Past recipients

June James, O.M. (Spring 2022)

June Marion James, O.M.

B.Sc., B.Sc.(Med.), MD(Man.)

Throughout her career, Dr. June Marion James was a pioneer, creating a path for others to follow her confident lead. 

Dr. James was the first woman of colour to be admitted to the then University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine. After graduating in 1967, Dr. James became an innovator in the areas of asthma and allergy. Within the Max Rady College of Medicine, Dr. James distinguished herself as a demonstrator, clinical instructor and professor.

A major achievement was her work to establish Manitoba’s first Family Asthma Program, which helped reduce the number of hospital admissions for children with asthma and increase the number of asthmatic children playing sports. She was also a founding member of the Manitoba Allergy Society.

In 2003, Dr. James broke new ground when she took on the role of President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, becoming the first Black president of a Provincial Medical college in Canada. 

Dr. James also made a positive impact outside of academia and the clinic. She provided leadership in many community organizations, including as President of the Manitoba Museum Foundation and as a board member of The Winnipeg Foundation. She also served as the director of the University of Manitoba’s Alumni Board and is a board member of St. John’s College.

June considers her role in the in the development of the Harambee Housing Co-Operative, a 54-unit affordable housing complex, one of her greatest achievements.

As a human rights advocate and defender, Dr. James developed and presented briefs before various provincial bodies on a number of issues, including affirmative action, racism in schools and gender equality.

For her contributions, Dr. James has received many honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II 50th Jubilee Medal, the Order of Manitoba, Doctors Manitoba’s Physician of the Year, and an Honorary Diploma from Red River College.

The University of Manitoba is proud to bestow the Board of Governors’ highest honour, the Distinguished Service Award, upon Dr. June Marion James. 

Cathy and Bob Tallman (Fall 2019)

The Tallman Foundation was founded in 2006 by Princess Auto president and chairman of the board Bob Tallman, his wife Cathy, and his father Harvey, who in 1942, sold his truck to buy Princess Auto Wrecking on Princess Street. Princess Auto is a Winnipeg based company with 32 stores in Canada. The Tallman Foundation provides full scholarships to post-secondary students in Winnipeg and two other foundations, the Princess Auto Foundation and the Play Through Foundation, support education and quality of living initiatives for students and children in Winnipeg’s inner city. The mandate of the Princess Auto Foundation is to provide financial assistance to fulltime students enrolled in pre-employment skilled trades and technology programs at Canadian Colleges. Recipients have unmet financial need and have demonstrated academic skills that will give them a high probability of successfully completing their program. The Tallman Foundation was created with an endowment fund so the interest generated would support positive education and healthy living programs for youth in the North End of Winnipeg where both Harvey Tallman and Cathy Tallman grew up. The Tallman Foundation is helping 15 university students chosen from graduating classes at St. John’s and Sisler High Schools and plans are to increase this to 40 students. Scholarship students are asked to continue to give back to the community after they graduate. The Foundation also works on helping provide healthy living programs and strong education values by funding programs with the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club, Victoria-Albert School, Luxton School, Sisler High School, St. John’s High School, Inner-City Youth Alive and the Sunshine Fund. Specific programs funded by the Tallman Foundation include: a self-defense program for young women at St. John’s, an indoor fitness centre at Victoria-Albert School, new library books at Luxton School, and a baseball program through the Boys and Girls Club.

Allan Fineblit, Q.C. (Spring 2018)

Allan Fineblit has a Bachelor of Arts (1970) and an LL.B. (1973) from the University of Manitoba, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1998. He is very active in community activities and sits on several community boards. He is a Past President of Norwest Health Centre and the Rose & Max Rady Jewish Community Centre. He is also a former Vice-President of Children's Home of Winnipeg. Mr. Fineblit was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1974. He began his legal career in private practice with the firm of Buchwald Asper Henteleff. In 1976, he joined Legal Aid Manitoba. Legal Aid was then in its infancy and the work environment was very dynamic. Mr. Fineblit was involved in everything from case work to assessing client eligibility to taxing lawyers' bills. During a brief period as Deputy Director, he was also responsible for the staff lawyer program. In 1986, he was appointed Executive Director of Legal Aid Manitoba. After 20 years with Legal Aid Manitoba, Mr. Fineblit was appointed Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Province of Manitoba in 1996. Since 1998, Mr. Fineblit has been the CEO of the Law Society of Manitoba. Mr. Fineblit’s community involvement includes the following: Chair of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Winnipeg, Member of the Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Regional health Authority, Chair of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Discipline Standards Committee, and the Steering Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Inquiry into the Future of Legal practice, and a member of the CBA Task Force on Conflicts.

