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Honourable Anita R. Neville, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba with Helen Mann award recipients

Faculty of Social Work

Homecoming 2023: Celebrating 80 years of social work education

September 12, 2023 — 
Eighty years ago this October, the Faculty of Social Work opened its doors to meet the shortage of trained staff in Manitoba social welfare agencies. This year, we celebrate the alumni who have graduated from our Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work and Ph.D. programs over the past 80 years. The Faculty of Social Work 80th Anniversary Homecoming reception will be hosted by The Honourable Anita R. Neville, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba on September 14th. This year’s Homecoming celebration welcomes alumni from the past 60 years. During the reception, we will be presenting the Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award to members of the community who have made outstanding contributions to the field of social work. The Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award recipients to be honoured during our Homecoming 2023 reception: Jill Taylor-Brown (2023) Lynne Fineman (2022) Lindsay Bacala (2021) Lorna Hanson (2020) Jainna Cabral (2019)

Members of the UM campus community gather inside a tipi


Connect with UM alums at Indigenous Homecoming

September 11, 2023 — 
Indigenous Homecoming is a time to connect and re-connect with UM Indigenous alumni. This year's Indigenous Alumni Connect event will feature a living library - an opportunity to hear the stories of celebrated UM alums who are making a difference in the community – good food and guided walking tours. 

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Graphic of Homecoming celebrations Sept 19-23.


Homecoming 2023: Time to connect to our UM community

September 1, 2023 — 
It's time to get connected or reconnected to UM staff, students, faculty, alumni and friends in-person or virtually. Register for Homecoming 2023.

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Dr Warren Blunt

New biosystems engineering professor pursues carbon-neutral bioproducts

August 3, 2023 — 
Dr. Warren Blunt joined the Department of Biosystems Engineering as Assistant Professor in Sustainability Engineering on July 1, 2023.

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Keegan Slijker smiling.

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Bisons athlete combines love of basketball with community development programming

June 27, 2023 — 
Keegan Slijker uses his love for basketball to help develop the community through his creation, "Fitness Up North."

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Looking up at tall office buildings in a downtown scene with clouds in a blue sky.

Asper School of Business

Corporate Political Connections: A Multidisciplinary Review

February 24, 2023 — 
Yifan Wei, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Asper School of Business publishes study on Corporate Political Connections


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