UMGF

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

 

DEADLINE: March 05, 2018
REVIEW PERIOD: Feb. 03 - March 05, 2018
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UMGF AWARD APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION

IF UMGF Applications are available for the 2018 Academic Year, the BME Dept. will distribute applications to:

  1. Currently registered Master of Science students who meet the Eligibility Requires
  2. BME Master of Science Applicants who have received an Offer of Admissions from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and who have ACCEPTED the offer by 31 March 2018
  3. NO Ph.D. Awards are available at this time

 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS & AWARD INFORMATION MENU

 

 

BRIEFING

  • MGS AWARD:  The MGS is offered to student who have been awarded the UMGF.  Students who have been awarded the UMGF will AUTOMATICALLY have their names submitted for consideration to the Manitoba Graduate Student Fellowship (MGS) competition.  The MGS is additional funds offered to those UMGF awardees who meet exceptional academic and research achievements (as stated in the student's UMGF application and references).
  • UMGF AWARD RESTRICTION
    Only the following students will be considered for the BME UMGF -- all other applications will be shredded
    1. Only those students OFFERED ADMISSIONS by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, to the BME Graduate Program
    2. Only those students who have ACCEPTED their Offer of Admissions by the UMGF AWARD DEADLINE DATE (31 March 2018) will be considered for this award
    3. Students in GOOD STANDING
      Students must be in "GOOD STANDING" at the time they are reviewed for the UMGF.  ALL restrictions, holds, probationary notices, grade deficiencies, etc. must be removed before the beginning of the Award Review Period.  GOOD STANDING includes, but is not limited to the following: 
      1. A minimum Cumulative, Award, Degree, and Term GPA as stated for this award
      2. Student is not on Academic Probation
      3. Progress Report ratings MUST be at minimum SATISFACTORY
      4. Student has met the Department's standards for being in "Good Standing"
      5. Students who must not have HOLDs on their accounts
      6. Currently enrolled students who have successfully completed and submitted their ASG form(s) and online Academic Integrity Tutorial.
    4. TIME LIMITS IN PROGRAM
      1. M.Sc. students must have a minimum of one(1) full AWARD YEAR left in their program
      2. Ph.D. students must have a minimum of two(2) full AWARD YEARS left in their program
    5. PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS:  This award is offered only to 
      1. FULL-TIME students
      2. MASTER OF SCIENCE students
        1. Who are students in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
        2. When funding is available
        3. Conducting RESEARCH with a professor in Biomedical Engineering
      3. Ph.D. students
        1. Who are students in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
        2. When funding is available
        3. Conducting RESEARCH with a professor in Biomedical Engineering
      4. RESEARCH Students
        1. NOT available to NON-research students
    6. AWARD GPA

      In calculating Award GPA we use GRADES EARNED in the last 2-years of study or EQUIVALENT (e.g. previous bachelor, previous master, etc.)
      If no grades are available for a term or year we work backwards until grades are available (i.e. we do not use terms/years in which NO GRADES were earned).

      1. a minimum GPA of 3.75 must be achieved in EACH YEAR used for this Award Calculation
        (using the University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies scales and calculations methods)
      2. an overall GPA of 3.75 must be achieved in the LAST 2-YEARS or EQUIVALENT
        (using the University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies scales and calculations methods)
      3. INCOMING STUDENTS & FINAL TRANSCRIPTS -- The Award GPA is calculated using Final Grades.  All GPAs including Award GPA are recalculted up receipt of the Final Offical Transcripts. Should, after the receipt of your Final Official Transcripts, your grades fall, you may lose this award
  • UMGF APPLICATIONS: 
    • USE THE CORRECT APPLICATION:  Each university, academic department distributes its own UMGF application so applications may vary amongst departments -- please use only the UMGF application for the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. 
      • We will distribute our UMGF application ~03 February to all student granted admissions AND, in addition, who have "accepted" their offer of admissions to BME by 31 Mar. 2018
      • Old or UMGF applications from another department will not be considered by the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering for this award
    • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS:  will not be considered for this award.
    • LATE APPLICATIONS:  will not be considered for this award
  • FINAL AWARD DECISIONS:   Award Results are verified and confirmed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  ALL award FINAL DECISIONS and AWARD NOTIFICATIONS are made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Final Decisions regarding awards are announced  ~01 June.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL BME STUDENTS. 
    • CURRENTLY REGISTERED BME GRADUATE STUDENTS:  All currently registered BME students will be sent UMGF Applications
    • INCOMING BME GRADUATE STUDENTS:  Only those students who have been offered admissions into the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering by the Faculty of Graduate Studies AND who have accepted their Offer of Admissions by 31 MARCH 2018 will be sent applications.  
    • USE THE CORRECT UMGF APPLICATION: 
      • BME Applicants must apply using BME UMGF Applications for the current award year.
      • Old or UMGF applications from another department will not be considered by the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering for this award

