The goal of the Agriculture Endowment Fund is to promote excellence in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences through support for a wide variety of worthy projects and programs consistent with the academic goals of the Faculty. Although a wide variety of projects can be supported by the Fund, applications that benefit a greater number of students will be prioritized for funding by the Endowment Committee. Obtaining partial support from external sources enhances the chance of success.

The Endowment Fund Committee of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is soliciting proposals for funding from students, alumni, academics and support staff of the Faculty.

The competition consists of TWO STREAMS: 

Stream 1

$300,000 is available for a wide variety of projects typically funded by the Endowment Fund. These projects and programs include but are not limited to:

  • teaching projects/equipment
  • student recruitment activities
  • visiting scientists and lecturers
  • special projects for support staff
  • specialized computer equipment where clear teaching benefit is demonstrated (funding of computer equipment for graduate students and research infrastructure should be shared by the grant-holder in the respective department)
  • student competitions
  • field trips - A field course fee should be charged where applicable, rather than seeking financial support from the Endowment Fund
  • library acquisitions
  • conferences or workshops
  • support for approved student exchange activities outside the University of Manitoba

In the past two years, the committee has allocated funds ranging from $195 - $15,000 per proposal, with a mean of $4,072.

Stream 2

STREAM 2

$200,000 is available for expenditure from the Endowment Fund for large strategic initiatives that Department Heads previously identified as priorities for their units, such as classroom and teaching laboratory upgrades. The Endowment Committee will take this into consideration when evaluating Stream 2 proposals. Proposals for projects other than those identified as unit priorities will also be considered by the committee, however the identified projects will be prioritized for funding. Anyone considering submitting an application should first consult with their Department Head to discuss unit priorities. Proposals must follow the general rules of the Endowment Fund competition and projects must be achievable by March 31, 2022. A detailed budget and quotes from Physical Plant are required.

*IMPORTANT* Review CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS prior to completing an application form.

APPLICATION FORM: Download the Application Form (fillable PDF), when it is available, complete the form and obtain a digital signature from your Dept or Unit Head. Please do not print or scan the application.

DEADLINE (Stream 1 & 2): The competition is currently closed. 2022 competition details will be posted in early 2022.

Chair
Agricultural and Food Sciences Endowment Fund Committee
Dean’s Office, 256 Agriculture Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

Endowment Fund Results

2021

The committee approved these projects under Stream 1 category with funding totalling $300,000.00:

  • DC Undergrad Representatives to Virtual DC Canada Conference 2021
  • FHNS Conference Attendance Award
  • Registration for Virtual Macro May 2021
  • Student Sponsorship to Virtual DC Canada Conference 2021
  • 36th Annual Meeting of Canadian Biomaterials Society 2021
  • CanU Nutrition and Greenhouse/Garden Programs
  • Writing Tutors
  • ASABE Tractor Design Competition
  • Upgrades to Food Production Systems in SiAF
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead in FAFS
  • Improvement of Teaching Resources in Soil Science
  • Infusing a Stronger Student Perspective
  • Host 2022 Nutrition & Dietetics Prairie Research Day
  • DEGSA Entomology Seminar Series
  • 37th Annual PSGS Symposium
  • Annual TK Cheung Lecture 2022 in Animal Science
  • Library Acquisitions
  • Canola Fibre Equipment
  • Nutrition Month 2022
  • Food and Nutrition Education Library FNEL
  • NECO General Events
  • Permaculture Learning Garden
  • Enabling Mothers in FAFS: Establishing a Faculty Nursing Room
  • Careers in Ag Video Series and Classroom Resource
  • Curriculum-linked Programming for Low Income Areas
  • Public Outreach and Ag Education Events
  • Aeroponic System Exhibit for FFDC
  • Hobart Food Processor for Pilot Plant
  • Freeze Dryer for Barbara Burns Food Lab
  • Platform Scale for Food Teaching Lab
  • KBr Modulator Kit to Restore FTIR for Characterization of Biomaterials
  • Upgrading Image ProPlus System for Teaching
  • Sensory Testing Upgrade in Ellis Building
  • Water Baths with Thermal Beads
  • Shaking Water Bath for Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Spectrophotometers for Undergraduate Teaching Lab
  • Insect Education Model
  • Pasteurizer Feed Pumps for Dairy Plant
  • Sanitary Transfer Pump for Dairy Plant
  • Batch Pasteurization System for Dairy Plant
  • Ambassador Program

