Spring Convocation

Ceremonies

Welcome messages

Chancellor's message

Chancellor Anne Mahon.

Mamhtákosiwin, gigii-minojigem, yawashte, kischi-iteyhta-mashchohin, nezu annellassi, félicitations!  

As Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, it is my great pleasure to congratulate the remarkable Class of 2024.  You now join our alumni community– a community who shares the best of the University of Manitoba spirit wherever they go. 

You are graduating! As you reflect on what it took you to get to this moment, consider the connections you made—all the friends, mentors, advisors and family that guided and supported you.  

You have reached deep within yourselves to get to this day. You have also likely reached out to others, both to lend support and to receive it. Take some time to thank those special people who have supported you. Gratitude and connection are both transformative!       

As you move forward, look for ways to contribute, and create positive change. Serving others adds tremendous meaning to our lives. You have cultivated talents the world needs. Please share these generously.    

Be proud of yourselves. You are extraordinary students, forged during extraordinary times. Never forget this.   

Anne Mahon, BHEcol (Man.)
Chancellor 

President's message

President & Vice Chancellor Dr. Michael Benarroch

Class of 2024, as you chase new inspirations, I have but one request: Please, think big.  

You emerge from this innovative university as the next generation of leaders and changemakers. You will shape our global society with your ideas and passions. You will redefine, reimagine, and rebuild so much.  

Although you graduate today, you remain a part of our herd. You join our remarkable alumni community that is brimming with big thinkers living around the world. And now you take your place among them, writing our collective story. It is an inspiring one because, like the bison, we move forward through whatever troubles the world delivers, determined to reach a better future.  

Be proud of graduating from this university. A joy of being your university’s president is meeting with people around the globe, all of whom praise our collective efforts to advance truth and Reconciliation, understand and mitigate climate change, and bolster health as a human right. Manitobans have much humility, but I assure you, on the global stage, UM is a giant.  

You are the remarkable Class of 2024. Continue to pursue what you love, and believe in where that can take you. The University of Manitoba is proud of you and all you have achieved. And all you are about to achieve.  

Congratulations, and here’s to all your big ideas.  

Michael Benarroch, PhD 
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manitoba 

Alumni Association Welcome

Jessica Carvell.
Marlene Stern.

You did it Bisons! Congratulations on graduating and officially becoming UM alumni! Not only are you part of the ‘herd’ but you’re also now part of the UM Alumni Association, a lifelong network of over 188K fellow UM graduates (alumni) living in 134 countries that you can count on for guidance, mentorship and career opportunities. As you celebrate your Convocation, know that we are all cheering you on from across the world and wishing you every success in your next chapter.

As fellow UM grads, we know what it takes to get here. We understand and applaud the hard work, dedication and drive that brought you to this point. It is our privilege to welcome you to the alumni community.  We honour your outstanding achievements through awards and recognition, and support you in the years to come with perks and alumni-exclusive benefits and services as you go out and help shape Manitoba and our world.

Stay engaged with your alma mater by connecting with other alumni and joining us on campus or online for events and activities. There’s something for everyone, like cheering on your Bisons at the annual Homecoming football game, continuing your education at Learning for Life webinars and lectures, making connections at UM Café–an online mentoring platform, or UM Career Lab–a program built for new grads like you that includes career development and financial literacy webinars. Build up your resume with volunteer opportunities open to alumni within your faculty, on the Alumni Association Board of Directors or Alumni Council, mentor a student, or be an alumni ambassador at a UM event. Stay in the know through our digital version of UM Today The Magazine and our monthly alumni e-news (make sure we have your current contact info!).

There’s no doubt that today marks one heck of a major milestone for you - a time to look back on your University of Manitoba experience. Take pride in how it has shaped you and imagine how it will bring you closer to accomplishing your goals. Today you begin your alumni journey and what we hope will be a life-long relationship with your university.

On behalf of the UM alumni community, congratulations on the tremendous achievement celebrated today. #WeAreAllBisons

Visit us at umanitoba.ca/alumni to keep in touch and to learn more about the benefits of being UM alumni.

