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Dr. Peter Donahue

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

UM welcomes Peter Donahue as new Dean of Social Work

June 6, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Donahue has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, effective August 1, 2024.

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Group photo of faculty at the 2024 Faculty Recognition Reception

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Recognizing faculty excellence

June 6, 2024 — 
On May 21, over 30 faculty were recognized for exceptional teaching, research and service at a reception held at Marshall McLuhan in UMSU University Centre.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Heidi Marx appointed UM’s new Dean of Arts

May 30, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dr. Heidi Marx has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts, effective July 1, 2024.

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UM ranks in top 1.4 percentile of world’s leading universities, 11th in Canada: Center for World University Rankings

May 28, 2024 — 
2024 ranking surveyed nearly 21,000 universities from around the world

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People hold a large UM Pride flag on Memorial Avenue in Winnipeg. Photo from the Winnipeg Pride Parade 2022.

Come together for Pride 2024!

May 21, 2024 — 
Take the opportunity to gather and celebrate our pride with UM’s diverse communities! View a list of activities happening at UM during Pride Week 2024.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Leadership announcements May 2024

May 17, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following leadership re-appointment and extensions: Laurie M. Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students); Lisa O'Hara, Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian; Douglas Brown, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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Research and International

Lasting Solutions for the Mental Health Crisis

May 9, 2024 — 
On Thursday May 30, 2024, UM Knowledge Exchange explores the growing mental health crisis faced by Manitobans.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

From Planning to Progress

May 2, 2024 — 
A Strategic Plan Implementation Committee will be established, which will include representatives from faculty, staff, and students. Those interested in participating, whether as a member of the implementation committee or as a member of a focus group, can submit a volunteer form.


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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Digital security at UM and beyond

April 30, 2024 — 
It seems that everywhere you turn, there is news of a new scam or fraud. Critical thinking can be your best defense.

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Photo from UM community at 2023 Pride Winnipeg Parade

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Get ready to celebrate Pride 2024!

April 25, 2024 — 
We would love to hear about all the different events happening at UM during Pride Week (May 24 to June 2) and throughout Pride Month. Submit your event details so we can help promote the events taking place on our campuses.

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