The committee approved these projects under Stream 2 category with funding totalling $200,000.00:

  • AV Upgrades for Entomology Lab Rm 202
  • Ellis Teaching Laboratory Upgrade
  • Plant Science Seminar Room 218 Upgrades
  • Carman Machinery Facility
  • Space Renovation in Ellis Building

2020

The committee approved 48 projects under Stream 1 category with funding totalling $234,656.00:

  • Replacement Refractometer for Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Equipment and supplies to support CanU Nutrition and Wellness Programs
  • Replacement microscopes for the entomology teaching labs
  • Self Service Stations in Student Services
  • Writing Tutors
  • Upgrading Machine Design Software for undergraduate and graduate teaching labs
  • Bovine theriogenology model for teaching bovine reproductive anatomy
  • Food and Human Nutritional Sciences Travel Award
  • Development of course resources on Indigenous food sovereignty for HNSC 1200, Food: Facts and Fallacies
  • Development of a Computer Program To Visualize the Results of Drying and Aeration Simulation
  • Equipment upgrade for pilot plant
  • Equipment replacement of laboratory sections for the course Fundamentals of Food Engineering (FOOD 3210)
  • Faculty Marketing Materials
  • Student Support for Dietitians of Canada Manitoba Prairie Research Day 2021
  • Establishment of a "Sustainability-in-Action Facility"
  • Curriculum-Linked Programming for Low Income Areas
  • "Discover Your Future in Agriculture and Food" - Careers Day for Senior High Students
  • Public Outreach and Agriculture Education events at Farm and Food Discovery Centre
  • 2020 Public Trust Summit Registration
  • Tools to aid students with developing nutrition assessment and counselling skills
  • Nutrition Counselling Workshop
  • NanoPhotometer® N60 Spectrophotometer
  • Dedicated classroom AV equipment for rm 365 Agriculture
  • Tools commonly used in livestock production teaching models
  • Upgrade Microscopes To Digital for Use in Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Heating Mantles for Use in Food Science Teaching Lab
  • FANLit: Food and Nutrition Literacy Knowledge Portal to support experiential learning
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Ambassador Program
  • Improvement of Teaching Resources in Soil Science
  • Acquisition of refrigerator and freezer for teaching and research purposes
  • Cimarec+™ Stirring Hotplate for teaching and research purposes
  • Acquisition of a high precision and advanced UV-Visible Spectrophotometer for teaching and research purposes
  • Dairy Pilot Plant Upgrade - Silverson Mixer
  • Concept4 Feed formulation software
  • Support for an invited speaker for the 2021 Annual T.K. Cheung Lecture in Animal Science
  • 37th Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium
  • Plant Science Graduate Student Association Graduate Student Lounge Refurbishments
  • Food Systems Graduate Student Symposium 2020
  • 3D Insect Models for teaching entomology
  • Department of Entomology Graduate Students Association Seminar Series
  • Nutrition Education Permaculture Learning Garden
  • Nutrition Education and Library
  • Special Seminar in Crop Agriculture
  • Soil Science Graduate Students First Aid
  • Agribusiness Graduate Student Association Field Trips for Graduate Students
  • UMATT Shop Improvements
  • Soil Science Graduate Students Association General Linear Models (GLM) and R Workshop
  • Nutrition Month 2021

2019

The committee approved 57 projects with funding totalling $195,795.00:

