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NEWSWORTHY COMMUNITY INNOVATION PEOPLE ALUMNI 2. 8. 17. 20. 24. Riveting Speakers Leading Indigenous Enhancing Student Profile: Class Acts INVEST Inclusion Indigenous Art Adrienne Tessier IN YOUR 3. 27. News Briefs 21. Reunions 11. 18. Faculty Profiles: Turning the Corner Seeing is Believing Dr. Michael Collins McIntyre FUTURE 5. Dr. Blair Jamieson 28. Research Round Up 12. In Memoriam YOU’RE WORTH IT. The Foundation by the Numbers 23. 6. Alumni Profile: Impacting Futures Marc Kuly PACE offers full-time day, 13. evening, weekend and online Creating learning. Experience career 7. Opportunities growth with programs designed Inspiring Words for today’s busy learner. 13. More information, Small Can Be Powerful 204-982-6633 pace.uwinnipeg.ca UWINNIPEG MAGAZINE EDITORS We hope you enjoy this issue of UWinnipeg magazine Helen Cholakis FEATURE (formerly The Journal). Produced twice annually, Kevin Rosen The University of Winnipeg’s revamped flagship publication contains recent news, initiatives, and CONTRIBUTORS successes of the UWinnipeg community. Megan Benedictson Cathy Domke Stay in touch with UWinnipeg via our online News Centre— newscentre.uwinnipeg.ca—which is updated regularly with Cindy Doyle the latest news, photos, videos, stories, events, and more! Sydney Earpwiebe Naniece Ibrahim All correspondence, advertising & undeliverable copies: Teresa Murray Darren Nodrick The University of Winnipeg Alumni Affairs Steve Pataki 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 Diane Poulin Rayna Rieger PART-TIME 204.988.7118 14. Leslie Uhryniuk COURSES 1.888.829.7053 Growing Leaders FOR UWINNIPEG [email protected] GRAPHIC DESIGN UWinnipeg Affirms Strategic Directions ALUMNI GRADUATE—SHAWNA FAGUNDES Erin Heroux Publication Mail Agreement #40064037 Based on Extensive Consultation Senior Communications Specialist, Great-West Life PRINTING The Prolific Group

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NEWSWORTHY

IMAGE O1. World-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall

IMAGE 02. Philosopher Dr. Cornel West

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Dr. Carlos D. Colorado, (Associate Professor, Chair, Joint Masters Program in Religion, Department RIVETING of Religion and Culture, Faculty of Arts) is a key organizer in partnership with CLASS, a network of UWinnipeg faculty members and students engaged in SPEAKERS interdisciplinary research concerning secularism and

secularization from perspectives across the liberal arts. uwinnipeg.ca/class

The new Axworthy Distinguished On May 8, 2015, philosopher Dr. Cornel West was the inaugural speaker, mesmerizing a packed house with Lecture Series on Social Justice and his soaring oratory. On September 11, 2015, world- the Public Good is attracting hundreds renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall inspired an of intellectually curious people to audience of nearly 2,500 at the Duckworth Centre (see pg 7). Stay tuned for announcements regarding the UWinnipeg’s campus. Established to 2016 Axworthy Lecture Series. honour Dr. , President of UWinnipeg from 2004–14, the series invites front-ranking researchers, The Axworthy Distinguished social commentators and political Lecture Series is supported leaders to UWinnipeg to deliver free by generous donors through lectures that are open to the public. UWinnipeg’s Foundation.

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UWINNIPEG’S RECPLEX NAMED FOR AXWORTHY FEDERAL CONNECTION The University of Winnipeg’s new Five of ’s newly elected members recreation complex on Spence Street has of parliament have connections to The been renamed the Axworthy Health and University of Winnipeg, including two RecPlex to honour the many contributions who were appointed as cabinet ministers by of Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, alumnus and former Prime Minister : MaryAnn President and Vice-Chancellor, who Mihychuk (Kildonan–St. Paul) graduated served from 2004 to 2014. The wellness from UWinnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, and recreation facility, which opened in Honours in 1979 and (Winnipeg September 2014, serves both students South Centre) is a UWinnipeg Collegiate and the surrounding community, with graduate (1970) who was Executive approximately 3,000 people enjoying the Director of UWinnipeg’s External soccer fields, jump pit, climbing wall and Relations in the 1980s. The others are: community gyms every week during the (Winnipeg South), who has SUZUKI RECEIVES HD winter months. As president, Axworthy ensured ongoing access for neighbourhood been UWinnipeg’s Director, Northern The University of Winnipeg presented residents by establishing a unique Sustainable Prosperity Initiative and an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. David Community Charter and a Community an active participant in developing the Suzuki, influential environmentalist Access Advisory Committee to guide new Prairie Climate Centre on campus; and broadcaster, at its 2015 Autumn programming within the facility. (Elmwood–Transcona) Convocation in October. “Dr. Suzuki is an who graduated with a BA (Hons) from environmental champion who understood UWinnipeg in 2007; and much earlier than most that our planet is a (), who is an Associate fragile and interconnected place,” said Dr. Alumni, 1985. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor. “He has used his deep understanding of to remind us all that we have a responsibility to act, and most especially, he continues to COLLEGIATE TEACHER inspire the next generation of DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI: EARNS NATIONAL HONOUR environmental advocates.” GILLES PAQUIN University of Winnipeg Collegiate Gilles Paquin (BA 76) was awarded instructor Jennifer Janzen’s innovative the UWinnipeg Alumni Association’s approach to experiential learning has Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2015 earned her a 2015 Governor General’s Autumn Convocation on October 16th. History Award for Excellence in Teaching, Paquin has been a leader in the Winnipeg which recognizes “the outstanding arts community for 40 years—first as a contributions of Canada’s history and highly successful concert promoter and social studies teachers, ranging from special events producer, and later as a elementary grades through to secondary manager for such well-known acts as Buffy schools.” Her grade 11 Canadian History Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, and Fred students didn’t just research significant Penner. He has left an indelible mark on figures in Manitoba’s history, they actually Canada’s music scene. brought them to life on stage. They performed Shadows of Manitoba’s Past, a 45-minute collaboration with playwright Debbie Patterson, based on primary research the students undertook at the Archives of Manitoba. 3 THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

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SINCLAIR RECEIVES $180,000+ RAISED SEX: ASK FIRST. ASK ALWAYS. DUFF ROBLIN AWARD VIA CROWDFUNDING UWinnipeg students were greeted on The 2015 Duff Roblin Award Dinner The University of Winnipeg Foundation’s campus this fall with an advertising was held on Tuesday, November 17 at crowdfunding website has already raised campaign urging them to “Ask First. The Hotel, Spa and Conference over $180,000 for a range of innovative Ask Always.” The initiative is promoting Centre. The event, which raises money for and exciting new campus projects since awareness and understanding of student awards and community outreach going live a year ago. Projects range the University’s recently unveiled programming at UWinnipeg, was sold out from UWinnipeg research and academic comprehensive Sexual Misconduct for the first time in its nine-year history. programming to student awards and Protocol, which includes a 24/7 Sexual This year’s recipient of the Duff Roblin financial aid. Among its early successes, Misconduct Response Team (SMRT) Award was Mr. Justice the platform played an integral role in the and incorporates best practices from , who chaired the National launch of The Axworthy Distinguished across North America. The protocol Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Lecture Series on Social Justice and the focuses on building a respectful, safe Canada. He said, “I am very honoured to Public Good. climate that is free from any type of receive this recognition, but I share this sexual violence, and provides a broad To learn more about new projects, visit: honour with all those who had the courage range of supports for people involved. foundation.uwinnipeg.ca and conviction to share their stories about the residential schools.”