David Blake (Ace) Burpee (October 2016)

Ace Burpee has been a proud advocate of Manitoba and committed supporter of local charities for many years. One of the hardest working young professionals in Winnipeg, he is the host of the Ace Burpee Show on 103.1 Virgin Radio, a columnist with Metro Winnipeg, the host of The Great Tastes of Manitoba on CTV, and co-owner of a local restaurant.  Using his celebrity status for good, Ace lends his name and donates his time to hundreds of fundraising events and charities throughout Manitoba every year, including Siloam Mission, the Canadian Red Cross, the Christmas Cheer Board, the Humane Society of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Harvest, Art City, the CancerCare Foundation, and many, many more. He is a philanthropist, emcee, motivational speaker, event organizer and volunteer. He has served on a number of boards including the Winnipeg Foundation, United Way of Winnipeg, Versa Tech Industries Inc., and the Graffiti Gallery.  He has received awards in recognition of his exceptional community service including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, and a Heroes of Mental Health Award. He generously gives his time, energy and influence because he truly believes in our province and the people who live here.

Bill Pope (May 2016)

Winnipeg-born, Dr. Pope completed his medical school and Anesthesiology training at the University of Manitoba. He has been section head of Adult Anesthesia at the HSC, program director in Anesthesiology and undergraduate associate dean at the University of Manitoba, as well as chief oral examiner in Anesthesia for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He took a law degree in “late youth” and was executive vice-president, Medical Services for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ont., returning to Winnipeg to be assistant registrar (Complaints) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. For the last thirteen years, he has been registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and has been president of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada. He has been very involved in community, social and artistic organizations including on the boards of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Manitoba Music Baroque, Opera Hamilton, and the United Way of both Greater Winnipeg and Hamilton-Wentworth.  In addition, Dr. Pope sits on the Council of St John’s College (Anglican) of the University of Manitoba and the Board of PLAN Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan) where he is chair of the Planning and Program Committee.  For the last six years, he has been a member of the selection committees for the Rhodes Scholarship winners for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; the Future Leaders of Manitoba, and the winner of the Winnipeg Walk of Fame.

Paul Vogt (May 2015)

For decades, Mr. Paul Vogt has served this province and the University of Manitoba with distinction. For this, he is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honour bestowed upon an individual by the Board of Governors.

Mr. Vogt’s career began at the University of Manitoba, where he received his BA (Hons) in Political Sciences in 1983. In 1985 he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and completed a Master of Philosophy at Oxford University with additional graduate work at Princeton University. He then returned home to serve the people of Manitoba as a teacher and civil servant. From 1999 until 2005, Mr. Vogt was the Policy Secretary to Cabinet. In 2005, he was appointed Clerk of the Executive Council and Cabinet Secretary for the Government of Manitoba.

As the province’s top bureaucrat, he has ensured our government runs smoothly throughout its transitions. Recognizing this, in 2010 the Winnipeg Free Press named him as one of Manitoba’s Power 30, celebrating his humility and soft-spoken, light-hearted approach that has earned him respect throughout the legislature.

An educator in the caucus, Mr. Vogt has likewise shared his talents in the classroom, teaching philosophy, political studies and economics at both the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Most recently, in the 2013-2014 academic year, he was visiting scholar at the University of Manitoba, teaching in the Master’s in Public Administration program. 

Mr. Vogt was also an advisory participant for the International Institute for Sustainable Development and was a member of United Way Campaign Cabinet. We celebrate and thank him today for his tireless service to the province, this institution, and the people of Manitoba.

