Each year, the Office of the President makes funding available to support units seeking to bring distinguished individuals to the University of Manitoba who are making oustanding contributions in their respective fields. For 2020/21, a maximum of $15,000.00 will be available to respond to proposals. It is expected that five to eight awards will be recommended each year. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year.
The purpose of the Program is to bring to the University of Manitoba distinguished individuals who are making outstanding contributions in particular fields deemed to be of significance to the University community.
The purpose of the Program is to enhance the quality of higher education at the University of Manitoba and to enrich its academic life by supporting visits to the University by scholars in the fields of commerce, finance, economics, political studies, history and literature, leaders in the areas of commerce, industry and government, and outstanding achievers from other disciplines who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of knowledge or to cultural, social, and economic development.
The Program is intended to be flexible with respect to the range of activities in which a Knight Distinguished Visitor may engage while at the University. The Program will include an appropriate blend of interactions with the staff and students of the University and the public at large.