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NEWSWORTHY RESEARCH ROUND UP

IMAGE O1. (L-R:) Dr. and Dr. Ian Mauro at the film's advance screening

IMAGE 02. The N.E.E.D.S Centre, which helps refugee youth transition to life in Winnipeg

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CLIMATE CHANGE FILM UNVEILED HELPING YOUTH REFUGEES ADAPT On October 15, UWinnipeg Associate Professor Almost a quarter of a million newcomers settle in and renowned filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro previewed Canada each year—and 6,000 are refugees under the his new film, which focuses on in age of 18. How do they adapt and how can they thrive? . The screening took place at The The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Jan Stewart (Faculty Metropolitan Theatre, during a fundraising event of Education) is leading a Canadian study aimed at featuring UWinnipeg recipient helping youth refugees navigate school and transition Dr. David Suzuki, who has toured nationally with into meaningful careers. She is partnering with places Mauro in support of his films. Mauro, who teaches in like N.E.E.D.S Centre, which is helping refugee youth the geography department of UWinnipeg’s Faculty of from Syria, Bhutan, Somalia, Congo, and Eritrea Science, was recently selected by The Royal Society of transition to life in Winnipeg. Canada as a member of the College of New Scholars, Now in its second year, the three-year study involves Artists and Scientists, the national community of researchers in Winnipeg, Calgary, St. John’s and scholars that embodies the diversity of outstanding Charlottetown. They are conducting extensive intellectual achievement in Canada. interviews in the community with organizations that assist refugees, examining current career development and counselling programs, and are holding focus groups. The University of Winnipeg will host a national consultation with policy makers in 2017 to share a summary of the results from all four sites.

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NEWSWORTHY IMPACTING FUTURES

Entrance Scholarships Support Tomorrow’s Leaders

UWinnipeg has identified Entrance Scholarships as DONOR RECOGNITION a top fundraising priority for 2015/2016—with a goal of raising $500,000 MICAELA FRIESEN Every dollar donated will be matched up to Micaela received the 2015 Garnet Kyle $250,000! Each gift will double in impact, and Scholarship, one of the highest-valued 01. help to support students and reward them for their hard work and academic achievements. awards available to a Canadian student at UWinnipeg. “I was ecstatic when I On September 24th, 2015 UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. got the call,” said Micaela. “I am so grateful Annette Trimbee honoured donors at that I got this scholarship.” The Garnet a reception in the Power Corporation Kyle Scholarship supports a rural student Atrium in the Richardson College for the from Dominion City (and area) in memory Environment and Science Complex. The of Garnet Kyle, an outstanding evening was a special opportunity to show UWinnipeg’s gratitude to donors who community leader. have generously given between $25,000 and $99,999. MEET THREE OF THE 2015 RECIPIENTS: Dr. Trimbee noted that donor gifts help create an inclusive university with a social and a vibrant, nurturing campus community committed to excellence and innovation.

In addition to a musical interlude performed by Edvanny Silva and Kristina Bauch from the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, guests were treated to presentations made by two of this year’s Entrance Scholarship ALLYSTER (ALLY) KLASSEN ERIC CHUDLEY recipients, Ally Klassen (Walter Leatherdale Scholarship) and Micaela Ally received the 2015 Walter Leatherdale Eric received the 2015 Marsha P. Hanen Friesen (Garnet Kyle Scholarship). Entrance Scholarship established by Entrance Scholarship and shares Hanen’s Douglas Leatherdale, a 1957 graduate of enthusiasm for such issues as human rights Dr. Bob Kozminski, UWinnipeg Foundation Board Member and Chair and social justice. He plans to pursue a law United College and UWinnipeg Foundation of the Fundraising Committee gave an Board member, in memory of his father. degree based on the foundations of a strong update on the year’s fundraising success Ally says, “Getting this scholarship really interdisciplinary degree at UWinnipeg. and commented on the positive ripple takes a lot of stress off of me. It will allow “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to effect of giving: “Your gifts not only me to focus on my studies full-time and truly excel and flourish intellectually at The provide direct support to students and campus projects, but also motivate other University of Winnipeg,” expressed Eric. I will be able to begin saving to go on to individuals and organizations to give.” medical school.”

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NEWSWORTHY INSPIRING WORDS

Jane Goodall Delivers Message of Hope and Change at UWinnipeg

Megan Benedictson

It’s a Friday evening in September, and almost 2,500 people are gathered inside the Duckworth Centre, hanging on every word Dr. Jane Goodall speaks. She is renowned for a sense of adventure and aptitude for observing animals, but as the crowd at UWinnipeg discovers, it’s Goodall’s power to captivate audiences and inspire action that makes her a real agent of change.

“It’s very clear, there’s no sharp line between them and us,” Goodall tells the crowd, referring to the behaviours she observed in chimpanzees. Similarly, her sincerity and humility dissolve any separation between herself and the audience; Goodall’s message empowers people of all ages and abilities to fight for a better world, just as she does. 01.

“ You don’t have to be a huge “By telling stories, by getting into people’s “You don’t have to be a huge activist, but hearts, it’s the only way they’re going in your normal everyday life, you can be activist, but in your normal to change,” Goodall tells UWinnipeg helping to make the world a better place,” everyday life, you can be Magazine, in an interview prior to her says Goodall, pointing to examples such as public lecture. It’s an effort to which she is curbing consumption. She is particularly helping to make the world highly dedicated; at 81 years old, Goodall focused on using her lectures and her Roots a better place.” spends more than 300 days on the road and Shoots youth-led community action annually, sharing her personal story with program to reach young people. others—receiving support from her mother Dr. Jane Goodall As she summed up with her closing words in childhood, following her dream to Africa, at the UWinnipeg public lecture: “Every and making scientific discoveries that led single one of you makes a difference, every to a massive paradigm shift in how humans single day, and we shouldn't forget it.” are viewed in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom.

Considering the tales of environmental catastrophe and injustice she hears wherever she goes, Goodall’s message is remarkably positive: there is always hope for change and everyone has the power

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COMMUNITY LEADING INDIGENOUS INCLUSION

Approach is Broad, Multi-faceted, and Growing in Reach

Megan Benedictson

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On a Wednesday afternoon in September, it’s standing room only inside the Aboriginal FROM ACCESS TO EXCELLENCE: Student Lounge on the second floor of Lockhart Hall. Students have packed the space INDIGENIZATION AT UWINNIPEG for a pot-luck, some with families in tow. The shared meal is just one of several social and cultural activities co-hosted each month by the Aboriginal Student Services Centre Just as the ASSC takes a holistic approach (ASSC) and the Aboriginal Student Council (ASC), and just one of many reasons to supporting students, The University UWinnipeg has earned a strong reputation for Indigenous inclusion. of Winnipeg’s approach to Indigenization as a whole is broad, multi-faceted, and “The University of Winnipeg is known for the supports that are provided to Aboriginal growing in reach. students,” says Andrea McCluskey, Manager, Micro Communities, who notes she wasn’t surprised to hear the proportion of UWinnipeg’s student body that identifies as Metis, “Under Lloyd Axworthy, and my First Nations or Inuit has exceeded 10 per cent. “And how we’ve been able to do that is predecessor Jennifer Rattray, there was through flexibility.” a lot of movement toward improving accessibility for both the academic The ASSC is co-located with the student lounge, which McCluskey explains is intentional. programs, and to the campus in general,” The ASSC has an open door policy and no front desk to separate students from the staff says UWinnipeg’s Associate Vice- who assist them. It also has a cross-trained team that can provide or connect students to President, Indigenous Affairs, Wab support in a wide range of areas, including preparatory and transitional programming, Kinew. He points to initiatives like academic advising, and non-academic supports such as counselling services with elders. Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre programming that serve as a bridge to “We will not send anyone away,” explains McCluskey of their holistic philosophy to the University, as well as direct student student support, designed to eliminate challenges that can be real barriers to success for support, such as the fast-track bursaries students. “If we don’t, as a collective, have the answer they’re looking for, then we will walk available through the Opportunity the student to the person on campus who does.” Fund. “I think where I'd like to see it go now is to preserve the strides that have been made toward access, but also shift the conversation toward excellence, “ Access doesn't have to achievement and graduation.” happen at the expense of excellence; we can have both. ”