Charles Huband (June 2014)

As a former judge and politician, an active community member and volunteer, The Honourable Charles Huband has enriched Manitoba on many fronts. The Honourable Huband earned his law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1955, and returned the following year to begin teaching as a casual lecturer. He has lectured on the Law of Trusts for over 40 years. After graduation, he became a well-known lawyer practicing in the area of civil litigation, ultimately  rising to senior partner in a Winnipeg law firm. He was elected to the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg in 1964 and served for two terms, including as vice-chair in his last year. He was elected leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party in 1975, resigning in 1978 to become a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge. He authored well over 2,000 judgments as a member of the Court, and in 1996, for his years of service to the legal profession, the Manitoba Bar Association presented him with its Distinguished Service Award. In 2007, he retired from the Court of Appeal and resumed private practice in Taylor McCaffrey LLP, where he is still active. The Honourable Huband has led an impactful life outside the law as well. He is an active member of Westminster United Church and chair of the Westminster Church Foundation. He was a founding member of Prairie Theatre Exchange and its first board chairperson. He remains a board member and chair of the PTE Foundation. He was also a founding board member and first chair of Westminster Housing Society. This charity provided good, affordable homes to lower-income tenants by rehabilitating older houses in the inner city. It has invigorated communities like West Broadway. The Honourable Huband continues to live in a way that transforms the lives of others and enriches our communities. We proudly honour him with the University of Manitoba's Board of Governors' Distinguished Service Award.

David Northcott (June 2014)

David Northcott was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012 for his passionate commitment to fighting poverty and hunger in Canada, which he fulfills from his platform as the Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest. He has served in this capacity from 1985 until 2004, and again from 2007 to the present. As a fighter for social justice, Mr. Northcott shares his passion and wisdom with many other organizations. He is the chair of the Vanier Institute of the Family, and a board member for Artists in Healthcare Manitoba. He serves as Vice-President of the Manitoba Association of Food Banks, and he was the chair of the member council of Food Banks Canada. He is a former chair of Celebrate Canada (Manitoba Committee) and a former member of the National Anti-Poverty Organization, the National Council of Welfare, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, and Youth Employment Services. He once served the boards of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Western Canada Aviation Museum, and as chair of Volunteer Manitoba. He was also a member of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations Second World Food Summit. Through all his roles and works, he has impacted countless lives. Mr. Northcott is a model for how to live a life for others, and the University of Manitoba's Board of Governors is honoured to recognize him with its Distinguished Service Award.

Edward Bailey (May 2011)

Mr. Ted Bailey has been a committed member of Canada's livestock and feed industry from the day he graduated from the University of Manitoba (BSA 1966). At the time of his retirement he was General Manager of Riverbend Feed Mill Ltd, and Senior Vice President of one of Western Canada's leading agribusinesses, the Landmark Group Inc. Ted is well recognized for his contributions to industry and government, including guidance for successful transitioning of Manitoba's egg industry to supply-management, identification of agriculture exemptions when the federal GST was introduced and service on national countervail committees related to international trade. Ted received the Canadian Feed Industry Golden Globe Award in 2007 for his leadership and commitment to the Canadian feed industry. Ted has displayed his commitment to the University of Manitoba through his long-term philanthropic activities and support of undergraduate student programs. Shortly after retirement, Ted agreed to chair a Faculty capital campaign for the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment and the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre. In his role as Chair from 2005 to 2009, he assembled a group of industry volunteers, who collectively raised more than $8.3M, with continued interest and funds being generated even today.

Martin Weinberg (June 2010)

Mr. Weinberg completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1981, his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in 1983 from the University of Manitoba, received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1986, earned three Certificates of Achievement from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, and has written articles and studies on the subjects of value investing and asset allocation.  Over the past 23 years, Mr. Weinberg has worked hard to earn his respected and recognized reputation.  In 1987, he founded Loring Ward Investment Counsel.  Mr. Weinberg led the merger of Loring Ward and The Equion Group in 1995 resulting in the creation of Assante, an integrated wealth and investment management firm.  Assante was a TSX-listed company until 2003, when its Canadian operations were sold for nearly $1 billion.  Mr. Weinberg then served as Chairman and CEO of Loring Ward until mid 2005 when, demonstrating his commitment to Winnipeg, he relinquished his leadership of Loring Ward International rather than move to the United States.  Later in 2005, he founded the Canadian private equity investment firm, Canterbury Park Management Inc.  Mr. Weinberg inspires generosity in others by giving of his time and his wealth, championing causes, leading by example, and making a difference in health care and medical research (locally and internationally), human rights, quality of life, social responsibility, and the Jewish community here and in Israel.  In 2009 he received an Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers Award from the Association for Fund Raising Professionals.

