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Spring Convocation 2023 News Archive

Jen Gunter stands at a podium addressing graduates at convocation.

Honorary degrees bestowed upon outstanding individuals at Spring Convocation 2023

June 20, 2023 — 
The honorary degree is the highest honour the University of Manitoba can confer upon an individual for distinguished achievement in scholarship, the arts, or public service. During Spring Convocation 2023, honorary degrees were bestowed upon six exceptional individuals. Discover their impact and watch them address the graduates at each of their ceremonies.

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Asper School of Business

Congratulations Asper grads!

June 6, 2023 — 
The Asper School of Business celebrates the Class of 2023 during convocation season!

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El-Shaddai Nyakiir

Faculty of Arts

Love of political studies turns into MLA internship

June 5, 2023 — 
Back in high school, El-Shaddai Nyakiir, knew she wanted to attend university but was unsure of what to study. After taking a variety of first year courses, the political studies program from the Faculty of Arts rose to the top of her list. In spring 2023, El-Shaddai will graduate with a bachelor of arts advanced degree in political studies with a minor in philosophy.

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Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2023 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 5, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2023 undergraduate academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2023 convocation ceremony.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Meet the Agricultural and Food Sciences Class of 2023

June 5, 2023 — 
The spring convocation ceremony celebrating Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences graduates is Thursday, June 8. Meet some of the members of this amazing group of students.

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Faculty of Arts

Military experience leads to graduate degree in political studies

June 5, 2023 — 
In 2017, Christopher Hunt was living in Brandon, serving several short-term contracts in the Army Reserve and conducting contracted research for Royal Military College when he found himself deployed to Ukraine. This spring, he is graduating with a Master of Arts in Political Studies – a program that has afforded Chris many outstanding opportunities and has allowed him to meet some amazing students, academics and professionals in the field.

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Asper School of Business

MBA grad champions inclusion and strives to create more opportunities for women

May 29, 2023 — 
In the Asper MBA, Jamie Theroux engaged in conversations with colleagues and with innovative course content on sustainability, accessibility and reconciliation. As she pursues entrepreneurship after graduation, her goals remain to amplify perspectives, remove barriers and create more opportunities and inclusive communities.

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Dr. Thomas Quinn speaking at the podium at Convocation.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Always keep learning – even from failure, esteemed physician tells medical grads

May 19, 2023 — 
A physician-scientist who is renowned for his groundbreaking HIV/AIDS research urged the newest crop of UM medical graduates to be perpetual learners and to use failure to fuel discovery. 

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Asper School of Business

Asper professor of business sustainability receives prestigious UM award for excellence in teaching

May 17, 2023 — 
Bruno Dyck [BComm(Hons)/84], Norman Frolich Professor in Business Sustainability at the Asper School of Business, is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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New grads throw their caps into the air in celebration.

UM staff and faculty: join the celebration; assist with convocation!

April 25, 2023 — 
Seven Convocation ceremonies will be held between Tuesday June 6th and Friday June 9th. Take part in UM students’ special day by signing up to be an usher!

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