 

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ECE UMGF INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION   

 

 


 

GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS   

 

 

GENERAL -- STUDENT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Before submitting an application it is incumbent on the applicant to ensure that

  • the application is complete
  • the application is   NOT   signed
  • the application is   NOT   modified
  • the application is for the current year of the award
  • the application is for the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
  • the application is from/distributed by the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
  • you have checked GRAMMAR & SPELLING
  • the application is legible
  • YOU are responsible for submitting your own UMGF application directly to Amy.Dario@umanitoba.ca

 

Applications which are LATE, INCORRECTLY filled-in, or INCOMPLETE will be disqualified

 

 

 

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PART I -- STUDENT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS   

 

  • PART I:  BASIC APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    • Do NOT leave blank areas in your application. If something does not apply to you please key-in "N/A"
    • Send me your COMPLETED application by EMAIL
      • DO NOT sign it
      • DO NOT put password security on the file
    • REQUIRED:  UofM STUDENT HISTORY 
      If you are a currently registered student of the University of Manitoba or have, at any time, been a student at the University of Manitoba at any capacity (exchange student, occasional, visiting, part-time, distance ed., special student, IEEQ, undergraduate, etc.) -- you are required to submit a STUDENT HISTORY
      • Student Histories are FREE-OF-CHARGE
      • Order your STUDENT HISTORY from the Registrar's Office
        (400 University Centre)
      • Ask the Registrar's Office to send your STUDENT HISTORY to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering's Graduate Student Advisor
    • REQUIRED:  TRANSCRIPTS -- NEW & INCOMING STUDENTS
      Incoming or students who are new to the University of Manitoba -- we will attach your Official Transcripts from your Admissions Application to your UMGF Application.  There is no need to submit another set of transcripts
    • REQUIRED:   PAST TRANSCRIPTS
      If you attended any post-secondary institution, college, university, etc. prior to your enrollment at the University of Manitoba a PAST TRANSCRIPT is required with your UMGF Application.  Please obtain this from Amy Dario
      • To order your Past Transcript, send me an email
        • In the SUBJECT LINE of your email type ONLY:     PAST TRANSCRIPTS -- UMGF    
        • In the BODY of your email type ONLY:
          • your FULL NAME (NO nicknames)
          • your STUDENT NUMBER
      • You MUST order your PAST TRANSCRIPTS at least 2-weeks PRIOR to the UMGF Deadline
      • When you submit your UMGF Application I will attach your PAST TRANSCRIPTS to your UMGF Applcation (put it in your an electronic folder going to the award evaluation committee)
    • FIRST PAGE:  Page 11 of 18 
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)
      • SIGNATURE
        Please send me your UMGF Application by Email. The email is your signature.

