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CCOH dental unit

Donor Relations

GreenShield grant helps increase dental access for at-risk populations

May 7, 2024 — 
The GreenShield grant not only allowed UM's Centre for Community Oral Health to address barriers many populations face when seeking dental care but also to purchase new equipment.

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An Indigenous grandmother and her granddaughter holding a feather.

Donor Relations

The Winnipeg Foundation makes $5-million gift to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

March 14, 2024 — 
The Winnipeg Foundation’s historic and lead gift to a $40-million capital campaign will support the building of a new permanent home for the NCTR in the heart of Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg.

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TLC, a painted bronze sculpture of a female bison and her calf.

Donor Relations

Fafard bison sculpture joins the herd

February 21, 2024 — 
UM alum Anita Ross recently donated a painted bronze sculpture by artist and UM alum Joe Fafard to the University of Manitoba. The piece, called TLC, is of a female bison and her calf.

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Faculty of Law

UM Faculty of Law student recognized for Philanthropy and the Law research

December 15, 2023 — 
For the fourth time in five years, a law student at Robson Hall has won the annual Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section’s student essay-writing contest. Robert Johnstone is a third-year Juris Doctor student whose winning paper was titled “The Secularization of Philanthropy: Examining the Potential Revocation of the Roman Catholic Church’s Charitable Status.”

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Brian and Tracy Bowman.

Donor Relations

UM alums Brian and Tracy Bowman pay it forward with planned gift

November 15, 2023 — 
"It's never too early to start thinking about how you can impact an organization that's meaningful to you."

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Asper student Melisa Miljkovic standing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Donor Relations

Hartley T. Richardson International Travel Bursary allows Asper business student to achieve her dreams

November 15, 2023 — 
Through the International Exchange Program, Asper student Melisa Miljkovic received a transformative educational experience

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Wheat field.

Donor Relations

RBC’s commitment to a sustainable future inspires transformational gift

November 15, 2023 — 
RBC's transformational gift of $1.5 million will activate innovative research in low-emission agricultural practices

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Headshot of Walter and Maria Schroeder for their gift announcement to UM.

Donor Relations

Walter and Maria Schroeder’s passion for education creates opportunities for UM students

November 14, 2023 — 
UM alumni Walter and Maria Schroeder are paying it forward in a big way with their scholarships program for new students, having committed $3.3M since its establishment in 2018.

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UM Alum L. Kerry Vickar [LLB/1980] (centre) officially opens the business law clinical space named in his honour surrounded by law students; clinical instructors Nick Slonosky [BComm/1976; LLB/1979] and Yvan Larocque (left of door); Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law and Stephanie Levene [BA/1999; BComm/2022; MBA/2008], Associate VP (Alumni and Donor Relations) (right of Vickar). Photo by Mike Latschislaw.

Faculty of Law

Investment and return

October 27, 2023 — 
Faculty of Law alum L. Kerry Vickar [LLB/1980] got to witness a return on his investment in-person on September 26 when he visited and officially opened the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. The gift he had given to the Faculty of Law had transformed a dingy basement storage room into a state-of-the-art experiential learning clinical space for law students to learn hands-on, the practice of business law.

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Desautels Faculty of Music students Josh Bonneteau (drums), Joyce German (saxophone) and Sam Fournier (bass) perform on the future concert hall site.

Desautels Concert Hall giving campaign offers chance for lasting tribute

September 7, 2023 — 
Take your seat in stunning new venue

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