  • Design of an Autonomous Agricultural Machine
  • The WinterGreen Project
  • Careers in Agriculture and Food Day for Senior High Students
  • Travel supplement to attend PSGS Symposium at NDSU
  • Nutrition Education and Community Outreach (NECO) Library
  • Website Transition Support
  • 2020 Meet the Dietitian Event - U of M
  • Special Seminar in Crop Agriculture
  • Pavlychenko Root Mounts
  • Entomological equipment and supplies for teaching and research
  • Rotary Career Symposium 2019
  • Fall 2019 Speechcraft Session
  • Sponsorship for Undergrad Student Reps to Dietitians of Canada National Conference in Ottawa 2019
  • Support for invited speaker for 2020 Annual TK Cheung Lecture in Animal Science
  • From the Farm to Your Fork program for low income areas
  • Inter-professional education experience for Food and Nutrition students
  • Bookshelf and Storage for Plant Science Grad Student Lounge
  • Equipment upgrade for food engineering lab sections for FOOD 3210
  • Public Outreach and Agriculture Education Events
  • Body composition measurement for student project for HNSC4600
  • Replacement microscopes for entomology teaching labs
  • ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition
  • LEGO Serious Build and Future Skills Research Project
  • 3D Anatomy Programs for Teaching
  • Entomology Graduate Student Skills Library
  • FANLit: Food and Nutrition Literacy Knowledge Portal to support experiential learning
  • Writing Tutors
  • Commercial Dishwasher Upgrade for Barbara Burns Lab
  • Special Workshop on Bioinformatics and Data Science in Agriculture
  • Plant Science Green Space Usage Improvement
  • NECO Networking and Professional Development Events
  • Purchase of Lab Coats for Use in Teaching Labs in FHNS
  • Manitoba Soil Science Society Summer Tour
  • Improvements for Shared Meeting Space in Entomology Library
  • Update Animal Science Video Library
  • Dairy Club Start Up Funds
  • Stomacher for Dairy Sciences
  • 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene System and Test Swabs
  • Analytical balances for use in undergraduate food science teaching lab
  • DEGSA Seminar Series
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Protein Gel Electrophoresis and Image System
  • Sponsorship to send FHNS Undergrad Students to Dietitians of Canada National Conference Ottawa 2019
  • Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference
  • Flipped learning in Introductory Cytogenetics
  • Food Systems Graduate Student Symposium 2019
  • Complete Updating Kjeldahl Analysis System for Teaching FOOD 4160
  • New Vacuum Oven Needed for Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Nutrition Month 2020
  • FHNS Speaker Series
  • Microbiological Incubators
  • Furniture for Animal Science Grad Students Rm 109
  • Plant Science Graduate Student Lounge Storage Improvement
  • Produce Video to Promote World Polymer Congress in Winnipeg July 2022
  • Student Recruitment Initiatives & Student Ambassador Program
  • Student Exchange to SLU Sweden
  • FHNS Grad Student Conference Attendance Travel Support

2018

The committee approved 70 projects with funding totalling $248,675.00:

