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Alumni News Archive


What’s your advice for the class of 2018?

May 16, 2018 — 
With Spring Convocation just around the corner, we’re looking to you – our experienced alumni – to give our graduates some advice as they start the next chapter of their lives


John Derek Riley, C.M.

U of M has lost a beloved community member

May 15, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba has lost a beloved member of its community with the passing of John Derek Riley, C.M. [BComm/43, CA/49, LLD/17]


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Health-care homecoming

May 15, 2018 — 
Accomplished alumna returns to lead College of Nursing

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Faculty of Arts Dean Jeffery Taylor introduces alumnus Winston Dookeran

Faculty of Arts

Former UMSU President goes on to international career

May 15, 2018 — 
Winston Dookeran [BA/66, LL.D./91], the first international student voted in as President of UMSU, recently returned to the University of Manitoba to share stories of a fulfilling career in economics, politics, and academia.

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Faculty of Science

“Big on Birds: Dr. Emily McKinnon to Speak at ‘Birds Vs. Windows’ Outreach Event”

May 14, 2018 — 
“Birds vs. Windows” is being presented in order to educate the public about the devastating impact of window collisions on bird populations, as well as how to prevent them and what to do with injured birds. This outreach event is part of NSERC’s Science Odyssey.

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Office of Sustainability

Help shape education for sustainability at U of M

May 14, 2018 — 
This spring, workshops are being held to encourage faculty to share their thoughts on how to encourage education for sustainability on campus. The workshops will explore the approaches, opportunities and barriers around educating for sustainability at the University of Manitoba.

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Order of Manitoba honours UM alumni, faculty, researchers and president

May 12, 2018 — 
Esteemed alumni, faculty members, researchers and administration will be invested into the Order of Manitoba on July 12 at the Manitoba Legislative Building

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Recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards: (left to right) Tina Jones, Paul Soubry, Jan Lederman, Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Dr. Shayne Reitmeier


Defining moments celebrated at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence

May 10, 2018 — 
The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments


Faculty of Science

“Not Just a ‘Cold One’: Science on Tap Shows the Many Sides of Beer”

May 10, 2018 — 
A microbiologist, a chemist, a neuroscientist and a medieval historian walk into a brewery… No, it’s not a joke, it’s this year’s “Science on Tap”, part of Science Odyssey Week! If you’re up for beer with a side of knowledge, then this adults-only evening is a must.

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards features graduating Faculty of Music student Elena Howard-Scott and U of M, Bison and NFL alumnus Israel Idonije

Prepare to be dazzled at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

May 9, 2018 — 
Recipients’ defining moments explored at this year’s gala celebration

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