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Len Shebeski Bursary in Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dr. Len Shebeski, O.C., a Dean Emeritus in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and his wife Laura have established an endowment fund at the University. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund.

Dr. Len Shebeski has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Agriculture. He began teaching in 1947 in the Field Husbandry Department at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1953, he came to The University of Manitoba to join the Department of Plant Science as Professor and Head. From 1965 and to, Dr. Shebeski was the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture. In 1982, his expertise took him to Ibaden, Nigeria, as the Deputy Director General and Director of Research at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Dr. Shebeski has served as a member of the National Research Council, the Science Council of Canada, and the Canadian Agricultural Research Council, as well as a Chair of the Manitoba Research Council and the Advisory Group on Food Production and Rural Development at the Commonwelath Secretariat in London, England, among many other professional appointments. He has published over 40 scientific papers and over 100 general publications. His honours and awards are numerous, ranging from Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1968 to honourary degrees from the Agricultural University in Warsaw, Poland in 1972 and from Queens University, in Kingston, Ontario, in 1974. Dr. Shebeski also received the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1977. More recently, he was named Dean Emeritus at the University of Manitoba in 1981 and received the Canadian Red Cross Distinguished Service Award in 1985. Dr. Shebeski now enjoys retirement with his wife, Laura, in Sidney, British Colombia.

Each year, the available annual income from the fund will provide bursaries, the number and value of which shall be determined by the selection committee, to students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the final year of their program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;

(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

The selection committee shall be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.


To be eligible for this bursary, please fill out and submit the “University of Manitoba General Bursary Application” now available on Aurora Student
Check the “Student Awards and Financial Aid” Tab and apply

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2015

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