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Marion Vaisey-Genser Graduate Travel Award
With a contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, Ms. Marion Vaisey-Genser has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of this award is to assist graduate students in the Human Nutritional Science field with travels costs for attending a conference at which they are presenting their research. The available annual income from the fund shall be used to offer an award for a graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences;

(2) has an advisor whose primary appointment is in the field of Human Nutritional Sciences;

(3) has completed a significant piece of research and has presented it in the form of a manuscript (submitted or to be submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed journal);

(4) has been accepted to present this research at a national or international conference;

(5) has achieved the highest academic standing among the eligible students in a given year (a minimum grade point average of 3.85 [or equivalent] on the last 60 credit hours completed - undergraduate and graduate).

Applicants will be asked to submit a copy each of the manuscript and the conference abstract on or before the deadline date. This award may be held in conjunction with other travel awards. The recipient may acknowledge the contribution from the award during the conference presentation or in the paper’s publication.

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:
Marion Vaisey-Genser (nee Berryhill) earned a B.Sc. (H.Ec.) in 1949 from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. (Nutrition) from McGill in 1951. Following academic appointments at Mount St. Vincent College in Nova Scotia, Oregon State College in the United States and the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, she returned to the University of Manitoba as a faculty member in 1981 and initiated research and teaching in the Sensory Evaluation of Foods. She subsequently served as a Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Associate Vice-President (Research). She was appointed a Senior Scholar in Foods and Nutrition when she retired in 1993.

Established: Senate, November, 2000
Senate, January, 2005
Editorial Revision: Name change of department, May 2002, July 2004
Senate, April 06, 2016


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

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

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.
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