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Seniors' Alumni Learning for Life Program - Fall 2016 Sessions

September 22, 2016

Memory & Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not?
Dr. Colleen Millikin
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

September 29, 2016

What is All the Fuss About Gravitational Waves?
Dr. Adam Rogers [BSc(Hons)/04, PhD/12]
Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

October 6, 2016

Feeding the North
Dr. Shirley Thompson
Associate Professor, Natural Resources Institute

Please note there will not be a session on October 13, 2016 – see you in two weeks.

October 20, 2016

Lyrical Diction
Dr. Laura Loewen
Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Music

October 27, 2016

Iconic Moments in Canadian History
Dr. Adele Perry
Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts

November 24, 2016

Originally scheduled on November 10
The Lake Winnipeg Crisis

Dr. David Lobb
Professor, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Senior Research Chair for the Watershed Systems Research Program (WSRP)

December 1, 2016

Originally scheduled on November 3
The Mysteries of Black Holes
Dr. Christopher O’Dea
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Questions? Please contact Lesley Lewis at or call 204-474-7519.

Here’s a few comments from past participants:

“A lot of interesting information which generates questions and critical thinking.”

“Well done – very informative! Thought provoking.”

“I loved every session.”

Recent Alumni Stories

George Rubenfeld (centre) with his family in France, 1950. // Photo credit: Belle Jarniewski, Voices of Winnipeg Holocaust Survivors
Life after the Holocaust: Alumni who survived

Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Second World War – a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the Holocaust

Somia (B.Env.Sc Honours Co-op) is in the middle with Eden Klein (B.Env.Sc. Honours Co-op) to her right and Josie Cooke (B.Env.St. Major Co-op) to her left.
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources alumna talks about co-op

Somia Sadiq (MNRM 2016; B.Env.Sc. Honours Co-op 2006)is an alumna from UM’s Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources and a Principal Partner of Narratives Inc., a company that provides services in the fields of Impact Assessment, Indigenous engagement and Conflict Transformation. The company currently employs six Planners, many of whom are students or graduates of the Riddell co-op program.  Narratives Inc. was recently nominated and became a finalist for an ECO Impact Award recognizing innovation in the environmental field. 

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