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Group of fans cheering on the Bison football team and holding a sign that says 'Go Bisons'.

Alumni News

Bisons + UM Alumni = FREE tickets all season long!

August 28, 2023 — 
For the second year in a row, the UM Alumni Association has partnered with Bisons Sports to offer the ultimate perk. UM Alumni score four FREE tickets to every single Bisons regular season home game. So gather up family and friends and head back to campus to cheer on the home team! 

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Alumni News

Shine a spotlight on remarkable UM alumni 

August 24, 2023 — 
Do you know of an extraordinary UM alum? Nominations are now open for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA), deadline is November 30.

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Law space reimagined: Transforming legal learning

August 20, 2023 — 
From transforming a simple storage to transforming the way students learn at UM Faculty of Law's Robson Hall.

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Louis Slotin (left) and fellow students, Harvey Cohen (centre) and Charles Alan Ayre (right) in chemistry lab at the University of Manitoba, ca. 1933-34.

Louis Slotin: The life and death of a UM alum at Los Alamos

August 8, 2023 — 
UM chancellor Henry Duckworth, called him "one of the genuine heroes of the Atomic Age"

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Canola field

UM’s gift to the world: Canola

July 27, 2023 — 
Looking back at the inaugural inductee of Innovation Plaza, Baldur Stefansson

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From left to right, Isbister Scholarship recipients John Vail (’56), Calvin Loi (’20) and Kezia Wong (who is a current student) sat on a panel at the 2023 Isbister Legacy Society luncheon on May 11.

Alumni News

Isbister’s legacy lives on through student scholarship recipients

July 20, 2023 — 
Celebrating 140 years of the Isbister Legacy Society—scholarship recipients discuss how donor support has changed their lives

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Rick Zillman (right) founded the Miaw Jin Scholarship, to be given out for the first time this year, in memory of his wife of 48 years, Paulina (left).

A journey of education, love, and legacy

July 20, 2023 — 
To carry on his wife’s legacy of helping students, UM alumnus and retiree decided to make a planned gift to UM to fund a scholarship in her name.

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Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry graduate Dr. Jones Young has supported UM by establishing the Dr. Jones and Katie Young Scholarship in Dentistry and funding the Dr. Jones Young Student Lounge.

Donor Relations News

Donor’s generosity impacting the next generation of Dentistry graduates

July 20, 2023 — 
UM alum Dr. Jones Young reflects on the importance of giving back

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invests 10 Officers (O.C.) and 13 Members (C.M.). into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on 6 May 2022. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Newest Order of Canada appointees include six UM community members

June 30, 2023 — 
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, has announced new appointments to the Order of Canada. “Today, we recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to our society," said Simon. "A group of individuals who, through dedication and ajuinnata—perseverance—make our communities and our country better every day.”

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.

Dr. Catherine Cook Wins the 2023 Vanier Medal

June 28, 2023 — 
Recognized for improving health outcomes for Indigenous peoples


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