Jessica Carvell
JD (Manitoba)
Chair, Alumni Association Board of Directors

Marlene Stern
DipOT, BOT (Manitoba)
Chair, Alumni Council

Peter D. Curry Chancellor’s Award

Jeff Lieberman 

BA, BComm(Hons.) (Man.) 
Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m.

Mr. Jeff Lieberman is committed to making a positive contribution to community life, a value demonstrated by his impressive business accomplishments, his many volunteer endeavours and his unreserved service to his alma mater, the University of Manitoba. 

More about Jeff Lieberman

Mr. Lieberman graduated from UM with a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in 1983. He used his skills, enthusiasm and creativity to found and grow a series of businesses leading to The Great Promotional Products Company in 1995. He sold that business in 2023 after successfully serving as President for 28 years.  

Currently Mr. Lieberman is the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. He believes that community involvement is an expression of profound optimism and connection. His community roles have been many, including President of Folklorama, President of the Rady JCC, member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and Chair of the B’nai Brith Canada ‘Every Person Deserves a Name’ annual program. He received the William Norrie Outstanding Community Leader Award in 2014, and the Canadian Race Relations Community Champion Award in 2018. 

As a skilled relationship builder and collaborator, Mr. Lieberman has contributed significantly to the development and governance of the University of Manitoba. He is a past President of the UM Alumni Association Board of Directors, where he served as a member from 2009 to 2018, including on numerous committees. He served as a member of UM’s Senate from 2014 to 2016, and for six years as an elected member to the UM Board of Governors, acting as its Chair for the last four years of his term. He chaired both the Chancellor Search Committee in 2018 and the Presidential Search Committee in 2019. His steady, thoughtful leadership of the Board of Governors guided the university through a time of significant transition, and UM has benefitted greatly from his many years of dedicated service.  

The University of Manitoba is proud to honour Mr. Jeff Lieberman with the Peter D. Curry Chancellor’s Award for his outstanding contributions to the University of Manitoba.

Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sarah Cooper 

BES(York), MCP(Manitoba), PhD(UIC) 
Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. 

Dr. Sarah Cooper takes her role as teacher and mentor seriously as she helps train future city planners to be well-rounded, engaged, empathetic and inspired members of their communities and profession. She is committed to community-based practice and her teaching is deeply rooted in a respectful, place-based understanding of Indigenous cultures and methodologies.

More about Sarah Cooper

Dr. Cooper joined the University of Manitoba in 2018 and has since made many contributions to the university and the Faculty of Architecture. She teaches the Indigenous Planning Studio, Planning Theory, and Indigenous Peoples and Community Planning in the Department of City Planning, where she draws on her substantial research and community work to ground her teaching in truth, relationships and Reconciliation.  

Students have glowing reviews for Dr. Cooper. Her classes provide eye-opening opportunities to understand structural barriers that are a result of colonial policies and then help move beyond these policies. In the Indigenous Planning Studio, students work directly with Indigenous communities in Manitoba to inform the context within which they will be working in their future careers. They meet Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, tour the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada and consult with Indigenous-led organizations and professional city planners. Critically, these classes allow students to work on practical projects in partnership with Indigenous communities.  

Dr. Cooper’s colleagues in the Faculty of Architecture commend her for seizing every opportunity to inspire and be transformative, leading by example with her commitment to embedding social justice and Reconciliation into the culture of the faculty. She illustrates the path to Reconciliation through her innovative teaching approaches, actively contributing to the development of programs aimed at increasing the diversity of perspectives in the Planning program, such as leading efforts to attain funding for an Indigenous Practitioner-in-Residence in the Department of City Planning. Currently, she is also leading a department-wide mapping exercise to assess how Indigenous content is taught throughout the Master of City Planning program, building student capacity to work responsibly with Indigenous communities in Manitoba and beyond.  

Dr. Cooper is known for her excellence in research supervision for her students, providing compassionate encouragement in major degree projects and graduate level research. Her research funding has supported 18 research assistants over the past six years, providing students with both enriching experiences to enhance their academic journeys at the university and a means to sustain themselves as they learn. She introduces students to her vast network of professionals to help both the community and the students learn together, grow the relationships and strengthen partnerships between the university and the community.  

Dr. Cooper is a leader in her home faculty, while also helping other units and departments. She has worked with Community Engaged Learning and the Office of Experiential Learning to better integrate hands-on experiences for students. She centres teaching and learning about Indigenous peoples in respectful ways, and students gain valuable experiences outside the classroom in experiential learning environments. 

