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Faculty of Education

Meet Dr. Jan Stewart, new dean of the Faculty of Education

August 10, 2023 — 
On August 1, 2023 Dr. Jan Stewart began her appointment as the new dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Stewart will also hold a position as tenured Professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology.

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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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Dr. Bruno Silvestre

Asper School of Business

Get to know the Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business

September 20, 2022 — 
We chatted with Dr. Silvestre about what excites him about the role, advice he has for students and the unique perspective he gained while growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Peter Nickerson in a suit in front of windows

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Get to know the new dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

September 16, 2022 — 
On September 1, Dr. Peter Nickerson, a prominent physician and researcher in the field of organ transplantation, began his role as dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and dean of the Max Rady College of Medicine, as well as vice-provost (health sciences). We chatted with Dr. Nickerson about his plans for the future, his first job in health care, and his travel through northern Canada.

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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

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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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