              DO NOT sign the UMGF Application Form
      • INITIAL OF ALL GIVEN NAMES: 
        • INITIAL OF ALL GIVEN NAMES:  is the first letter of all your names EXCLUDING your Family or Last Name
      • PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS: 
        • If you are not yet in Winnipeg, please fill-in this section.
        • You DO NOT need
        • to fill-in this area if you have a Winnipeg Address.  Simply type N/A here 
      • TELEPHONE NUMBER AT PERMANENT ADDRESS:
        • type in your telephone number you are using if you are NOT yet in Winnipeg
      • CURRENT ADDRESS
        • Type-in your address in Winnipeg
      • TELEPHONE NUMBER
        • Type-in you telephone number in Winnipeg
      • FACSIMILE NUMBER
        • Type:   N/A
      • U of M STUDENT #
        • If you submitted an Admissions Application you have a Student Number.  Please enter that number in this area.  New students may find their Student Number on their Admissions Application form
      • PRESENT DEPARTMENT
        • If you have not yet graduated from your university outside of University of Manitoba, please type-in that department
        • If you have graduated from your university outside of the University of Manitoba, please type-in:   BME 
        • If you are currently enrolled or a recent graduate of the University of Manitoba, type-in the department from which you graduated or are graduating
      • PRESENT INSTITUTION
        • If you have not yet graduated from your university outside of University of Manitoba, please type-in the name of the university in which are now registered
        • If you have graduated from your university outside of the University of Manitoba, please type-in:   University of Manitoba
        • If you are currently enrolled or a recent graduate or are graduating from the University of Manitoba, type-in:    University of Manitoba
    • PAGE 12 of 18
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)
      • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
        • Discipline:  Type-in your MAJOR or RESEARCH AREA
        • Degree:  Some students have TRANSFERRED from an M.Sc. program to a Ph.D. program, in this case just put TRANSFERRED in the area designated as "Month and Year Awarded/Expected", in the ROW indicated for Master's
        • STATUS (PT / FT):  Please indicate if you were a PT (part-time student), or FT (full-time student)
          • PT = Part-Time student
          • FT = Full-Time student
      • ACADEMIC, RESEARCH, CREATIVE WORKS...
        Indicate your work experience which you feel might be applicable to your studies, leadership, character, etc.  If you have not applied for any awards please type-in N/A
    • PAGE 13 of 18 -- Awards & Scholarships Received
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)

      List all scholarships, awards, bursaries, honours, etc. which you have received
    • PAGE 14 of 18
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)
      • AWARDS APPLIED FOR
      • PROPOSED LOCATION OF TENURE
        • Department: Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
        • Proposed Advisor:  Type-in the name of your Professor
    • PAGE 15 of 18 -- PUBLICATIONS
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)

