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Convocation News Archive


Spring Convocation 2020 cancelled, a celebration to be held at later time

March 19, 2020 — 
All of us who work daily and enthusiastically to support student success regret the need for this course of action

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David Asper and David Milgaard will both receive honorary degrees at UM 141st spring convocation

David Asper and David Milgaard to receive honorary degrees at 141st spring convocation

January 31, 2020 — 
During the 141st annual Spring Convocation of the University of Manitoba on June 5, 2020, honorary degrees will be awarded to two remarkable people whose life stories have intertwined.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Occupational therapy grad giving back to her First Nations community

November 13, 2019 — 
For single mother Kimberly Moors, graduating with a master’s degree means more than embarking on her new career – it also gives her a chance to give back to her community and honour her Indigenous roots.

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Sharing the moment with friends

Extended Education

Celebrating LIVE with our grads

October 23, 2019 — 
"My mom and dad, are absolutely overjoyed to be here in the stands cheering me on so it’s going to be a great day for everybody," - Matt MacRae

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Fall Convocation 2019


Meet the medal recipients of Fall Convocation 2019

October 18, 2019 — 
Created in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have become the most prestigious award for outstanding achievements that Canadian students can receive.



Faculty of Law

LL.M. students graduating from Robson Hall this fall

October 16, 2019 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law congratulates those Master of Laws students graduating this October


Convocation Time Lapse screen shot

President Barnard’s address to graduands

October 15, 2019 — 
'What you think and do is critical on campus in our city and in our country'

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Prof honoured for bringing the best out of students

October 15, 2019 — 
During this week’s convocation ceremonies on the Fort Garry campus, Dr. Karen Dow will be recognized for her supportive teaching


Ellen Sikorski and Nick McKenzie fell in love while at UM

Sometimes, conflict can lead to love

October 11, 2019 — 
They fell in love at UM and married this year, and they’re graduating together during Fall Convocation 2019

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Fall Convocation 2019


Convocation Feedback

October 10, 2019 — 
Congratulations to Latrissa Steinke - Convocation feedback survey winner!

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