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University of Manitoba History
A SELECTION OF PROMINENT GRADUATES

 

1881

Sir James A. Aikens, B.A. L.L.D 1919, Former  Lieutenant-Governor

1882

Sir Clifford Sifton, B.A., Former Minister of Immigration.

1886

Isaac Pitblado, B.A. L.L.B 1889 M.A 1893 L.L.D. 1926 Chairman of the Board of Governors at University of Manitoba

1903

Edward James McMurray, B.A. L.L.B 1905, Former Solicitor-General of Canada.

1911

James A. Gardiner, B.A. Former Premier of Saskatchewan.

1918

Stuart S. Garson, L.L.B, Former Premier of Manitoba

1922

Henry Bruce Chown, M.D. L.L.D 1963, Leading Research Scientist

1923

Elizabeth Dafoe, B.A.  Former University Librarian.

1924

Hugh Hamilton Saunderson, B.A BSc. 1929, President of University of Manitoba, 1954-1970.

1926

John W. Pickersgill, B.A. M.A 1927, M.P. Former Head of Privy Council and Secretary of State.

1927

Senator S.I. Hayakawa, B.A., California Senator and Former President of San Francisco State University.

1928

Muriel C. Richardson, B.A.  Philanthropist.

1929

Andrew Knox Dusant, B.A., LL.B 1933, LL.D 1944, Chancellor 1944-1952.

Samuel Freedman, B.A. L.L.B. 1933 L.L.D 1968 Former Chief Justice of Manitoba and Chancellor of University of Manitoba, 1959-1968.

1930

Maxwell Cohen, B.A. L.L.B 1934, L.L.D. 1963. Legal Scholar.

1932

Louis Slotin, B. Sc., Atomic Researcher at Los Alamos.

David Carleton Williams, B. A., Former President of the University of Western Ontario

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, B. A., M. A. 1934, Communication theorist

1934

Hon. Mitchell W. Sharp, B.A. L.L.D. 1964,  Former M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs.Alan E. Tarr, B.A., Former V.P. North American Life Insurance Co.     

1937

Hon. R. S. Bowles, L.L.B. L.L.D 1968,  Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba 1965-1970.  University of Manitoba Chancellor 1974-1977.

1938

Hon. Brian Dickson, L.L.B.  L.L.D. 1973 Former Chief Justice of Canada.

1939

E. A. Sellers, M.D.  Member of Sellers Foundation  that bestowed chair in Medicine.

1940

Ernest Sirluck, B.A. Hons. L.L.D 1980, President of the University of Manitoba 1970-1976.

1941

David Golden, L.L.B & Rhodes Scholar L.L.B 1946.L.L.D. 1986  Former Chairman of Telesat Canada.

1942

Dr. Robert Beamish, M.D.  B.Sc. Med.  1944 D.Sc. 1989.  Leading cardiologist.

1944

David Abe Yanofsky, B.Sc.  L.L.B. 1951. O.C.  A chess master while still a student.  City Alderman.

Monte Halparin.  B.Sc.  LL.D. 1987.  Better known as TV personality Monty Hall.

Simma Holt.  B.A.  Writer and M.P. for British Columbia.

1946

Dr. Leonard Shebeski.  B.S.A. 1941.  M.Sc. 1946.  D.Sc. 1981. Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Agriculture.

George Richardson.  B. Comm.  L.L.D. 1969.  James Richardson & Sons.

1947

Peggy Wemyss, (Margaret Laurence.)  B.A.  L.L.D. 1986.   Writer.

Naomi Hersom  B.A.  B.Ed. 1955.  M.Ed. 1962. Former President of Mount St. Vincent University.

Hon. Gildas Molgat.  B. Comm.  L.L.D. 1998.  Senator.

1948

Robert Purvis.  B. Comm.  President of Winnipeg Commodity Exchange.

Bernard Ostry.  B.A. (Hons.).  L.L.D. 1997.  Federal bureaucrat.

1949

Dr. John Bowman.  M.D.  Professor of Pediatrics.  Director of R.h. Lab.

Robert William Pollock.  B. Comm. Founder Drake International.

Adele Wiseman.  B.A.  Writer.

Barry Broadfoot.  B.A. L.L.D 1996. Writer.

Maxwell Cohen.  B.A.  Writer.

Kathleen Richardson, B.A. L.L.D. 1986. Philanthropist.

1950

Bill Norrie.  B.A.  L.L.B. 1955 L.L.D. 1993. Former mayor of Winnipeg. University of Manitoba Chancellor, 2001-

Douglas Rain.  B.A.  Shakespearean actor and the voice of HAL in 2001:  A Space Odyssey.

