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(L-R) Student Hilary Ransom, Asper Foundation’s Moe Levy, Leonard Asper, Gail Asper and UM President David Barnard.

The Asper Foundation creates unprecedented new entrance bursary

October 18, 2019 — 
The Asper Foundation has announced a $5-million gift to the University of Manitoba designed to remove barriers for students demonstrating financial need

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The rise and fall of United Grain Growers

October 17, 2019 — 
For much of the twentieth century, United Grain Growers was one of the major forces in Canadian agriculture. What happened?

Harvey Chochinov

Palliative care researcher inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

October 10, 2019 — 
Distinguished Professor Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov [MD/83, PhD/98], a leader in palliative care research, has been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Jocelyne Thorpe, Scott Ormiston and Joyce Slater are three of the many professors recognized by alumni.

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Alumni name their fav UM profs

October 4, 2019 — 
We were overwhelmed with messages about faculty who taught challenging topics with ease; inspired news ways of thinking and creating; and expanded students’ horizons

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Who’s your favourite teacher?

September 23, 2019 — 
Ask any alumni about their favourite memories of university and we guarantee a few teachers’ names will crop up


a photo of rotting food with a wilted flower and pearl laying atop the moldy mass

Grief Work, alumna showcases personal work at upcoming Nuit Blanche

September 23, 2019 — 
Following her husband's funeral, an alumna of UM's School of Art was inundated with flowers and food. Bereaving and overwhelmed, most of the casseroles, soups, breads and pastries sat, unconsumed, in her fridge and on her dining room table -- and began to spoil. From that, she created Grief Work


1000 Miles Apart ceramics conference

September 18, 2019 — 
The School of Art Gallery is launching an exhibition that connects the art of alumnus PJ Anderson with 10 Zulu artists

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UM mourns passing of distinguished alumna Kathleen M. Richardson, C.C., O.M.

September 16, 2019 — 
Kathleen Richardson, one of Manitoba’s most generous patrons of arts and culture, died on September 14, 2019

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Robert Raeburn

The UM legacy of Robert (Bob) Raeburn, 1943-2019

September 12, 2019 — 
Members of the University of Manitoba community were saddened to hear that Robert (Bob) Mackenzie Raeburn passed away on September 8, 2019, at age 76, after a battle with cancer.

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Remembering esteemed professor, mediator Wally Fox-Decent, CM, CMM, OM, CD

September 12, 2019 — 
Decorated alumnus Norman Waldron “Wally” Fox-Decent [BA (Hons)/59, MA/71], who excelled in three careers—as a political science professor, naval commander, and labour mediator—died in Montreal on Sept. 5

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