the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences staff newsletter
of the Delta Marsh Field Station are holding their fundraiser Annual
Pignic on Saturday, August 9 at the Delta Marsh Field Station.
The event includes a barbecued pig dinner (vegetarian meals available
on request!), silent auction and a guest speaker. Other activities will
include canoeing, volleyball, swimming and much more, including an evening
of beach astronomy - weather permitting. Adults $20, children (6-12)
$10 and (under 6) free. For more details or to buy tickets, contact
the Station at 474-9297 or Connie LeBlanc at 255-1553 email@example.com
by August 7. You can also visit
calendar now for the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals'
first international conference, "Canada: Global Innovator in
Functional Food Ingredients", to be held October 6 and 7,
2003 at the Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg. This conference will precede
the second annual Business of Science Symposium organized by the Province.
Stay tuned for more information.
to Karmin O, who officially began her appointment in Animal Science
on July 1. Coming to us from the University of Hong Kong, Karmin will
be based out of the National Centre for Agri-Food Research in Medicine
at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Her research will focus
on the health-related benefits of nutraceuticals and functional foods,
particularly in the areas of cardiovascular and renal disorders. Wasting
no time, Karmin has already been awarded an Establishment Grant and
an Operating Grant by the Manitoba Health Research Council! She can
be reached at 235-3951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And - welcome
to Derek G. Brewin, who began August 1 in the Agribusiness and
Agricultural Economics Department. Derek's background is in agribusiness
and regional economics and his most recent research focuses on rural
income growth, migration and the expansion of the hog industry in the
U.S. He will be teaching two diploma courses in the second semester
- Financial Management II and Agricultural Finance & Credit. Derek
can be reached at 474-8702 or email@example.com.
Daayf, Plant Science, co-edited the recently released book "Polyphenols
2002, Recent Advances in Polyphenols Research". The Table of Contents
can be viewed online
here. Those interested in more details about the contents of this
book may contact Fouad directly at 474-6096 or email Daayff@ms.umanitoba.ca.
of Manitoba student teams from Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
competed in the Academic Quiz-Bowl Competition in Montreal at
the AAEA/CAES meetings held July 26th-30th. Close to 40 teams participated
from agricultural schools across North America. Both teams did extremely
well, with the squad of Crystal Sosinkalo-Chapman, Nathan
Hildebrandt, and Joseph Janzen finishing in the Top 10! The
team of Jackie Gordon and Tim Giesbrecht also won several
matches, despite the huge disadvantage of being one player short throughout
the competition. ABSA wishes to thank its sponsors - Meyers Norris Penny,
Monsanto, MacDon, the Canadian Wheat Board, University of Manitoba Student
Union, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences for their generous
Akinremi, Soil Science, was interviewed on July 30 by Bruce Cochrane
of CKRQ Radio in Brandon on a new study that is jointly funded by MLMMI
and MRAC. This $80,000 study is a joint endeavour between the Department
of Soil Science (Drs Akinremi and Flaten), Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada (Bob Eilers) and Manitoba Agriculture and Food (Peter Haluschak).
The study will determine phosphorus sorption-desorption characteristics
of Manitoba soils. Check out the news
release on the MRAC website.
Line is still making news, this time on the University of Manitoba
about Extended Loans due August 15
- This is a reminder that all extended loans due August 15, 2003 must
be renewed in person on or before this date. Please bring any books
for renewal to either the William R. Newman Library or the Sciences
and Technology Library. Please note that your card will be blocked as
of August 16, 2003 if you have five or more overdue books. All books
on extended loan may now be renewed until December 15, 2003 (with the
exception of items with holds). Please remember that books signed out
on extended loan are subject to recall. If a book is recalled, a new
due date is calculated and you will be notified by e-mail. Please ensure
that your current e-mail address is on file at the Libraries.
of the week - Bugs in the system: insects and their impact on
human affairs by May R. Berenbaum, Cambridge Ma: Perseus Books,
1995. Call number : QL 463 B46 1995b. Currently on the new book shelf,
this title will find its way to the fifth floor of the Sciences and
Technology Library. Dr. Berenbaum is an entomology professor at the
University of Illinois and has written this book for "the vast
majority of people [who] consider it a high priority to minimize the
extent of their interaction with the insect world." This is an
excellent introduction for students (lots of references!) and others
whose education barely glanced at the insect domain. She touches on
a range of topics from classification to fly fishing.
Beef Barbecue, put on by the Animal Science Grads Association
and members of the Department of Animal Science, was a smokin' success!
The total body count was well over 150 people, and they consumed 240
burgers, 50 hotdogs and half a dozen veggie burgers. The courtyard was
overflowing and a collection jar was available for anyone wishing to
donate to the Manitoba Cattle Producers. Congratulations on a job well
fond farewell to Mona Anderson, who is retiring from the Dean's
Office and moving to High River, AB where husband Denny has a new job.
Mona has been with the University for 17 years - with the Alumni Association,
the Department of Plant Science and for the past 13 years with the Dean's
Office. Mona's final day is this Friday, August 8. We're going to miss
Broadfoot with your news or get in touch with your department staff.matters
Judy Powell 9259
Science and Entomology: Claire Hutchinson 6125
Engineering: Connie Wenzoski 6033
Science: Yvonne Halden 9621
Science: Tammy Petriew 8563
Science: Terry Ramm 8153
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