The University of Manitoba is proud to honour Dr. Sarah Cooper with the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Awards

Student awards

Governor General Medals

Created in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation, the Governor General’s academic medals have become the most prestigious award for outstanding achievements that Canadian students can receive.

Joel Gardner.

Governor General's Gold Medal - PhD

  • Gardner, Joel David
    Awarded for outstanding achievement at the graduate level


Lily Pankratz.

Governor General's Gold Medal - Masters

  • Pankratz, Lily Margaret Grace **
    Awarded for outstanding achievement at the graduate level

Jasmin Lee Tang.

Governor General's Silver Medal - Bachelor of Science

  • Tang, Jasmin Lee
    Awarded for outstanding achievement at the undergraduate degree level of at least four years in length

Logan Hiebert.

Governor General's Silver Medal - Bachelor of Arts

  • Hiebert, Logan Rose
    Awarded for outstanding achievement at the undergraduate degree level of less than four years in length

Callum Fortin.

Governor General's Bronze Medal - Diploma in Agriculture

  • Fortin, Callum Rene Webster
    Aawarded for highest standing in a Diploma program of at least two years

Stacey Urban.

Governor General's Bronze Medal - Dental Hygiene

  • Urban, Stacey Judi
    School of Dental Hygiene, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    Awarded for highest standing in a Diploma program of at least two years other than Diploma Agriculture.

University Gold Medals

Awarded for highest standing in an undergraduate faculty, school or college.

Mireille Krul.

Krul, Mireille
Agricultural and Food Sciences


Izabela Rachwal.

Rachwal, Izabela Weronika
Architecture


Sapphire Moroz.

Moroz, Sapphire Moon
Art


Logan Hiebert.

Hiebert, Logan Rose
Arts


Taylor Kaupilla.

Kauppila, Taylor Martti
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources


Matthew Stobbe.

Stobbe, Matthew
Desautels Faculty of Music


Erin Ward.

Ward, Erin Larissa
Education


William Mitchell Cruise.

Cruise, William Mitchell **
I.H. Asper School of Business


Alex Russell.

Russell, Alexander
Kinesiology


Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield
Law


Ethan Axdal.

Axdal, Ethan Jacob
Price Faculty of Engineering


Taryn Watson.

Watson, Taryn Marie **
Rady Faculty of Health Science - Nursing


Gabrielle Barone.

Barone, Gabriella Anna
Science


Baker, R.
Social Work


Morham, Claire
Université de Saint-Boniface

Claire Morham.

Emily Schumacher.

Schumacher, Emily Rebecca
College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences


Randi Frost-Hunt.

Frost-Hunt, Randi Marie
College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University Program Medals

Awarded for highest standing in a faculty, college or school program

Agricultural and Food Sciences

Agribusiness

  • De Pape, Andrew John Remi *

Agricultural

  • Lukes, Milan Emerson

Agroecology

  • Plaksii, Maryna

Food Science

  • Nguyen, Thuc Quyen *

Human Nutritional Sciences

  • Ward, Zeta Bailey

Art

Fine Arts Studio (Honours)

