University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard today congratulated 14 individuals who will be officially invested into the Order of Manitoba today, eight of whom are members of this community of learning, discovery and engagement.
“The 14 people who will receive Manitoba’s highest civilian honour have all made long-lasting and valuable contributions to our province,” said Barnard. “I am especially proud that eight of the honorees are alumni and faculty demonstrating once again that our province’s success and our university’s success are inextricably linked.”
Established in 1999, the Order of Manitoba recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour, benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.
The eight individuals who are alumni and faculty of the University of Manitoba include:
Brian Postl [MD/76], the former founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and current dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Bob Silver [BSc/70], the president and co-owner of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press and chair of the Smartpark board of directors.
Pauline Clarke [MEd/85], the Winnipeg School Division’s chief superintendent, in recognition of her work in inner-city education.
James Coyne [BA(Hons)/31, LLD/61], the second governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961, who helped promote the autonomy of the central bank.
Etienne Gaboury [BA(LatPh)/53, BArch/58, LLD/87], an architect who designed Winnipeg’s Royal Canadian Mint building, the new St. Boniface Cathedral and the Esplanade Riel.
Crystal Marie Kolt [Bmus(MusEd)/83], the musical director of the Flin Flon Community Choir who has helped develop the arts in northern Manitoba.
Art Miki [BEd/69, MEd/75], a leader in the Japanese Canadian community, who helped bring forward the country’s historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement in 1988.
Deborah Thorlakson [BN/75, MEd/89], a volunteer who has helped numerous foundations, organizations and boards across the province.
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (email@example.com).