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Student supports

UM is a community that cares. We offer a wide variety of supports to help you make the most of your time at university and reach your full potential.

Specific supports for

Student culture and groups

The College of Pharmacy is a close-knit community of learners, educators and researchers. Get to know your College and the people that make it special by attending events, taking part in activities and celebrating achievements and milestones.

  • University of Manitoba Pharmacy Students' Association (UMPhSA)

    A student council is the voice of the student body. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, you’ll gain vital leadership skills as you advocate for your peers on the issues and concerns most important to your college.

  • Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI)

    CAPSI serves to expose pharmacy students to experiences and educational events that prepare them to provide the best health care possible within pharmacy’s realm of expertise. The association aims to enhance the profession of pharmacy by providing guidance and information to all members.

  • College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Council

    The council represents the interests of pharmacy graduate students as part of student government and at the university level, advocates on behalf of its students, and coordinates social events.

Scholarships

The College of Pharmacy offers a wide variety of awards and scholarships to students at different stages of their studies. Those listed below require an application – deadlines and forms are provided below.

Entering students

The following awards are open to students entering the College of Pharmacy:

Marguerite Hulme Scholarship in Pharmacy – Entrance: Application Form

Ron F. Guse Scholarship for Excellence in Pharmacy – Entrance: Application Form

William Eamer Entrance Scholarship – Entrance: Application Form

Deadline: August 2, annually

Year 1 completed

The following awards are open to students who have completed their first year at the College of Pharmacy:

Doreen Ash Memorial Prize – Year 1: Application Form

Lori Fasano Scholarship – Year 1: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 1966 Scholarship – Year 1: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 2004 Memorial Scholarship – Year 1: Application Form

William Eamer Scholarship – Year 1: Application Form

 

Deadline: May 30, annually

Year 2 completed

The following awards are open to students who have completed their second year at the College of Pharmacy:

Doreen Ash Memorial Prize – Year 2: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 1966 Scholarship – Year 2: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 2004 Memorial Scholarship – Year 2: Application Form

Shoppers Drug Mart Community Pharmacy Scholarship – Year 2: Application Form

The Rusty Ames Therapy Dog Award – Year 2: Application Form

William Eamer Scholarship – Year 2: Application Form

Deadline: May 30, annually

Year 3 completed

The following awards are open to students who have completed their third year at the College of Pharmacy:

David M. Collins Scholarship – Year 3: Application Form

Doreen Ash Memorial Prize – Year 3: Application Form

Janice (Jan) Coates Scholarship – Year 3: Application Form

Mike Kupfer Memorial Award – Year 3: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 2004 Memorial Scholarship – Year 3: Application Form

Shoppers Drug Mart Community Pharmacy Scholarship – Year 3: Application Form

William Eamer Scholarship – Year 3: Application Form

Deadline: May 30, annually

Year 4 completed

The following awards are open to students who have completed their fourth year at the College of Pharmacy:

A. Langley Jones Leadership Award – Year 4: Application Form

J. R. Murray Convocation Prize – Year 4: Application Form

Pharmacy Class of 2009 Passion and Commitment Award – Year 4: Application Form

Pharmacists Manitoba and CPBA Award – Year 4: Application Form

College of Pharmacy Outstanding Achievement in Research – Year 4: Application Form

College of Pharmacy Dedication to the Provision of Patient Care – Year 4: Application Form

Deadline: April 23 annually

Graduate studies

College of Pharmacy - Graduate Student Professional and Career Development Fund

Purpose

The College of Pharmacy aims to facilitate the professional development of graduate students by supporting their participation in scientific conferences and related activities.

Background

This fund provides financial support to graduate students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy, enabling them to present and share their research findings at conferences and events.

Value

The fund offers a maximum of $750 per year of enrollment, to be matched with funding from the student's supervisor, potentially totaling up to $1,500.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Enrollment in the College of Pharmacy as a graduate student.
  • Matching of funds with support from the student's supervisor.
  • Compliance with Tri-Agency travel policies.
  • Maintenance of annual professional membership in a relevant organization.

How to Apply

To apply, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca for an application.

Additional Information

  • Unused funds will be returned to the College and cannot be carried over between years.
  • Overtime students are ineligible for matching funds.
  • The policy supersedes all previous versions and applies from January 1st, 2023.
  • The fund does not cover expenses such as tuition, fees, or laboratory expenses.

Contact

For inquiries, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

Leslie F. Buggey Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy

Purpose

The Leslie F. Buggey Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy aims to provide financial support to graduate students conducting research exclusively within the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba.

Background

Established by the Buggey family, this scholarship fund receives contributions from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative.

Value

Each year, the scholarship offers one award with a maximum value of $10,000 to a full-time Master's or Ph.D. student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, conducting research solely within the College of Pharmacy.

Eligibility

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as full-time Master's or Ph.D. students.
  • Conduct their research project exclusively within the College of Pharmacy.
  • Maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 in the last two years of their previous program of study.

How to Apply

To apply, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca for an application.