  • Moroz, Sapphire Moon

Arts

Advanced Degree

  • Lupyrypa, Hunter Rae

General Degree

  • Brandt, Joshua Rylan Zachary

Honours Degree

  • Sitka, Madissen Breanne

Desautels Faculty of Music

Integrated Music Education/Music

  • Glazier, Evan Warren

Jazz Studies

  • Fournier, Samuel Marcus

Master of Music

  • Warner, Frederick John

Performance

  • Stobbe, Matthew

Education

Early Years Stream

  • Ward, Erin Larissa

Middle Years Stream

  • McKay, Amanda Rae

Senior Years Stream

  • Kim, Da young

Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Physical Education

  • Kozakowski, Terik

Recreation Management and Community Development

  • Dueck, Sierra

Price Faculty of Engineering

Biosystems

  • Bergmann, Tobias Joshua Gordon

Civil

  • Neufeld, James Xavier

Computer

  • Caners, Jasper Liam Theodore

Electrical

  • Park, Noah Min

Mechanical

  • Axdal, Ethan Jacob

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • Imbrogno, Lidia Domenica

Health Studies

  • Sinclair, Genaya Brynne *

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Honours Degree

  • Oktaviano, Kristo

Major or Advanced Degree

  • Manchulenko, Kelsey Marie *

Three Year General Degree

  • Kim, Gyuwan

Science

General Degree

  • Edmond, Abigail Danielle

Honours Degree

  • Currie, Carolyn

Major Degree

  • Oliver, Dawson Turner *

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dental Hygiene

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Other Medals

Allen Medal in Physics

For highest standing in the final two years of Honours Physics or Honours Physics and Mathematics.

  • Jelani, Awab


Association of Regulated Nurses Medal of Excellence

For a student who has successfully completed the Master of Nursing Program as either a full-time or part-time student, has demonstrated strong leadership throughout their program and is in excellent academic standing.

  • Steinke, Kristen **


Association of Regulated Nurses Medal of Excellence - Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Program / Association of Regulated Nurses Medal of Excellence

For a student who has successfully completed the Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Program as either a full-time or part-time student, has demonstrated strong leadership throughout their program and is in excellent academic standing.

  • Kempin, Brooke Alyse **


Association of Regulated Nurses Medal of Excellence (4-Year)

For a student who has successfully completed the degree requirements of the Four-Year Baccalaureate Nursing program with excellent academic standing.

  • Watson, Taryn Marie **


Association of Regulated Nurses Medal of Excellence (PhD)

For a student who has successfully completed the PhD in Nursing Program as either a full-time or part-time student, has demonstrated strong leadership throughout their program and is in excellent academic standing

  • Gulbransen, Kristen *


Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Gold Medal

For outstanding academic achievement.

  • Rempel, Bronwyn Sydney *


Doupe Memorial Gold Medal

For second highest standing in the graduating year of the course in Civil Engineering.

  • Riddell, Phoebe Zaynne


Dr. Robert Fletcher Medal and Prize in Education

For greatest promise of teaching competence.

  • Kruse, Courtney Lynn


James H. Gray Medal

For highest standing in Prairie History.

  • St. John, Catherine


Lieutenant-Governor's Gold Medal

For best record in scholarship and personal qualities throughout the degree course.

  • Lukes, Milan Emerson


David Ian MacKenzie Medal

For highest standing in Honours Animal Biology.

  • Currie, Carolyn


Manitoba Aerospace Gold Medal

For highest degree grade point average in the Aerospace Option Program in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Palma, Renmar Khim Verona


Mayor's Medal

For completion of the degree requirements for the Master of City Planning degree in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and has made a significant contribution in the area of Urban Studies.

  • Yip, Ka Wai


Medaille d'excellence du Université de Saint-Boniface

decerne a l'etudiant ou l'etudiante qui a obtenu les meilleurs resultats dans un programme d'etudes

Administration des affaires

  • Perkins, Joel Roger

Faculté des arts

  • Perkins, Natasha Katherine

Faculté des sciences

  • Mann, Sarah Lola

Maitrise en arts

  • Campbell, Jacqueline *

Travail social

  • Simard, Gabrielle Lucie Marie


W.L. Morton Gold Medal and Prize in History

For a student with excellent academic standing who has successfully completed the requirements for the MA in History at either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg and has passed the oral examination with distinction.

  • Sickert, Sophie Josephine


Mindel and Tom Olenick Medal & Prize

For highest standing, total honours course in Microbiology

  • Natarajan, Aakash


President's Medal in Diploma Agriculture

For a graduating student in the Diploma course in Agriculture who combines scholarship with outstanding qualities of leadership.

  • Kehler, Riley Seth


Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba Medal

For the highest standing in selected courses by a student graduating from the Master of Interior Design program.

  • Baquiran, Antoinette


Paul David Russell Gold Medal

For highest standing in Honours Philosophy.

  • Lotz, Jackson Robert Garner


Gerald W. Schwartz Gold Medal in Business Law

For the graduating student from the Faculty of Law who has achieved the highest standing in the area of business law.

  • Dhingra, Abhinav


Gerald W. Schwartz Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

For the graduating student from the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree program who has achieved the highest standing while majoring in Entrepreneurship/ Small Business.

