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Will YOU be the next alumni representative on the Board of Governors?

February 7, 2024 — 

It’s official – the nominations for the next alumni representative on the Board of Governors are now open.  

Which potential alumni representatives will be nominated this year? Will you be one of them? 

We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or another UM graduate you know for this essential leadership role. Your unique perspective could be vital in helping guide the direction of UM going forward and make a meaningful impact on our wider community.  

Our alumni are the face of our university, and by contributing your voice to our Board of Governors, as a nominator or nominee, you or someone you know could play an active role in providing insight into what matters to our past graduates and what their aspirations are for our students, staff, faculty and the community at large. It’s an opportunity to be an active voice for your fellow alumni and help develop your professional skills in the process. 

Tasked with overseeing the administrative and business affairs of the University, the Board of Governors plays a powerful role in guiding some of the University’s decision-making, from deciding what lectureships, bursaries, fellowships and prizes to pursue, to appointing presidents, vice-presidents, deans, directors and more across our faculties, departments and colleges. If you are interested in what other duties the Board is responsible for, we encourage you to learn more.

All alumni interested in being nominated should have experience in some or all of the following:  

  • Previous experience as a board member of a large organization   
  • Evidence of continued connection to UM since graduation   
  • A desire to ensure a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity 
  • A commitment to the advancement of Indigenization and Reconciliation 
  • Experience with labour relations, IT/cybersecurity, environment and sustainability 

Want to make your voice heard or know someone who can make a positive impact? Submit your name or nominate a fellow UM graduate for the chance to serve as a voice for alumni in UM governance on the Board of Governors. 

Nominate today and help play an active role in defining UM’s future.  

Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on March 11, 2024. For more details on the process and election timeline, visit the alumni Board of Governors website. 

Dr. Duane Brothers [BA/82, BEd/84, PhD/17], incumbent of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors, has indicated that he will be running for another three-year term. 

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