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The sketch drawn by Stefan Michalak of the UFO that he encountered near Falcon Lake in 1967

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The Falcon Lake UFO Files

October 31, 2019 — 
On May 20, 1967, something happened in the wilderness around Falcon Lake, Manitoba, that has never been adequately explained

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(L-R) Student Hilary Ransom, Asper Foundation’s Moe Levy, Leonard Asper, Gail Asper and UM President David Barnard.

The Asper Foundation creates unprecedented new entrance bursary

October 18, 2019 — 
The Asper Foundation has announced a $5-million gift to the University of Manitoba designed to remove barriers for students demonstrating financial need

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UM alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

October 8, 2019 — 
The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Homecoming celebrates alumni achievements and generosity

September 27, 2019 — 
Returning grads connect with UM, classmates, faculty, staff and students

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2019 Schulich Leaders

U of M welcomes two Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients this fall

August 6, 2019 — 
Mia Battad, a student at Balmoral Hall School and Nikolaus Reichert of Garden City Collegiate have each been awarded the Schulich Leader Scholarship

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Debra Jonasson-Young, director of the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, and Keegan Slijker, founder and head coach of FItness Up North

Alumni

Finding their spark

June 28, 2019 — 
Students & alumni thrive under Stu Clark’s legacy and continued leadership

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Stu Clark [BComm(Hons)/76, LLD/11].

University welcomes $10 million gift, new graduate school

June 14, 2019 — 
Transformational gift to Front and Centre campaign will enhance the I.H. Asper School of Business’ role

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The June 11, 2019 announcement of support from the province.

New support for future leaders

June 11, 2019 — 
Province invests $2.5M in James W. Burns Leadership Institute

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James Burns [BComm/51, LLD/87 (Hon.)]

Name unveiled for leadership institute

June 4, 2019 — 
The legacy of the late James Burns, one of Canada’s most prominent business leaders, has been bolstered

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Left to right: Cutting the ribbon on the new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building Dr. Marcia Friesen (U of M), Dr. Digvir Jayas (U of M), Terry Duguid (Parliamentary Secretary & MP for Winnipeg South), The Honourable Kelvin Goertzen (Minister of Education, Province of Manitoba), Sarah Guillemard (MLA for Fort Richmond), President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. David Barnard (U of M), Dr. Zahra Moussavi (U of M), Dr. Jonathan Beddoes (Dean, Faculty of Engineering)

The Stanley Pauley Engineering Building officially opens

May 31, 2019 — 
Thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment at the University of Manitoba, a new engineering facility officially opened its doors on May 31, 2019

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