the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences staff newsletter
4 , 2004
Science Seminar Series - Scott Day, Manitoba Agriculture,
Food and Rural Initiatives, will present "Small Farms Project:
real examples of successful small farms in SW Manitoba" on Thursday,
February 5 at 3:30 pm in Room 130 Agriculture Building. Coffee and
donuts will be served at 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Teaching and Learning Symposium - On Friday, February 6 from
9:00 am - 3:30 pm, University Teaching Services is sponsoring its 3rd
Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium featuring a keynote address by
Don McCabe on "Academic Integrity". Dr. McCabe is a
professor of organization management at Rutgers University and over
the past 12 years has done extensive research on academic cheating.
There is a $25 registration fee to cover the costs of lunch and resources.
Register online or for more
information, contact Daniel Bowers at 474-7042.
Dafoe Library Graduate Student Lecture - Karen Clavelle,
Department of English, will be presenting "Henry Kelsey and the
Prairie Garden" on Friday, February 6 at 12:30 pm in the
Icelandic Board Room, 3rd Floor - Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Her presentation
will look at the garden as it figures in writing from the Canadian prairies.
Attention will be given to Henry Kelsey, an inland explorer for the
Hudson's Bay Company who is credited with having produced the first
English language account of the Canadian Northwest and who envisioned
the prairies, in part, as a garden.
Ph.D. Oral Examination - On Monday, February 9 at 9:30 am
in Room 220 Animal Science/Entomology Building, Kennantudawage Siril
Hemachandra will defend his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Parasitoids
of Delia radicum (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in canola: Assessment of potential
agents for classical biological control".
seminars open to all - The second year diploma class will be hosting
the following guest speakers as part of their Management Planning Project
II course. All are welcome to sit in. The sessions are held Wednesdays
at 2:30 pm in Room 130 in the Agriculture Building.
11: Merv Pritchard, School of Agriculture, will be speaking about
his recent CIDA-funded, AIC organized trip to Ghana. At 3:30 pm, Les
Kletke will be speaking about agricultural practices in Brazil.
25: Mike Lesiuk, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives,
will be speaking about the Agricultural Policy Framework.
3: Jon Thiessen, MCC, will be speaking about his work with
The Mennonite Central Committee. Then at 3:30 pm, Dan Wiens,
CFGB, will give a presentation on the Canadian Food Grains Bank.
are still needed for the 22nd Annual Great Grain Relay being
held Saturday, February 21 at the Max Bell Centre here on campus
from 12 noon to 2 pm. Contact Murray Vanderpont at 474-6030,
if you are interested in participating!
February 25 in the Carolyn Sifton lecture theatre at 3:30 pm (coffee
and donuts at 3 pm), Funing Zhong, a PhD and MSc graduate in
Ag Economics from the University of Manitoba, will present a seminar
titled "Food Security and Rural Development: Past experience in
Chinese agriculture and future perspectives". Dr Zhong is Dean
of Economics and Trade at Nanjing Agricultural University in China.
He is in Winnipeg to speak at the CWB Grain World conference, to participate
in a meeting of the Task Force on options for rural development in China,
and to discuss possible linkage programs between the Faculty of Agricultural
and Food Sciences and Nanjing Agricultural University.
Seminar Series Date Change - The next Faculty seminar will be presented
by Denis Krause, Animal Science, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
at 3:30 pm in Room 130 Agriculture Building. His topic will be "Food
borne pathogens in beef production; a systems approach in tropical Australia".
Faculty members of the Manitoba
Soil Science Society attended its Annual General Meeting and
two-day conference February 3-4 at the Canad Inns - Fort Garry. This
year's theme was "Manure and Nutrient Management in the Environment".
PhD student Jeanette Gaultier won first place in both the oral
and poster presentations. Nurun Nahar, MSc student, won second
place in the oral competition. Congratulations!
for research projects at Glenlea in 2004 - Preliminary plans for
cropping and other operations at the Glenlea Research Station in 2004
are now being prepared. Staff are asked to provide their requirements
for research projects at Glenlea including the land area, services,
and facilities that would be required. All requests should be returned
to the Glenlea Research Station, c/o M. Baker, 201 Animal Science Building
by February 16, 2004. To find out more about the information
required, please contact Jack Brogan at 883-2156.
and the Faculty to sponsor two observers at Ag Challenge - Through
friendly competition, Ag Challenge provides an opportunity for aggies
and agros to improve skills such as listening, speaking, critical thinking
and decision-making. It also develops leadership capabilities relating
to teamwork, planning and self-confidence. AND IT'S FUN! Where: The
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, February 26 - 28, with a
day on both sides for travel. Selection Criteria: Faculty of Agricultural
& Food Science degree students who will be returning to U of MB
next year; One must be a MIA student member; Excellent communication/presentation
skills. For a copy of the application form and information manual, contact
MIA Office, 201 - 38 Dafoe Rd. (204) 275-3721. Applications must be
submitted to MIA office before Thursday, February 12, 2004.
Independent Weekly - This week's article by Alma Kennedy,
Animal Science, is titled "Evening feeding of beef cattle in winter".
Alma and her colleagues have been studying the effect of feeding after
8:00 pm on weight gains and feed efficiency of over 500 head of cattle
at the University of Manitoba, Lethbridge and Brandon. Results varied
from little or no response to some small improvements in daily gain
and feed conversion, possibly reflecting factors such as temperature
variability, feed bunk management and feedlot group size.
of the week - In honour of the late Charles Lewis (1924-2004), a
leading researcher on the therapeutic benefits of gardening, we are
listing a few starting aids for garden dreamers. Charles Lewis is the
author of Green thumb/human nature: the meaning of plants in our
lives. Sciences and Technology Library Main Stacks QK 46.5 H85 L48
prairie gardener's sourcebook by June Flanagan and Donna Fremont
lists nurseries, sources for specialty items, horticultural education
and assistance resources, public gardens, organizations and publications
for gardeners in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. William R. Newman
Reference SB 451.36 C3 F43 2001.
in horticulture. This library pathfinder lists useful websites,
UML databases with full-text gardening articles, horticulture and gardening
books in the William R. Newman Library. Copies are available in the
library in the Current Periodicals section just above the daily newspapers.
gets new computers - Seventeen new computer systems have been installed
in the small lab of the William R. Newman Library. This includes the
four systems located in the study area. The systems are running the
same Windows XP operating system and software programs as the Computer
Lab in Room 137 so the students and instructors have a familiar setup.
Drop in and start clicking!
Communicators - Have you ever thought about joining Toastmasters?
You might want to consider the agriculturally-focused Toastmasters group
called Cultivating Communicators. This relatively new club has about
15 members working in a variety of ag-related organizations. The club
meets every Thursday in the library of Lincoln Middle School,
3180 McBay Avenue in the St. James area. For further information contact
Mark Howe at 837-1477 or email@example.com.
Mark encourages all agriculture students or anyone wanting to improve
their speaking skills and increase their networking opportunities with
industry professionals to come check out the group at no charge as a
Are you missing an eyeglass lens? A week ago, a single glass
lens was found on in Parking Lot G. If it's yours, please see Sadie
Hildebrand in the Student Services Office, Room 160 Agriculture.
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