Alumni and Community News Archive
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.
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
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.
February 24, 2022 —
Winnipeg criminal court legend Greg Brodsky dies at 81
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.
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
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.
December 6, 2021 —
Support local businesses this holiday season.
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
October 25, 2021 —
Read the inspiring stories of the recipients