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Two exceptional Manitobans awarded Honorary degrees at Fall Convocation 2023

October 13, 2023 — 
Two Manitobans who have changed how we view and approach our place in the world will be awarded honorary degrees at Fall Convocation 2023.

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Photo of Angus Reid by Jenelle Schneider / Vancouver Sun.

Nationally renowned pollster Angus Reid to speak at St. Paul’s College

April 22, 2019 — 
Angus Reid, Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster, is the 2019 Ignatian Society’s Baccalaureate Guest Speaker at St. Paul’s College

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Arnold Frieman.

Remembering Arnold Frieman: entrepreneur, alumnus, philanthropist

April 9, 2019 — 
Arnold Frieman [BA/60, LLD/18], Holocaust survivor and retired president of Western Canada’s largest independent electronics business, died on April 5

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UM remembers visual artist Joseph Fafard

March 16, 2019 — 
“He was able to look past the familiarity of subject matter and see the world with affection and empathy. I was continually inspired by his work and was honoured to know him. He will be missed,” said Dr. David Barnard, U of M President and Vice-Chancellor.

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John Derek Riley, C.M.

U of M has lost a beloved community member

May 15, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba has lost a beloved member of its community with the passing of John Derek Riley, C.M. [BComm/43, CA/49, LLD/17]


The Honourable Douglas Everett [LLB/51, LLD/17], who received an honorary degree from the U of M in 2017


The passing of a true Winnipeg entrepreneur and man of integrity

March 29, 2018 — 
The Honourable Douglas Everett [LLB/51, LLD/17], influential entrepreneur, politician, and former senator, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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The passing of Dr. Sonja I. Bata, (LLD/99)

February 22, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Sonja I. Bata, O.C (LLD/99), an honorary degree recipient from the U of M and a good friend of our community


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