Wab Kinew

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Kinew says that shift would reflect what he’s already “I hope as the Indigenization of The University of seeing. “Access doesn't have to happen at the expense Winnipeg continues, it's apparent to everyone that of excellence; we can have both. Like our tuition waiver part of what we did is make contributions towards the program—we’re covering the cost of tuition for young academic reputation of this place, as well,” he adds. people who are aging out of the child welfare system. “Not just the community and social justice reputation, There are some who are struggling and need more but also contributing to the overall University's supports, but there are also some very bright students, intellectual environment.” who have A averages, like 4.0 GPAs.” Back at the ASSC, McCluskey and her colleague, Unlocking the potential of students who might not have Aboriginal Student Support Officer Jeff Booth, reflect had the opportunity to attend university is one way to on how it isn’t just the academic aspect of UWinnipeg’s bolster academic excellence, but Kinew says it’s equally efforts that will benefit non-Indigenous important to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and going forward. knowledge of Indigenous history and culture into what “On the last Friday of every month we have a is being taught. sweat lodge ceremony,” explains Booth. “And I’d To this end, UWinnipeg has recognized a say on average about half of them aren’t Aboriginal. responsibility to commit to the recommendations I’d say we’re starting to see more and more non- concerning education put forth by Canada’s Truth Aboriginal students, staff and faculty who like to and Reconciliation Commission. In many ways, the share that experience.” TRC’s calls to action correlate with work already “And that’s really what we want,” adds McCluskey. underway throughout the campus community—such “We want to be able to share that experience, or that as the Indigenous language courses offered to both knowledge, or the teachings that go with it. I think it’s undergraduate students and community members, critical that we have that cross-fertilization of culture.” the new Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series, and the Indigenous learning requirement approved in principle by UWinnipeg's Senate.

Kinew says all types of learners can benefit from knowledge in this sphere. For example, a business student may not anticipate how much engagement with Metis and First Nations communities takes place in fields like resource development. Spending a semester learning about Indigenous issues would pay great dividends to anyone working in Canadian business and other sectors. Kinew notes that many universities across Canada are recognizing the importance of this, and UWinnipeg is well positioned to lead the way.

04. IMAGES 01.– 03. Students, staff, and Elder at the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

IMAGE O4. UWinnipeg Convocation

IMAGE O5. Pow Wow dancers at the 13th Annual Spring Pow Wow

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COMMUNITY

TURNING THE CORNER

Helping to Create a North End Education Hub

Diane Poulin

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An exciting transformation is underway Approximately 40% of area families are in Winnipeg’s storied North End. The led by single parents, many of them young The new hub will offer an Merchants Hotel is being redeveloped and Aboriginal. North End high school intergenerational education into an educational and student housing graduation rates are well below average complex called Merchants Corner. The at 55%, and in some neighbourhoods as space for children, teens, three-story building on Selkirk Avenue low as 25%. The new hub will offer an mature students and family was originally constructed in 1913 as a intergenerational education space for hardware store and converted in 1933 into children, teens, mature students and family members of all ages. a hotel. What used to be a beer vendor members of all ages. Dr. Jim Silver, Chair and problem area known for petty crime of Urban and Inner-City Studies, expects is becoming a beacon of hope for the to double enrolment in his program within community and a tipping point—socially five years to 450 students. and economically—in the future of the The provincial government, through North End. Manitoba Housing and Community To support this project, please contact The building is part of an emerging Development, has committed more than educational hub on Selkirk Avenue that $15 million. The community is raising Dr. Jim Silver includes The University of Winnipeg’s $3.7 million towards capital costs, 204.988.7195 | [email protected] Department of Urban and Inner-City technology infrastructure, and training Studies, CEDA-Pathways to Education, spaces including a community kitchen and Inner City Social café. To date, the North End coalition has Work program, Urban Circle Training raised more than $1.9 million towards that Centre, and the Aboriginal Education goal. The grand opening will take place Directorate. In addition, Frontier College early in 2017. will offer literacy programs to pre- schoolers and their parents. The complex

IMAGE 01. will also feature 30 affordable apartments Architect's rendering of with priority for students with children. Merchants Corner, a new educational and student housing complex 11 THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

COMMUNITY THE FOUNDATION BY THE NUMBERS

ENDOWMENT FUND The University of Winnipeg Foundation stewards more than 559 individual OVERVIEW OF 2014–2015 The University of Winnipeg Foundation endowment funds that are pooled FUNDRAISING RESULTS supports the strategic priorities and values of the University, contributing to our for investment purposes to allow for diversification of the total portfolio in order The University of Winnipeg and its shared goal by building a strong and stable to lower risk and improve performance. Foundation are working together to base of endowment funds. transform the lives of our students SPENDING POLICY by providing an exceptional learning THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE experience based on excellence in The Investment Committee members are Each year, representatives from the teaching and research; support of Foundation and the University meet to academic, artistic and athletic pursuits; Dr. James D. MacDonald (Chair), Vice- and a commitment to community President and Director of RBC Dominion assess the status of the Endowment Fund learning and outreach programs. Securities Inc.; Dr. Douglas Leatherdale, and the University’s needs, as well as the Foundation’s ability to provide a gift to the Donations from UWinnipeg alumni and former Chairman and CEO of the St. University from the Endowment Reserve friends help us offer our students an Paul Companies Inc.; and Mr. Daniel A. affordable world-class education in state- Bubis, President and Chief Investment Fund. Based on these discussions, a of-the-art facilities. This past year, more Officer, Tetrem Capital Management. The disbursement level for the Annual Gift from than $4.27 million was raised to support Investment Manager is MFS Investment the Endowment Fund is recommended. scholarships and bursaries, academic enhancements and capital development. Management Canada. The Investment For the 2014–2015 fiscal and academic Committee reviews fund performance on year, the Annual Gift to the University was a quarterly basis. $1.62 million. This represented 4% of the prorated contributed capital held in the TOTAL RAISED 2014–2015 ENDOWMENT PERFORMANCE Endowment Fund. The Foundation has April 1, 2014—March 31, 2015 The Endowment Fund generates already committed $1.78 million for the revenues to support many University 2015–2016 academic year, representing a awards, programs and projects. From the 4.25% agreed percentage. time the Endowment Fund was transferred to the Foundation on April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2015 it has grown from $18,073,579 to 15% $44,735,222 in Contributed Capital and

58% from $21,017,304 to $59,221,654 in $4,273,134 3% Market Value.

Since April 1, 2014, the Endowment Fund has benefited from $1,426,493 in cash BRIAN DALY 24% and pledges. Of this total, $140,442 in President & CEO bequests designated to endowment have P: 204.786.9993 been received. In addition, many generous TF: 1.866.394.6050 STUDENT AWARDS: $2.45M donors have informed the Foundation of E: [email protected] ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENTS: $.66M future bequests in support of the University CAPITAL PROJECTS: $.14M totaling $5.7 million. DALLAS GOULDEN OTHER PROJECTS: $1.03M Finance Officer P: 204.988.7574 TF: 1.866.394.6050 E: [email protected] 12 THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

COMMUNITY CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

Family Gift Helps Support Largest Cohort in Model School History

The Model School at UWinnipeg’s Collegiate provides academic opportunities and supports needed to assist First Nations, Metis, new Canadian and inner-city youth. Thanks to generous gifts—such as the support received from UWinnipeg alumna Lorraine Beck (BA 86) and her husband, Craig McIntosh—each student receives a full scholarship as well as supports for transportation, nutrition, computer equipment, resumé building, and study supplies.