      List all publications where your name appear as an author or co-author (conferences, journals, texts, etc.). 
      • If necessary, you may include 1 additional page
      • If you have not applied for any awards please type-in N/A
    • PAGE 16 of 18
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)
      • THESIS COMPLETED OR IN-PROGRESS
        • List your masters and PhDs
        • Anywhere that does not apply to you please type-in N/A  
      • PROPOSAED ACADEMIC RESEARCH  (REQUIRED -- This is VERY IMPORTANT)
        ALL applicants must include their proposed academic research.  Please ask your professor to evaluate your write-up
        • If necessary, you may include 1 additional page
    • Page 17 of 18
      (DO NOT LEAVE BLANK AREAS. If an area does not apply to you type-in:   N/A)
      • REFEREES
        List only the persons willing to write a Reference on your behalf.   Your Referee(s) must write a Reference Letter for you and Fill-in the Referee Form (page 18 or 18)
        • Students ALREADY at the University of Manitoba AND who have been at the University of Manitoba for AT LEAST ONE-TERM -- you may select only one (1) Referee.  This is usually your Professor
        • Students who have been at the University of Manitoba for LESS THAN ONE-TERM -- you may use a maximum of two (2) Referees. These Referees may be from a past university
        • Students who have NOT YET ARRIVED in Winnpeg you may you may use a maximum of two (2) Referees. These Referees may be from a past university
      • STUDENT HISTORY: 
        • ALL currently registered students at the University of Manitoba have a University of Manitoba STUDENT HISTORY. 
        • If you are currently registered at the University of Manitoba or have been, at any time, registered at the University of Manitoba you are REQUIRED to submit a STUDENT HISTORY as part of your UMGF Application. 
        • Student Histories are FREE-of-Charge
        • Student Histories are sent only to office internal at the University of Manitoba
        • REGISTRAR'S OFFICE:  Please order your STUDENT HISTORY from the University of Manitoba's Registrar's Office (400 University Centre) and ask that it be sent to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering's Graduate Student Advisor.
      • UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS:
        • List ALL POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TRANSCRIPTS (from which you received a degree) and the ISSUING INSTITUTIONS must be listed -- e.g.
          • B.Tech. -- Indian Institution of Technology.
          • M.Eng. -- University of Birmingham
          • B.Sc. -- University of Manitoba
          • B.Eng. -- University of Nigeria
          • M.Sc. -- Islamic Azad University
          • M.Tech. -- University of Mines & Technology
          • Ph.D. -- University of Moratuwa
          • etc....
    • Page 18 of 18 -- PART II -- TO BE COMPLETED BY REFEREE
      • Please give this page to your Referee(s)
      • Please ALSO give your Referee(s) a copy of your UMGF Application so they are aware of the purpose of their recommendation
      • Each of your Referee(s) must email to Amy.Dario@umanitoba.ca   the following two (2) documents
        • this REFEREE FORM      AND
        • a Reference Letter for you
  • PART I: MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
    • ADDITIONAL PAGES:
      If you are including additional pages for the PUBLICATIONS and/or your RESEARCH STATEMENT sections of your application, please put your NAME and STUDENT NUMBER on the top margin of all extra pages.
    • NEW INCOMING STUDENTS FROM A UofM PROGRAM
      • TRANSCRIPTS ORDER a STUDENT HISTORY from the Registrar's Office.  If you have Past Transcripts from other institutions we will use transcripts submitted with your Admissions Application
      • RECOMMENDATIONS:  Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a professor in our BME Dept. ALSO, ask that professor to fill-in the Referee Form (Page 18)
    • NEW INCOMING STUDENTS -- STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET ARRIVED
      if you are new to the University of Manitoba and have not yet arrived or registered as a student you will not have either a PAST TRANSCRIPT or STUDENT HISTORY
      • TRANSCRIPTS:  We will use transcripts from  your Admissions Application    
    • NEW STUDENTS -- FIRST SEMESTER AT THE UNIVERSITY
      • ORDER your STUDENT HISTORY (FREE-of-Charge) from the Registrar's Office (400 University Centre)
      • When we receive your UMGF Application we will add the following from your ADMISSIONS APPLICATION
        • Transcripts
        • Up to 2 Letters of Recommendation (NO additional Referee Information is needed)
          If you are using a letter and referee from your current (UofM) Supervisor -- we will use only that one(1) reference and referee form.
  • SUBMISSION OF UMGF APPLICATIONS
    • APPLICATION SUBMISSION:  Student are responsible for submitting their own UMGF APPLICATION and must email their UMGF APPLICATION by the deadline date
      Please EMAIL your UMGF application and any additional applicaiton pages to 
    • APPLICATION FORM:  Please use and submit the correct application form for this award:  The application must state that it is for
      • the current year
      • the BME department
      • the application is for the UMGF
    • PAST TRANSCRIPTS
      The Graduate Student Advisor will obtain Official Past Transcript and add it to your UMGF Application
    • STUDENT HISTORY
      • ALL currently registered students at the University of Manitoba have a University of Manitoba STUDENT HISTORY. 
      • If you are currently registered at the University of Manitoba or have been, at any time, registered at the University of Manitoba you are REQUIRED to submit a STUDENT HISTORY as part of your UMGF Application. 
      • STUDENT HISTORIES are FREE-of-Charge
      • STUDENT HISTORIES are sent only to University of Manitoba offices/departments
      • REGISTRAR'S OFFICE:  Please order your STUDENT HISTORY from the University of Manitoba's Registrar's Office (400 University Centre) and ask that it be sent to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering's Graduate Student Advisor.
    • RECOMMENDATIONS / REFEREES
      Referees will send their Recommendation Letters AND Referee Form (page 18 of 18 of the UMGF Application) must submit (email submission is preferred) their Recommendation approximately 2-weeks AFTER the UMGF Application deadline date.

 

 

 

 

