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Vanessa Koldingnes

Vanessa Koldingnes is UM’s new Vice-President (External)

February 1, 2023 — 
For the last 11 years, Ms. Koldingnes has served the UM community in a number of roles including Acting Associate Vice-President (Donor Relations), Director, Office of the Vice-President (External) and most recently as Acting Vice-President (External).

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Town Hall on strategic plan asks community to think big and inspire us to greatness

January 27, 2023 — 
'The strength of the plan is really dependent on the diversity of voices that come and share ideas'

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Digvir Jayas, Vice President (research and international).

UM congratulates Digvir Jayas on being named President at University of Lethbridge

January 19, 2023 — 
“Digvir Jayas has a deep love for post-secondary education and research and he will do great things in this new role."

Research and International

Meet Dr. B. Mario Pinto, the new Vice-President (Research and International)

November 16, 2022 — 
Join the conversation December 1 around UM’s new era of research.

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Six UM leaders among most powerful women in Canada

October 19, 2022 — 
Six women in the UM community have been named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022.

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Dr. B. Mario Pinto. Photo by Griffith University.

B. Mario Pinto appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Research and International)

October 3, 2022 — 
Dr. Pinto, renowned as a champion of global connectivity, assumed his position at UM on Oc. 1, 2022

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Join me Sept. 28 for our first President’s Town Hall: UM Budget

September 21, 2022 — 
Message from Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor

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Three students with masks on walking through the Engineering building atrium.

Supports for students, nursing expansion, and research in 2022-23 UM budget

May 25, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors approved the University’s 2022-23 $698.5 million general operating budget on May 24, 2022.


Snow covers the ground and trees stand in the Quad in winter 2022, with Tier Building in the background. // Photo from Jack Rach

Arbitrator shares decision with UM and UMFA

March 29, 2022 — 
President Benarroch committed to stability for students and rebuilding relationships

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People walk outside UMSU University Centre in winter 2022. // Photo by Jack Rach

UM and UMFA begin binding interest arbitration process

March 9, 2022 — 
Members of UM community invited to watch proceedings

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