The Beck and McIntosh family gift of $48,000 made last year is helping to support the Model School’s largest cohort of students since its inception in 2008. It enabled the attendance of one additional student, and the support will follow the student through all four years of study. 01. “We’ve always seen education as a tool to change lives,” explained Beck. “We are trying to repay as best we can some of the opportunity we received. I hope that being exposed to this environment and the teachers here may make students want things they didn’t know IMAGE 01. Model School students to want before.” outside Wesley Hall

IMAGE 02. Model School Director Ian Elliot notes that program graduates acquire the foundational Exterior of the Helen Betty skills that help them succeed in post-secondary environments. He adds: “Without Osborne Building, home to the Wii Chiiwaakanak generous contributions like that of the Beck and McIntosh family, students enrolled in the Learning Centre Model School program would not be able to attend The Collegiate.”

On May 14, 2015 the inaugural Tea for “Wii Chiiwaakanak is proof that small SMALL CAN Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre was can be powerful. I was so impressed by held in Toronto. It was hosted by Jennifer the quality and depth of the programming BE POWERFUL Roblin, a generous UWinnipeg supporter, offered to the children who attend this with catering provided by top Toronto chef inner-city homework club and community Liza Hardoon. The successful event raised centre. The kids I met when I was there Tea Supports $19,650 for the Centre. are my heroes. They were all so engaged, Wii Chiiwaakanak enthusiastic and present,” said Roblin. , Associate Vice-President, “I wanted to raise money to support Wii Learning Centre Indigenous Affairs at UWinnipeg, and Chiiwaakanak’s phenomenal work and to Jarita Greyeyes, Manager of Wii Chii let my friends and neighbours know that Learning Centre, told attendees about the beautiful things are happening in barriers inner-city youth face on a daily !” basis, and how the Centre truly acts as a bridge between inner-city communities UWinnipeg’s commitment to local inner- and The University of Winnipeg. Actress city youth is only possible thanks to the Martha Burns, a Wii Chii supporter, spoke support of friends who believe in the passionately about the importance importance of after-school homework of providing long-term support and the clubs, cultural programs and free, public impact it has. meeting spaces.

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FEATURE

GROWING LEADERS

UWinnipeg Affirms Strategic Directions Based on Extensive Consultation

"We know who we are, what we are good at, and “We are big enough to offer students a world-class why we do it." That sentiment underpins the new education, and small enough to know their names. strategic directions document that Dr. Annette Trimbee We hear this over and over again: students value their unveiled to the UWinnipeg community during her direct contact with professors and support staff,” said 2015 State of the University Address on October 21st. Trimbee, who is in her second year as the institution’s The document—based on the input of nearly 250 president and vice-chancellor. “They don’t feel like a stakeholders, including UWinnipeg faculty, staff, number; they are treated like individuals with ideas students, and Regents—is both a collective roadmap and dreams. That is what I call the ‘secret sauce’ at and affirmation of the core values, strengths, and The University of Winnipeg.” decisions that have made The University of Winnipeg Preserving—even enhancing—that secret sauce is a what it is today. key driver in establishing the institution’s overarching Unsurprisingly, people are at the heart of it all. path for the future. Part of it might be described best The document focuses on the needs of students as deliberate growth: on the heels of a spurt that’s seen destined to grow into tomorrow’s leaders and the UWinnipeg’s student population swell to nearly 10,000 importance of exceptional faculty members who in recent years with a 33% increase in campus size, cultivate young minds via nurturing instruction, there are no ambitious enrolment targets in the offing. research, and knowledge mobilization. It’s not about attracting more students, but rather being strategic with enrolment while nurturing the growth and seeding the success of those who are here. “ We are big enough to offer students Of course, the student experience is reliant on a solid support system and a faculty complement that excels a world-class education, and small in both teaching and research. That makes academic enough to know their names. We hear excellence and renewal a key tenet of UWinnipeg’s future—as is a commitment to growing the this over and over again: students institution’s research capacity via additional support, value their direct contact with interdisciplinary collaboration, and experiential learning opportunities. professors and support staff. ”

Dr. Annette Trimbee

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IMAGE 01. Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg

IMAGE 02. Geography Student Asia Winter with Professor Dr. Nora Casson

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The notion of “Indigenization”—doing To that end, the UWinnipeg community more to include Indigenous people, is already being invited to provide input UWINNIPEG’S perspectives, and knowledge in every on a series of interlinked strategies, STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS aspect of the academy—is another critical the development of which will be led part of UWinnipeg’s vision. With guidance by members of the University’s senior We want to grow within our means, from the University’s Indigenous Advisory executive group. These strategies include: while remaining relevant and Council, and in consultation with students, an Integrated Academic and Research valuable to students and society. faculty, staff, and the greater community, Plan, an Enrolment and Student Success To achieve this, we will need to be a shared understanding of what Plan, a vision for Indigenization, and a innovative, deliberate, collaborative, responsive, and thoughtful. Indigenization means at UWinnipeg Financial Resources Plan that includes will be pursued and actualized. capital development. OUR PRIORITIES WILL BE:

Resilience is at the foundation of the Ultimately, the implementation of Academic Excellence and Renewal University’s blueprint. Faced with an these plans will enable the UWinnipeg increasingly challenging economic community to harvest the success it has Student Experience and Success climate, UWinnipeg will continue to seek been seeding for some time. Indigenization an equitable level of government support, “We have a good sense of our common while pursuing alternate sources of revenue Research Excellence, Knowledge values and how to nurture an extraordinary in keeping with the academic mission and Mobilization, and Impact educational experience for our students,” priorities of the institution. noted Trimbee. “As George Eliot said: ‘It Financial and Institutional Resilience As Dr. Trimbee conveyed to a packed room will never rain roses; when we want to have during her State of the University Address, more roses, we must plant more trees.’” the newly-created strategic directions “Let’s roll up our sleeves and plant document isn’t really a final product. some trees.” Rather, it lays the groundwork for the next stage, which is to create plans outlining specific actions within the context of a new three-year budget. Learn more at: uwinnipeg.ca/strategic-directions 16 THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

INNOVATION ENHANCING INDIGENOUS ART

Unique Position in Partnership with WAG Breaks New Ground

Megan Benedictson

Dr. Julie Nagam was recently welcomed to UWinnipeg “ My goals are to empower a new as the inaugural Chair in History of Indigenous Arts in North America, in partnership with the Winnipeg generation of students, and I want Art Gallery (WAG). The role is the first of its kind in to position the WAG and UWinnipeg Canada; its joint nature means Nagam is responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate students as leading institutions that will and developing a series of courses, exhibitions, and showcase the strength of the programs designed to enhance the area of Indigenous art both at UWinnipeg and the WAG. Indigenous arts community both

“I think that the importance of the position is to forge nationally and internationally.” a new relationship or territory of scholarship, curation and research,” said Nagam. “The other important Dr. Julie Nagam element is to ‘Indigenize’ the Winnipeg Art Gallery— to shake things up and be an agent of change.” She’s excited to be back, and not just because of her personal connection. “I think Winnipeg is a key Nagam says the WAG and UWinnipeg’s leadership location in terms of building momentum around towards instituting serious change added to the Indigenous contemporary art, and the WAG is a logical position’s appeal for her, along with how it enabled place to do that,” said Nagam, adding that she is pleased her return to Manitoba. She originally left the province to work in a community that is rich with Indigenous to pursue her PhD at in Toronto. students. “My goals are to empower a new generation There, her strong background in research and teaching of students, and I want to position the WAG and was further developed; her most recent faculty position UWinnipeg as leading institutions that will showcase was in the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at the the strength of the Indigenous arts community both OCAD University. nationally and internationally.”

