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A new, ambitious path forward for the University of Manitoba

April 8, 2024 — 
Informed by community, new strategic plan will build momentum over the next five years

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President and Vice-Chancellor Michael Benarroch

Board unanimously extends President Benarroch’s term

March 20, 2024 — 
Board of Governors re-appoints President to a second five-year term

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student joyful under snowfall

Here’s to a great term, president cheers

January 8, 2024 — 
Welcome back and Happy New Year!


Billy the Bison

Welcome to a community of connections, President

September 5, 2023 — 
Here’s to a great term!


Coloured books resemble a rainbow

Inclusive books save lives. Don’t ban them.

May 24, 2023 — 
When it comes to schooling, it is very important to be inclusive of all students and not exclude a few others just because certain parents have disagreements.

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Asian Heritage Month banner on bue background with wave pattern

A joint message on Asian Heritage Month

May 8, 2023 — 
UM joins with Asian communities in Manitoba and nationally to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those of diverse Asian heritage

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.

Search for a Vice-President (Indigenous): A message from President Michael Benarroch

May 5, 2023 — 
Dr. Cook will conclude her time as Vice-President (Indigenous) later in 2023, in conjunction with the end of the search for the next Vice-President (Indigenous).

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Joe Pye, an Indigenous pollinator at the UM Permaculture Garden

President’s message for Earth Day 2023

April 19, 2023 — 
I want to once again take this opportunity to share some important developments the University of Manitoba has taken to decrease its carbon footprint. I also want to say thank you.


Yom HaShoah honours the Jews who perished in the Holocaust during the Second World War.

Let’s reaffirm our ideals in the fight against racism and hatred in all their forms

January 27, 2023 — 
A message from President Michael Benarroch on International Holocaust Remembrance Day


President’s message on search to fill Vice-President (External)

October 14, 2022 — 
The search process to formally fill the role of Vice-President (External) has begun.

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