Activities & Events 2012

Spring Reception 2012                                               Fall Reception 2012

The President's Reception for Retirees
April 14, 2012


Retirees registering for the Reception


Dr. Jerry Gray, speaking on “Building a Future For Upper Fort Garry”.  Dr. Gray currently serves as the Chair of the Board of The Friends of Upper Fort Garry, a volunteer group whose mission is to reclaim Upper Fort Garry, one of the most historically significant sites in Western Canada and the birth place of Manitoba.


Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor, provided an update on
happen­ings at the University.


UMRA President Jay Goldstein presenting an award to John Mundie for his outstanding service to UMRA and for his work on behalf of U of M Retirees.


UMRA Past President Lois Brockman presenting a gift certificate to Margaret Mundie for her hospitality at the many meetings held in the Mundie's home.


Enjoying delicious desserts and fruit plates.


 Dr. Barnard, Jay Goldstein and Lois Brockman enjoying a laugh.


Good friends and good food.


Laura Johnston and Ken Mount


Gene Walz and Jay Goldstein


Jerry Gray (Guest Speaker), Peter Aitchison and Roger Hall


Renewing Acquaintances


Photography: Bob Talbot



The President's Reception for Retirees
October 13, 2012


Signing In for the Reception 


Enjoying a break to meet & greet old friends.


Our speaker, Dr. Peter Jones, Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, who spoke on “Putting your Best Food Forward”.


Dr. Jones reviewed the history of food composition across the last few thousand years, which has resulted in the gradual whitening of what we consume through modern processing approaches. 


Audience engrossed in the Presentation


Dr. Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, provided an update on the Univeristy and reported a record enrolment this year.


Jay Goldstein, President of UMRA, thanking Dr Jones for his presentation with an UMRA mug.



Retirees lining up for the excellent food


Dr. Joanne Keselman, Jay Goldstein and Dr. Peter Jones


Paul Newman & Mrs. J. Newman spending a moment with Brian Macpherson.


Enjoying the lovely luncheon


Ed Unrau & Ray Currie catching up.


Information Desk


Photography: Bob Talbot and Stella Rebling

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Dr. Gray was Dean of the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba from 1996 to 2004 and after his retirement in 2005, he became Dean Emeritus and Senior Scholar in the Asper School.

UMRA President Jay Goldstein giving Dr. Gray an UMRA mug as a token of appreciation.










Award given to John Mundie.





































































































































 Dr. Jones serves currently as President of the Danone Institute for Nutrition in Canada and is Past-President of the Canadian Society for Nutritional Science.





























Dr. Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) & Proviost, represented University President Barnard.














Brian Macpherson, United Way Campaign, congratulating the Retirees on their generous contributions to the United Way last year and speaking on the upcoming campaign.