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Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking on campus was great highlight for many in 2014 / Image: Mike Latschislaw

Our top stories of 2014

December 27, 2014 — 

As we look back at another amazing year at the University of Manitoba, we would like to share some of our top stories from 2014. These stories highlight the success of our students, showcase the global impact of our alumni and researchers, and mark historic institutional achievements.


Top UM Today Stories of 2014

Taking our place, Front and Centre 

Introducing the largest fundraising campaign in Manitoba history

  • The University of Manitoba has embarked on a campaign to position this province front and centre on the world stage. [Read more.]


Alumni shine at Celebration of Excellence 

We change the world in so many ways

  • Over 350 people gathered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on May 1 to celebrate and honour five remarkable individuals who, armed with ambition, moral courage and a University of Manitoba education,  have changed — and continue to transform — the world and our communities. [Read more.]


Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks on campus 

First he took Pluto from us, then he stole our hearts

  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, acclaimed astrophysicist and television personality, gave his first lecture at a Canadian university — the University of Manitoba — on March 13 to more than 3,000, rather raucous, people. The cheering when he came out on stage was similar to what you’d hear at a rock concert. Science is indeed cool. [Read more.]


The 25th annual Traditional Graduation Powwow was spectacular 

More than 230 Indigenous graduates were celebrated this year!

  • The Powwow honours and commemorates the academic achievement of Indigenous post-secondary students from the University of Manitoba. Over 230 Indigenous graduates were recognized this year, along with alumni from the past 25 years, who were honoured during an evening ceremony. [Read more.]


University of Manitoba launches strategic plan for 2015-2020

Learn how we will continue to shape this province and city’s future

  • Taking Our Place identifies the University’s mission, vision and values, and articulates a pledge to pursue relationships and dialogue with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity, and to move forward with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. [Read more.]


 Saving lives around the world 

U of M HIV/AIDS researcher wins Killam Prize in Health Sciences

  • Few people in the world can say they’ve saved the lives of millions of people. HIV/AIDS expert Frank Plummer is among the scientists whose discoveries have had a major impact on the well-being of people across the planet. [Read more.]


A vaccine against Ebola: The U of M connection 

We continue to fight against this and other terrible diseases

  • In June, 2005, two University of Manitoba researchers made international headlines for a breakthrough in the battle against Ebola and Marburg, two of the world’s deadliest viruses….[Read more.]


Traditional ceremony prepares Chancellor’s Hall for its new role 

As National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, will help nation to heal

  • Officially opening in the summer of 2015, the NRCTR is being created to forever preserve the Truth of Canada’s Residential School system, as well as to advance Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and within Indigenous families and communities. [Read more.]


Student Success in 2014 

The future is in good hands

  • U of M students continue to inspire with their outstanding research and dedicated work in the community. This year, four students stood out and were awarded some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships. [Read more.]


Bison Success in 2014 

Step aside Queen, we are the champions

  • This past year the Bison sports teams added to a long tradition of success. [Read more.]



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