Al Snyder (October 2009)

Al Snyder graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 1964 as a Civil Engineer.  He received his MBA from the University of Manitoba in 1976.  Al has built his career at Manitoba Hydro, rising through the ranks to the position of Vice-President (Transmission and Distribution) in 2000.  Al has been very active with various professional organizations including the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Hydropower Association and the Energy Council of Canada.  He is also very well known fundraiser in Winnipeg, having played important roles in campaigns for the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, CancerCare and Rotary International.  Al was a co-chair on the Engineering and Information Technology Complex fundraising campaign.

Conrad Wyryzkowski (May 2009)

A skilled farmer and respected Winnipeg lawyer, Mr. Wyryzkowski is also a recognized leader who has had a significant impact on his community and its people.  A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Wyryzkowski retired from his law practice in 2004.  Today, Mr. Wyryzkowski focuses on his family, farming, and serving his community through philanthropy and volunteerism.  He serves on the board of the St. Paul’s College Foundation and sits on several committees at the St. Boniface General Hospital.  For years, Mr. Wyryzkowski has offered a listening ear, prayers and communion to palliative care patients at the hospital.  He has also volunteered his services to L’Arche Winnipeg, the Catholic Retreat House Inc., and Villa Marie Retreat House in St. Norbert.  Mr. Wyryzkowski established the Wyryzkowski Family Bursary Fund in support of St. Paul’s College as well as the Evelyn and Conrad Wyryzkowski Fund to support cancer and cadiovascular research at the St. Boniface Hospital.

Mark Evans (May 2009)

Mark Evans is thrice graduated from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba, with a B.Sc. In 1984, an M.Sc. In 1986 and a Ph.D. in 1988.  He joined the faculty in 1988 and became a tenured Associate Professor in 1994.  Starting in 1990, Mark developed a corporation called Emerging Information Systems Inc. (EISI) which has become the largest international supplier of software solutions to financial planners.  Despite the advantages in moving the company to a different part of the country or the world, Mark has steadfastly insisted that the future of EISI remain in Manitoba and he has built the corporation success largely on graduates from the University of Manitoba.  Mark was a co-chair on the Engineering and Information Technology Complex fundraising campaign.

K. Garry Bolton (May 2009)

Garry Bolton graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1970 as a Mechanical Engineer.   He has worked in the consulting engineering field all of his career, both in Alberta and in Manitoba.  He returned to Manitoba in 1987 to assume a position with SMS Engineering (then Scouten Mitchell Sigurdson & Associates).  In 1997 Garry became Principal and now serves as the President of SMS Garry has been extremely active in the engineering profession, serving as President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba and the Chair of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada.  He has also been active with the Rotary Club of West Winnipeg, the Western Canada Aviation Museum and the Air Cadet League of Canada.  Garry was a co-chair on the Engineering and Information Technology Complex fundraising campaign.

Donald W. Whitmore (June 2006)

Mr. Whitmore is President of the Vector Construction Group and is best known for developing his firm’s expertise in structural concrete repair and restoration.  At the University of Manitoba, he is Board Chair of ISIS Canada, one of the national Networks of Centres of Excellence, that focuses on advanced composite materials and intelligent sensing technology for structures.  He is also on the Board of the Associates of the I.H. Asper School of Business and was divisional Chair of the fund-raising campaign for the Engineering and Information Complex.  Mr. Whitmore has served on the board of regional, provincial, national, and international construction associations throughout his career.

Helen Hayles (May 2004)

Ms. Hayles is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Inc., a position she has held since she helped found the Centre in 1980.  Ms. Hayles served as President of Winnipeg Child and Family Services and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and chaired the board of the Winnipeg Foundation.  She also chaired the boards of the Canadian Association of Volunteer Bureaux/Centres and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations.  Ms. Hayles was a member of the honorary cabinet for the just-completed Building on Strengths: Campaign for the University of Manitoba.

