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UM alumni among Honour 150 recipients

April 21, 2021 — 
Many UM alumni are recipients of Honour 150, which recognizes people who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province

Head of Ongomiizwin Melanie MacKinnon


Head of Ongomiizwin’s community connections helps guide COVID-19 First Nations response work

April 16, 2021 — 
Melanie MacKinnon has been working tirelessly to advocate on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response team for First Nations communities in Manitoba

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Joe Pye, an Indigenous pollinator at the UM Permaculture Garden

Office of Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Day all week long

April 15, 2021 — 
From April 19-23, celebrate Earth Day and Restore Our Earth by participating in virtual events and activities from home

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5 reasons to vote for the alumni BOG representative

April 14, 2021 — 
Voting is now open to elect the next alumni representative on the University of Manitoba Board of Governors


Dr. Prabhat Jha stands in front of a colourful wall decoration.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Global health citizen

April 14, 2021 — 
As a renowned epidemiologist, Prabhat Jha [MD/88] leads massive research studies around the world, including projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India.

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Wpg Free Press: Volleyball coach nets awards

April 8, 2021 — 
Menzies coached Manitoba at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, and at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, where she helped guide the women’s volleyball team to a gold medal

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Rows of bookshelves at Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre.


Linguistics alumna says recognizing Indigenous Languages Day is crucial to our histories

March 29, 2021 — 
Anna Parenteau says working with Indigenous Languages is where she is meant to be

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM Café connects students with mentors

March 29, 2021 — 
The pandemic may have put a dent in Starbucks visits but hasn’t stopped  Rady Faculty of Health Sciences students and alumni from meeting over a virtual cup of coffee.

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Patti Dickieson

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Long-time FKRM academic advisor calls it a career

March 26, 2021 — 
It's the end of an era for Patti Dickieson who advised, counselled nearly 11,000 students in her 25-year FKRM career.


Naomi Andrew headshot

Naomi Andrew appointed UM’s new VP (Administration)

March 24, 2021 — 
Ms. Andrew has served the UM community for the past 18 years in numerous roles, including General Counsel, Associate Vice-President (Fair Practices and Legal Affairs) and most recently as Acting Vice-President (Administration)

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