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Paul Soubry

UM community philanthropists honoured

September 25, 2020 — 
The Manitoba chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will recognize three leaders of the Front and Centre Campaign – Paul Soubry, Michael Nesbitt and John Kearsey – for their philanthropic activities

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Three children walking arm in arm

United Way Winnipeg’s ‘Walk This Way’ campaign kicks off Sept. 18

September 16, 2020 — 
On Friday, Sept. 18 the United Way Winnipeg will launch their Walk This Way campaign with a virtual event to unite the community we live in.

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Terry Fox Marathon of Hope

UM’s John Kearsey joins famed Canadians to celebrate Terry Fox in new book

September 1, 2020 — 
UM’s VP (External) joins Margaret Atwood, Bobby Orr, Christine Sinclair and many others in recounting the Marathon of Hope.


Student on laptop.

Removing barriers to online learning

May 5, 2020 — 
Make your gift to our COVID-19 UM Student Technology Fund


Statistics related to the Front and Centre campaign.

Winnipeg Free Press: UM’s Front and Centre campaign makes history

April 3, 2020 — 
'The story of this campaign will unfold for years to come in emerging areas of research, in the outstanding experiences of our students, and in the revitalizing of learning spaces on our campuses, now made possible.'


a graphic that says Thank You

Front and Centre realizes $626,260,909 in largest-ever fundraising campaign in Manitoba history

April 2, 2020 — 
The largest-ever fundraising campaign in Manitoba history, launched in 2015, has raised $626,260,909, moving well past its $500 million goal

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Gerry and Barbara Price

Faculty of Engineering named in honour of monumental donation by Dr. Gerry Price and family

March 11, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba bears a new name, thanks to a transformative $20 million investment from visionary philanthropists Gerry and Barb Price

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Dennis Hyrcaiko


A message from alumnus Dennis Hrycaiko

February 13, 2020 — 
We need only 131 more alumni to take their place to make history, and help generations to come

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Dr. Meghan Azad

Improving global health through breast milk

February 4, 2020 — 
A $6.5 million grant has been awarded to a University of Manitoba researcher by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a new global health initiative dedicated to breast milk: the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium.

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Laboratory setting

The Winnipeg Foundation commits $1 million to support innovation seed funding for UM health sciences researchers

December 10, 2019 — 
Funding will establish The Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Grants in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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