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Wpg Free Press: U of M grad funds scholarship for Black law students

May 31, 2021 — 
The new David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is a $6,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually to a Black undergraduate student enrolled full time in the juris doctor degree program.

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Faculty, staff and retirees provide critical student support

April 21, 2021 — 
Thanks to the generosity of UM faculty, staff and retirees, $382,905.81 was raised through a total of 612 donors this past year

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New Gerry McDole Professor to test virtual-reality yoga for stroke rehabilitation

March 17, 2021 — 
Stroke survivors in rural Manitoba will wear virtual reality (VR) headsets for yoga sessions and memory-training exercises in an innovative UM pilot study. 

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Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Campaign provides needed support for our students

March 1, 2021 — 
Contributions to COVID-19 UM Student Technology Fund crucial to students’ success

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Alumnus creates scholarship for Black law students

February 2, 2021 — 
The David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind at UM

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‘Too important to leave to half the population’

January 5, 2021 — 
Though enrolment has steadily increased over the decades, female students remain a minority in computer science – something a group of alumni want to fix

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Dr. Martin Brotman

Dr. Martin Brotman tribute

December 23, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba has lost a distinguished alumnus and lifetime friend of our university community, Dr. Martin Brotman, [BSc(Med)/62, MD/62, DSc/09].

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‘When you have a chance to share, you do’

December 16, 2020 — 
Alumni Donald and Elaine Triggs announce a $1M gift for a new bursary program for high potential students with financial need, from any faculty or field of study.

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Six members of UM community honoured by Governor General

November 27, 2020 — 
Seven Manitobans have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including six members of the UM community.

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Technology now a vital tool for pandemic learning

November 16, 2020 — 
Many students facing this challenge were able to receive help through the COVID-19 UM Student Technology Fund

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