  • NECO Networking and Professional Development
  • Teaching Lab Muffle Furnace
  • Computer Upgrade for FHNS Student Lab in Ellis
  • Dairy Science Lab and Teaching Upgrade
  • Promoting Publication of Undergraduate Research from the Faculty
  • Improvements for Shared Meeting Space Entomology Library
  • Graduate Workstations for 303 Human Ecology
  • Alternative Reading Week Belize
  • Exchange Study Program at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Poster Board Upgrade
  • Outreach to Local Textile Industry
  • Faculty Branding and Recruitment Materials
  • Food and Nutritian Literacy Education Repository Development
  • International Exchange to Ghent University in Belgium
  • Support Staff Professional Development - Learning Exchange Endowment Fund Trip
  • Body Image Perceptions and Eating Behaviours
  • Student Exchange to ISARA-Lyon, France
  • Support Staff Learning Exchange
  • Carding Machine Re-Design to Process Waste Biomass Fibre
  • Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference
  • Support Staff Professional Development
  • Entomological Equipment and Supplies for Teaching and Research Collections
  • Upgrade to Undergraduate and Graduate Student Trip Equipment in Soil Science
  • Nutrition Education Library
  • Teaching Resources Computer Equipment
  • Manitoba Soil Science Society Summer Tour
  • Updating Kjeldahl Analysis System in FOOD 4160
  • Video Conference Package
  • UMEARTH Wintergreen Project
  • Global Institute for Food Security Presentation and Student Training
  • Fall 2018 Speechcraft Session
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis device for HNSC courses
  • Dieticians of Canada Research Day
  • New Equipment for Food Processing and Food Development Teaching Labs
  • Support for Annual T.K. Cheung Lecture in Animal Science
  • Student Project for HNSC4600 Practice Based Research
  • Safety Upgrade of Storage Facilities for Food Science Undergraduate Lab
  • FHNS Speaker Series
  • Spectrophotometers for Undergraduate Food Science Lab
  • PHEc Speaker Series
  • Sensory Software
  • Special Seminar in Crop Agriculture
  • Dietiticians of Canada (DC) National Conference
  • Teaching Technology Upgrades in Agriculture Building
  • Nutrition Education Community Outreach Counseling Workshop
  • DEGSA Seminar Series
  • Butchery Equipment for Processing Courses in FHNS
  • AgVision for Future Engaging current and future leaders in agriculture
  • 2019 Nutrition Month
  • Replacement of Water Activity Meter for Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Knowledge Transfer to Applied Skills in Food Preparation
  • Faculty Student Ambassador Program
  • Pizza Farm Program for Low Income Areas
  • Teaching Tools for Foods and Nutrition Students
  • FFDC Public Outreach Events
  • Canadian Association for Food Studies Conference Presentation
  • Sessional Intructor Professional Development - Presentation at International Conference
  • 3M Molecular Detection System
  • Computer Upgrade for Animal Science Computer Room
  • Maintenance for Sequencher Genomic Software
  • Dietiticians of Canada (DC) National Conference - FHNS Student Attendee Sponsorship
  • Dietiticians of Canada (DC) National Conference - Student Representatives sponsorship
  • Food Systems Research Group Graduate Symposium
  • Colourimeter for Foods and Nutritions Courses
  • Inter-professional Education Experience for Food and Nutrition Student
  • FHNS Graduate Student Conference Travel Support
  • International Cereal Grains Workshop
  • Microbiome Workshop Series
  • Student Recruitment Initiative
  • ACHES 2018 Conference

2017

The committee approved 64 projects with funding totalling $226,275.00:

