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UM alumna appointed director of Canadian Museum for Human Rights

August 10, 2020 — 
Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault announced today that Isha Khan is the new director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

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Dr. Ernest Rady [BComm/58, LLB/62, LLD/15]. // PHOTO BY THOMAS FRICKE

IDEA event postponed until May 27, 2021

August 7, 2020 — 
After an extensive review the IDEA committee has decided to further postpone IDEA to May 27, 2021. 

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Our shared future: two alumni behind important new book

July 29, 2020 — 
"Our Shared Future" contains contributions from some of Canada's leading scholars and leaders in positive reconciliation



Nine Order of Manitoba recipients have UM connections

July 15, 2020 — 
The Province of Manitoba announced today that 12 entrepreneurs, educators and Indigenous leaders have been named to the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. Nine of these 12 distinguished recipients are individuals who are associated with the University of Manitoba.

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President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard planting with students from École St. Avila at the 2016 Campus Beautification Day

Dear David, thank you

June 30, 2020 — 
Members of the UM community have been expressing their thanks and best wishes to President David Barnard, who leaves the UM on June 30, after 12 years of leadership



Remembering Kevin Kavanagh

June 23, 2020 — 
Kevin Kavanagh, alumnus, honorary degree recipient, friend of the University of Manitoba, and beloved business leader and philanthropist, died on June 15, 2020, at 87 years of age

The four team members of Brook McIlroy's Indigenous Design Studio are part of a small but growing number of Indigenous architects in Canada. From left, Danielle Desjarlais, Rachelle Lemieux, Ryan Gorrie and Reanna Merasty

CBC: Indigenous architects say they are in high demand, and hope to recruit more students

June 22, 2020 — 
"I think that's a really big move for the university itself to begin talking about this and implementing these ideas and truth into our studio courses and all of our courses," said Faculty of Architecture alumna Danielle Desjarlais.

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Brayden Schindell is working in the Kindrachuk Lab on understanding viral outbreaks

COVID-19: Lessons learned from viral outbreaks

June 12, 2020 — 
What did health professionals learn about dealing with viral outbreaks from the Ebola epidemic of 2018?

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Toby Le won the 2020 3MT competition

3MT winner dedicates award to research lab

June 4, 2020 — 
A student who is working with an international team of researchers to understand the link between a birth control drug and HIV infection impressed a prestigious panel of judges at the eighth annual University of Manitoba Three Minute Thesis finals on June 3, 2020,

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Cup of coffee on a saucer sits on a wooden tabletop beside a laptop, pen, and open notebook.

Alumni News

UM launches online resource for networking & mentorship

June 1, 2020 — 
The University has launched UM Café – an online platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees – to encourage students, alumni and industry partners to network and exchange knowledge and advice.

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