MEET THE CHAIR
Dr. Farenhorst joined the Department of Soil Science in May, 1998. Her training includes a B.Sc. in Physical Geography and Soil Science (University of Amsterdam) and a Ph.D. in Soil Pesticide Chemistry (University of Toronto).
THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAIR
The purpose of the chair is to develop and successfully lead strategic activities that promote greater opportunities for women, particularly Aboriginal women, in science and engineering across the Prairie Region. The specific research program of this Chair addresses the fact that for several generations, certain academic studies have attracted fewer women than men.
HIGHLIGHTED COLLABORATORJen Storm - Helping us connect to northern communities. When Jen Storm first started her job as the University of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Student Recruitment Officer, she quickly realized that many of the northern Manitoba communities were difficult to connect to because of their remote locations. But, through her efforts, those connections between the University and northern communities have been greatly improved.
For example, she was responsible for creating an innovative student recruitment video that was made possible by funding from the NSERC CWSE (prairies) program.Read more...