Nagam’s vision for program development is already well developed. “We're looking at how digital and new media art can be used as a de- colonial tool,” she explained of a Social and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) proposal to see existing media labs help create a multi-city symposium and exhibition (in Winnipeg, , and Halifax) featuring established and developing Indigenous artists. “We're interested in exploring how providing a lab can contribute to communicating difficult knowledge.”

The newly-created chair position was made possible in part by the generous support of Michael Nesbitt, who continues to champion the role of contemporary art and art-making in galleries and studios across the country. 17 THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

INNOVATION SEEING IS BELIEVING

Innovative Alumnus Brings Virtual Reality to Life

Diane Poulin

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“ For me there is something about coming back to where I had my awakening moment—now I can help get others excited about UWinnipeg. It is a great place to dive into liberal arts and sciences, still intimate, and downtown.”

Lesley Klassen

He spent his early years on a farm near “We want to focus on the positive,” says Otterburn and moved to attend W.C. Miller Klassen, whose team includes another UWINNIPEG TO LAUNCH Collegiate in Altona before studying at UWinnipeg alum and former UWSA MANITOBA’S FIRST VR UWinnipeg. From these small-town roots, president, Vinay Iyer. “We are not Lesley Klassen (BBA ’99) is emerging in interested in digital media with violence. CAMPUS EXPERIENCE the expanding world of virtual reality (VR) Strong values are intrinsic to our work.” technology—and recently spoke at the The University of Winnipeg has engaged Klassen credits his time at UWinnipeg Campfire Union to develop a unique Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles. for developing his sense of mission. “I was VR experience that will let prospective That’s where engineers, designers, and part of a summer intern group that spent students, donors, and others discover creative types from around the globe come UWinnipeg spaces—without setting foot six weeks living with a family in Malawi together to push VR forward. Oculus was on campus. The first made-in-Manitoba (southeast Africa), and it was radically life founded by tech guru Palmer Luckey and university VR tour will be unveiled in changing. I came to understand poverty and January 2016. acquired by Facebook last year. Only nine how amazingly lucky we are to have access indie developers in the world were invited “I want to put people onto campus to food and clean water. The culture there to speak at the event. and share the beauty of UWinnipeg was less individualistic, with incredibly with prospective students, guidance “I am a complete geek, head to toe,” warm people. It stayed with me.” counsellors, and others,” said Klassen. laughs Klassen, now 37 years old and a “This is really exciting. For me there is While a UWinnipeg student, Klassen something about coming back to where former University of Winnipeg Students’ also joined the photo club and developed I had my awakening moment­—now Association (UWSA) president. “I have a skills he now uses with designers and I can help get others excited about passion for technology and computers and UWinnipeg. It is a great place to dive programmers in creating immersive virtual I taught myself from high school on, simply into liberal arts and sciences, still reality environments. “I learned that by doing.” intimate, and downtown.” there is something magical about the What Klassen is doing these days, as group experience.” co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer One of Campfire Union’s current projects of Winnipeg-based Campfire Union, is allows people to slip on a helmet and be creating virtual reality experiences and transported visually to another place. web applications. That can range from It involves stitching together multiple fun, creative games to work-focused videos into a seamless whole to create the training apps for the construction and virtual space. “It’s like being inside the manufacturing industries. What remains picture,” explains Klassen. “This is an area constant is the underlying mission of of technology that is exploding in the next Campfire Union. few years. Plus, it’s super cool.”

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PEOPLE: Student Profile

READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Naniece Ibrahim

Energized with a passion for social justice and human She was also influenced by Dr. Ray Silvius’s Global rights, Adrienne Tessier plans to make the world a Politics course—through which she learned to better place as a human rights lawyer. This notion scrutinize a more nuanced critical perspective at a was fortified when she returned from a week-long deeper level, with a stronger theoretical basis than ever United Nations (UN) Intensive Study Program* offered before. Tessier will be working with Silvius this year on through Seton Hall University in South Orange, New her directed readings. Jersey in June. The hands-on experience ignited her "Adrienne returned from a United Nations summer fascination with human rights and global governance. institute brimming with ideas and questions about “It was a fantastic experience,” expressed Tessier. how an institution designed for perceived global “We met with UN practitioners and the US Mission governance challenges of the 20th century will Deputy Chief of Staff to the American Ambassador to function further into the 21st,” said Silvius. “She the UN. But the biggest takeaway for me was seeing exhibits how students can pursue their passions for women working at the UN who are respected and global politics in the political science department at influential in a field that is still quite male-dominated. The University of Winnipeg." It was an incredible experience.”

Tessier’s interest in international relations began when *Participation was funded she started to debate competitively in middle school. through the Manitoba Chair This passion grew during her Global Citizenship class of Global Governance Studies (MCGGS), a joint program with Dr. Lloyd Kornelsen. between the Department of Political Science at UWinnipeg and the Department of Political Studies at the University 20 of Manitoba. THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG MAGAZINE FALL 2015

PEOPLE: Faculty Profile RHETORICAL LEGACY

Naniece Ibrahim

Described by his students as a brilliant professor with In addition to his generosity of commitment and time, a great passion for teaching, a storyteller of science, McIntyre has created two awards—the Dr. Donald a mentor, and a friend, Dr. Michael Collins McIntyre, Kydon Prize and the incoming Don Kerr Scholarship— professor emeritus, has contributed to the fabric of to honour his friends and peers who have passed away. UWinnipeg for decades in a multitude of ways. McIntyre also created The Eleanor Collins Wenners Collection Fund to honour his late mother and support When he served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and library acquisitions in art history at UWinnipeg. Science, he established UWinnipeg’s Centre for Academic Writing, the first of its kind in the country; However the true testament to his impact is the it eventually became the Rhetoric, Writing and Michael Collins McIntyre Rhetoric, Writing and Communications program. McIntyre was propelled by Communications Scholarship, which was created in a teaching philosophy that places high value on the art McIntyre’s name as a tribute from his colleagues. of written expression. Current department chair Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers notes that many of the curricular and design features McIntyre implemented still influence the delivery of writing and tutoring. “We continue with small class size and still rely on collaborative writing and peer tutoring approaches—all pillars of the program that Michael installed.”

“ We continue with small class size and still rely on collaborative writing and peer tutoring approaches—all pillars of the program that Michael installed.”

Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers

To make a gift to the Michael Collins McIntyre Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Scholarship, please contact:

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PEOPLE: Faculty Profile

One sizeable project involving Jamieson relates to aspects of a proposed Mega-ton scale water Cherenkov ULTRACOOL detector in Japan, called the Hyper-Kamiokande. It is designed to test Charge-Parity (CP) violation in neutrinos, and to search for proton decay. This INVENTOR experiment sends neutrino particles through the earth's crust a distance of 295 km across Japan’s Naniece Ibrahim landscape to measure a change in their properties. Knowing how particles change and behave is key to understanding fundamental physics. Jamieson also Assistant Professor Dr. Blair Jamieson is doing collaborated with researchers on the development of research on neutrino physics to gain a better simulation software that helps understand the physics understanding of the universe. His work involves reach of the detector, and on a proposal for reflectance designing ways to test and measure some of the measurements of different components that could be smallest particles in existence, which often requires used in the detector. equipment exceeding the parameters afforded on UWinnipeg’s campus. Jamieson is currently working with a group of physicists who are building an Ultracold neutron Fortunately, he and his colleagues in UWinnipeg’s (UCN)* source detector at TRIUMF. “A full scale physics department—including Dr. Christopher prototype of a UCN detector was brought to the Bidinosti, Dr. Russell Mammei, and Dr. Jeff Martin— Ultracold neutron source at Paul Scherrer Institute have access to TRIUMF, one of the world’s leading in Switzerland, where it was successfully tested,” subatomic physics laboratories. Located at the he explained. “We are happy with the results after University of British Columbia, TRIUMF (which analyzing the data and hope to publish our findings stands for TRI-University Meson Facility) enables this year.” collaboration among international scientists and provides access to sophisticated technical resources for the study of particle and nuclear physics. Its large

user community is composed of international teams *Ultracold neutrons (UCN) are of scientists, post-doctoral fellows and graduate and neutrons moving so slowly that their undergraduate students. kinetic energies are comparable to their potential energies in the earth’s gravitational field.

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PEOPLE: Alumni Profile UNDERSTANDING THROUGH STORIES

Diane Poulin

Marc Kuly graduated from UWinnipeg in 1998 with a BA (Hons) and a BEd. He has returned to his roots to inspire the next generation of teachers.

YOU TAUGHT AT GORDON BELL WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO IMPART TO Q Q BEFORE PURSUING GRADUATE TODAY’S EDUCATION STUDENTS? STUDIES. HOW HAS THAT A “I hope to guide them through a EXPERIENCE INFLUENCED YOUR process of reflection, to examine PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION? how their own identity is constructed, and to understand “It had a big impact because the A the experience of others who lead classrooms at Gordon Bell are very different lives from theirs. A incredibly diverse and truthfully teacher first and foremost needs I did not feel I had the skills those to create trust; there is no learning kids needed. That led me to start a without trust. We use storytelling cross-cultural program called Many as a means of getting at the truth of Voices, One World which was really others’ experience so we can truly about allowing kids to tell their own understand how they see the world. stories, and use those stories as the Our job as teachers is to see foundation for teaching. The program the world through the eyes of became a film calledThe Storytelling our students.” Class (which won a Gemini Award in 2011). That experience launched my HOW DO YOU FEEL BEING BACK passion for exploring oral narrative Q in classrooms.” ON CAMPUS AT UWINNIPEG?

A “There seems to be an even clearer awareness today at UWinnipeg about the unique needs of this area and a commitment to be connected “ I am happy to be back at to this community. I am happy to UWinnipeg. This is where be back, there is a real opening of doors for greater collaborations and I learned how to learn.” partnerships here.”

Find out more about The Storytelling Class at: Class about The Storytelling out more Find bullfrogfilms.com Marc Kuly

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ALUMNI CLASS ACTS

/50 FEIST, MONIKA (BA 70) is the CEO /80 MATHEZ, JILL (BEd 86, BA 99) of Success Skills Centre, a niche is currently the Principal of Dakota CUDDY, LOLA (BA 59) is currently BAILEY, MARSHALL (Collegiate 84, BA employment assistance and Collegiate. She has been inducted into Emerita in Psychology at Queen’s 88) is the President of ACI Financial training agency which serves the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, the University, and has been given its Markets Association (ACI FMA). He internationally trained professionals Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame, and 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award is the first full-time President of the and skilled workers. the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. by the internationally based Society ACI in their sixty-year history. for Music Perception and Cognition LISTIAK, ALAN (BA 70) is the OPALKO, KENNETH (BEd 81) was BLATCH, KEVIN (BA 86) is playing the at its bi-annual meeting at Administrator of Sex Offender inducted into the Manitoba Sports recurring role of Judge James Webber Vanderbilt University. Program Certification for the Hall of Fame in November. An on the AMC television series Hell on Minnesota Department of exceptional high school athlete in Wheels. He resides in New York City. /60 Corrections. basketball, volleyball and athletics, DICIACCIO, EVIE (BA 82) is living and Ken was heavily recruited by NCAA HUEBERT HECHT, LINDA (BA 65) is an MACMILLAN, ROSS (BA 75) is working working in Los Angeles, California. Division 1 Universities but chose independent scholar in Waterloo, and living in Milano, Italy. He is She is Director of Development for the to stay at home and play for the , and author of several articles employed with the Department Los Angeles Philharmonic. University of Winnipeg. Elected into on Anabaptist women. of Policy Analysis and Public the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame Management, Bocconi University GOMEZ-PERALES, VERONICA (BA 84) in 1998, Ken was a member of the RUFF, WAYNE (BA 62) had a Winnipeg as a Professor and Director of has had a new book published: Wesmen Men’s Basketball Team from park named after him to recognize PhD programs. Attachment Focused Trauma 1976–1981. his dedication to education and Treatment for Children and community. Over the course of his Adolescents: Phase Oriented Strategies career Wayne served as a Teacher, for Addressing Complex Trauma /90 Assistant Superintendent, School Disorders. (Routledge, July 2015) ADAM, CHRISTOPHER (BSc 93) is a Board Member, coach and long-time physician with Legacy Sport Medicine mentor to students in all parts of the HARTIE, DONNA (BA 84) worked for the in Winnipeg. city, province and even abroad. He Department of Indian and Northern retired as school trustee with the Affairs and is now retired. CHAUDHARY, KLEEM (BSc 4-year 98) Louis Riel School Division last year, completed a Ph.D. in chemistry at KRISTJANSSON, DUNEDA (BA 88) and has been honoured with the 2015 the University of North Carolina at MILLER, DONNA (BA 74) was recently is working as the Controller at Manitoba School Boards Association Chapel Hill. appointed as Manitoba’s Clerk of City Mix Inc. in Winnipeg. Presidents’ Council Award as well as Executive Council and Cabinet CHUNESINGH, IVAN (BA 95) is the Dean Brown award for teacher Secretary. She is the first woman to working for the Department of education in Manitoba and the hold this position. Donna has held National Defense as a Supply Queen’s Jubilee Medal. many prestigious positions within her Technician in Winnipeg. SARGEANT, CAROL (BA 68) has career including Deputy Minister and completed her trilogy titled Love Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba COCHRANE, TANYA (Collegiate 87, BA 94) Honour and Royal Blood. This is Justice and the Associate Deputy is working in Winnipeg as an the story of John of Gaunt, Duke of Minister and Associate Deputy employment counsellor with the Lancaster, and Katharine Swynford, Attorney General of Justice Canada. Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development. and their influence on not only RAMCHANDAR, KRISHNA (Collegiate 71, LATIMER, DEVIN (BSc 87) and his wife, the royal bloodlines of the British BA 75) is a Commissioner with the Keri, formerly members of the Juno COLLIE, STUART (BA 99) is living and monarchy, but also the history of the Residential Tenancies Commission Award-winning band, Nathan, and working in Winnipeg as a commercial early Protestant church in England. and was recently appointed as the parents to two young children, have sales estimator. Trinidad & Tobago Honorary Consul branched off on their own to create /70 for the Province of Manitoba. Leaf Rapids, a roots band inspired by FILLIS, ALAN GREG (BA 91) was their life in the Prairies. Their first promoted to Chief Financial Officer BATE, KAREN (BA 76) officially launched YATES, CHARLOTTE (BA 78) has been album, Lucky Stars, came out on April of East Kootenay Community Credit her third book Ice in September 2015. appointed to the McMaster University 14, 2015. Devin is also a Chemistry Union in April 2012. board of governors. She has been the professor here at UWinnipeg. dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton for the past seven years.

