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Lamari Travel Award for Graduate Studies in Plant Science
An endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba as a tribute to Dr. Lakhdar Lamari's personal qualities and career accomplishments. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more awards, with a maximum value to be set by the Head of the Department of Plant Science, on the recommendation of the Plant Science Graduate Studies Committee. The Lamari Travel Award will be offered to graduate students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate studies and have completed at least one year of an M.Sc. or Ph.D. program delivered by the Department of Plant Science;

(2) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study (or equivalent);

(3) will be attending a scientific meeting in a plant science related area and will be presenting the results of their research at the meeting (poster or oral presentation);

(4) have demonstrated research ability based on the abstract submitted and the proposed research results to be presented at the meeting.

Applications will be available annually from the Department of Plant Science and must be submitted to the Associate Head of the Department of Plant Science by the advertised deadline. Funding must be used within the 12 month period following the date that the award recipients are announced. Recipients graduating within the 12 month period following the date of the award offer must use the funding no later than six months from the date of convocation.
Recipients may not hold more than one of the Lamari Travel Award, the Morrison Travel Award, or the Helgason Travel Award in the same calendar year.

Selection of the recipients will be based on:
(i) academic performance;
(ii) letters of recommendation;
(iii) the quality of the abstract submitted and of the proposed research results to be presented;
(iv) the potential value of the meeting to the student's development.

The award recipient will submit receipts for travel, registration, hotel and food expenses (based on current University of Manitoba per diem rates). Expenses will be reimbursed up to the current maximum value of the award.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies will ask the Chair of the Awards Committee of the Department of Plant Science to convene the selection committee for this award Any unspent revenue may be used at the discretion of the selection committee to offer additional awards.

This agreement may be amended by the mutual consent of the donor (or designate) and the University of Manitoba. All such amendments shall be in writing. Inthe absence of the donor (or designate), and providing all reasonable efforts have been made to consult, 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 the award.

Established: Senate, December 1, 2010
Revised: Senate, May 17, 2017

About Dr. Lakhdar Lamari:

Dr. Lakhdar Lamari joined the Department of Plant Science in 1988 as a Post Doctoral Fellow conducting cereal pathology research. He subsequently joined the Department as a professor of plant pathology in 1990. He conducted world-class and world-renown cereal pathology research with special emphasis on tan spot diseases of wheat. He was the first researcher in the world to unravel the mysterious host pathogen interaction for this disease in wheat. He developed a computer-based plant disease measurement program called “Assess” that permits the easy and rapid quantification of the number of disease lesions on plant surfaces. This program took plant pathology research to a whole new level of precision. He touched the lives of many graduate students and numerous undergraduate students. He passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 57.
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