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Faculty of Education

Celebrating Excellence in Education: Ellen Thompson

February 9, 2024 — 
Recently received the Faculty of Education Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for Senior Years Teachers.

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St. John's College

A 29-year history comes to life for Les Wiens  

February 2, 2024 — 
The long-time alum met his wife in his second class held in St John’s, where they connected, studied together, and met many friends whom are still connected to this day. Amongst meeting his wife and staying connected with his close friends, also known as “the beer boys,” Les and Terry Wiens have always felt at home in St John’s.   

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St. John's College

World travelling alum comes back to her home roots

December 19, 2023 — 
Growing up in rural Manitoba, specifically Kenton then Neepawa, Nicole has always been a curious person, wanting to try new things, travel the world, and enjoy herself while doing it. Upon graduating high school, Nicole spent a year in Taiwan as a Rotary Exchange student, then received her Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba. Coming from a small community, Nicole stayed at the St John's college residence while studying. She was the international student representative and a Don in her last year. She loved every minute of the small college community.

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St. John's College

College recognizes four inspiring honorary degree members at Annual Convocation

November 16, 2023 — 
On November 5, 2023, St John’s college celebrated four new Honorary Degree Recipients at our Convocation in the Chapel, recognizing these inspiring individuals for their contributions to both the College and the University, as well as the broader community. The 2022/23 Honorary Degree Recipients that we recognized included The Honourable Patricia Bovey, who received the Doctor of Canon Law (honoris causa), Brian Bowman, who also received the Doctor of Canon Law (honoris causa), Vincent Solomon, who received an Honorary Fellowship, and Brenda Cantelo, who received the Fellow’s Recognition Award.

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St. John's College

Alum Jordan Miller shares her work with the UM community at her local gallery 

October 4, 2023 — 
It all started in 1997 with Jordan Miller, a St John's college residence student now published artist showcasing her work to the world.

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Celebrating St John’s College alums at Lunch and Lively in part of Homecoming 2023  

September 22, 2023 — 
As Homecoming 2023 ends, we were thrilled to connect with our St John's College alums this past week in the Cross Common Room for our Annual Lunch and Lively event.   

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Faculty of Science

Innovative ideas and approaches: an inspiring interview with a recent microbiology graduate

July 5, 2023 — 
Andrew Hogan shares about pursuing his PhD for Microbiology while highlighting the significant resources and collaborations that shaped his academic journey.

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Faculty of Education

Alumn among nominees for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award

March 9, 2023 — 
Education alum among 5 nominees for the Music Teacher of the Year at the 2023 Juno Awards.

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Faculty of Architecture

In the news: FAUM alumni recognized with 2022 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

December 12, 2022 — 
Congratulations to FAUM alumni who were among the recipients of 2022 Awards of Excellence announced by Canadian Architect.

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Faculty of Law

A match made in law: Wedding gift to students establishes new Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law

July 25, 2022 — 
Thinking outside the (gift) box, law professor Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz and her fiancé, family lawyer Elliott Goszer are giving, rather than receiving, a wedding gift to benefit law students at their alma mater, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. The Schulz/Goszer Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law will be given annually to a University of Manitoba law student who writes the best Alternative Dispute Resolution-themed paper in an upper year family law course, or the best family law-themed paper in an upper year dispute resolution course.

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