Alumni Association exceeds $2 million goal!
Thanks to the generosity of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and more than 1,700 donors, a spectacular $2,177,714.02 was raised for graduate student support and the Active Living Centre!
Stepping forward with an incredible gift of $1 million in the summer of 2014, the Alumni Association challenged all alumni to match their support and double the potential of our students. The goal was enthusiastically met – and exceeded – in less than six months.
Nearly every student at the U of M will feel the impact of this amazing support.
Cody, a track and field athlete, can’t wait to start using the new state-of-the-art indoor running track at the Active Living Centre, set to open in 2015. He’s one of many students now using fitness facilities like the ‘Gritty Grotto’ which haven’t changed much since you were a student! The new Centre will offer students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members a welcoming space where they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle. More than that, it will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to investigate chronic disease prevention. This world-class research facility will serve both our campus and the broader community, improving the health of all Manitobans.
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Graduate students at research-intensive universities like ours fuel innovation. Students like Monika – a master’s candidate in family social sciences – will drive the cultural, social and economic prosperity of our province. But Manitoba lags behind in the support of these students who are vital to our success. Monika knows first-hand the difference that financial support can make in attracting grad students to Manitoba; scholarships and student awards made her journey possible.
Learn more about our graduate student support