is October 18, 2019
Scholarships are awarded on the following basis, but not necessarily placed in order of importance:
1. Academic achievement
2. Areas of study
3. Community Involvement
4. Career interests
5. Letters of recommendation
This scholarship was created by Dr. Karl C. Ivarson through a gift to the Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education. Application Guidelines, Application Form and Referee Form can be found at http://cffae.ca/ivarson-agricultural-scholarship/.
Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education
300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 233, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1C1
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University of Manitoba Bursaries
Every year, the University of Manitoba offers a wide-range of bursaries to both new and continuing full time and part-time students who are enrolled in school from September to April who have a demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic standing. Bursaries (student funding that does not need to be repaid) range in amounts from $100 to $1,000 with over $6 million awarded annually.
Bursary awards are primarily based upon financial need (as opposed to scholarships which are primarily based upon academics/marks).
Application details are here: http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/
From: Christine Rawluk
Sent: September-03-19 4:23 PM
To: Lynda Closson
Cc: Francis Zvomuya
Subject: mitacs list of grad student workshops
I am not sure if this is something you would typically share with grad students, but thought I would pass it along just the same. This list was provided by Yvette Shang, Business Development Specialist with Mitacs.
The following is a list of Mitacs workshops schedule for this upcoming academic year:
* Networking - Oct 10: GSA Lounge, U of MB
* Foundations of Project Management I, Oct 29-30: venue TBD
* Foundations of Project Management I, Nov 21-22: GSA Lounge, U of MB
* Skills of Communications - Nov 26: GSA Lounge, U of MB
* Build Your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills - Nov 7 - 8: venue TBD
* Practice Your Presentation Skills I - Feb 13, 2020: GSA Lounge, U of MB
* Discovering the Entrepreneur Within - Feb 26, 2020: GSA Lounge, U of MB
* Career Professionalism - Mar 12, 2020 (not confirmed yet)
Research Development & Industry Communications Facilitator
National Centre for Livestock and the Environment
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba
Please note I will be on vacation July29-Aug2 and Aug26 Aug30