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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law celebrates exceptional alumni with new award series

January 27, 2023 — 
To celebrate the achievements of graduates, the Faculty of Law created the Faculty of Law Alumni Awards to be presented annually. Nominees demonstrate standards of inspiring professionalism in one of three categories including Outstanding Alumni Award, Emerging Leader Award, and the Trailblazer Award.

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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law Alumni appointed King’s Counsel

January 24, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates 16 University of Manitoba alumni who were recently appointed as King’s counsel in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law.

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Four males and two females dressed in business suits standing together

Family enterprise case competition a milestone win for Asper

January 23, 2023 — 
The I. H. Asper School of Business is celebrating an exciting milestone with our first international graduate case competition victory

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Janine Windolph in flowered blouse in front of a forest of pine trees.

Faculty of Arts

Atikamekw filmmaker latest Writer-In-Residence

January 10, 2023 — 
Janine Windolph is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Windolph will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from January to April 2023.

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mage from the office of the Governor General of Canada: The insignia of the Order is a stylized snowflake of six points, with a red annulus at its centre which bears a stylized maple leaf circumscribed with the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM–Latin for “They desire a better country”.

Members of UM community appointed to Order of Canada

January 6, 2023 — 
On Dec. 29, 2022, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada, 3 from the UM community.


Dr. Laura MacDonald writes on a whiteboard.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Eager to Educate

January 6, 2023 — 
Laura MacDonald [Dip.D.Hyg./81, M.Ed./87, PhD/21] was recently in a videoconference with students from the bachelor of science in dental hygiene program. When the learners finished their presentation, MacDonald, who was working from home, gave them a standing ovation at her dining room table.

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Dr. Lisa Lix sits at a table and uses a laptop. On a screen behind her are six graphs.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Data Quality Detective

January 4, 2023 — 
Lisa Lix [M.Sc./91, PhD/95] took an unusual path to becoming an internationally recognized biostatistician.

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Monika Warren stands at a doorway.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Time for Recovery, Rebuilding

December 21, 2022 — 
Monika Warren [BN/90] says her proudest leadership moments always involve interprofessional teamwork. “When you include everyone’s voice in the conversation, the team feels empowered and will work together to find innovative solutions,” says Warren, who was appointed by Shared Health in January 2022 as Manitoba’s new chief operating officer for provincial health services and chief nursing officer.

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Students attending the 2015 Career Fair


Attend this year’s UM Career Fair – January 17 & 18

December 13, 2022 — 
Over 100 employers want to meet with students to share summer, part-time and permanent full-time employment opportunities and discuss what they look for in potential employees.

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Karen McElroy sits at her desk with several respiratory therapy devices.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Breathing Rural

December 12, 2022 — 
When Karen McElroy chose a career in respiratory therapy (RT), she was attracted to the “adrenaline junkie” side of it – the intense situations in emergency rooms where there are sometimes only minutes to save a patient’s life.

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