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Angie Bruce wearing a black jacket and fuchsia top and wearing beaded earrings.


Angie Bruce appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Indigenous)

February 1, 2024 — 
Angie Bruce has been appointed Vice-President (Indigenous) of the University of Manitoba. Her term commenced February 1, 2024.

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photo of Dr. Ute Kothe

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

UM announces new Dean of Extended Education, Dr. Ute Kothe

January 15, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dr. Ute Kothe has been appointed Dean, Division of Extended Education, effective March 1, 2024.

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Dr. Edward Jurkowski

School of Art

Get to know the Director of the School of Art, Dr. Edward Jurkowski

March 10, 2023 — 
Dr. Edward Jurkowski was recently appointed as Director of the School of Art (SOA), from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2027. Also serving as the Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music and as a tenured professor in the faculty, he is a highly esteemed leader whose 25 years of experience will lead the SOA into the future. We chatted with Dr. Jurkowski about what has inspired him as a student and professor, what he hopes for the future, and what he enjoys in his free time.

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Greg Smith standing in front of Tier building

Dr. Greg Smith appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Planning and Programs)

March 23, 2022 — 
An accomplished administrator, professor and scholar, Dr. Greg Smith has been appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Planning and Programs) effective April 1, 2022

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Acting Dean of Extended Education - Rod Lastra

Extended Education

New Acting Dean Dr. Rod Lastra on the importance of Extended Education

February 24, 2022 — 
Dr. Rod Lastra started his new role of Acting Dean of the Division of Extended Education on February 1, 2022.  We asked him about what drew him to this work, his role at UM and where he considers his happy place.

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.


Dr. Catherine Cook’s term as Vice-President (Indigenous) extended

February 2, 2022 — 
Dr. Cook to continue advancing Indigenous engagement and success at UM

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Dr. Christopher Adams, rector of St. Paul's College. Photo taken December 15, 2021 (University of Manitoba)

St. Paul’s College re-appoints Dr. Christopher Adams as rector

December 17, 2021 — 
Dr. Adams to continue to lead college for a new five-year term

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Photo of Rod Lastra


Leadership announcements starting in 2022

December 13, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following acting dean appointments and extensions: 

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