U of M professor wins inaugural outstanding role model award
Glen McCabe, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education, has been named the winner of the Westland Foundation’s Outstanding Role Model Award.
McCabe will be honoured by the Westland Foundation, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the foyer of Migiizi Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge).
“Dr. McCabe exemplifies the qualities and characteristics that we hope to instil in our Westland Scholars,” says John Prystanski of the Westland Foundation, which provides scholarships for inner-city youth in Winnipeg.
“Throughout his life, Glen has demonstrated that a commitment to learning leads to academic achievements, which in itself is a means to develop both the individual and our society,” says Prystanski.
A Métis psychologist, McCabe’s research interests include: worldwide Indigenous healing methodologies and the relationship between them and current conventional psychological approaches; and the role of community and psychosocial factors in levels of academic success and rates of academic program completion in Aboriginal populations.
McCabe has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a professionally certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
The Westland Foundation has raised more than $1 million for its education endowment funds. Volunteers are working to raise an additional $5 million.