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International Women’s Day 2020 News Archive


The Disrupters: Alumnae who persisted in an inequitable world

March 6, 2020 — 
As this year’s International Women’s Day calls for a more gender-equal world, we’re celebrating our own UM alumnae whose perseverance led to incredible contributions for Manitoba, Canada, and the world

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Shields taught at the U of M from 1980 until 1999.

UM’s literary giant lends her legacy to major new award

February 12, 2020 — 
The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction will recognize excellence by North American female and non-binary writers


Martha Donovan awardees ‘exemplify leadership potential’ among women in Rady Faculty

January 21, 2020 — 
Twelve women in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills thanks to a newly established fund

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Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler (left), and PhD student Taylor Morriseau are receiving the honour from Women’s Executive Network

Two researchers named as Canada’s most powerful women

November 20, 2019 — 
Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler, an assistant professor in the department of Otolaryngology, and PhD student and Vanier Scholar Taylor Morriseau receive the honour

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Frances G. McGill [MD/1915] was Canada’s first female forensic pathologist. She is shown here in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune on Oct 22, 1955. // University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections


Ahead of her time: Trailblazing alumnae of the 1900s

March 7, 2019 — 
With International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re remembering our early U of M alumnae who defied society’s expectations and became trailblazers in their own right

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A woman works alone in a board room at a computer in front of a white board

Women entrepreneurs in Manitoba to benefit from regional Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

December 14, 2018 — 
I.H. Asper School of Business now home to one of the country’s Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub nodes

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