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Dr. Wayne R. Anderson Family Centennial Bursary
Dr. Wayne R. Anderson has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $10,380 in 2013. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The purpose of the award is to support students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, the available annual interest will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in any year of study in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;

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

Preference will be given to a student in the Department of Animal Science. If there are no qualified candidates in the Department of Animal Science, the bursary will be offered to any other qualified Agriculture student.

The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (or designate).

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing this award.

Biographical Information:

Dr. Wayne R. Anderson, B.S.A., 1963, LL.D., 2013, has made a gift to establish a student award in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, honouring the centennial of the arrival of his grandparents, as farmers in Manitoba.

Dr. Anderson was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a suiting degree: after he earned his MBA from York University in 1968 he became actively involved in his family's cattle operation. He continued this farm work as he carved a path into Winnipeg's business community. He has been a self-employed entrepreneur for most of the last 40 years.

In 1973, Dr. Anderson was named President and General Manager of General Window Products of Canada Ltd. In 1981, he became President of Bonar Plastics Western Ltd. He remained there until 1993, when he became President at St. Boniface Pallet Co., a position he still holds today. He was Vice-President of Hillside Farms Manitoba Ltd. from 1963 until 2003, and from 1993 to 2003 he was Chairman of the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission. He also served as a Director on the Board of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for 18 years, including three years as Chair. Multi-tasking has always been his strength: while a student here he was a hockey player for both Agriculture and the U of M Bison Men’s Hockey team, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, and he served on the Agriculture Student Council.

In 1998, Dr. Anderson was elected to the University of Manitoba's Board of Governors as a Representative of the Graduates. He was re-elected in 2001 and 2004. He served as Vice- Chair from September 2000 until June 2002, when he was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors. That same year he was awarded the Queen's Golden
Jubilee Medal. He served as Chair of the Board with great integrity for four years and then remained on the Board until May 2007.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, an independent "think tank." Since 2009, he served as Chair of the St. Boniface Hospital's Board of Directors and continues to be an integral part of the University of Manitoba community. Dr. Anderson has also been a member of the U of M's Trust and Endowment Committee since 1999.


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, 2014

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