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PART II -- REFEREE INFO: FORM & LETTERS OF REFERENCE

  • PART II -- REFEREE SECTION -- How to complete the REFEREE form & submit Reference Letter for the student applicant
    • REFEREE INFORMATION -- REQUIRED
      • ALL applicants MUST submit
        • One Referee Form -- Filled in by your Referee
          • The Referee Form should be EMAILED diredly to Amy.Dario@umanitoba.ca and sent by the Referee
          • If the Referee Form is being HAND DELIVERED by the
            • STUDENT: the form should be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the signature of the referee on the back flap
            • REFEREE:  the form does NOT require an envelope
          • Faxing the form is NOT recommended however, if this is the only alternative for the Referee the Referee may fax the form to 204 261 4639.  Please ensure that
            • the Fax is accompanied by a coversheet which includes the following:
              • TO:      BME GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
              • FOR:   UMGF APPLICATION
        • One Letter of Recommendation from the same Referee who is filling-in the UMGF REFEREE FORM
          • This should be sent directly to Amy.Dario@umanitoba.ca from the Referee, by email, fax, or delivery in-person
          • If the Referee Form is being HAND DELIVERED by the
            • STUDENT: the form should be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the signature of the referee on the back flap
            • REFEREE:  the form does NOT require an envelope
          • Faxing the form is NOT recommended however, if this is the only alternative for the Referee the Referee may fax the form to 204 261 4639.  Please ensure that
            • the Fax is accompanied by a coversheet which includes the following:
              • TO:      BME GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
              • FOR:   UMGF APPLICATION
      • ALL APPLICANTS -- should send a copy of their UMGF application to their Referees to allow referees to understand the purpose of their RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Make sure PAGE 17, is FILLED-IN to allow us to match your Application with the Reference Letters and Referee Forms as they arrive
      • Please send me your UMGF as soon as possible for processing -- to  Amy.Dario@umanitoba.ca
    • UofM Students
      May submit only 1 Referee Form and 1 Letter of Recommendation   
      • ONE Referee Form from your Referee is required
      • ONE Letter of Recommendation from your Referee is required
        • Your current professor is recommended, but not required.  You may ask a professor outside of the UofM to write a recommendation for you  
        • We can accept only 1 Referee form and 1 Recommendation Letter from UofM Students who have been enrolled at the University of Manitoba for one semester (summer session not included
    • NEW Incoming Students (students with NO Univeristy of Manitoba Record)
      • REFEREE FORMS:   we will use the Referee form found in your Admissions Application -- up to two(2) 
      •  LETTERS FOR RECOMMENDATION:   we will use the Referee form found in your Admissions Application -- up to two(2)
        • As your UofM professor may not know you well enough to write a recommendation for you, you may use up to TWO professors from outside of the UofM
        • If you ask a professor at the University of Manitoba to write a Letter of Recommendation and Referee Form for you we will accept only one (1) Referee form and one (1) Letter of Reference.
    • SUBMISSION OF RECOMMENDATION LETTERS & REFEREE FORMS

 

Extra paperwork is destroyed and
will NOT be sent to the UMGF Evaluating Committee
 

 

 

 

 

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PART III -- DEPARTMENT HEAD/DESIGNATE -- NOT USED IN BME APPLICATION

 

 

 

 

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VALUE OF THE AWARD     

 Over a 12-month period the award pays

  • Ph.D. $18,000 (up to $72,000 over 4 years -- Duration of Award below)
  • M.Sc. $14,000 (up to $28,000 over 2 years -- Duration of Award below)
     

 

 

 

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DURATION OF AWARD

 

 *  TOTAL MAXIMUM UMGF funding for any individual graduate student in four-years (48-months)

 *  PREVIOUS UMGF AWARD RECIPIENTS:  If you have previously been awarded the UMGF, your current award can be held for the maximum time allowed for your program, minus the amount the time the UMGF was previously held.

 

MASTER STUDENTS

 

Number of Months Completed at the
time of the award AND award period
(as a Master Student)
Number of Months Eligible
to Receive the UMGF
0-4 Months 24-months of funding
5-16 Months 12-months of funding
Completed more than 16-months NOT ELIGIBLE

 

Ph.D. STUDENTS

 

Number of Months Completed at the
time of the award AND award period
(as a Ph.D. Student)
Number of Months Eligible
to Receive the UMGF
0-4 Months 48-months of funding
5-16 Months 36-months of funding
17-28 Months 24-months of funding
29-40 Months 12-months of funding
Completed more than 40-months NOT ELIGIBLE

 

 *  TOTAL MAXIMUM UMGF funding for any individual graduate student in four-years (48-months)

 *  PREVIOUS UMGF AWARD RECIPIENTS:  If you have previously been awarded the UMGF, your current award can be held for the maximum time allowed for your program, minus the amount the time the UMGF was previously held.

