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Awards and Scholarships


For the following departmental awards, students must be on record with the Records Office as having declared a major in Mathematics or Statistics.

Jeff Babb Scholarship in Statistics (approximately $1,300)

This scholarship will be awarded, on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to a student who is majoring in Statistics and is entering the Third or Fourth Year of study. Recipients must have a record of academic excellence in courses in Statistics and Mathematics.

Donald S. Grant Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics (approximately $900)

Established by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, this scholarship pays tribute to Donald S. Grant, an accomplished educator at The University of Winnipeg. Donald faithfully served the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 39 years (1970-2009), teaching a number of courses including Linear Algebra and Calculus. Always willing to generously share his time with students who needed assistance or who showed an interest in mathematics, Donald was a committed teacher and mentor who set high standards for his students and provided them with the support to achieve success. This scholarship will be given to a continuing student majoring/minoring in Mathematics and Statistics who (i) is taking a required math major course at the second level (2xxx), (ii) has completed 6 credit hours of Introductory Calculus at The University of Winnipeg within the last 30 months and (iii) who has a high standing in 6 credit hours of Introductory Calculus. At the discretion of the Mathematics and Statistics Department, the student may be required to forfeit the scholarship in the event that they do not complete a course as specified in (i).

Crawford Campbell Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics (2 awards at approximately $600 each)

This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of W. Crawford Campbell, who served in the Mathematics Department of United College and The University of Winnipeg for over 43 years, including 24 years as Chair. It will be awarded to a continuing student in the General, 4-year, or Honours Mathematics program of scholarly ability and entering Advanced Calculus. Preference may be given to a student who has demonstrated leadership abilities through involvement in governance of the Mathematics/Statistics Students' Association

Ross A. Johnston Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics (approximately $1,091)

This scholarship is established by Ross A. Johnston (B.A., United College, 1952; LL.B., Manitoba, 1956). It will be awarded to one or more students entering their final year of the Honours program in Mathematics or Statistics.

Lawson Scholarship in Mathematics (approximately $262)

This scholarship has been established by Mr. Gordon Lawson, LL.D. It will be awarded to a student of outstanding academic promise who is entering or continuing Major work in either Pattern A or B of the Mathematics Major at the University. Thus, the recipient will be entering second, third or fourth year.


Dr. Arnold Rogers Scholarship in Mathematics or Statistics (approximately $674)

This scholarship is provided by the Erica and Arnold Rogers Fund for Academic Excellence. It will be awarded to a student majoring in Mathematics or Statistics, who is enrolled in the 4-year program with a record of academic excellence. Financial need will also receive consideration.

Dr. Jessie Blackwood Lang Scholarship (approximately $2, 136)

Dr. Jessie Blackwood Lang graduate from Wesley College in 1937, where she achieved high academic standing and excelled as a student leader and athlete. Her experience as a student instilled in her a lifelong love of learning and service to others. Jessie was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Laws from The University of Winnipeg in 1997, in recognition of her distinguished contributions to the community. This scholarship celebrates the traditions and values of Wesley College. It will be awarded to a student entering the Third Year with a minimum 4.0 grade point average, who is involved in The University of Winnipeg. Preference may be given to a student majoring in Mathematics.

 

Professor Guenter Weiss Memorial Scholarship in Statistics (approximately $539)

This scholarship has been established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Guenter Max Theodor Weiss. It will be awarded, on the recommendation of the Department of Statistics, to a student of excellent academic promise who is a declared statistics major and who is entering or continuing major work in statistics at The University of Winnipeg. Thus, the recipient will be entering Second or Third year.

 

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Each year the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada allocates a number of awards to students wishing to work on a summer research project with a scientist at the University of Winnipeg.

To be eligible, a student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is registered as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program in the natural sciences or engineering.  The student must also have at least a cumulative B average in order to apply, but in recent years, no one has obtained an award with an Award Point Average less than 4.0.

A student satisfying these criteria must then have an NSERC-funded faculty member agree to supervise their project. For more information, students should contact the potential supervisor or the department USRA representative (Dr. Narad Rampersad).

The following faculty members are NSERC-Funded:

    Mathematics:    J. Currie, O. Oellermann, N. Rampersad, A. Stokke, R. Stokke
    Statistics:         M. Ghahramani, S. Hossain, Z. Mashreghi