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Maria Ocampo, scholarship winner, Extended Education

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Extended Education celebrates Spring Convocation in-person, honours scholarship winners

June 10, 2022 — 
“I help parents to be better parents. Counselling skills are very helpful." - Maria Luz Ocampo, scholarship winner

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Access Program students celebrate graduation.

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Grads celebrate at Access Program Graduation Celebration

June 3, 2022 — 
'I never thought I would attend university in my life... And now, because of Access, I am here... To be there and honoured meant a lot to me. I was truly touched,' - Tyler Koswin

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Close-up of diploma held by grad.

Spring Convocation returns to in-person events for 2022

May 30, 2022 — 
Honorary degree recipients announced for Convocation, and President's Installation takes place June 7

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Robot hand types on laptop

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Imagine what AI and Machine Learning can do for you

May 17, 2022 — 
“I see it as an important new kind of literacy. If you don’t understand AI and Machine Learning, others have an advantage over you. You don’t need to program but you need to understand.” - Cunyet Akcora

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grad with a coffee

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Grads look forward to attending in-person convocation

April 26, 2022 — 
“I am so excited. For me, this is a brand-new start. Previously I had bachelor and masters degrees. I didn’t need a degree program. I was looking for a certificate.” - Chunbo Liu, Applied Business Analysis grad

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Acting Dean of Extended Education - Rod Lastra

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New Acting Dean Dr. Rod Lastra on the importance of Extended Education

February 24, 2022 — 
Dr. Rod Lastra started his new role of Acting Dean of the Division of Extended Education on February 1, 2022.  We asked him about what drew him to this work, his role at UM and where he considers his happy place.

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Photo of Rod Lastra

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Leadership announcements starting in 2022

December 13, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following acting dean appointments and extensions: 

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Manzel Nassor added a UM certificate to her UM degree.

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Extended Education celebrates Fall 2021 Virtual Convocation

September 29, 2021 — 
“After doing this program, I have more career options. I want to be a business analyst and a project manager. I am looking forward to what lies ahead.” - Manzel Nassor

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Paul Jenkins talks lifelong learning.

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Lifelong learning is transformative, leading to personal development and success

September 29, 2021 — 
“The skills gap — the gap between what employers seek and what employees have — has widened. That’s driving change. Our role is to respond.” - Rod Lastra

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Professional touches virtual building

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Building Information Modeling is a process not a software

September 14, 2021 — 
“BIM is not a software. It is a process. We need to upskill humans in the management of this process. They can’t simply rely on technology. It changes.” - David Thompson

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