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Voting is now open for your next UM Board of Governors representative

5 reasons why you should cast your vote

April 13, 2022 — 

The time has come to choose your next Board of Governors representative. Voting is now open and all alumni are eligible and encouraged to participate in the process.  

“I’m so very proud to be a member of the UM community and to collectively take the UM to new heights,” says current board member Duane Brothers, who was elected in 2021. “As a board, we can ultimately improve educational experiences for our students.”

Need further convincing? Here are five reasons why you should take a moment to vote:

  1. Make your voice heard. Alumni like you have a unique perspective on UM and its role in our world. This is your chance to vote for a fellow grad who will represent you.
  2. Support your fellow alumni.This year, there are five diverse and accomplished graduates vying for the position – Irene Fakankun, Doug Finkbeiner, Marcel Hacault, Dawn Nedohin-Macek and Victor Ng.
  3. Vote anytime, anywhere, online. Once again, this year’s election is fully digital, making it quick and easy to cast your vote whenever and wherever you are around the globe.
  4. Help define UM’s future.UM has experienced incredible change and growth over the past few years: from higher enrolment to digital innovations in teaching, learning and research. This is an exciting time to help define the future of your alma mater.
  5. Make a difference in the lives of students and the community.As a former student and current grad, you know the impact UM can have on campus and beyond. That’s why it’s important for alumni to have a voice in UM governance.

“It really is satisfying knowing that our board plays an important role in advancing the future of Manitoba,” says outgoing board chair Jeff Lieberman. “It’s a big responsibility but one that is truly fulfilling and I am so appreciative that I have had the opportunity to represent alumni on the BOG.”

To make your choice and cast your vote, visit the Board of Governors election page before the deadline of May 13, 2022 at 4 p.m.

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