Kerry Hawkins (May 2004)

Mr. Hawkins is President of Cargill Limited, one of Canada’s leading agricultural companies.  A staunch advocate of increased Aboriginal participation in the work force, Mr. Hawkins has served as Director of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, chairing its Manitoba chapter, and was also a member of the Canadian Aboriginal Economic Development Board.  Mr. Hawkins has served on the boards of cultural and community service organizations such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Junior Achievement of Canada and the Vanier Institute of the Family.  Mr. Hawkins has had a long connection with the University of Manitoba; he is a member of the Associates of the I.H. Asper School of Business and was a member of the honorary cabinet of the Building on Strengths: Campaign for the University of Manitoba.

Mary Richard (May 2003)

CEO of the Circle of Life Thunderbird House and Past-President of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, Ms. Richard was a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2003.  She was instrumental in ensuring the survival of Aboriginal languages in Manitoba.  She implemented the Manitoba Language Retention Programs during almost a decade of service as director of the Manitoba Association for Native Languages.  She has also established native housing, training and cultural projects, build bridges to the private sector, and established the plans for an Aboriginal Business District in Winnipeg.

Marjorie Blankstein (May 2003)

Mrs. Blankstein’s devotion to her native city of Winnipeg has resulted in many contributions to its welfare.  Her work has been directed mainly towards the young and the aged, not only of the Jewish Community, but of the general population.  She has also served the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the United Way of Winnipeg, and has been President of the National Council of Jewish Women.

David Graves (May 2003)

Mr. Graves is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1983.  After having spent time with Nortel, Novatel, and Hughes Aircraft, he established the highly successful Broadband Networks Inc. in 1994.  In 1998, Mr. Graves founded Centara Corporation, a venture capital firm whose focus is high-tech communications investments and support for new companies in that field.  Mr. Graves is a member of Capital Campaign’s Honorary Campaign Cabinet and is involved in the I.H. Asper School of Business’ Associates Program.  He also funded the Centara Music Festival.  Mr. Graves was the first Chair of the Board of Directors of the Smartpark Development Corporation.

Leo Ledohowski (May 2003)

Mr. Ledohowski is President and CEO of Canad Corporation, parent company of the largest and fastest growing hotel chain in the Province of Manitoba.  In addition to his business successes, Mr. Ledohowski is involved with the Associates Program at the I.H. Asper School of Business, and serves on the Board of Directors for Partners in the Park which oversees the Pavilion Gallery Museum, the Leo Mohl Sculpture Gardens and the Lyric Theatre at the Assiniboine Park.

Kevin Kavanagh (October 2002)

Dr. Kavanagh is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, having earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1953 and received an Honorary Doctorate in 1990.  A well known and respected leader in local and national business circles, Dr. Kavanagh served for 29 years as an Executive with the Great-West Life Assurance Company, including 14 years as President and CEO.  Dr. Kavanagh currently serves as a director of the Great-West Life Assurance Company (Canada and U.S.), London Life, National Leasing Group Inc., the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc., and the Banff Centre among others. He served as executive in residence in the Asper School of Business and as Chancellor of Brandon University.

Joseph Du (May 2002)

Dr. Du is a pediatrician, professor, and community leader. Dr. Du  served as the Coordinator of the Northern Outreach Native Settlement Pediatric Clinics for the Manitoba Region, delivering medical services to children in  many remote First Nations communities throughout Northern Manitoba.  Dr. Du is a seemingly tireless community leader, having served on the Boards of organizations including, the Canadian Foundation for Refugees, the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre, the Council for Canadian Unity and the Canadian Club of Winnipeg.   Dr. Du is a member of the Order of Canada and was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1995.

John Dafoe (May 2002)

Mr. Dafoe served for many years as the editorial page editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.  Mr. Dafoe’s editorials and editorial policy perpetuated the high level of influential commentary on current events for which the Winnipeg Free Press has been known since Mr. Dafoe’s grandfather, John W. Dafoe was Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press from 1901-1944.  In addition to his service to his fellow citizens in journalism, Mr. Dafoe served on a number of community organizations over the years, including the External Relations Committee of the Board of Governors.

