U of M students receive STEM scholarships
Viktor Popp, 18, and Grant Legaree, 18, both received Schulich Leader Scholarships to support their studies at the University of Manitoba.
Popp, of Erickson, Man., is the recipient of an $80,000 scholarship and will be entering the Faculty of Engineering this fall.
Legaree, of Atikokan, Ont., received a $60,000 scholarship and will enter the Faculty of Science come September.
The Schulich Leader Scholarships were created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich. The annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers, according to a release.
Buried artillery shell found on Mayfair
Construction along Mayfair Avenue in River-Osborne was postponed briefly after crews found an unexploded artillery shell in the dirt.
On Aug. 23, around 10:50 a.m., emergency services personnel were called to the 100 block of Mayfair in response to a suspicious object that was unearthed. Mayfair Avenue was closed to traffic between Harkness Avenue and Main Street until 1 p.m. that day.
Police say they were able to safely resolve the situation.
U of M receives $8 million in federal funds
Research initiatives at the University of Manitoba got a boost last week.
The federal government gave the U of M more than $8 million in funding to support research activities and expenses which includes upgrades, maintenance, development and commercialization.
"The support of the federal government of all research at the University of Manitoba, through the Research Support Fund, is critical to our success," Dr. Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) at the University of Manitoba, said in a statement.
The university will allocate funds as follows:
• $3.7 million to support research facilities;
• $1.9 million for management/administration;
• $1.3 million for regulatory requirements; and
• The remainder to research resources and intellectual property management.
Volunteers needed for therapeutic horseback riding
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled, a therapeutic horseback riding program for children with disabilities, is looking for volunteers to act as horse leaders or side walkers.
A volunteer orientation will be held on Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at West Wind Stables in Oak Bluff, Man. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. For more information go to www.mrda.cc or call 204-925-5905.
Harrow United celebrating 100th with Year of the Pulses dinner
Harrow United Church (955 Mulvey Ave.) is celebrating its 100th anniversary by hosting a community dinner.
The event on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. will feature pulses, in honour of beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. Tickets for the dinner or $20. Call 204-284-0079 for tickets and more information.