The Fund

The Purpose

Its purpose is to provide support for undergraduate student activities, initiatives, events, or in support of services that benefit students in the Faculty. Applications to this Fund should detail the nature of the initiative, event or activity, the specific proposed uses of the requested support, and an explanation of how students will benefit from the initiative. Applicants should use the associated application form to request support. All disbursement decisions will be made by the Committee described below, and no funds shall be disbursed without the Committee's knowledge and permission. The SIF is a restricted operating fund - all proposals and expenditures supported through this Fund must comply with the University of Manitoba's governing financial policies and procedures.


The Committee will put out a call for proposals thrice yearly (in September, November and February), although applications for support will be accepted at any time, and indeed the intent is to publicize the existence of the Fund frequently. The Committee will meet in a timely manner to:

  1. Review and approve proposals/requests for funding
  2. Review and make recommendations about the expense allocation;

The use of allocated funds must support initiatives in one or more of the following categories, of which the list below is NOT in order of priority. Funds may be allocated to all or any categories at the discretion of the Committee in any given year. Allocations made in any given year apply only to the year in which they are made; i.e., there is no automatic renewal of allocations once made.

  • Educational equipment
  • Renovations
  • Student professional development
  • Maintenance of spaces used exclusively or almost exclusively by students (e.g., FASO offices, student lounge)
  • Other worthy initiatives.

Proposal for initiatives that fall outside of the above-mentioned categories may be granted pending approval by the Committee.


The SIF is funded by undergraduate students in the degree and diploma programs. In order to apply for funding, applicants must be a current student enrolled in a diploma or undergraduate degree program.

Faculty employees may apply to the SIF, strictly for student related matters with the support of an undergraduate student.

Undergraduate student clubs/organizations who have members within the Faculty may also apply to the SIF.



  • Senior Stick, FASO (will normally serve as Committee Chair)
  • Diploma Stick, FASO
  • Senior Treasurer, FASO
  • Junior Treasurer, FASO - non-voting
  • Director of Communications, FASO
  • Faculty Advisor to FASO
  • Dean of Agricultural and Food Sciences (or designate)


In order to create awareness and ensure the student body is aware of how their charitable contributions are being utilized:

  • The Office of the Dean will provide an online annual report of the SIF disbursements.
  • The Office of the Dean will provide quarterly statements to FASO on the SIF fund.
  • FASO will report the results of the SIF disbursements to their student body via all reasonable means (online, at orientation, etc.)
  • Any funds awarded will only be available until the end of the budget year. Any unused funds will be returned to the SIF.
  • No new disbursements from the fund may be made without approval from the membership committee, except in cases where urgent care (pertaining to safety issues and/or willful damage) for student-related spaces (e.g., FASO office, student lounge) is required, in which case reasonable disbursements may be made with the Dean's approval, provided immediate notice is given to the Committee.

Projects deemed to be complimentary or enhancements of existing academic programs should be vetted through the Department Head or Associate Dean Academic before being submitted to the SIF Review Committee.

Call Results

November 2023

NECO Study Café $1,215.00
Undergraduate Research Symposium $3,192.00
2024 Degree Graduation Dinner $10,00.00
International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics $280.00
2024 Diploma Graduation Event $10,000.00
Manitoba Nutrition and Dietetics Research Day $2,446.00
Meal boxes for students Nutrition Month 2024 $1,700.00
ABSA Banner and Table Cover $234.00
iGEM Competition $1,400.00
Faculty Intramural Teams $2,166.00
Cooking Class with DCSN $600.00

October 2023

ABSA - CAMA Case Competition $650.00
CFSG - Nutrition Month Meal Boxes $1,000.00
CSG - What's Cooking on Campus $1,081.00
FHNS Dietetics Committee $650.00
Co-op Program Free Subsidy $15,000.00
International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics (5 students) $2,500.00
Nutrition Education Library Office $70.00
Nutrition Education Library Refresh  $600.00
Research Night in FHNS $650.00
Food Technology and Research Day at RCFTR $600.00
Diploma Students to Manitoba Ag Days $3,715.00
Writing Tutors AGRI 2030 $12,000.00 over 3 years
Interactive Flat Panel at Carman Research Station $1,082.00

