A much older convocation celebration

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Archives, Convocation

Beginning on May 28 for the 134rd year in a row, U of M students will receive their diplomas at spring convocation. (Congratulations class of 2013!) But for those wanting to see a different sort of diploma, they should take the short walk from the ceremony’s hall and arrive at the U […]

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Levitating tables and other paranormal phenomena

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Archives, History, Images, News Release, Research, libraries

A presentation and discussion about reported levitation phenomena associated with paranormal events will take place in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections next week. The presentation will include photos and other materials from experiments conducted in Winnipeg by noted physician, civic leader and spiritualist Dr. T. Glendinning Hamilton early in the last century.
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A Celebration of Walter Rudnicki

September 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, News, News Release

The University of Manitoba’s Archives & Special Collections and the Executive Lead for Indigenous Achievement, Office of the President, are launching the newly acquired Walter Rudnicki fonds on Sept. 13.
This Homecoming event is celebrating the life and accomplishments of our alumnus Walter Rudnicki, who was born in Rosser, MB, and earned his B.A. in 1949 […]

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A Medieval Diploma

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Archives, Convocation, News

Beginning on May 28 for the 134rd year in a row, U of M students will receive their diplomas at spring convocation. (Congratulations class of 2013!) But for those wanting to see a different sort of diploma, they should take the short walk from the ceremony’s hall and arrive at the U of M’s Archives […]

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From our Archives: Crabb the fighter pilot

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Archives, News

The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections is currently processing the H. Philip Crabb fonds (photos below). Crabb (1889-1966) was an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and a prominent Winnipeg businessman.
During WWI he served overseas as a pilot and flight instructor with the Royal Flying Corps. During WWII he was commanding officer […]

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Norwegian Ambassador to Open Arctic Exhibit

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Archives, History, Indigenous, News Release, environment, libraries

Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, will visit the University of Manitoba to discuss Norway’s High North Strategy and to open a photo exhibit of famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
On October 26, 2011, Her Excellency will open an exhibit featuring stunning photos from Amundsen’s stay with the Inuit at Gjoa Haven. The […]

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Puck Drops on Winnipeg Jets Hockey Display

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Archives, History, News Release, Sports, libraries

A remarkable collection of Winnipeg Jets memorabilia will be unveiled to the public tomorrow morning.
A donor has presented to the University a collection of 741 Jets hockey programs which almost exclusively chronicle the home games of the team for the period December 1975 to April 1996. A selection of these programs, many of which are […]

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