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CBC: Top 40, part 2

April 5, 2016 — 

CBC Manitoba is again running their Future 40 contest – highlighting the province’s new crop of leaders, movers and shakers under the age of 40.

CBC reports:

Shauna Labman

Age: 38
Category: Teaching and Health Care

Shauna Labman is an international legal scholar, an expert on refugee resettlement and an advocate for refugee rights.

She has worked for the United Nations in India, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal and the Nunavut Court of Justice, and pursued her PhD at the University of British Columbia as a Trudeau Scholar.

In September 2013, she returned to her hometown of Winnipeg and joined the University of Manitoba as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law.

Shauna works to create relationships between academics, students, and community organizations. She co-founded the Migration Law Research Cluster, which brings in monthly speakers to the university. She hosted the Building Connections: Refugee Research and Community Outreach conference and is an organizer of the upcoming Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies conference in Winnipeg.

She is on the board of directors with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba. Shauna shares her expertise at community events and in the media.

Jared Star

Age: 29
Category: Community, Social Activism and Volunteerism

Jared Star, 29, grew up in Manitoba and, like some LGBT2SQ* youth, faced challenges with being bullied, dealing with homelessness, addiction and the criminal justice system.

With proper supports, he worked through his recovery to make a difference in the lives of others through volunteering, getting his high school diploma and later enrolling in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Social Work.

He currently works at the Rainbow Resource Centre and helps make Manitoba a safer place for LGBT2SQ* youth.

He has been the recipient of several awards, such as the GLBTT Chamber of Commerce student of the year, the Cheryl Cruikshank Memorial Award and the Snowy Owl Monarchist Society Community Development Scholarship for his ongoing commitment to LGBT2SQ* community.

Liane Veness

Age: 39
Category: Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Liane is a registered architect who consistently balances her time between teaching at the University of Manitoba and her Winnipeg-based practice, WORK/SHOP.

Three years ago, she started up WORK/SHOP, a small, local and independent architecture office and fabrication shop that offers a unique approach to creating handmade architecture.

Her work has garnered attention, winning multiple awards such as a Prairie Design award, Prairie Wood Design award and a Commerce Design award.

Recently, her office/shop was featured in an exhibition series called Twenty+Change, NEXT GENERATION, which celebrates innovative Canadian practices that are setting new agendas through built work. The practices featured in the exhibition are also profiled in a book.

Liane’s ambition is to continue to challenge how architecture is traditionally practised as well as how it is taught. Through her workshop, she aims to teach the next generation of architects the value of craft through a direct hands-on approach to learning and understanding architecture.


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