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Photo of Elsa Kaka

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 — 
Born in Cairo, Egypt to South Sudanese refugees, Elsa Kaka grew up in Winnipeg, inspired towards a life of advocacy by parents who challenged her to venture outside her comfort zone. Interested in social justice as a Westwood Collegiate IB student, she completed her BA (2017) at UM majoring in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, and found law - eventually - to be a natural fit.

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Photo of Chimwemwe Undi

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 — 
A self-described band geek, Chimwemwe Undi attended Acadia Junior High when her family first immigrated to Winnipeg. After graduating from Fort Richmond Collegiate where she first discovered writing and performing poetry in the school's slam poetry club, she got serious with the scientific study of language, completing a B.A. (Adv) in linguistics at the University of Manitoba.

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Chairs sit empty before Spring Convocation 2019 begins

Faculty of Law

Convocation 2020 – Advocating for racial justice

June 26, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. They will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29. 

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Chauntel Dyck standing in a field.

Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2020 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 26, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2020 academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2020 virtual convocation ceremony.

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Convocation hat and admin building

Students

Convocation 2020 – Beyond the Classroom

June 24, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. As students, these graduands embraced opportunities available to them outside the classroom – from international exchanges to undergraduate research – that broadened their horizons and helped them to find their passions.

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

‘I am so proud of this class of 2020’

June 24, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management class of 2020 is a resilient cohort of 100 graduands who demonstrated perseverance amid unprecedented circumstances.

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Dana Malenko is the quintessential music educator

June 23, 2020 — 
2020 DFOM graduate Dana Malenko knows that music builds communities

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Christina Thanisch-Smith is a remarkable woman

June 22, 2020 — 
2020 DFOM graduate Christina Thanisch-Smith has every reason to be confident

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Steven Baker is a uniquely Canadian renaissance man

June 19, 2020 — 
2020 DFOM graduate Steven Baker is a talent in more than music!

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Desautels Faculty of Music

India George can move audiences from trans-Atlantic distances

June 18, 2020 — 
2020 DFOM graduate India George has not let the pandemic keep her from transfixing audiences.

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