January 24, 2014 - Minister of Jobs and the Economy Theresa Oswald was on campus meeting with President Barnard and Vice Presidents John Kearsey (External) and Digvir Jayas (Research and International) to get an update on U of M activities and to see how the U of M is delivering on the mandate of her new department. Following the meeting Minister Oswald toured the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory which does research in microwave and ultrasound imaging techniques (3D and tomographic). The tour was led by Dr. Joe LoVetri and his graduate students, including Vanier Scholar Cam Kaye.
December 6, 2013 - The Honourable Flor Marcelino, Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy, announces the Government of Manitoba's partnership with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba to develop new professional development programs for adult literacy instructors.
November 8, 2013 - The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, speaks to computer science students at the University of Manitoba about the upcoming Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). In February, the Government will host its first-ever national appathon. CODE participants, including students, developers, and Open Data enthusiasts from across the country, will have 48 hours to craft user-friendly apps from government-collected data found on data.gc.ca. The app will then be used for commercial and social purposes.
October 9, 2013 - First Nations science and engineering students will be at the forefront of tackling multi-billion-dollar water services gaps in their communities. University of Manitoba soil scientist Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst will lead the $2.976-million H2O CREATE program, with assistance from the university's Centre for Human Rights Research and in collaboration with Trent University, University College of the North, the Assembly of First Nations and industry partners.
Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, speaks at the event in Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge) at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Principle Investigator for the CREATE H2O Program at the University of Manitoba speaks at the event in the Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge) at the University of Manitoba.
From left, Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) of the University of Manitoba, Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Stewart Hill, an indigenous student completing his PhD under CREATE H2O Program, Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Principle Investigator for the CREATE H2O Program at the University of Manitoba, Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South and Wendy Ross, program co-ordinator, CREATE H2O, pose for a group photo at the event in the Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge) at the University of Manitoba.
October 7, 2013 - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology and FEDNOR) (far left) listens to Dr. Mario Tenuta during a tour of the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE). Also pictured, (left of Minister Rickford) Mr. Rob Bruinooge, MP, Winnipeg South; Mr. Robert Sopuck, MP, Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette; Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International), University of Manitoba and two graduate students. NCLE is a team of scientists that engage in multidisciplinary research partnership to address the current priorities and challenges of the livestock sector.
August 21, 2013 - Vice President External John Kearsey presents Bal Gosal, the Honourable Minister of State (Sport), MP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton with gift after tour of the Investors Group Field.
(from left to right: Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South; John Kearsey, Vice-President External; and Minister Bal Gosal)
August 15, 2013 - Significant progress is being made at the future site of the University of Manitoba's state-of-the-art active living centre living facility. Officials touring the site were pleased to learn that over 2,000 students and residents are expected to begin using the facility's many amenities in January 2015.
(from left to right, Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South, Michelle Porter, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Dave Gaudreau, MLA for St. Nortbert and Gordon Giesbrecht, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management)
June 21, 2013 - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada signed an agreement with the University of Manitoba entrusting the U of M to host a National Research Centre on Residential Schools. Five years ago the TRC was given a court-ordered mandate to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools. In that time the Commission has gathered statements, documents and other material, which the University of Manitoba will now preserve and make accessible to Survivors and their families, scholars and the general public.
June 21, 2013 - The Edmund Partridge Community School Choir signed at the TRC signing ceremony at the University of Manitoba.
May 3, 2013 - Premier Selinger (right), Health Minister Theresa Oswald (middle) and Digvir Jayas, VP Research and International (left) announced that the Manitoba government is supporting 15 more medical residencies and expanding doctor recruitment incentives. Budget 2013 includes over $45 million to expand doctor training and recruitment initiatives.
April 22, 2013 - Premier Selinger (middle) and Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy Erin Selby (right) were on campus to announce new funding to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Nursing. The Manitoba government is investing $2.1 million to add new nurse training seats at the University of Manitoba, Universite de Saint-Boniface and Assiniboine Community College.
March 18, 2013 - Federal Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz (pictured) and Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Ron Kostyshyn were on campus to welcome the new Guy Carpenter Professorship in Agriculture Risk Management and Insurance. Dr. Lysa Porth has been selected to head the new professorship housed in the Asper School of Business.
March 4, 2013 - Provincial Finance Minister Stan Struthers (middle) and Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy Erin Selby (left) met with the University to discuss priorities for the upcoming Provincial Budget, including the need for increased support for graduate students. The Ministers then toured the Biomedical Engineering Lab where Ph.D student Cam Kaye provided an overview of the ground-breaking work taking place in the lab and its implications for Manitoba , Canada and the world.