 

 

 

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ELIGIBILITY

  1. MINIMUM GPA REQUIRED:
    Students with a minimum Award GPA of 3.75 (approximately A-) in the LAST 2-YEARS of study or EQUIVALENT, at a recognized university, based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma, and/or a Doctoral degree(s).
    1. Please see AWARD RESTRICTIONS for details
    2. Calculations:  Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA (http://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/prospective_students/index.html#GPA_Calc
  2. MINIMUM GPA REQUIRED IN YEARS USED IN CALCULATING GPA:
    Students must show an MINIMUM GPA of 3.75 (approximately above B+) in EACH year or EQUIVALENT used to calculate overall GPA.
  3. CONTINUED "GOOD-STANDING" STATUS
    Students must maintain a "Good-Standing" status academically and in research as follows
    1. Faculty Requirements (including, but not limited to)
      1. Maintaing a Term & Cumulative of least 3.5 or higher throughout the ownership of the UMGF award
      2. Academic Honesty
      3. Continuous Registration in the Graduate Program
    2. Departmental Requirements (including, but not limited to)
      1. Progress Reports
      2. Advisory/Research Meetings
      3. BME Seminar Attendance
      4. BME Seminar talk in the second year of the student's program
      5. Candidacy Exam: Completed within 12-months of registering as a Ph.D. student 
      6. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Completed within 27-month of registering as a Ph.D. student 
    3. AWARD RESTRICTIONS
      IMPORTANT!  Please also be award of the Award Restrictions
  4. Ph.D. STUDENTS (Candidacy): 
    Students in the Ph.D. program must have successfully passed their Candidacy Exam in order to obtain the UMGF or considered in "Good-Standing", with regards to the Candidacy Exam, as deemed by the BME Graduate Committee. 
    1. The BME Graduate Committee may offer a UMGF each year to an incoming Ph.D. student however, continuance of the award is based on successful completion of the Candidacy Exam.
    2. Ph.D. students must pass their Candidacy Exam within 1-year of the start of the student's Ph.D. program
  5. Ph.D. STUDENTS (Thesis Proposal): 
    Students in the Ph.D. program must also present their Ph.D. Thesis Proposal within 27-months of the start of their Ph.D. program to be kept in "Good Standing" and continue to receive the UMGF.
  6. CITIZENTSHIP:
    1. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply.
    2. Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents:  In order to be considered for the UMGF eligible students (Canadian Citizens/PR) are expected to apply to NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR & MHRC
    3. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a Tricouncil Award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF. 
  7. FIELDS OF STUDY:
    Students in all fields of study of graduate studies are eligible to apply. 
  8. STATUS:
    1. Only FULL-TIME BME students are eligible to apply for the UMGF Award.
    2. Part-time students cannot receive this award 
  9. YEARS OF GRADUATE STUDY:
    Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for
    1. up to the first 24-months of their Master’s program (see  Award Duration)
    2. up to the first 48-months of their PhD program (see  Award Duration)
    3. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48-months. 
      (Please refer to the Award Holder’s guide for more detailed eligibility criteria (see  Award Duration).
  10. INCOMING STUDENTS 
    (students who are not already in a student of the University of Manitoba, and/or a student Applying to a New Program in BME (e.g. Master to Ph.D.), and/or a student changing from another graduate program to BME, etc. -- any new applicants):

    1. In addition to the aforementioned stipulations you MUST be admitted into the UofM BME Graduate Program and your NEW degree program (if applicable) and accepted the Offer of Admissions by the AWARD DEADLINE DATE to be considered for this award.  This means you must be accepted by
      1. an Academic Advisor
      2. the Department
      3. the Faculty of Graduate Studies
        • have NO "CONDITIONS" on your Admissions Acceptance
      4. REPLIED to and ACCEPTED the Offer of Admissions Letter BY THIS YEAR'S AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
    2. Admissions Application, processing fees, and all required documents must be received AND verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the Dept. submission deadline in order to be considered for this award.
    3. Choice to begin the award at specific start dates must be approved by your Academic Advisor and Department
    4. Interntional Students:  Confirmation of a valid study visa is required 
    5. Confirmation of enrollment/registration is required
      1. International students MUST have a valid study visa at the time of enrollment/registration is required (all paperwork to obtain student status in Canada must be in place before registration)
    6. Students who defer entrance will lose the award
  11. AWARD HOLDERS GUIDE:  Any additional requirements and/or regulations as mentioned in the current Award Holders Guide issued by FGS
  12. AWARD AVAILABILITY:   Is at the descretion of the BME Graduate Committee, but is usually September or Winter of the academic year designated on the award application.  Students who defer regardless of reason risk losing the UMGF award.
  13. TOTAL MAXIMUM UMGF SUPPORT for any individual graduate student is four-years (48 months) and includes the MGS if applicable 
  14. OTHER INCOME:  EMPLOYMENT / OTHER AWARDS
    1.  Award holders are expected to devote the majority of their time to the expeditious completion of their degree program. As a guideline in this context, the Faculty of Graduate Studies limits the number of hours of employment per 12-month period to 720 hours (within the university and outside the university).
    2. Internship hours are not counted as part of the 720 hours maximum, provided that they are a requirement of your program of studies.
    3. You may not concurrently hold an award that exceeds the value of the UMGF/MGS
    4. Students offered an external award that is equal to or exceeds the value of the UMGF/MGS may not hold the award
    5. Students may not work as a full-time employee at any time during tenure of the scholarship

