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Michael Randolph Hawrysh Award for Achievement in Biosystems Engineering
VALUE: $650 (1) - 2014-2015 award value
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In memory of Michael Randolph Hawrysh, his family has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to recognize achievement in Biosystems engineering. Michael Hawrysh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1959 and he attended River East Collegiate. University studies in Agricultural Engineering (now Biosystems Engineering) followed and, after graduation, he commenced employment in the agricultural manufacturing sector. His commitment to engineering and his willingness to tackle a challenge led him to the Royal Canadian Mint, where he was employed as a productions engineer at the time of his tragic passing in 1996. Michael Hawrysh was an avid sportsman and a devoted family man and his death was mourned by his family, relatives, and many friends. It is the wish of all those whose lives were enriched through having known Michael that others who share his passion for life and his commitment to engineering be recognized in their endeavors.

In the fall of 2000, this award will be offered for the first time and it will be valued at $500. In future years, the award value will be determined by the available annual income from the fund supporting it. The award shall be offered to an undergraduate student who:

(1) has completed at least one year of full-time study in the Department of Biosystems Engineering in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
(3) continues as a full-time student in the Department of Biosystems Engineering;
(4) is deemed by the selection committee as being the most well rounded of all applicants, based on a combination of academic achievement and a level of extracurricular involvement as demonstrated in writing through the application process.

Applicants will be required to submit a brief summary of their extra-curricular involvement (including volunteer activities, community involvement, and sports involvement, etc...) in order to be considered for this award.

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

Est. 09/2000
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