Award Details


Award Information
Name:
Bruce McDonald Award in Clinical Nutrition
Description:
On the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Bruce McDonald from the former Department of Foods and Nutrition in 1998, his family, friends and colleagues established a fund in his name at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative also made a contribution to this fund.

The available annual income from the fund will support an award for a student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a department in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) has a thesis research project that involves human research subjects with a focus on nutrition and human disease; and

(3) has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on the last 60 credit hours completed (to be calculated in the same manner as for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship).

Recipients of this award will be selected on the basis on their transcripts and a one-page description of their thesis research. The award may be held with other major awards, such as CIHR, NSERC, MHRC, SSHRC, or the UMGF. The award may be held by the same recipient once in an M.Sc. program and up to two times in a Ph.D. program, but no more than twice overall during the course of a student’s time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The recipient will need to submit a new one-page description of their thesis research each year they apply for the award.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (or designate) to name the selection committee for this award.
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.

Biographical Information
Dr. McDonald joined the Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Manitoba in 1968 as an Associate Professor. From 1977 to 1985, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Human Ecology. On his retirement, he was appointed Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Human Ecology. Dr. McDonald was intimately involved in nutrition education and policy in Canada throughout his career. During the decade 1988 to 1998, he chaired Dietitians of Canada committees that developed guidelines for undergraduate education in dietetics in Canada in the 21st century. He was also highly dedicated to postgraduate education in nutrition and dietetics. Dr. McDonald is internationally recognized for his research on the nutritional properties of canola oil, in particular the effect of its fatty acid composition on cardiovascular risk factors.

Established: Senate, May 10, 2000
Revised:
Senate, January 5, 2005
Edit, May 2002 – name change of department
Board of Governors, August 25, 2015

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To be eligible for this award, please fill out and submit all required application documents by the deadline.

Please download the application form from "Supporting Files" below.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Scholarship
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2018-07-25

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