  • Wong, Alexus Haewon *


Truesdale Medal and Prize

For demonstration of great promise for excellence in classroom teaching by a student graduating from the Faculty of Education.

  • Mikhailitchenko, Anna Violeta


University of Manitoba Bronze Medal in Management

For the graduating student with the third highest degree grade point average, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.

  • Klassen, Mitchell Ryan *


University of Manitoba Silver Medal in Management

For the graduating student with the second highest degree grade point average, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.

  • Gibson, Emily Sabrina


Dr. John W. Clay Medal and Prize

For highest overall average in the four year Dental program.

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

MacLachlan-Hart Medal

For proficiency in Complete Denture Prosthesis in the four years of the Dental program.

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

Manitoba Dental Association Gold Medal

For highest standing in the final two years of the Dental Hygiene Course.

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Dr. Biruta Anna Osins Medal and Award in Endodontics

For a graduating student in Dentistry with excellent academic achievement who demonstrated the highest involvement in the field of Endodontics or has achieved the highest academic standing in the Endodontic Seminars course.

  • Omotayo, Ayodeji Oluwarotimi

Prizes

Advocis Prize

For a third year student in the Faculty of Law with the highest standing in the course Insurance Law

  • Daniels, Arieana Olivia


Agronomy Award

For highest standing in the Crop Management option, Diploma Agriculture

  • Fortin, Callum Rene Webster


Prix Luc Alarie

Décerné au finissant ou à la finissante qui a obtenu la plus haute moyenne durant sa dernière année parmi ceux qui ont une majeure en sciences politiques, en philosophie ou en histoire.

  • Morham, Claire


Cyril L. Anderson – Feed-Rite (Masterfeeds) Award in Animal Science – Degree

For highest standing in selected courses in the Animal Systems Program.

  • Krul, Mireille


Cyril L. Anderson – Feed-Rite (Masterfeeds) Prize – Diploma Agriculture

For highest standing in selected Animal Science courses

  • Burley, Ashley Katherine

Cheryl Anne (McDonald) Azure Memorial

For a student graduating from the Bachelor of Social Work degree program who has achieved the highest grade point average in all of the required social work courses

  • Baker, R.


Back-To-The-Land Association Prizes

For successful completion the second year of the Diploma in Agriculture in the School of Agriculture in good standing, and has declared in writing their intention to return to farming after graduation

  • Fortin, Callum Rene Webster

  • Friesen, Brendan Tyler


Frank Billinkoff Prize in Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms

For highest standing in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in third year Law.

  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield


Frank Billinkoff Prize in Wills and Succession

For highest standing in Wills and Succession in third year Law

  • Hreno, Stefan Bjorn


Biosystems Engineering Undergrad Thesis Award

For a student who has submitted the best written thesis in the course Graduation Project

  • Rodriguez, Julissa Scherezeda *


Lieutenant James Wallace Black Memorial Thesis Prize

For best graduation thesis by a student in Civil Engineering

  • Guerreiro, Anthony Edward


Cecil Black Memorial Prize, Taxation of Trusts & Estates

For highest standing in Taxation of Trusts and Estates in third year Law

  • London, Matthew Joseph


Canadian Institute of Planners Student Prize for Academic Excellence

For the graduating Master of City Planning student with highest standing

  • Schon, Madeline Jane


Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Award

For a student graduating with the highest cumulative awards grade point average in all compulsory theory courses taught within the Faculty.

  • Pelley, Michael David


Dr. Vic Corroll General Proficiency Award

For high standing in Bachelor of Kinesiology and Recreation Management program and community service.

  • Reimer, Calvin Donald


George Thomas Chapman Q.C. Family Prizes for Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility

For highest standing in Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility course

  • Penner, Rebecca Theresia Michaela

  • Rees, Ashley Elizabeth


Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba Foundation Awards

For high standing and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in professional financial management.

