VALUE: $250 (1) - 2013-2014 award value
TERMS & CRITERIA
On the occasion of his retirement, the family of Walter Saltzberg has established a fund in his honour at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. Mr. Saltzberg has had a long and distinguished career as a professional Engineer. He came to Canada from Europe in 1948. In 1957, he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. His professional career began at the provincial Bridges and Structures Office, where he was a project engineer. His career progressed through a number of positions, such as Acting Director of the provincial Planning, Design, and Survey Branch and Director of the Bridges and Structures Office. Mr. Saltzberg has been active in professional organizations and has served as President and Registrar of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) (then the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba - APEM), is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officers, and served as the Secretary Treasurer of Intelligent Sensing of Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada), a research network centered at the University of Manitoba (he remains affiliated with ISIS Canada today [in 2001] as a consultant). He has always been an active volunteer and humanitarian, involved with the Optimist Clubs and the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. He has received many honours and awards, both professional and personal, such as Optimist of the Year Award, APEM’s Merit Award (1984) and the Outstanding Service Award (1988), and the Meritorious Service Award for Professional and Community Service, conferred by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (1989).
This fund shall provide for an annual bursary of $250 which will be offered to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Engineering, in any year and in any program;
(2) has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.