  • HNS prize for MB Schools Science Symposium
  • Replacement microscopes for the entomology teaching labs
  • Illustrations of Weed Identification Characters
  • Hands-on student crop production experience
  • Northern Great Plains Lipid Conference
  • Communications Office camera and battery
  • Lab equipment for Biosystems undergrad teaching
  • Food Science Kitchen Equipment
  • Student lab equipment - DNA electrophoresis LabStation, Dry block heater and modular heating block
  • Meal Exchange National Student Food Summit
  • Space saving centrifuge for use in undergraduate teaching laboratory for food science students
  • CanU Grow - An Agri-Food Academy
  • Skin Caliper and Standing Anthropometric units for HNSC
  • FAFS Student Ambassador Program
  • Portable video conferencing capabilities
  • Laboratory upgrade for course BIOE 3530
  • BIOE 2600 laboratory equipment
  • Sensory Evaluation Computer Software Upgrade and Maintenance
  • NECO Networking Events
  • Maintenance of Spectrophotometer
  • Manitoba Soil Science Society Summer Tour
  • Nutrition Month 2018
  • Heat transfer equipment for Food Science courses
  • TK Cheung Seminar in Animal Science
  • Smartboard for Entomology and Animal Science
  • A National Microbiome Workshop
  • 2018 Meet the Dietitian Event
  • Teaching resources for new mechanical weed control tools
  • ASABE Tractor Design Competition
  • Upgrade to Grad Student Field Work Equipment
  • FAFS Promotion and Recruitment Materials
  • DEGSA Seminar Series
  • Nutrition Education Library
  • Lab upgrade for undergraduate teaching: BIOE 3320
  • Development of online tests for assessment of student understanding of safe work procedures
  • Making educational videos to demonstrate nutritional laboratory analytical methods
  • Tractor Safety Workshop
  • Stata MP
  • Table Upgrade and White Board Rm 403 Human Ecology Building
  • AED purchase for Agriculture Bldg
  • Food Science & HNS grad student conference travel support
  • UM Campus Food Strategy
  • Pizza Farm Program
  • FFNHP Graduate Research Symposium
  • Annual PSGS Symposium
  • Plant Science Biosecurity Infrastructure
  • Dietitians of Canada (DC) National Conference
  • Dietetic Student Speaker Series
  • Rotary Career Symposium 2017
  • Load Cell, Grips and Service of Instron Universal Tester
  • Newcomer Nutrition Educator Program
  • Food KT and Applied Skills in Food Preparation
  • NECO Compost Trial for Barbara Burn’s Food Innovation Laboratory
  • Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference
  • Biosystems Undergrad Engineering Curriculum
  • Support Staff Professional Development
  • Be Part of the Agri-Food Conversation
  • ACHES Conference 2017
  • Where It's Made Video
  • Dietitians of Canada Conference 2017
  • Travel to Brazil to Present a Program Proposal to Host the 2022 World Polymer Congress (Macro 2022) in Winnipeg
  • Brandon Ag Days
  • UM Campus Permaculture Learning Garden
  • Summer Breakfast Program

2016

The committee approved 48 projects with funding totalling $152,695.00:

  • Ambassador Program Support
  • Nutrition Education & Community Outreach (NECO)
  • Students for Sustainability
  • Precison Agriculture Software
  • Software Update for Agribusiness Lab
  • Lab Upgrade for BIOE 3530
  • Electronic Weigh Scale Upgrade
  • Image documentation for teaching
  • Teaching Lab, Aggregate Stability Instrumentation
  • Newcomer Nutrition Educator Program
  • ASABE Tractor Design Competition
  • Hotplates & pH Meters
  • Rotary Career Symposium
  • Upgrades for Genesis Software
  • Food Safety Temperature Control
  • Meat Grinder for FOOD 3500 and FOOD 7260
  • Chambers for Respirators for BIOE 2600
  • Invited Speaker TK Cheung Lecture Series
  • Lab equipment for undergraduate teaching
  • Canadian Pulse Research Workshop
  • Balance for Pilot Plant
  • HNS prize for MB Schools Science Symposium
  • Equipment for Meat Science Course
  • Equipment Upgrade Burns Lab
  • CanU Grow - A student-led initiative
  • Temperature Monitoring for Food Storage
  • Entomology Seminar Series
  • Farm & Food Care Program
  • Safe Work Procedures for Teaching Labs
  • Data Acquisition System
  • Nutrition Month 2017
  • Northern Great Plains Lipid Conference
  • Water Bath and Drying Oven
  • Revitalization of Insect Teaching Collection
  • Genomic Software Upgrade
  • Student Focused Session on Sustainable Ag
  • Statistical Software XLSTAT Upgrade
  • Student Focused Session on Communication
  • Student Project for HNSC4600
  • FFNHP Symposium
  • Student Support for Manitoba Prairie Research Day 2017
  • FFDC Education & Outreach
  • Furniture Upgrade Rm 403 Human Ecology
  • Soil Science Grad students MSSS Tour
  • FFDC Experiential Learning with Swine Barn
  • Student Registrations for Dietitians Conference
  • ACHES Conference