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MIKITA, PERRY (BSc 90) /00 MATAS, SCOTT (BA 09) is working is currently with the British Columbia as a musician at Riding Mountain Government. He moved from EINARSON, KRIS (BAH 04) is a National Park. Manitoba to BC in 2013. Senior Policy Analyst with the Canada Border Services Agency MBENGUE, OMAR (BEd 08) is working as NIEROBISZ, ANNETTE (BAH 92) is a in Ottawa, Ontario. a teacher at the HJA Brown Education Professor of Sociology at Carleton Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. College in Northfield, Minnesotta. FEHR, COLLEEN (PACE 09) is working as a Service Centre Representative MCCOY, STEVE (BA 04) is a long GRAY, DIANE (MPA 96) is the founding RASMUSSEN, HEIDI (BA 91) is the new for MPI in Winnipeg, MB. haul truck driver, and is meeting President and CEO of CentrePort General Manager joining QX104 and people all over Canada and trying to DAVIS, BARBARA (BA 07) is currently Canada Inc., Canada’s first tri-modal FAB 94.3 in Winnipeg as part of the give back to the community through working on several new books. One inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. his life experiences. is about transforming conflict in which encompasses 20,000 acres in SHIBOU, CANDACE (Collegiate 90) groups, another about the impacts the North West quadrant of is the Owner/Operator of 9INE of competition on the society, and a Winnipeg, Manitoba. Management. The company has series aimed at inspiring young girls HARTLEY, MICHAEL (BA 96) is the been involved with some of North to adopt careers in STEM (science, author of Deadfall: A Ryan Moar America’s biggest touring concerts technology, engineering, and math). Mystery. Michael is also the author of and events. GIBSON, LOUISE (BA 06) is working Mosquitoes, The Challenge of the Skies SMIRL, ELLEN (Collegiate 99, BAH 11) as a Contracts and Contributions and Lion’s Gate. is the Housing Coordinator at West Administrator for Health Canada. HASSAN, FAISAL (BA 97) won the NDP Community Organization She also volunteers as a sexual assault MINAKER, CHRISTOPHER (BA 4-year 04) nomination in Etobicoke North. in Winnipeg. crisis counselor with Klinic. is now Senior Executive Officer and Advisor to President Annette Trimbee STEINHUBL, TAMARA HENAULT, LISA (BSc 07, BEd 07) HENDERSON, MATTHEW (BA 98) is a (BA 98) authored at The University of Winnipeg. is a Terrain and Water Resources teacher at St. John’s Ravenscourt the children’s book: Curiosity Killed Before he came back to UWinnipeg, Specialist at BGC Engineering and in 2013 received the Governor The Caterpillar. She is a Marriage and Chris had a successful career with in . General's History Award for Family Therapist working in Private the Manitoba government in various Excellence in Teaching. Also in Practice in North Vancouver, BC. MAGNUS-JOHNSTON, JAMES (BAH 07) leadership roles. He also volunteered 2013 he received the Association for WILLIAMS-ROBERTS, JO-ANN (Collegiate is an Instructor of Political Studies as president of the UWinnipeg Manitoba Archives “Manitoba Day” 90, BA 93) is the most senior lawyer and Economics at the Canadian Alumni Association and is a former Award. In 2015 he was nominated in the Attorney General’s Chambers Mennonite University in Winnipeg. president of the UWSA. for Manitoba Future 40, celebrating in the Government of the British He is also a political economist with Manitoba’s new generation of leaders, NICKEL, SUSAN (MDiv 03) was Virgin Islands. She is also second a focus in ecological economics. In builders and change-makers under ordained on March 16, 2014 as a in command serving as the addition to his position with CMU, the age of 40. minister in the Mennonite Church he is currently the Canadian Director Solicitor General. of Eastern Canada. She has been LARKE, IAN (BA 99) has a boutique of the Centre for the Advancement of WOODWARD, VANCE (Collegiate 92, working for six years at Chatham- private practice specializing in the Steady State Economy (CASSE), BSc 95) is living and working in Los Kent Health Alliance as a Chaplain in psychoeducational assessments for the Social Enterprise Liaison with the Angeles California as a Lawyer and the Spiritual Care Department. children and teens with learning Green Action Centre and a founding Patent Attorney. difficulties and suspected giftedness. member of Transition Winnipeg’s OLESKY, J. ROBYN (BA 04) is self Initiating Committee. WRIGHT, ROBERT (BSc 4-year 91) employed as a Barrister and LEUNG, ANGIE MEI YIN (Collegiate 93) is a Doctor and Director of Pediatric Solicitor in Winnipeg. is working and living in Hong Kong. MAGNUS-JOHNSTON, KENDRA Emergency Department at (BA 4-year 08, MA 10) is a PhD MICHELL, HERMAN (BA 90) is a Stollery Children’s Hospital in student at The University of Manitoba /10 Woodland Cree and published his Edmonton, Alberta. in the Department of English, Film AUSTMAN, MATTHEW (BAH 12) is 6th book Shattered Spirits in the & Theatre. Her research has been working as a Graduate Assistant at Land of the Little Sticks, The Impacts published in the Journal of Folklore York University in Toronto. of Residential Schools on the Research, Children’s Literature Woodland Cree. Quarterly, Marvels & Tales, and Young DANDAN, YVANNE (BBA 14) is working as Scholars in Writing. She works as a a Program Coordinator with the Heart teaching and research assistant at the and Stroke Foundation in Winnipeg. University of Winnipeg.

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GARANG, RUEBEN (BSc 4-year, MDP 13) LEWIS-SING, EMMA (BAH 14) SCARPINO, ANTONIO (BEd 13) is working received the mayor’s volunteer is currently working for Parks as a teacher at St. James Collegiate service award on April 14 at the 32nd Canada as an Historic Interpretation in Winnipeg. annual Volunteer Awards banquet Supervisor at Lower Fort Garry in 2015. He was hailed as one of 31 National Historic Site. She is also SINGH, HARPREET (PACE 13) is working recipients who’ve “made a significant pursuing land and underwater as an IS&T Associate for BBE Hydro contribution to our community archaeological research. Constructors LP in Winnipeg. and who represent the finest in VERMETTE, KATHERENA (BA 4-year 12) volunteerism in our province.” MAHMOOD, JAMIL (BA 10) is currently DEPPE, NILS is a Canadian writer, who won (BScH 14) won a $5,000 Reuben is now an Anglican priest the Executive Director of the Spence the Governor General’s Award scholarship award from Golden living in Winnipeg. Neighbourhood association. In 2015 Key International Honour Society. he was nominated for Manitoba for English-language poetry in 2013 He is now a Graduate Research GIRARD, JUSTIN (BAH 10, MA 11) along Future 40, celebrating Manitoba’s for her collection North End Love Assistant in the Physics Department with his wife and friend, are running new generation of leaders, builders Songs. She is a Métis writer of poetry at Cornell University. the Hearts and Roots market garden and change-makers under the age and fiction. Her work has appeared in to encourage locally grown food. of 40. several literary magazines DOUGLAS, REBECCA (BAH 10) and compilations. is living in Winnipeg and working GORDON, JOANNE (BAH 15) is in grad NOWAK, JONATHAN (BA 15) is doing at Great-West Life as a Quality school for clinical psychology at his Master’s in International Assurance & Training Co-Ordinator. Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Relations at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. FUNG, YUK YEE KENNIS (PACE 13) is KARPIAK, PHILIP (BSc 11) moved away living in Winnipeg and working as an after graduation to join a technology PELESHATY, ADAM (BSc 4-year 12) Event Coordinator at the University startup in Ottawa. He started two was hired as a part-time reporter of Manitoba. profitable web design companies for Interlake Today in August 2014 since leaving the startup after and mostly reports on athletes and We’d love to hear what’s three years. sporting events in the south Interlake. new with you!