Maureen Dowds (October 2001)

Ms Dowds joined Manitoba Special Olympics in 1995 and has been Executive Director since 1996. Her contributions to the University of Manitoba, to Manitoba and beyond are the result of her extraordinary vision and ability to inspire the commitment of her staff and the hundreds of volunteers who have made Manitoba Special Olympics a leader in the area of sport and physical activity for persons with a mental disability.

Tom Dooley (1997)

Tom Dooley has made distinguished contributions to the University of Manitoba in areas of student service (University Co-operative Housing), alumni, governance, and in community service. His career has been devoted to the practice of corporate law and to serving the University of Manitoba and the community.

John Cameron Brown (1996)

Mr J C (Cam) Brown is a consistent and constructive supporter of the interests of the University of Manitoba, particularly the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, who have profited from his considerable experience when he was a government employee based in the Department of Animal Science until his recent years with Feed-Rite Ltd. He took a leadership role in the “Gateway to the Future” campaign to raise capital for the new Agriculture Building.

Arnold Gerald Rogers (1994)

A respected physician, Dr Rogers has played an important role in medical care in Manitoba. He was awarded the Dr Ian Goldberg Award for his distinguished service to the Misericordia Hospital. He was appointed to the Medical Review Committee and has remained a member since 1975, serving as Chairman for over 10 years. A member of the American Osler Society, becoming a Director from 1988-90. He was also a founding member of the History of Medicine Society.

G. Nicholls (1993)

Dr Nicholls was closely involved with Flin Flon Teachers’ Association who negotiated the first teachers’ collective agreement in rural Manitoba which provided equal pay rates for men and women. He served in the Seven Oaks School Division as a high school principal and also as Assistant Superintendent. In 1982 he was seconded to head the Education Finance Review. He left Seven Oaks to become Assistant Deputy Minister with the Manitoba Department of Education. After retirement Dr Nicholls continued to be active in educational and community affairs.

Shirley Lyon (October 1992)

Director, Inter-Universities North, and with great tact and energy, led it through its developmental period and engineered cooperation between the three universities. Participated in initial stages of establishing the First Year by Distance Education Program.

Henry E. Duckworth (May 1992)

In addition to his direct contributions to the University of Manitoba as a Professor in Physics, Vice-President, and as Chancellor for six years, Dr. Duckworth has made distinguished contributions to science and to universities in Canada and abroad, particularly in his role as Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Jan Dick (October 1991)

Vice-President, Nursing, St Boniface General Hospital. Responsible for evolution of Masters’ level Fellowship Program in Maternal-Child, and Geriatric Nursing. First Nurse-Administrator to create a hospital Nursing Research Department. Founder member of Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration; established newsmagazine Nursing Dialogue at SBGH.

Yetta Gold (May 1991)

Executive Director of Klinic 1971-72. Executive Director, Age and Opportunity Centre Inc 1972-81; President National Advisory Council on Aging 1983-86. Promoted establishment of ARCOR (Canadian Aging and Rehabilitation Corporation) to develop equipment, furniture and tools to enable elderly and disabled. Board Chair of JACK’S PLACE, residence for elderly male population on Main Street.

W. Ralph Bullock (May 1991)

Vice-President, Bristol Aerospace. Chairman of University-Industries Task Force to develop the Institute for Technological Development and Chair of ITD since its development. Assisting in attracting industrial partners to Sciences Affiliates Program. Supported NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Applied Electromagnetics, established the Electron Optics Research Laboratory. Member of Board of the Microelectronics Centre of U of M.

John Enns (June 1988)

Honorary Life Member of Manitoba Teachers Society. Manitoba Director for the Canadian Organization for Development Through Education. Played leadership role in development of the four year B.Ed. degree program and development of induction programs for beginning teachers.

G. Campbell MacLean (June 1987)

Chairman and Member of the Advisory Board of St Boniface General Hospital. Chairman, St Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation. Chairman of the Manitoba Labour Management Review Committee. Chairman of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation. Director, Manitoba Tourist and Convention Association.

Russ Hood (June 1987)

Manager and Vice-President Planning and Development, LIMA Engineering Operations. Served for nine years as Chairman of the Industry Liaison Committee of the Faculty of Engineering, providing liaison and interface with local and national industries. Strong supporter of the Faculty of Engineering Endowment Fund.