  • Beckstead, Alexander Martin

  • Chemeda, Nansi Desalegn **

  • Denis, Alyssa

  • Haowei, Huang

  • Husain, Mustafa Zakir *

  • Le, Viet Anh Thu **

  • Radcliffe, Cole Carrington

  • Thakkar, Harsh Anandbhai

  • Wadud, Fawzia


Colonel Edward Churchill Prize

For high standing in core subjects and electives related to Engineering Management, final year Civil Engineering

  • Nikkel, Matthew *


Class of 1980 Prize

For outstanding involvement in extra-curricular activities in the Faculty of Law

  • Gibson, Dominique Robert


Dean Maxwell Cohen and Family Award

For excellence in International Law and at least one of Human Rights Law, International Trade Law, International Internships or Exchange Opportunities, or related courses.

  • Benning, Sawarn


H.I. Corne Prize, Contract and Torts for highest standing in Problems in Contract and Tort
  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield


Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Awards

For graduating students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences with good academic standing, interest in dairy science and demonstrated leadership in their home community and on campus.

Food Science
  • Reutter, Isabell

Animal Systems
  • Tan Zhi Xin, Kelly


Dr. Valsa and George Daniels Indigenous Prize

For high standing in the final year of study in any undergraduate degree program offered by any faculty, school or college at the University of Manitoba with a direct entry option in the year in which the prize was tenable, who has self-declared as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit person from Canada.

  • Baker, R.

  • Desbois, Javyn Desneiges


Dr. Valsa and George Daniels International Prize

For high standing in the final year of study in any undergraduate degree program offered by any faculty, school or college at the University of Manitoba with a direct entry option in the year in which the prize was tenable, who graduated from high school in a specified state in India.

  • Budhiraja, Anika

  • Patel, Suchita Kamlesh


Dr. N. Demchuk Award

For high standing in the second, third and fourth year Physical Chemistry courses.

  • Khouv, Jadon Kai


William Gordon Dodds Award for Archival Studies

For outstanding work in archival studies, by a student who has successfully completed the requirements for the Master of Arts in History program

  • Anderson, Jackson Wayne *


Ieleane Downey Memorial Book Prize

For highest average in fourth year Honours English courses

  • Matusz, Aleksandra


Garth Erickson Memorial Prize in Sales & Consumer Law

For highest standing in Sales and Consumer Law

  • Dhingra, Abhinav


William J. Eva Sr. Memorial Prize

For a student who is, in the opinion of the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the most deserving graduating student in Food Science

  • Nguyen, Thuc Quyen *


Jane Evans, Q.C. Prize, Property, Trusts & Successions

For excellence in Property, Trusts and Wills and Successions, third year Law

  • Smith, Genevieve Kathleen Steels


Pallister Farm Award

For highest standing in selected courses in Agriculture Marketing and Policy in Diploma Agriculture

  • Peters, Chase Ryan


James Farms Award

For highest standing in Farm Management in Diploma Agriculture

  • Krahn, Nathan Jared


Alf Francis Memorial Prize, Third Highest Standing in Third Year

For third highest standing in third year Law

  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield


French Government Prize

For outstanding achievement in final year Honours, Major or Minor French

  • Bowers, Hannah Kathleen


Irvin Goldman Prize, Criminal Law

For demonstrated excellence in Criminal Law through subjects of Criminal Law and Procedure, Charter Issues in Criminal Law, and Clinical Criminal Law, third year Law

  • Lesiuk, Noah Peter


Dr. Lane Graham Honours Thesis Prize for Biological Sciences

For a graduating student from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, in any theme of study offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, who has submitted the top Honours thesis

  • Currie, Carolyn


Gilbert T. Gregory Memorial Prize, Real Estate Transactions

For highest standing in Real Estate Transactions in third year Law

  • Robertson, Jamie Thorun


John R. Haig, Q.C., Memorial Prizes in Advanced Legal Research

For high standing in Advanced Legal Research

  • Gibson, Dominique Robert

  • Reimer, Matthew John


W.N. Ten Have Research Award

For the most outstanding thesis in fourth year Honours Psychology.

  • Aminot, Katérine Annie Albertine


Shirley Joy Hechter Memorial Prize

For an outstanding Human Nutritional Sciences graduating student who has participated actively in extra-curricular activities or community service while working toward their degree.

  • Jonk, Hiwot


Yude M. Henteleff Prizes in Human Rights and Civil Liberties

For third year students in the Faculty of Law who have demonstrated an active interest in human rights and civil liberties through participation in related activities and organizations.

