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Alumni

Graduates of the University of Manitoba are leading the way, making an impact far beyond our borders. The UM alumni community is more than 145,000 strong, living in 140 countries, demonstrating that from here you can go anywhere. Visit the UM Alumni web page to learn more about the university’s alumni community and to find out about the benefits and services available exclusively to UM alumni.

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    Alumni news

    Find out how our alumni are making news in their fields with research and community involvement.

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    Award winners

    Our graduates are leading their fields and many have been recognized for outstanding achievements.

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    Alumni profiles

    View profiles of our distinguished alumni on the profile page.

    https://www.umanitoba.ca/environment/alumni/alumni_profiles.html

Homecoming

Each department comes together to celebrate past achievements, and look forward to the future of the university and its alumni network.

Ongoing initiatives

Our faculty is responsible for many ongoing initiatives like community outreach and special projects.

Our benefactor

Clayton H. Riddell

  • In February, 2005, the University of Manitoba named the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources in honour of Dr. Riddell, a prominent University of Manitoba graduate, entrepreneur, and exploration geologist.

    In addition to being a distinguished graduate of the Department of Geological Sciences, an Honorary degree recipient in 2004, and a long-time friend and supporter of the University, Dr. Riddell made a $10-million gift to the University of Manitoba to create an endowment fund to ensure the success of the new Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

    Dr. Riddell, with his usual modest demeanor, commented on his gift: “Hopefully I can help the new Faculty continue the University of Manitoba’s long tradition of training outstanding earth scientists who combine academic excellence with responsible environmental and social attitudes”. (University of Manitoba Bulletin.2005.38:19)

  • Dr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. Hons. in Geology in 1959 and he went on to become a pioneering geologist of vision and entrepreneurial drive.

    Dr. Riddell drilled his first well in this region when there were no pipelines, at a time when conventional drilling practice had proven inadequate, and traditional thinking had staunchly ruled out natural gas production. Dr. Riddell founded Paramount Resources during this time and this early exploration success in northeastern Alberta has continued into the 21st century, resulting in total gas production and reserve definition in Devonian and Cretaceous rocks amounting to trillions of cubic feet. Building on this success, the company is breaking more new frontiers by exploring for deep gas in the United States.

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Contact us

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Room 440 Wallace Building, 125 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-7252
204-275-3147