Clyde Perry (May 1986)

Teacher in Winnipeg School Division from 1953-85. Principal of Tec Voc High School 1974-85. Successful not only in Education but in “Student rehabilitation”, where he ensured that drop-outs, welfare recipients, students with history of drug addiction, crime, and family abuse, succeeded in education system.

Anne G. Ross (May 1986)

Served the Mount Carmel Clinic for 35 years, acting as Executive Director from 1964. Founder member of Family Planning Council of Winnipeg. Honoured as a Member of the Order of Canada. Recipient of the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award, the Good Citizenship Award and Citation of Merit from MARN.

Arthur J. Vincent (October 1985)

Initiated the first China-Canada trade agreement. Served as a Director of the Winnipeg General Hospital, a Vice-President of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and a Director of the Murphy Foundation. Developed East Meadows Wildlife Preserve for preservation of water birds and wildlife.

Shirlee Smith (May 1985)

President of Manitoba Historical Society. Awarded Order of Canada for exceptional contributions to heritage and archives. Keeper, Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Provincial Archives of Manitoba. Supervised the transfer of Hudson’s Bay archives from London, England to Winnipeg.

Winnifred Van Slyck (May 1985)

President Emeritus and Honorary Curator of the Dugald Costume Museum. Member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club and the Manitoba Society of Artists. During the war years served as Red Cross leader in community and as leader of the Dugald Mission Band.

Bert Hall (April 1985)

Developed new farm organization - Keystone Agricultural Producers - and served as Provisional Chairman. Chaired various school boards 1945-1972. Developed and served as first Chairman of Manitoba Broiler Chicken Association and served on many other agricultural associations.

John Murta (May 1984)

Member of Board of Governors 1968-72. Director, Manitoba Pool Elevators. President, Carman Farm Business Association. Founding member of Manitoba Corn Growers Association. Host of farm tours for students, experts, and visiting dignitaries.

Clare W. Miller (May 1984)

Member of Board of Governors 1978-81. Had long association with the United Way. Member of Boards of Manitoba Theatre Centre and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Member of Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Culture and Arts.

Betty Havens (May 1984)

Appointed Provincial Gerontologist 1982. President of Canadian Association on Gerontology 1979-1984. Founding member of Manitoba Association on Gerontology. Instrumental in establishing Centre on Aging. Member of Mount Carmel Clinic.

Joe Zuken (October 1983)

Trustee of the Winnipeg School Board for 20 years. For 10 years served as Alderman on Metro Winnipeg Council. Was Chairman of the North End Hospital Board for 13 years, resulting in establishment of Seven Oaks General Hospital. Served as the Hospital’s first Chairman.

Geraldine MacNamara (May 1983)

Founder and Executive Director of Rossbrook House, a haven for core area youth. Was the first non-native to receive “Native Citizen of the Year” award. Awarded the Order of Canada and the Solicitor General’s Crime Prevention Award.

John Abra (May 1983)

Instrumental in founding of the Faculty of Dentistry in 1958. Active member of Manitoba Dental Association (President 1959). Founding member of Canadian Association of Orthodontists and first President 1954-55. President of Mid-Western Society of American Dental Association in 1964.

Earle B. Pollard (October 1982)

Member of Board of Governors 1972-78. Community service includes Children’s Aid Society, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Centre, President of U of M Alumni Association, Board of the CJUM-FM Radio Station and the Executive of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

Jessie Lang (May 1982)

Active volunteer in the community, serving on the Health Sciences Board (including a term as Chair), the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba, and the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.

Arthur J. Coulter (May 1982)

Executive Secretary of Manitoba Federation of Labour for 15 years. Founding member of the University Labour Certificate Course offered through Continuing Education (1962).

Arthur V. Mauro (May 1982)

Chairman of the Board, Investors Group. Alumnus of St Paul’s College. Established course in Communication and Transportation. Interests varied from St Joseph’s Orphanage to the Universities Grants Commission.

W. Raymond McQuade (May 1982)

Served on the Board of Governors for six years (four and a half years as Chair). Raised support from local firms who contributed material and skilled help for erection of dome for telescope at University Astronomical Observatory at Glenlea.