Each year, the Office of the President makes funding available to assist units that are seeking to bring distinguished individuals who are making outstanding contributions in their respective fields to the University of Manitoba.

A maximum of $15,000.00 is made available every fiscal year to provide partial financial support for units’ nominations. It is expected that four to six visits will be approved each year.

Visiting lecturers are typically expected to give a public lecture, to conduct seminars or workshops with faculty, staff, and/or students, and engage in other activities that allow them to interact with the UM community. A typical visit would last three to five days, although other proposals will be considered.

In addition to public lectures, distinguished visitors are encouraged to engage in other activities that allow them to interact with the UM community, as well as members of the broader public.

Nominations shall only be accepted from individuals and groups within or associated with the University of Manitoba. Each nomination should be accompanied by:

  • A current curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • A supporting statement from the nominator(s) providing reasons for support of the nominee proposed.
  • The proposed format of the visit and duration of the visit, including an itinerary that outlines the type of lectures, seminars, or other activities and probable dates for the visit.
  • Statements from others supporting the nomination.
  • A proposed budget that includes an estimate of the total travel, accommodations, and honorarium expenses involved, and an indication (i.e. dollar amounts) of other sources of financial support for this nominee’s visit.

Please complete the online nomination form in full. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered. If you require the nomination form in a different format or have questions about the process, please contact Kelsey Evans at kelsey.evans@umanitoba.ca or 204-430-1846.

  • Current About the nominator(s)
  • About the nominee
  • Supporting statement
  • The visit
  • Budget
  • Nomination endorsement letters
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About the nominator(s)

Nominations may be made by any member of the university. Normally, it is expected that the nomination will be endorsed by the nominator’s dean/director and at least two other members of the university (e.g., the nominator’s department head, an associate dean, a dean/director from another faculty/school). Signed endorsement letters are to be attached to the nomination form in section 6.

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Your personal information is being collected under the authority of The University of Manitoba Act. The information you provide will be used by the University for the purpose of organizing the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program. Your personal information may be disclosed to Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program organizers, including the Advisory Committee. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access & Privacy Office (tel. 204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2.