Register for individual lectures or the series in two ways:


  • $20 per session 
  • Includes on-site parkingnetworking and light refreshments after the lecture.  
  • Lecture theatre in Richardson Centre for Food Technology & Research building.
  • Masks are required, except while eating or drinking, visit UM’s COVID-19 site for health and safety protocols. 
  • Review the UM Map for lecture and parking locations.  


  • Free
  • Live lectures will be hosted on Zoom (video platform).
  • Links to the Zoom sessions will be provided 48 hours prior to the lecture. 

Lecture series

Presented live from 10 – 11 a.m. CT every other week from October 6 – December 1

  • Dr. Robert Mizzi, smailing caucasian male in suit jacket and pink button-up shirt

    Dr. Robert Mizzi

  • December 1

    Dr. Robert Mizzi, Canada Research Chair Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P), Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, presents:

    Teaching for Spatial Justice on University Campuses

    About the presenter:

    Register for Dr. Mizzi's lecture


  • Dr. Peter McPherson, smiling white middle aged male Caucasian in pale yellow button-up shirt and glasses

    Dr. Peter McPherson [BSc(Hons)/86, MSc/88]

  • September 23, 2022

    Dr. Peter McPherson [BSc(Hons)/86, MSc/88],  a James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Anatomy and Cell Biology, Director of the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group, presents:

    Special Homecoming Edition of Learning for Life:  The making of an unhealthy brain and the tools required to understand why it is unhealthy

    About the presenter:

    • 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Innovation recipient
    • James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill's The Neuro, where he is the Director of the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group.
    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
    • Recently appointed director of the Proteomics platform at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

    Watch the video of Dr. McPherson's lecture now!


  • Melanie MacKinnon Indigenous woman in colour printed blouse with long tyled hair

    Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96]

  • October 6, 2022

    Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96], Executive Director, Ongomiizwin Health Services and Head of the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences presents:

    Love-Lean-Lead: Lessons from the Manitoba Indigenous response to the Pandemic 

    About the presenter:

    Watch the video of Melanie MacKinnon's lecture now!


  • senior blading male Caucasian in lab coat and tie, in background female in lab coat is preparing samples

    Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum

  • October 20, 2022

    Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum [BSc/86, MSc/88, PhD/92], Canada Research Chair, Professor Max Rady College of Medicine, Physiology and Pathophysiology in Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, presents:

    No time to waste: The influence of disrupted circadian rhythms and heart disease.

    About the presenter:

    Watch the video of Dr. Kirshenbaum's lecture now!


  • Dr. Rusty Souleymanov, smiling male Caucasian in dark pattern button-up shirt

    Dr. Rusty Souleymanov

  • November 10

    Dr. Rusty Souleymanov, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is also cross-appointed to the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, presents:

    Improving the Health Outcomes of Marginalized People in Manitoba: Findings from Infectious Disease & Addictions Research

    About the presenter:

    Dr. Souleymanov is currently the principal investigator on several community-based research projects including:

    Watch the video of Dr. Souleymanov's lecture now!


  • Dr. Noralou P. Roos, portrait of a mature Caucasian woman in glasses, a button-up shirt and shawl sweater

    Dr. Noralou P. Roos

  • November 24

    Dr. Noralou P. Roos,  O.C., PhD, Professor Emerita, Co-Director of GetYourBenefits! presents:

    Better Income Leads to Better Health and Well-being Help People Get Their Benefits! 

    About the presenter:

    • Established the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the department of community health sciences and served as director from 1991 to 2004.
    • Worked with experts across the country to create the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN)
    • Led the creation of the Evidence Network, funded by CIHR, which helped academics with having their research published in the media to a broader audience.
    • Population health pioneer inducted into Medical Hall of Fame

    Watch the video Dr. Roos' lecture now!

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