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Gwen Rue Memorial Award
In memory of Gwen Rue, a fund has been established at The University of Manitoba by her family and friends to support an annual scholarship to a graduate student in the Department of Plant Science. Each year, a scholarship valued at the available annual interest will be offered to one graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in Master’s or Ph.D. program delivered by the Department of Plant Science with a focus on: (a) crop and food production; or (b) climate change. Preference will be given to a student focusing on both (a) and (b);

(2) has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 over the last 60 credit hours of completed university level study (or equivalent);

(3) has received a nomination from a graduate student, academic or support staff member of the Department of Plant Science.

Nominations are to consist of a letter outlining the reasons why the nominee should be considered for the award and be submitted to the Head of the Department of Plant Science.

Nominees for the award must have made notable contributions to the Department of Plant Science, particularly in areas directly benefiting graduate students. This may include:
(i) involvement in the Graduate Student Association (GSA);
(ii) participating on Department, Faculty, or University committees;
(iii) providing encouragement or advice to other students;
(iv) serving as a spokesperson for graduate students;
(v) organizing special events;
(vi) taking part in any other activity that serves the interests of graduate students and/or the Department of Plant Science.

A student may only receive this award once. The name of the award recipient(s) will be added to a plaque to be permanently displayed in the Department of Plant Science.
The selection committee has the discretion to request any unspent revenue be used to offer the scholarship.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Chair of the Department of Plant Science Graduate Studies Committee to name the selection committee. The selection committee will include the graduate student representative on Departmental Council, and a graduate student named by the GSA. If a graduate student serving on the selection committee is nominated for the award, a replacement will be asked to serve on the committee.
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, May 18, 1994
Senate, May 12, 1999
Senate, June 30, 2004
Senate, February 2, 2011
Senate, February 1, 2017
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