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New Seniors’ Alumni Program session added

December 13, 2017 — 
The Seniors’ Alumni Learning for Life Program has been so popular, the eight-session series sells out every fall and spring and because of this demand, a winter session has been added

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Wpg Free Press: U of M grad to sit on International Criminal Court

December 11, 2017 — 
Kimberly Prost, who graduated from here in 1981 and was called to the Manitoba bar in 1982, was elected this week with five other judges



Alumna named Winnipeg’s first Poet Laureate

December 11, 2017 — 
'Di Brandt is a wonderful choice for the inaugural position. She has a respected local, national and international profile, published a dozen acclaimed books and won many awards'

Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. // Photo by David Lipnowski

$5 million gift brings hope, dreams of new Geneva

December 8, 2017 — 
Transformational gift will elevate Winnipeg’s reputation as a global hub for human rights and social justice

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Faculty of Engineering

Alumna Ella Thomson, B.Sc. (E.E.), is the third recipient of the Order of the White Rose scholarship

December 6, 2017 — 
Ella Thomson, an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba, receives prestigious $30,000 Order of the White Rose scholarship from Polytechnique Montréal

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Senate chambers

CBC: Trudeau names two new Senators, including Canada’s first female Indigenous dentist

December 4, 2017 — 
Dr. Mary Jane McCallum has worked to provide important dental and health services to a range of northern, First Nations, and Indigenous communities throughout Manitoba


Faculty of Science

Seeing Electrons: From Individual Atoms to Processes Inside Cells

December 1, 2017 — 
As part of the Faculty of Science Interdisciplinary Series, Unter to Uber, Dr. Lena F. Kourkoutis will be giving a special lecture on how new technology has made it possible to “see” inside molecules, even at the atomic level.

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Donation presentation from the Polish Fraternal Aid Society to the Polish Studies Endowment Fund, University of Manitoba. (From left) Zofia Sophia deWitt, Society Co-president, Georgina Cielen, Krysytyna Gajda, Jeff Taylor, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Robert Kolt, Society Co-president, Aneta Markiewicz. Photo courtesy of Magdalena Blackmore.

Faculty of Arts

Polish Society marks 100th anniversary with gift

November 29, 2017 — 
The Polish Fraternal Aid Society of St. John Cantius recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and marked this occasion with a $100,000 gift to the Polish Studies Endowment Fund at the U of M

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Marissa Becker

Preventing HIV epidemics

November 29, 2017 — 
Building on a decades-long legacy of groundbreaking HIV/AIDS research

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CP, CBC, Wpg Free Press: ‘It’s really a heartbreaking day’

November 27, 2017 — 
Media stories on the death of Dauphin Mayor Eric Irwin [LL.B./1979], a highly respected alumnus from the University of Manitoba's law school who served as president of Dauphin's Countryfest

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