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Portrait of retired law professor Alvin Esau and his book cover for The Gorilla Man Strangler Case published by Friesens.

Faculty of Law

New book from retired law professor Alvin Esau explores dramatic 1920s serial killer case

August 30, 2022 — 
Robson Hall Alumni may remember Professor Alvin Esau as a mild-mannered Albertan with an LLM from Harvard and an interest in ethics, professional responsibility, and the legal history of anabaptist communities. Having previously published a study on The Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes (UBC Press, 2004), no one would suspect that his new book would be about a violent serial killer from the 1920s known as the “Gorilla Man Strangler.” This summer, Professor Esau, a faculty member from 1977 to 2010, has got away with – publishing about – murder.

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Faculty of Science

Science Rendezvous 2022, delightfully digital

May 2, 2022 — 
Science Rendezvous is back May 7, 2022, and this year we’re offering virtual events to highlight exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities you can get your hands on from the comfort of your home

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Faculty of Science

2022 Canadian Gairdner International Award Laureate: UM Alumnus Dr. John Dick

April 6, 2022 — 
Congratulations to the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate: Dr. John E. Dick, PhD, FRS, FRSC, [BSc. (Hons.)/78, PhD/84], Senior Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, the University of Toronto. The Gairdner Awards recognize some of the world’s most significant biomedical and global health research and discoveries.  This award recognizes Dr. Dick's discovery and characterization of leukemic stem cells, which has provided insights into the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

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Faculty of Law

Wpg Free Press: Tributes pour in for ‘defence lawyer’s defence lawyer’

February 24, 2022 — 
Winnipeg criminal court legend Greg Brodsky dies at 81

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Asper alum Leanne Kisil wearing all black sitting on a log in the forest smiling.

Asper School of Business

Asper alum creates business out of non-alcoholic elixirs

January 31, 2022 — 
“You’re my fourth Zoom meeting of the day,” laughs Leanne Kisil [BComm(Hons)/09] who recently moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver. “I’ve been here since August for a couple of reasons, including looking for a B.C. distributor, I am closer to some of the U.S. stores on the West Coast, and it’s where my partner lives.” Kisil is the owner and self-titled Chief Alchemy Officer of Solbrü, a company that creates non-alcoholic elixirs made of mushrooms, herbs, and other organic ingredients.

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Faculty of Architecture

Alumni donation sparks Indigenous Success Fund

January 28, 2022 — 
A generous donation from the family of Laura Fyles (B.I.D./1993) and Brent Whitby (B.E.S./1990, M.Arch./1994) initiates Faculty of Architecture Indigenous Success Fund

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Asper School of Business

10 gift ideas to shop local this holiday season

December 6, 2021 — 
Support local businesses this holiday season.

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Asper School of Business alumna, Sara Stasiuk, walking on The Forks river trail, smiling.

Asper School of Business

Asper alumna appointed CEO of The Forks North Portage

November 1, 2021 — 
Asper School of Business alumna, Sara Stasiuk [BComm(Hons)/97] was recently named as the new CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership, a not-for-profit organization that encompasses The Forks and the lands under and surrounding Portage Place Mall in Winnipeg

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7 WXN Women's Top 100 winners photos: Top row (L-R): Dr. Patricia Birk, Dr. Tracie Afifi, Dr. Melanie Morris, Dr. Janice Ristock. Second row: Melanie MacKinnon, Dr. Tina Chen, Dr. Joanne Embree.

Seven professors named Most Powerful Women in Canada

October 25, 2021 — 
Read the inspiring stories of the recipients

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