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Leadership announcements for January 2023

January 4, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following appointment and extension: Dr. Edward Jurkowski has been appointed Director, School of Art for the period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2027.

11 musicians standing on stage at the Zita Bernstein competition

Desautels Faculty of Music News

Zita Bernstein Lieder competition winners announced

December 21, 2022 — 
Congratulations to Dariyan Dubik, baritone, and Ian Olson, tenor.

Desautels Faculty of Music News

Celebrating the Art of German Lieder

November 24, 2022 — 
The DFOM will host four days of special events in conjunction with the Zita Bernstein Lieder competition.


Desautels Faculty of Music News

The Desautels Faculty of Music mourns the passing of Richard Burleson on October 30th.

November 22, 2022 — 
Richard is survived by daughters Jessica Burleson (Duncan Owen), Winnipeg, and Rachel Yossifon (Yossi); grandchildren Noa, Nadav, and Eliana Yossifon, Kfar Saba, Israel; ex-wife Paula (Korman) Burleson, Winnipeg; sister-in-law Jan (MacLaren) Burleson, Benson, Vermont; and loving nieces and nephews.

Promotional graphic for Into the Light with image of Alan Bern

Desautels Faculty of Music News

Berlin-based Klezmer composer latest Musician-In-Residence

November 18, 2022 — 
Alan Bern is the newest Musician-In-Residence at the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Bern will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from November 12 – 25 2022.

Dr. Ed Jurkowski, Vanessa Koldinges and Susan Hinds stand in front of new sign.

Donor Relations News

Wawanesa Insurance invests in UM’s iconic Taché Hall

September 14, 2022 — 
Recent event took place to unveil the name for the newly named Wawanesa Insurance Lounge at Taché Hall

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Sustainability News

Success Through Wellness for the Desautels Faculty of Music

August 16, 2022 — 
A restorative space and plant wall provide a breath of fresh air at the Fort Garry campus! With help from the Success Through Wellness grant, hosted by Human Resources and Student Affairs in 2020, the Desautels Faculty of Music in partnership with the Office of Sustainability (OOS) has built a plant wall on the fourth floor of Taché Hall.

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UMSU University Centre in the fall. The leaves on the trees in front of the building have turned a yellow-orange and some have already fallen.

Students News

2022/2023 Tuition and Fees now available in Aurora

August 9, 2022 — 
Tuition and Fees for the Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Terms are now available in your Aurora account! It is important to understand your fees, when they are due, and how to pay them.

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Desautels Faculty of Music News

DFOM instructor selected as a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

June 7, 2022 — 
Congratulations to Örjan Sandred, Desautels Faculty of Music professor and director of Studio FLAT, who was selected as a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow.


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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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