UMGF RENEWALS - Students who are awarded a UMGF are required to apply for external funding, if they are eligible, to qualify for subsequent year(s) of funding.  Students who are eligible to apply for external funding and do not do so will be considered INELIGIBLE for renewal of their award.

 

 

 

 

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GUIDELINES

  1. Applicants must be Full-Time BME graduate students
     
  2. The UMGF is open to both Canadian & International students
     
  3. GPA REQUIREMENTS 
    1. AWARD GPA:   A minimum totaling at least  3.75 GPA (above B+) -- (calculated using grades earned in the last 2-years of study, in a degree program) *
    2. TERM GPA:      A minimum total  3.75 GPA (above B+) for EACH YEAR used to caluculate Overall GPA is required  -- (calculated using grades earned in a degree program)
    3. CUMULATIVE GPA:   A minimum total  3.75 GPA (above B+) overall GPA in the Graduate Program is required
    4. Only grades received from recognized institutions of higher education are used in GPA calculation
    5. GPA is based on your Bachelor, Master, Graduate Diploma, and Doctorial degrees
    6. GPA REQUIRED TO KEEP THE UMGF
      1. A 3.50 GPA must be maintained to continue to hold this award
      2. NO grade below C+ (including AX courses) may be received while holding this award

 

* For this award, a "year" is be considered as 2-3 terms in which grades are earned.

 

 

 

 

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AWARD PAYMENTS    

Students must be admitted and registered as full-time graduate student, without provision, in the academic year in which they are to receive the UMGF.

  1. UMGF payments are disbursed in biweekly installments which are deposited directly into the student’s account.
  2. May payment is contingent upon continued eligibility and approval of a satisfactory renewal form which UMGF recipients receive in December.
  3. Award payments are not directly credited towards tuition -- students are responsible for paying their own tuition.
     

 

 

 

 

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SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee, which consist of 12 faculty members and 3 graduate students provide equal representation from the three disciplines – natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, and medical health sciences.

SELECTION CRITERIA:   Applicants for the UMGF are evaluated and selected according to the criteria in the following categories:

  1. Academic Excellence -- academic record
     
  2. Awards -- scholarships and awards held
     
  3. Research Ability or Potential
    • quality of contributions to research and development (including works considered creative endeavors refereed publications) relevance of work experience and academic training to field of proposed research
    • significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research • ability to think critically
    • ability to apply skills and knowledge
    • judgment
    • originality
    • initiative and autonomy
    • enthusiasm for research
    • determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time
       
  4. Communication Skills
    • The ability or potential to communicate scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats. For example this could include:
      • quality of the application’s presentation
      • in preparing publications
      • awards for oral presentations or papers
    • Advisors Assessment
      When reviewing candidates, Advisors consider:
      • Academic Preparation
      • Demonstrated scholarly ability
      • Demonstrated Research ability
      • Student’s Research Proposal
      • Communication Skills (written)
      • Communication Skills (oral)
      • Industriousness/ Motivation
      • Creativity
      • Originality
      • Judgment

 

 

 
Masters
Ph.D.
Academic Excellence (GPA)
65%
40%
Awards, Publications, Research, Communications, Experience, creative endeavors
15%
40%
Advisor’s Assessment
20%
20%

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD DECISION 

  1. The Faculty of Graduate Studies announces the results      
    1. Applicants will be informed of award receipt, alternate status, or rejection, after ~01 JUNE
    2. The BME Dept will send out letters to those students who did not receive the UMGF Award OR who are considered Award Alternates   
  2. Successful applicants receive notice of award and must refer to the relevant UMGF Award Holder’s Guide, which contains instructions on how to
    1. obtain payment
    2. requirements for KEEPING the award
    3. regulations pertaining to the award