Roman Kroiter.  B.A.  L.L.D. 1994  Creator of IMAX projection system.

Baldur Stefansson.  B.S.A.  M.Sc. 1952.  Ph.D. 1966.  L.L.D. 1997.  Referred to as the “Father of Canola”

1951

James Burns, B.Comm  L.L.D. 1987, Retired, Deputy Chair Power Corp.

Arden Haynes.  B. Comm.  Retired chairman and CEO of Imperial Oil.

Douglas Everett.  L.L.B.  Senator.

1952

F. Ross Johnson.  B. Comm. L.L.D. 1997. Former President of RJR Nabisco.

John Hirsch.  B.A.  D.Litt. 1966.  Playwright and Theatre Director. 

1953

Dr. Etienne Gaboury.  BALATPH.  B.Arch. 1957.  L.L.D. 1987.   Principal of Gaboury Associates Architects.

Israel Asper.  B.A.  L.L.B. 1957.  L.L.D. 1998. CanWest Global.

Arthur Mauro.  L.L.B.  L.L.M. 1956.  L.L.D. 1987.  Former CEO of Investors Group. University of Manitoba

Chancellor, 1992-2001.

1954

John P. Wolfe.  M.Gen.  Q.C.  L.L.B.  Retired Judge Advocate General.

William Loewen.  C.A.  Former President of Comcheq Services.

Countess Thelma Sekerka-Bajbus, A.M.M. 

1955

E. Margaret Fulton.  B.A.  O.C.  Ph.D.  Former President of Mount St. Vincent University.

Hon. Mira Spivak.  B.A. Senator.

1956

Count Cyril A. Sekerka-Bajbus, B.A., Principality of Liechtenstein.

Richard Bonnycastle. B.Comm. Founder of Harlequin Books and President of Cavendish Investing Ltd.

Dr. Arnold Naimark. M.D. B.Sc. Med. M.Sc. 1960 President of University of Manitoba, 1981-1996..

1958

Dr. Henry Friesen.  M.D.  M.Ed. L.L.D 1998  Former President of Medical Research Council of Canada.

1959

Hon. Richard Kroft.  B.A.  L.L.B. 1962  Senator.

Edward Evanko.  B.A.  Actor.

Geraldine MacNamara.  B.A.  B.Ed. 1960.  Founder of Rossbrook House.

1961

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy.  B..A.  Liberal Member of Parliament and Federal Cabinet Minister.

Dr. Allan Ronald.  M.D.  B.Sc. Med.  Leading AIDS researcher.

1962

Gerald Schwartz.  B. Comm.  L.L.B. 1966.  Chairman of Onex Corp.

David W. Kilgour.  B.A.  MP for Edmonton Southeast.

Peter Herrndorf.  B.A.  Drector General and CEO, National Arts Centre.

James Lorimer.  B.A.  Publisher, James Lorimer Pub. Co. Ltd.

1963

Earl J. Barish.  B. Comm.  Owner-President of Dickie Dee Ice Cream.  Owner of Winnipeg Cyclone Basketball Club.

Heather Robertson.  B.A. (Hons.).  L.L.D. 1998.  Writer.

1964

Gary Filmon.  B.Sc. CE.  M.Sc. 1967.  Premier of Manitoba, 1988-1999

Ken Copeland.  B.Sc. CE.  President of Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd.

Danny Finkleman.  B.A.  L.L.B. 1967.  C.B.C. Radio Host.

Arthur A. DeFehr.  B. Comm. L.L.D 1998 Palliser Furniture Ltd.

1967

Raymond Kives.  L.L.B.  R. Tek. Corporation.

Michael Phelps.  B.A.  L.L.B. 1970.  President and CEO, Westcoast Energy Inc.

Gail Singer.  B.A.  Writer and Film Director.

1968

Ken Finkleman.  B.A.  Actor, Director and Producer.

Hon. Janis Johnson.  B.A.  Senator.

1969

Charles Winograd.  B.A.  President and CEO, RBC Dominion Securites Inc.

Dr. Rey Pagtakhan.  Member of Parliament from Winnipeg.

1973

Samuel M. Katz, B.A. President Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club.

1976

Frank Plummer.  M.D.  AIDS Researcher, University of Nairobi

1977

Chief Ovide Mercredi.  L.L.B.  Former Grand Chief of Assembly of First Nations.

1981

Philip Fontaine, B.A., Former Grand Chief of Assembly of First Nations.

1988

Brig. Gen. Lewis H. MacKenzie.  B.A.  Head of U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia.

   


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