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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Alumni Association of the University of Manitoba is celebrating its 98th anniversary. Please join Dawn Nedohin-Macek, Chair of the Alumni Association, board members and your fellow alumni on June 10, 2019 at our Annual General Meeting & BBQ reception.



5 p.m.: Registration

5:30 p.m.: Meeting

6:30 p.m.: BBQ Reception


Centre Space, John A. Russell Building
Fort Garry Campus

Please RSVP by Friday, June 7

Phone: (204) 474 9946


Free parking in P Lot located on Sidney Smith Street behind Max Bell Centre.


Hear from guest speaker Lindy Norris [BA/07, BComm(Hons)/09], the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for Outstanding Young Alumni, who will be sharing her insights on the importance of leadership, the power of community, and why you should put your hand up.

Lindy wears many hats: tireless volunteer, community leader and business professional. At the young age of 27, Lindy founded Athena Leadership; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership development, mentorship and networking to women professionals in Manitoba.





  1. Jessica Carvell, JD/15
  2. Mark Colley, BComm (Hons)/04
  3. Lasha Glennie, BA/2008, ExtEd/16
  4. Evan Kuz, BFA(Hons)/90
  5. Mattieu Lazarow, BComm (Hons.)/08, MBA/17
  6. Kristjan Mann, BA/11, BA(Adv)/13, MA/19
  7. Scott Roehl, BComm (Hons)/08
  8. Efrem Teklemariam, M.Eng/99
  9. Peter Wheatley, BSc(M.E.)/ 07, MBA/15



Jessica Carvell, JD/15
Jessica grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and received a double honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2012. She chose to attend the U of M Robson Hall Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2015. During her time at the U of M, she was involved in the University of Manitoba Law Students’ Association, as chair of the professional development committee and tuition review committee member. She was also a board member of the Manitoban, the U of M student newspaper. Jessica received her call to the bar in 2017 and is currently practicing law at Manitoba Hydro.  Jessica is seeking her second term as member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and is looking forward to continuing to grow our alumni community.


Mark Colley, BComm (Hons)/04
Mark obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the U of M, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and completed the Advance Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy through the Asper School of Business Executive Education program. Mark is currently the Chief Operating Officer for The Winning Combination, Inc. (manufacturing under Kaizen Naturals and Bodylogix), a sports supplement manufacturer based in Winnipeg. He has worked in the Food Industry for almost 10 year and has served on the Board for Food and Beverage Manitoba for the past 5 years as Treasurer. He is an active member of the Associates as well as Financial Executives International and is part of the MBA mentorship program as well as a mentor for the CPA program.


Lasha Glennie, BA/08, ExtEd/16
Lasha is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts and a Human Resource Management Certificate. She currently works as a Project Manager for the ICT Association of Manitoba working on a project called Tech West Canada. In her role, she focuses on being nimble, accessible and works hard as an effective access point for companies to get the support they need at international trade events. She helps remove barriers and contributes to providing a Canadian program around the events her team attends. She is proud to not only represent Canada, but her home province of Manitoba at these international shows, while watching the participating companies make a global impact. She has also volunteered with countless organizations such as Crohn’s and Colitis Canada as the Gutsy Walk Chair, Timeraiser as a Project Lead and Alpha Gamma Delta as a Recruitment Advisor. She has had the pleasure of sitting on the U of M Alumni Association for one year.


Evan Kuz BFA(Hons)/90
Evan, owner of Sly Bird Creative, has been working as a graphic designer and marketing strategy specialist since he graduated in 1990. Evan started his career working with various small to medium sized design firms, including an advertising agency near Hamburg, Germany. Evan has spent 6 years teaching a sessional course at the University of Manitoba called Design Theory and Criticism, while also mentoring design students from the U of M as well as from the graphic design program at Red River College. He also been involved with some Winnipeg boards and organizations, holding many positions with the following:

Graphic Designers of Canada, Manitoba Chapter & National Board (board chair twice);

The University of Manitoba Alumni Association (6 years including one year as president);

The Manitoba Theatre Centre (2 years);

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Board;

Evan is also active in the Athletics world, coaching sprints groups with the private running club Tough Track.


Matthieu Lazarow, BComm(Hons.)/08, MBA/17, CA/10
Matthieu obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree (2008 – medal for highest GPA for accounting major) as well as his MBA (2017) from the University of Manitoba. He also holds his Chartered Professional Accountant designation (prior Chartered Accountant) which he obtained in 2010. During his time at the University of Manitoba, he was quite involved in many student groups as well as the Commerce Student’s Association. Matthieu currently works as a Senior Consultant for the Lambert Nemec Group in the accounting and finance recruiting and headhunting practice. He has been a professional headhunter for accountants for the past 5+ years. He also spent 6 years working for Deloitte after graduating in 2008. He is an active coach for Special Olympics Manitoba with the Master Swim Otters for the past 17 years (also created a new golf team which he was head coach for 4 years), sits on the board of his condo corporation, and give back to many other Manitoba non-profits. He is also a member of the Young Associates and is quite active with CPA Manitoba. He has spent the past year as a board member of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association, and is a member of the finance committee.


Kristjan Mann, BA/11, BA(Adv.)/13, MA/19

Kristjan is local business owner as well as a three time graduate of the University of Manitoba. Along with being a past president of the University’s Graduate Students Association Kristjan has also served on the Alumni Association board for the past 5 years, with 2 years spent as Vice-President of Student Engagement. Kristjan’s personal commitment to the Alumni Association and its future derive from the legacy of his Grandfather, who graduated from the agricultural college in 1920s and continued to be a proud supporter of the association throughout his life. Kristjan is currently working on completing his PhD in his spare time, which he also divides between volunteer commitments, home renovations, his pets, and travelling.


Scott Roehl, BComm(Hons)/08
Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in 2008 from the U of M, with a major in marketing. Scott is currently Manager, Marketing & Business Development for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba (CPA Manitoba). A member since 2007, he is currently the immediate past chair of the Young Associates of the Asper School of Business. He is also an active volunteer in the community including serving as chair on the board of directors of Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS).


Efrem Teklemariam, MEng/99
Efrem is professional engineer, project management professional, fellow of Engineers Canada and the manager of water resources engineering at Manitoba Hydro. He is an alumnus of the University of Manitoba and the Delft Technical University, graduating with an M.Sc. degree in engineering from both institutions. Efrem has volunteered on several professional and non-profit organizations such as being a board member on the Citizenship Council of Manitoba, 2008 Citation Citizenship recipient (an honour to Canadians for their outstanding contributions in assisting newcomers to successfully integrate into Canadian society) and a part of the academic review committee of EGM. He is one of the founding members of IEEQ at the U of M, and a member of the review panel of climate change studies of NSERC projects. Over the years Efrem is a major contributor and lead to the strong and supportive relationship to the R &D of the Water Resources project and Environmental Science ($2.1 million per year) and member of the Friends of Engineering at the University of Manitoba, which promotes the excellence and innovation in engineering.


Peter Wheatley, BSc(M.E.)/ 07, MBA/15
Peter is a young professional who has found a balance between academic excellence, family, and real world business acumen. Over the past 13 years at StandardAero, Peter has risen quickly to his current role of Director of Sales Operations.  His past roles include various engineering positions, Quality Manager, Director of Engineering, & Director of Customer Programs. Sports have played a key part in Peter’s early success, teaching him the values of leadership, teamwork, commitment, and passion. Peter strongly believes in lifelong learning and views this opportunity as a chance to help others.

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