Additional Information

  • Preference is given to candidates based on their academic background, with priority given to graduates from the University of Manitoba, followed by graduates from other universities.
  • The scholarship is not tenable with any other major awards valued at $15,000 or more.
  • Recipients are typically presented with a commemorative medallion at the annual College of Pharmacy Graduate Ceremony.
  • The selection committee for this award is appointed by the Graduate Studies Chair of the College of Pharmacy.

Contact

For inquiries, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

Samuel and Beatrice Faiman Pharmacy Graduate Fellowship and Morris D. Faiman Lecture in the Grand Rounds Seminar Series in the College of Pharmacy

Purpose

The Samuel and Beatrice Faiman Pharmacy Graduate Fellowship and Morris D. Faiman Lecture aim to recognize academic excellence among doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy and support a lectureship within the Grand Rounds Seminar Series.

Background

Dr. Morris Faiman [B.Sc.(Pharm.)/55], in honor of his parents Samuel and Beatrice Faiman, established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The fund supports a Pharmacy Graduate Fellowship and a lecture in the Grand Rounds Seminar series. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative have contributed to the fund.

Value

The fellowship provides financial support not exceeding $2,000 annually to a PhD student enrolled full-time in the College of Pharmacy. The lecture series also receives financial backing.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program within the College of Pharmacy.
  • Maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • Have career aspirations in research and/or academia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit:

  1. Official academic transcript(s).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A statement (maximum 500 words) describing proposed academic research and objectives (short-term and long-term), and the expected area of study.

Applicants must also complete an application form, available by emailing Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

Additional Information

  • Preference is given to graduates from the University of Manitoba, followed by graduates from other Canadian and North American universities.
  • Recipients may hold this fellowship concurrently with other awards consistent with policies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • The selection committee for the Graduate Fellowship is appointed by the Vice Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • A selection committee named by the Dean of the College of Pharmacy oversees the selection of visiting scientists for the Morris D. Faiman Lecture in the Grand Rounds Seminar Series.

Contact

For more information, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

The William G. Eamer Graduate Achievement Fellowship

(Formerly known as the William G. Eamer/College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship)

Purpose

The William G. Eamer Graduate Achievement Fellowship was established to provide scholarship support to graduate students within the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba.

Background

Mr. William G. Eamer, B. Comm (Hon.)/’72, MBA/’73, FCA, in collaboration with Mr. Ronald F. Guse, B.Sc.(Pharm.)/79, Registrar of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM), established an endowment fund in 2004. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has also contributed to this fund.

Value

Each year, the fellowship offers financial support to a full-time Master’s or Ph.D. student enrolled in any year of study within the Faculty of Graduate Studies, conducting research in the College of Pharmacy.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time Master’s or PhD student within the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study.
  • Demonstrate significant contributions to their profession, university, and community.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit:

  1. Academic transcript
  2. A 500-word essay (double-spaced, 12-point font) detailing their community contributions, including motivations for involvement, volunteerism philosophy, and career aspirations in pharmacy
  3. Curriculum vitae

Applicants must also complete an application form, available by emailing Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

Candidates may be required to attend an interview or deliver an oral presentation.

Additional Information

  • Priority is given alternately to Master’s and PhD students each year.
  • This fellowship cannot be held concurrently with another fellowship of higher value offered through the College of Pharmacy.
  • The recipient will receive a commemorative medallion at the annual College of Pharmacy Graduate Ceremony.
  • The selection committee, appointed by the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, includes a representative from the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

Contact

For more information, contact Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

University of Manitoba

The following awards and grants listed below are available to graduate students:

Faculty of Graduate Studies awards database

The Faculty of Graduate Studies maintains a comprehensive awards database. It discusses the full range of ways to finance graduate studies at the University of Manitoba. When searching the awards database, consider a range of keywords or phrases that might embrace your field of interest, such as: housing, environment etc. You may also need to contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies directly to confirm status of some of the terms of reference information.

Faculty of Graduate Studies travel award

Through the Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award, funds are allocated to assist master’s and PhD students with costs for travel for presentations of papers, posters, or other creative work pertinent to their studies.

UMGSA conference grant

The University of Manitoba Graduate Student Association (UMGSA) conference grant is available to University of Manitoba graduate students attending or presenting at conferences. The award amount varies depending on the location of the conference and whether the applicant was attending or presenting.

UMGSA emergency grant

The University of Manitoba Graduate Student Association (UMGSA) emergency grant program provides assistance to students who experience unexpected and immediate financial difficulties, constraints, or hardship. This includes, but is not limited to, unanticipated personal living costs, unexpected delays in government loans, and other award funding.

Emergency assistance student bursary program

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) offers three funding opportunities for graduate students. This includes the Emergency Assistance Student Bursary Program which provides short-term assistance to students who encounter unanticipated financial need within the five (5) colleges of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences or a program of the Rady Faculty (e.g. Interdisciplinary Health Program).

Contact

For more information or to apply, email Pharmacy.GradStudies@umanitoba.ca.

Professional associations

The College of Pharmacy is committed to upholding the highest standards of practice, both in our community and across Canada. Follow the links below for information and resources from the associations that guide our profession.

Anti-Racism

Equity, access and participation

Supporting collaborative practise

Contact us

College of Pharmacy
Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue West
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada

204-474-9306
204-789-3744