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Music alumna Julie Lumsden

Music alumna finds ways to showcase talent, explore Métis heritage during pandemic

February 12, 2021 — 
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and play, Desautels Faculty of Music alumna and rising star Julie Lumsden [BMus(Perf)/15] has continued to find ways to showcase her talent and explore her Métis heritage

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February 11, 2021 — 
Nominations are open for the Board of Governors' alumni representative


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

On the path to preventing rheumatoid arthritis

February 9, 2021 — 
After watching a close family member suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, Vidyanand Anaparti [PhD/15] was motivated to make a difference

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Richard Sylvester

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

FKRM Alumni Speaker Series: Richard Sylvester

February 8, 2021 — 
With a mission to use his education and experience to help athletes achieve success, safety, and enjoyment in sport, FKRM alumnus Richard Sylvester shares more about his journey Tuesday, Feb. 23 on IG Live.


Dr. Jason Kindrachuk

UM virologist issues warning about new Ebola outbreak in Congo

February 8, 2021 — 
In a story carried widely around the world in major news outlets and media, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk was quoted regarding his concerns over a new outbreak of Ebola in Congo

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The first of the series is a public event, An Evening with Justice Murray Sinclair, who will begin the conversation on how initial teacher education may best respond to the TRC’s Calls-to-Action.

New York Times: He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue.

February 8, 2021 — 
Murray Sinclair, who just retired from Canada’s Senate, led a truth and reconciliation commission that still shapes the national conversation

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Third year med student Megan Sorokopud-Jones

UM community adapts to face COVID-19 challenges

February 5, 2021 — 
Researchers, alumni, donors, faculty and students respond with leadership

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Manitoba 150 Trailblazing Women-Dr. June James, Honourable Janice Filmon, Taylor Morriseau, Isabel Auld

The Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers announced

February 3, 2021 — 
Highlighting just a few of these pioneering women with a proud UM connection as alumni, donors and friends

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Gold medal for law plaque with J.A. Nitikman 1985.

Faculty of Law

Memories of Robson Hall

February 2, 2021 — 
Lexpert lists Joel Nitikman, Q.C. as one of Canada’s leading tax litigation and corporate tax lawyers. Recently awarded the designation of Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia, the Dentons partner has twice-received The Canadian Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. When he graduated as Gold Medalist in Law from Robson Hall in 1985, no one could have known that this once-aspiring mathematician had started down this illustrious career path by taking the LSAT on a whim.


Woman having online meeting with colleagues on a video call working from home by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

A safe virtual space for BIPOC students, staff & alumni

February 2, 2021 — 
The FKRM student council has created a safe space for the BIPOC community to share and connect in a virtual setting.

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