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ALUMNI REUNIONS

65–YEAR REUNION Class of 1950 CALLING ALL UWINNIPEG ALUMNI Back Row (L-R): Marg (MacKay) Wilson, —Let’s keep in touch! Timothy Fellowes, Irene (Southon) Miller, Alan Crossin, Mac Watts, Alan Brown, and Joe Fry 01. Alumni of The University of Winnipeg are encouraged to keep Front Row (L-R): Anita (Aitken) Kroeker, their contact information current Zella (French) Vermeulen, Ethel (Ritchie) Perchaluk, by contacting the Alumni Affairs Ev (Kristjanson) Downey, Harold Zukerman, and office by phone at 204.988.7118 Marianne (Shackell) Rose. or 1.888.829.7053, or by email at 1950 [email protected]. 60–YEAR REUNION Class of 1955 02. Interested in a free library card, discounted membership at The (L-R): Josephine "Jo" (Morgan) Wright University of Winnipeg Club or with Roland and Doreen Rivalin a discounted fitness membership at the Duckworth Centre? Contact Alumni Affairs for your free alumni card to take advantage of these offers.

03. Several University events are 1955 held in various cities several 50–YEAR REUNION times per year—let us know where Class of 1965 you are and we’ll be sure to send you an invitation when there’s one in (L-R): Howard Elliott, Russell Anthony, your area. Patricia (Ireland) Elliott (BAH 68), and Louise (Harvey) Booth 04. It’s never too early to plan a reunion for your student group or class year!

05. Tell your classmates what you’re up to by sending us your Class Act for UWinnipeg Magazine.

1965 Visit the Alumni Affairs web page 40–YEAR REUNION 06. at uwinnipeg.ca/alumni for the Class of 1975 latest news and events, and from there, check out our Facebook, (L-R): Barbara and Gordon Boyko Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to instantly connect with other UWinnipeg alumni.

A University of Winnipeg Library 1975 bookplate is a meaningful way to 10–YEAR REUNION remember an alumnus or commemorate Class of 2005 a special occasion or celebration.

(L-R): Jennifer (Antoniuk) (Collegiate 96) Please contact The University and Fortunato Lim, Andrew Jennissen, of Winnipeg Foundation at and Rigor Maglaya 204.786.9999 to request yours.

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/30 PARLIAMENT (RASMUSSEN) EILEEN (BA KOPACHENA, GEORGE (BA 73) KLASSEN, RICARDO (BA 92) 50) June 5, 2015 in Kitchener, ON May 24, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB August 2, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB BELL (MCROSTIE), RUBY RIETTA (BA 35) January 18, 2014 in Fort Myers, FL REIMER, HOWARD (BA 55) KOWALCHUK, LAWRENCE (BA 71) STEWART (MATHESON), JOANNE (BA 92) February 10, 2014 in Kelowna, BC January 4, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB May 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB

/40 WILLIAMSON, JEAN (BTH 54, BA 57, BEd MAXIM, DONALD (BSc 75) SYMS, JONATHON (BSc 98, BA 99) BREDIN (CAWKER), RUTH (BA 45) 63) July 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB April 20, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB May 9, 2015 in Toronto, ON April 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB OWEN, ROBERT (BA 76) VALIDEN, JONATHAN (Collegiate 90) FARWELL, GEORGE STANLEY /60 January 18, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB November 12, 2014 in Guyana (Collegiate 47, BA 51) BAKER, FRANK (BA 66) PERRY, KENNETH (BA 73) WALKER, ROBIN (BEd 91) February 5, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB December 29, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB December 29, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB January 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB HARVEY (FREEMAN), JEAN (BA 40) BUGGEY, SUSAN (BA 62, E63) STADNYK, ANNE (BA 74) November 26, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB April 16, 2015 in Ottawa, ON October 26, 2014 in Abbortsford, BC /00 HUME (GRIFFEN), BEATRICE (BA 40) CARLSON (MACDONALD), JESSIE (BA 69) FRANCIS, LOIS (Cert. Theology 2000) SZUMIK, OLGA (BA 74) January 21, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB March 7, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB December 18, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB January 18, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB PATTERSON, IDA (BA 44) FAST, DONALD (BSc 65) LOGAN, JENNIFER (BAH 06) TOPPING, MAUREEN (BSc 76) April 18, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB December 19, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB January 17, 2015 in August 3, 2015 in Vancouver, BC Puerto Maldonado, Peru PERRY (JEFFRIES), JANICE (Collegiate KAYES, ROBERT (Collegiate 63, BA 66, VOYER, GEORGE (BA 72) 45) May 10, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB MDiv 77) RYGIEL, PIOTR (PETER) (BA 04) January 13, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB March 30, 2015 in Edmonton, AB February 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB THOMAS, CHARLES (BA 48) December 24, 2013 in Hope, BC KOROLYK, WILLIAM (BA 67, PACE 79) /80 SIMARD, FREEMAN (BA 01) September 13, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB February 19, 2015 in Selkirk, MB BORT, JEAN (BA 83) /50 PAULS, HARRY (BA 62) July 20, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB BOUGHTON, KEITH (T 58) January 2, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB FACULTY & STAFF DALMAN, BEVERLY (BEd 84) July 25, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB BLACK, VALDINA STRASZYNSKI (KRUCZYNSKI), BARBARA July 24, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB June 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB CAIRNS, ROBERT ALLEN (BA 55) (BEd 61) FROM, DOT EVONNE(BA 84) April 21, 2015 in Beausejour, MB October 11, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB BRIGGS, GEMMA February 12, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB April 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB CARLSON (CRAWFORD), JOAN (BA 50) VANDERSTOEL, NICO (BA 64, BD 71, FEIR, DOREEN (BA 85) March 2, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB MDiv 81) HAMPLE, DR. CAROLYN April 15, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB March 22, 2015 in Sudbury, ON January 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB CURTIS, HUGH (Collegiate 51, BA 55) PERRY, KENNETH (BA 85) May 19, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB MORRISON, WILLIAM /70 December 29, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB April 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB DIXON (RUTLEDGE), JOYCE (BA 53) BARBER, DARRYL (BA 73) PRUDEN, HAROLD (BA 80) December 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB MULVANEY, JOHN August 3, 2015 in Calgary, AB January 4, 2015 in Comox, BC May 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB DROSDOWECH, PETER (BA 50, BEd 57) CHRISTIANSON, KEITH (BSc 76, BA 78) REIMER (LUMGAIR), MARGARET (BEd 80) February 3, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB SCHROFEL, JIM April 17, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB January 22, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB January 20, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB HIGNELL, JACK (BA 52) DANOWSKI, BRIAN (BSc 78) April 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB July 1, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB /90 YOUNG, DR. MARY (BA 80) July 20, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB HODGE, OLIVER (T 58, BTH 01) EGLI, RON (BA 75) CAROLYNN, TETRAULT (BEd 96) August 19, 2013 in Saskatoon, SK December 6, 2013 in Courtenay, BC March 22, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB KOSHELANYK, SIDNEY (Collegiate 51) ENNIS (MACKIDD), JEAN (BA 70) HORODYSKI, SUSAN (BA 92) January 2, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB June 2015, in Courtenay, BC July 9, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB NEWTON, CONSTANCE JOAN (BA 57) JARMUS, STEPHAN (MST 77) LAVALEE, KEITH (BSc 97) November 26, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB March 3, 2015 in Lundar, MB April 8, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB Listings as of August 10, 2015 SOPHIE GRADE 11 FEBRUARY 4 5:00-8:00 pm OPEN HOUSE

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