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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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Headshots of New Dean of Law Richard Jochelson, Associate Dean JD program Virginia Torrie and Associate Dean Research Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Familiar faces form new team at Faculty of Law Dean’s Office

June 29, 2021 — 
The newly appointed Dean of Law, Dr. Richard Jochelson, welcomes to the “Dean Team” at the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean, Dr. Virginia Torrie. Dr. Donn Short continues as Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies until June 30, 2024. Dr. Torrie’s term begins July 1, 2021 lasting until June 30, 2026.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

David Asper has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law

August 17, 2020 — 
David Asper, Q.C., an outstanding UM alumnus whose legal work, business activities and philanthropy have improved the lives of countless Manitobans and Canadians, has been named Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law effective July 1, 2020.

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Lisa O'Hara

Meet the Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian: Lisa O’Hara

November 6, 2019 — 
From favourite books to her vision for UM Libraries

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Faculty of Social Work

Meet the Dean of Social Work: Michael Yellow Bird

October 21, 2019 — 
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, a celebrated scholar, author, inspirational teacher and passionate advocate for decolonization, Indigenous social innovation and creativity, and institutional and environmental systems change, has recently been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba



Dr. Edward Jurkowski has been appointed Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music

January 14, 2019 — 
A strong leader and passionate advocate for music and the arts, he has been appointed Dean, effective January 1, 2019.

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Martin Scanlon has been named the new Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

January 14, 2019 — 
A renowned food scientist, inspirational teacher and accomplished administrator, he has been named the new Dean, effective Jan. 1, 2019

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(L-R), Drs. Doug Brown, Netha Dyck, Gady Jacoby

Dean announcements

May 7, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba is proud to announce the reappointment of the dean Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the appointment of a new dean for the I.H., Asper School of Business and the College of Nursing in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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Dr. Todd Mondor

Meet the Dean: Todd Mondor

October 30, 2017 — 
'I’d like every student who chooses to study in a graduate program at the University of Manitoba to have an outstanding experience'

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Meet the Dean of Rehabilitation Sciences

September 6, 2016 — 
On June 1, 2016, Dr. Reg Urbanowski assumed the role of Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. He recently shared some of his background and thoughts as he embarks on his first academic year at the helm of the College

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