March 2023

Connect '22 $700.00
2023 Degree Graduation Event  
Westman Winter Agronomy School $184.00
International Association of Food Protection Conference $760.00
Breakfast Club & Hot Lunch Sales Equipment $2,550.00
Manitoba Protein Symposium Registration $800.00
FHNS Department Event $4,000.00
Healthy Food Student Initiative $160.00
NECO Supplies and Equipment $1,075.00
Nutrition Month 2024 $2,550.00
Research Night in FHNS $976.00
Conference Workshop (NECO Co-Presidents) $1,275.00
Diploma Graduation Dinner $7,500.00

October 2022

ABSA Growing the Opportunities Dinner $4,000.00
2022 Healthy Cities Conference $750
Nutrition and Dietetics Manitoba Prairie Research Day $3,550.00
FHNS Networking Social $4,000.00
Nutrition Month 2023 $2,550.00
Co-op Program Fee Subsidy $15,000.00
Governance training for student clubs $1,400.00
Sponsorship for Conference (2 student reps) $800.00
Sponsorship for Conference (20 students) $8,000.00

February 2022

2022 Degree Graduation Event $10,000.00
Writing Tutor $4,000.00
ABSA Trivia Night $400.00
Intramural registration fees $1,800.00
Co-op Program $9,000.00

November 2021

CanU Green Club and Garden $3000.00
NECO Speaker Series Events $440.00
Faculty Intramural Teams $1612.00
Club Meeting Activities $67.98
CNS Sponsorship $800.00
Agriculture Lecture Block Upgrades $10000.00
Dieticians of Canada Inter-year student mixer $300.00

March 2021

Gear Up for Ag PPE Distribution for DARG 0480, Ag Health and Safety $250.00
Student Services Communication Centre $12000.00
Writing Tutors $4000.00
Trivia Night $840.00
Farm Academy $1750.00
Funding a Keynote Speaker $2000.00
Graduating with a B.Sc in HNSC? Now what? $330.00
Farm Academy $1750.00
International Student Grocery Support Initiative $3000.00
Projector in Lecture Block $1259.89

October 2020

  • CFSG newsletter and various social media initiatives
  • Suture Kit Activity and Hosting UofM Pre-Vet Club Meetings
  • Graduation Signs for the graduating class

February 2020

Diploma Graduation $3000.00
Advancing Women in Agriculture West 2020 $1023.22
Dietetics of Canada Conference $750.00
New Student HNSC Orientation $700.00
NECO Outreach Events  $720.00
CropConnect Conference 2020 $377.93
Beef Education Workshop  $750.00
The Breakfast Club $3000.00
Intramural Teams $2145.60

November 2019

When Aggies Meet Foodies $890.00
ABSA Barley & Cheese Business Etiquette Event $2305.20
Canola Discovery Forum Student Delegation $446.25
UofM Future Leaders 4-H Club Achievement Gala $2500.00
Degree Graduation Dinner 2019 $5000.00
FHNS Guest Lecture Night $300.00
ACHES Conference $2885.00
Research in FHNS Department Speaker Series $1000.00
Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East $469.27
Dieticians of Canada National Conference Student Sponsorship $8000.00
Dieticians of Canada National Conference Representative Sponsorship $800.00

September 2019

Student Exchange Info Session $300.00
Critical Dietetics Conference Viewing Party $600.00
Fuel Morning $500.00
Advancing Women in Agriculture East 2019  $1160.00
Student Leadership Summit  $1000.00
Manitoba Young Farmer Ag in Motion Trip  $107.10
Trip to Canada's Farm Progress Show  $218.66
What's Cooking on Campus  $500.00
Evolution of Food Waste Competition  $2000.00
Vetavision 2019  $1324.12
Student Exchange to SLU (Sweden)  $1250.00
Association of Canadian Human Ecology Students Conference 2020  $500.00
Desserts is Stressed Spelled Backwards  $250.00
Supplies for old HESO office  $500.00
Health at Every Size Conference  $1500.00
Intramural Teams $1975.05