2015

The committee approved 43 projects with funding totalling $148,999.97:

  • Microscope for Food Science Lab
  • Equipment for Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Automated External Defibrillator for Research Farm Sites
  • Laminar Flow Hood for PLNT 2530
  • Management Planning Course Software Development
  • PH Meter Upgrade
  • Replacement Microscopes
  • Student Transportation for Industrial Visits
  • Cleaning Ventilation Ducts
  • Spectrophotometer for Food Science Lab
  • Diploma Curriculum Initiative
  • Ambassador Program Support
  • Sharp Video Display for Polycom Unit
  • 2015 International Year of the Soil
  • Electric Range Upgrade
  • Projector for Entomology Dept
  • ASABE Tractor Design Competition
  • Agri-Food Academy
  • MB Soil Science Society Summer Tour
  • Lab Manual and Program Surveys
  • Food Science Field Trip
  • Microscopy Equipment for the Soil and Water Quality Outreach Laboratory
  • AAEA Academic Bowl
  • Wide Open Brochure
  • Kent Road School Food Club
  • Eat Wise I and II
  • FAST Program Summer School
  • Entomology Curation Supplies
  • Supplies for Aquatic Entomology Collection
  • TK Cheung Lecture Support for Speaker
  • Students for Sustainability, El Pueblo Creciente
  • Replacement Chairs for Computer Lab
  • Entomology Grad Student Seminar Series
  • HNS Grad Students Conference Travel Support
  • Laptops and Hardware
  • Nutrition Month 2016
  • Discovery Centre Exhibit Revitalization & Program Support
  • Trainees in Nutrition Symposium
  • Healthy Food For Newcomers Video
  • Teaching Nutrition to Kids Workshop
  • Sourcing Sustainably Produced Food Commodities
  • Grad Student Research Presentation IARFIC 2015
  • Youth for Sustainability in Food Production

2014

The committee approved 37 projects with funding totalling $110,000.00:

  • Indigenous Student Recruitment
  • Variable transformer for food classes
  • Replacement microscopes for teaching lab
  • Students for Sustainability, El Pueblo Creciente – “The Growing Village”
  • Experiential Learning and Outreach Project
  • Audio Visual Upgrade to Rm 245 Ellis Building
  • International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition
  • Soil Science Teaching Lab Equipment
  • Ambassador Program Support
  • Curation Supplies for Teaching Collection
  • Upgrade of Food Preparation Facilities used in Food Science Program
  • Replacement of Soxhlet Apparatus in Food Science Teaching Lab
  • Replacing 9 yr old Classroom Portable Projector
  • Mixers, electrodes & ultrasonic bath for teaching lab
  • Stata software upgrade for Agribusiness computer lab
  • Agricultural and Applied Economic Association - Academic Bowl
  • Hands-on Experience for BIOE 4412 Students
  • Replacement of lab components
  • Agriculture for Urban Youth Program
  • New Refrigerator/Freezer for Dairy Teaching Lab
  • 2014 Student Challenge Competition-IUFoST 17th World Congress
  • Internationally Educated Agrologists Program
  • 2014 FFNHP Graduate Research Symposium
  • Purchase of Polycom RealPresence 500
  • UM 4-H Leaders Club - Journalist Training
  • Leading Change & GLOBE 2014 Leadership & Sustainability Conference
  • Manitoba Soil Science Society Summer Tour
  • Digital Cameras and Accessories
  • Human Nutritional Sciences Program sheet/Admissions overview
  • Student Training in Germany
  • Biosystems Engineering Laboratory Teaching Materials
  • Greenhouse Equipment - Pallet Truck
  • Portable PA System
  • UMATT Competition Travel Trailer Trilogy Project
  • Speaker Support for Seminar in Honour of Dr. T.K. Cheung
  • Greenhouse Equipment - Platform Ladder
  • Support Staff Professional Development - Speaker Session

2013

The committee approved 32 projects with funding totalling $107,061.49:

