Alumni gather in Calgary
University of Manitoba alumni in Calgary gathered on Dec. 6 at the Calgary Marriott Downtown. The crowd of 200 was joined by President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. David T. Barnard and Vice-President (External) John Kearsey, and the evening’s featured speaker, renowned researcher Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, one of North America’s leading experts in the environmental fate of organic chemicals in soil and water.
Dr. Farenhorst spoke about her work with CREATE H2O—the first science-engineering research training program in Canada that combines technical water and wastewater management training with Indigenous theory, law and methodological skills training.
Currently the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) Prairie region, Dr. Farenhorst was recently named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network in the ‘trailblazing and trendsetting’ category.
Guests also received an update on the Front and Centre campaign, and the transformations taking place at the U of M thanks to the 25,000 donors who have shown their support for students and researchers like Dr. Farenhorst.
Earlier in the evening, a reception was held by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, along with a joint reception by the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering. Further Alumni receptions will be held in in Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Brandon, Edmonton and Minneapolis in 2017. For more information on future dates stay tuned to umanitoba.ca/alumni.