Endowment Fund Results

2019

The committee approved 57 projects with funding totalling $195,795:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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