Tomorrow, Sept. 14, the Faculty of Arts will celebrate the achievements of alumni Paul Moist (national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees), and MP Niki Ashton (NDP – Churchill).
It’s part of the annual Homecoming event Arts Celebrating Arts, wherein the Faculty honours the achievements of alumni, faculty, staff and students. Mr. Moist the Ms. Ashton are this year’s celebrated alumni.
Paul Moist [BA/80] is the fifth national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada’s largest union with more than 605,000 members and the first president from Western Canada. As national president, Mr. Moist is a leading voice on the economy, globalization, trade, and a staunch defender of human rights in Canada and around the world. Most recently he has focused on workers’ rights and pension reform. Mr. Moist received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the U of M with studies in Canadian history and political science.
Niki Ashton [BA/04] is the NDP Member of Parliament for Churchill. Ms. Ashton graduated with a BA in Global Political Economy at the University of Manitoba. She went on to complete her MA in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She is completing her PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba. First elected MP for the riding of Churchill in 2008 and re-elected in 2011, Ms. Ashton is a strong voice for Northern Manitoba and for equality in Parliament.
What: Arts Celebrating Arts
When: September 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. (Speeches begin at noon)
Where: Multi-purpose rooms, University Centre (second floor), University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Shawn Jordan, Faculty of Arts, at 204-474-7100 (email@example.com).