 

 Award Results are varified and confirmed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  ALL award FINAL DECISIONS and AWARD NOTIFICAITONS are made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

 

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TERMINATION OF AWARD

  1. VOLUNTARY AWARD TERMINATION:  Students may wish to terminate their UMGF for a variety of reasons (e.g.  job, decided to attend university part-time, etc.). Should you wish to terminate your award you must do so in writing.
    1. Send an email directly to the UMGF AWARDS ADMINISTRATOR, Ms. Laura McMillan at Laura.Mcmillan@umanitoba.ca  
      1. Your FULL Name (please indicate your Family Name in ALL CAPS)
      2. Your Student Number
      3. The Termination Date of your award
  2. MANDATORY AWARD TERMINATION
    1. Awards will be terminated for students who do not maintain "Good Standing" (e.g. GPA falls below 3.5, violate academic integrity, etc. )
    2. Does NOT maintain Department Requirements for the student's program (e.g. does not pass Candidacy, does not obtain Thesis Approval, does not maintain an "Adequate" rating Progress Report or other academic/research reviews)
    3. Does NOT maintain CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION
    4. Changes Departments
    5. Changes Program (M.Sc. to Ph.D. or vice versa)
    6. Changes Universities
    7. Obtains a Full-Time Job
    8. Obtains another large funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ACADEMIC GUIDELINES/CALENDAR 

BME SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES 

CODE OF CONDUCT -- Plagiarism

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS 

 

 COURSES

  1. Current Course Offerings
  2. Core Course Descriptions

 

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D. 
  2. M.Sc.
  3. Course Category (AX,AU,OS)
  4. Summer Registration (mandatory)

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. Progress Reports (Mandatory)
  2. ASG: Advisor Student Guideline
  3. BME Seminar (Mandatory)
  4. Core Courses
  5. Leaves of Absence
  6. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. Transfer: M.Sc to Ph.D.
  9. Revert: Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  10. CHANGE REQUESTS:
    Advisor / Committee
  11. Grades: CO, IP, Incomplete
  12. Voluntary Withdrawal
  13. Authorized Withdrawal

 

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

 

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

  1. Bannatyne Campus
  2. Ft. Garry Campus 

 

EVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

 

FUNDING

  1. TRAVEL AWARD
  2. AWARDS GENERAL INFO
  3. MHRC  
  4. NSERC
  5. UMGF
  6. IGSS
  7. IGSES Activation
  8. FGS EMERGENCY LOAN 
  9. CENTRE ON AGING
  10. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY MANITOBA 
  11. OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES
    1. Instiutional
    2. External
    3. Internal
  12. Faculty Funding   
  13. External Funding
  14. FGS Database  
  15. JOBS 
    1. Job Postings / Student Job Recruitment
    2. On-Campus Jobs   
    3. WORKING OFF-CAMPUS Int'l Centre for Students

 

TUITION & FEES   

  1. Master
    1. Full-Time
    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D.
  3. Other Fees
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. Tuition Installment Plan
    (International Students Only)

 

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

  1. THESIS DEADLINES
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. Plageriarims Software: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
  9. CONVOCATION!

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

 

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES  

  1. FGS: Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. FORMS
  5. WORKSHOPS

 

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE   

  1. Transcripts
  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CTR 

  1. International Centre for Students (ICS)
  2. ICS Post-Secondary Handbook
  3. Study Permit Info
  4. FORMS

 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES 

 

STUDENT ADVOCACY 

 

STUDENT GROUPS

  1. UMGSA  
    1. Travel Grant
    2. Emergency Grant
    3. Special Projects Grant
    4. Student Award
    5. Teaching Award
  2. UMSU  
    1. Tax Info
    2. Health/Dental Benefits
  3. UMBMES

 


CIC: CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION CANADA  

  1. CIC web site  
  2. VISA to Study in Canada  
  3. RE-NEW/EXTEND Study Visa 
  4. Student Work Permit  
  5. Post-Graduate Work Permit  
  6. Letters of Invitation  
  7. FORMS & GUIDES   

  


CONFERENCE PAPERS & THESIS HELP

 

UofM Writing Style: Papers, Thesis, etc.

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial

 

Help from other universities

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
    4. Citing References
      1. APA Style