Shine in National and International Competitions
students Jason Diehl and Carla Wytrykush each won their
section of the President’s Prize competition for student papers at
the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada. They captured
two of four awards offered to a field of 32 competitors from across
Gratzer, fourth year medicine, won the Donner Prize for the
best book on Canadian Public Policy. His book, entitled Code Blue:
Reviving Canada’s Health Care System, closely examines issues surrounding
Canada’s health care system, demographic trends, and political debate.
Gratzer also was awarded top prize in the Felix Morley Journalism
competition. He was presented with a cash prize of $2,500 (US) for
his entry of five articles he wrote on a range of subjects. This
prize is awarded annually to outstanding young writers whose work
demonstrates an appreciation of classical liberal principles.
Busch, co-president of the Aboriginal Student Association, was
honoured with an Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for Cultural
Awareness for her work coordinating the Pan Am Games’ Aboriginal
of nursing student Brenda Janz was presented with the Maurice
Legault Clinical Cancer Nursing Fellowship by the Canadian Cancer
Society. The fellowship, valued at $18,000, will allow her to undertake
advanced training in oncology.
Jaradat, a PhD student in food and nutritional science, received
a first place award for developing scientists at the 1999 annual
meeting of the International Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians
Society for his presentation titled “Therapeutic antiidiotypic antibodies
to Escherichia coli K88 and an alternative to antiboitic use in
Williams, animal science, and Trevor Lawson, MSc. student, attended
the 2000 International Livestock Congress after being awarded travel
fellowships from the International Stockman’s Education Foundation
for their outstanding grades, extracurricular activity involvement
and lead-ership skills. Twenty fellowship winners were selected
from across Canada and the United States to attend the Congress
which focused on international issues of beef and horse production.
undergraduates Matthew Greenberg, Mark Wiebe and Kurt Thomsen
placed second in the fourth annual Mathematical Association of America
North Central Section Team Competition. This is a first-time showing
for the U of M in this event.
information systems (MIS) students Ken Armstrong and Kevin Giles
placed third in their competition at the 22nd annual Intercollegiate
Business Competition hosted by Queen’s University. The two students
were up against MIS teams from the University of Alberta, St. Mary’s
University, University of Calgary, Queen’s University and Wilfrid
Laurier University. At the competition, each team had five and a
half hours to analyze a case and then give a presentation on their
analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges drawn from industry.