  • Graduate Student Field Support Equipment
  • DSLR Camera & Accessories for Field Imaging
  • pH/Conductivity/Ion Meters to alleviate shortages of basic instrumentation tools in the main Food Science Undergrad Teaching Laboratory
  • Field Collection and Curation Equipment to Support Department of Entomology Courses, Outreach and Student Research
  • Replacement microscopes for laboratory sections in Entomology courses
  • JMP Genomics Statistical Package Pilot Project for Instructing Statistical Genomics & Analysing & Interpreting Genomic Data
  • Teaching Lab Storage Upgrade
  • LED Light Dome for Specimen Imaging
  • Equipping Soil Science Computer Lab
  • Variable Speed Pumps for Food Engineering and Food Process Labs
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Upgrade of Laboratory Teaching Resources for BIOE 0600 Farm Machinery
  • Department of Food Science Field Trip, Process Industry Field Trip to Minneapolis, MN
  • Student Recruitment Ambassador Program
  • Mobile Projector
  • Portable PA System, Shovels
  • Outdoor Classroom Exploration for Under-privileged Youth in Winnipeg's Inner-City
  • Experiential Learning and Outreach Project for Agriculture Students
  • Renewal of Academic Excellence Plaques
  • Canadian Soil Science Society and Manitoba Soil Science Society Student Quiz Bowl Mixer Night
  • International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition
  • Video Software and Equipment
  • Purchase of Microplate Reader for Food Analysis II FOOD 4250
    Upgrade of Department Laptop
  • Attendance of Student Award Winners at Annual CSBE Conference
  • Support for Speaker for Special Seminar in Honour of Dr. T.K. Cheung
  • Partner Engagement Prospectus: A Sharing of the Faculty's Accomplishments and Priorities
  • ACCUPLACER Online Academic Skills Testing
  • Construction of Laboratory Equipment
  • Agricultural and Applied Economic Association - Academic Bowl
  • Attendance at Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference
  • Probiotic & Prebiotics - Understanding the Science and Opportunities (conference and workshop)
  • Faculty, Alumni and Community Outreach Events at the Farm & Food Discovery Centre

2012

The committee approved 34 projects with funding totalling $96,406.48:

  • Stata Software upgrade for computer lab
  • Upgrade to Department Multi-media Presentation Package
  • El Pueblo Creciente - The Growing Village
  • Department of Food Science Field Trip to Minneapolis Sept. 2012
  • Insect Storage & curation for the teaching collection and the J.B. Wallis/R.E. Roughley Museum of Entomology (WRME)
  • Replacement microscopes for laborator section in Entomology courses
  • Increasing the number of computers in the Food Science computer room
  • Basic instrumentation tools to address acute shortage in the main food science undergrad teaching lab
  • Experiential Learning & Outreach Project for students registered in DAGR 0610 Advanced Comm. & Rural Leadership
  • Support for Speaker for Special Seminar in Honour of Dr. T.K. Cheung
  • Analytical Equipment for the Water Quality Outreach Laboratory
  • Datalogger for undergraduate teaching of energy flow
  • Graduate Student Office Space Revitalization Initiative
  • Macroscope Imaging System for insects to support graduate student research & training
  • 2012 Student Challenge Competition (Canadian Institute of Food Science & Tech 50th National Conference)
  • Fridge/freezer for Student Kitchen
  • Equipment for Outreach Programmes of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre
  • Upgrades for Genesis R&D-SQL software for documentation of nutritional composition of food
  • Site Licenses for Cowbytes Computer software
  • Teaching Equipment Upgrades
  • Manitoba Soil Society Summer Tour - Student Registration Funding
  • Workshops/training to Advance the Extraction, Safety & Efficacy of Plant Bioactive Molecules for Nutraceuticals
  • Faculty representation at Engaging Canada - Engaging India: The French Canadian Context
  • U of M Stockman's Club Annual Intercollegiate Judging Competition
  • Wall Panel Air to Air Solar Collector Class Project
  • Type 1 Ultra-Pure Water System for Teaching Labs & Research in Food Science
  • Communications Office - Camera & scanner
  • Functional Foods & Natural Health Products Graduate Research Symposium 2012
  • Agricultural & Applied Economic Association-Academic Bowl
  • Support of Student Recruitment & Marketing Activities
  • Support Staff Endowment Fund Exchange Trip to the University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Internationally Educated Agrologists Program (IEAP)
  • Standard sampling tables for inspection of attributes & variable for use in Quality Control
  • Annual Plant Science Grad. Student Symposium Mar 23-24th, 2012

