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Distinguished Professors in the Faculty of Arts

The title, Distinguished Professor, is conferred by the University of Manitoba on academic staff members who have demonstrated outstanding distinction in research, scholarship, creative endeavours, professional service and teaching. Up to three people may receive this honour each year, and not more than 20 professors University wide may hold the title at one time.

Distinguished Professors are appointed by the University's Board of Governors on the recommendation of a Distinguished Professor Selection Committee, chaired by the University's President and Vice-Chancellor. The following academic staff members in the Faculty of Arts currently hold the title of Distinguished Professor. Date ( ) indicates the year of appointment:

Haskel Greenfield, Anthropology (2015)
Diana Brydon, English, Film and Theatre (2014)
Ellen Judd, Anthropology (2010)
Raymond P. Perry, Psychology (2009)
Dawne McCance, Religion (2007)
George Toles, English, Film, and Theatre (2007)


Distinguished Professors upon retirement, automatically receive the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus, whether or not they continue to actively engage in research or scholarship at the University of Manitoba. The following academic staff members in the Faculty of Arts currently hold the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Emerita. Date ( ) indicates the year of appointment as a Distinguished Professor.

Garry Martin, Psychology (2006)
Julia Kwong, Sociology (2006)
Gerald Friesen, History (2002)
John Nichols, Linguistics & Native Studies (1998)
Timothy Anna, History (1997)
H. Christoph Wolfart, Linguistics (1993)
Klaus Klostermaier, Religion (1986)