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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). The DAA recognize UM graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives. The awards are a source of pride not only for the recipients, but for all graduates and students alike.  

Past DAA recipients have proven that UM alumni are leaders, innovators and builders in every sector and industry imaginable, who consistently help to better social, cultural and economic conditions around the world. 

Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92] became the first female surgeon and the first woman of colour to become president of the Canadian Medical Association. Desiree Scott [BA/16] is an Olympic gold and two-time bronze medalist in soccer. Ovide Mercredi [LLB/77, LLD/18] is a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and former president of the Manitoba New Democratic Party. And Monty Hall [BSc/46, LLD/87] was a remarkable philanthropist and humanitarian, who revolutionized daytime television as host of the legendary game show Let’s Make a Deal.  

These are just a few of the distinguished alumni who have been recognized and celebrated for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Now the question is who will join this prestigious group of alumni and be celebrated in 2024?  

If you know an extraordinary UM alum who deserves to be showcased at the Distinguished Alumni Awards 2024 Celebration of Excellence, we want to hear from you!  

Nominate a UM graduate for an award in the categories below: 

  • Lifetime Achievement  
  • Professional Achievement  
  • Academic Innovation 
  • Community Service  
  • Outstanding Young Alumni  

 For more information about preparing your nomination, visit the Distinguished Alumni Awards website. Deadline to nominate is November 30, 2023. 


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