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Tito Daodu is the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, for Outstanding Young Alumni

2015 Outstanding Young Alumni

Tito Daodu calls Winnipeg home but her work as a doctor spans the globe

May 12, 2015 — 

What makes a good leader?

According to Tito Daodu, College of Medicine grad, it’s someone who is “willing to take in and adapt to the changes that are presented along the way, without giving up.”

That’s exactly what Daodu did while inching her way toward university from the inner-city neighbourhood she called home. She was successful, the 28-year-old doctor says, because she had so many people in her corner.

“I had a lot of people in my life who said I could achieve whatever I wanted.”

As a U of M student, Daodu followed her heart all the way to Nigeria where she joined the effort to curb the number of child deaths to pneumonia. Now a surgery resident, she’ll head to Haiti to help in the aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake.

On May 12, spend an evening with Daodu [MD/13, BSC(MED)/13] and the other four recipients of the 2015 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Marion Meadmore, CM, LLB/77
  • Professional Achievement: Nick Logan, BA/71, BComm(Hons)/73
  • Community Service: Wayne Davies, BEd/91, PB DipEd/07
  • Service to the University of Manitoba: Juliette (Archie) Cooper, BOT/79, MSc/82, PhD/87

The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives, and who have been an inspiration to other alumni, current students and the community, both close to home and around the globe.

“They don’t just talk about improving our world; they do,” says David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

Tickets for the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence are $75 and available at:

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Industrial Alliance, Tempo Framing Systems, The Personal and the Winnipeg Free Press.

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