2011

The committee received 29 proposals this year for their consideration. The following projects have been approved for funding totalling $77,273.42:

  • Explosion-proof refrigerator for safe storage of samples of flammable solvents
  • Support of Student Recruitment & Marketing Position for one year
  • Developing Teaching Resources: A Survey of Planting Techniques employed by Manitoba farmers
  • Dept of Food Science Field Trip to Minneapolis Sept. 2011
  • Surgery Instrument Upgrades
  • Upgrade of teaching facilities in Agricultural Engineering building
  • Student Mobility-India Student Exchange 2011
  • Radiation Instruments for undergraduate teaching of energy flow
  • U of M Quarter Scale Tractor X-Team: Designs of a tractor assembly accessible by a paraplegic
  • Upgrading laboratory equipment for courses BIOE 3320 & BIO3 3530
  • Manitoba International Nutrigenomics workshop
  • Upgrading & replacing video library in Animal Science
  • Acquiring microscopes for anatomy & physiology labs
  • Student Recruitment Program-Ambassador Support & Clothing
  • Sprayer Test Stand, Biosystems Engineering
  • Planter Test Stand, Biosystems Engineering
  • Agribusiness Management Simulation software for classroom instruction
  • Soil Physical Properties, Teaching Lab Equipment
  • STAT software for computer lab - Ag Econ.
  • Supplies for the Curation & Storage of the Growing Entomology Teaching Collection
  • Replacement microscropes for laboratory sections in Entomology courses
  • Creation of a digital image collection from photographic slides used in Entomology
  • Site Licenses for Cowbytes Computer Software, Animal Science
  • Additional lab tools to meet demands for increased undergrad enrolment in Food Science
  • Conversion of teaching material to podcast content
  • Enhanced Teaching & Learning Effectiveness with a digital multimedia recording system
  • Current Controversies in Polyphenols as functional food ingredients

2010

The committee received 25 proposals this year for their consideration. The following projects have been approved for funding totalling $70,000.00:

  • High School Ambassador Program
  • Solar Greenhouse Back Wall Design Project
  • People transporter trailer - Glenlea Research Station
  • STATA software for AgEcon computer laboratory
  • Rotary Evaporator for undergrads- Food Sciences Laboratories
  • Web-based software application to process student awards & bursaries
  • Shaker for Prep & Analysis- Food Science
  • Yield Monitor Test Stand - Biosystems Engineering
  • U of M - Student Community Garden
  • Supplies for Field Training - Soil Science
  • Site Licenses for Cowbytes software - Animal Science   
  • Digital Conversion of audio visual resources - Entomology
  • U of M Quarter Scale Tractor Team - Biosystems Engineering
  • Digital Camera for teaching Food Science graduate & undergraduates
  • India Student Exchange, experiential learning
  • CIFST Conference bringing attention to Food Science students
  • Computer Upgrade - Biosystems Engineering
  • Food Science Industry Field Trip for student experiences
  • Resources for Plant Pathology Instruction
  • Request for faculty support ISTP Canada/China-improves exposure
  • Society for Range Management - Soil Science
  • CIFST competition for students
  • Staff development to attend WACE Conference
  • American  Agricultural Economic  Association - Academic Bowl
  • Bursaries for undergrad & grad students