  • Greenslade Lozinski, Seth Moon


Honsa Family Prize in Intellectual Property Law

For  highest combined standing in Copyright Law and Trademarks and Patents.

  • Possin, Stephan


Dorothy Hunt Memorial Prize

For highest standing in the Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development program.

  • Dueck, Sierra


Hypercube Scholar Award

For a graduating student in the Chemistry program who has shown academic excellence and is proceeding to Graduate Studies.

  • Bazin, Katherine Michèle Calado


Judge Ross A. Johnston Prize for Family Law

For outstanding performance by a third year Law student in at least two of Family Law, Clinical Family Law, Advanced Family Law and Children and the Law

  • Prince, Jessica Lynn


Judge Ross A. Johnston Prize for Family Law

For outstanding performance by a third year Law student in at least two of Family Law, Clinical Family Law, Advanced Family Law and Children and the Law.

  • Poyser, Emma Stephanie


Max Kaplan Prize in Legal Aspects of Business Planning for Business Planning and Finance Law

For highest standing in an Advanced Clinical Business Law course, third year Law

  • Penner, Rebecca Theresia Michaela


Fay Lando Memorial Prize

For the best essay on a topic pertaining to Canadian Literature by a graduating Honours student

  • McKay, Clifford Brendan


Dr. Eugene H. “Papa” Lange Memorial Prize in Agriculture

For a graduating student who has the highest combined grade in all of the communications courses offered by the School of Agriculture.

  • Friesen, Brendan Tyler


Rylan Laudin Memorial Prize

For a graduating student in Diploma Agriculture nominated by a professor, staff member or student.

  • Kehler, Riley Seth


Law Society Prizes

To the four highest-ranking students in the graduating year in Law.

First Prize (Margaret Hypatia Crawford Prize)

  • Gibson,Dominique Robert

Second Prize

  • Lesiuk, Noah Peter

Third Prize

  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield

Fourth Prize

  • Faingold, Kalanit


Albert Lucas Prize

For highest standing in Honours, Major or Minor French.

  • Cadieux-Landreville, Sophie


Dr. Romulo & Patria Magsino Prize of Excellence in Education

For a graduating student who has successfully completed the degree requirements for a program leading to the Bachelor of Education degree offered by the Faculty of Education.

  • Davidson, Shayla Joyce


Manitoba Pork Council Prizes

For high standing in selected courses in Agricultural and Food

Sciences.

Degree

  • Krul, Mireille

Diploma

  • Hildebrand, Brendan Reid


Manufacturing Engineering Thesis Prize

For the best thesis in Manufacturing Engineering

  • Starosilec, Megan Mary Doreen


Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba Thesis / Practicum Prize

For the highest standing in selected courses by a student graduating from the Master of Interior Design program.

  • Baquiran, Antoinette


D'Arcy McCaffrey Q.C. Memorial Award Moot

For outstanding performance in Advanced Advocacy.

  • Smith, Genevieve Kathleen Steels


Jean & Joseph McCombe Memorial Prize

For highest cumulative grade point average in the Bachelor of Arts (General) program

  • Hiebert, Logan Rose


Robert and Lenore McGinnis Meritorious Student Award

For highest cumulative awards grade point average in the final two years in Agriculture.

  • Krul, Mireille


Alexander McIntyre Prize in Education

For scholastic achievement and leadership in the final year of the Bachelor of Education program.

  • Groot, Mackenzy Taylor


Mrs. V. McLaughlin Memorial Award

For high scholastic attainment in Management combined with outstanding extra-curricular activities and personal relationships with fellow students

  • Houde, Alyssa Leigh


Mr. Justice Gerald W.J. Mercier Prize in Clinical Family Law

For highest standing in the course Clinical Family Law

  • Poyser, Emma Stephanie


Leon Mitchell, Q.C. Prize in Labour Relations

For highest standing in the course Labour-Management Relations

  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield


Honourable Alexander Morris Exhibition Prize

For highest grade point aggregate in the full course in Law

  • Griffin, Keelin Tess Scurfield


Margaret I. Morton Prize

For highest average score for the submitted written thesis in the course Graduation Project, completed independently and focused on Textile Science

  • McMillan, Camryn Rae


Dan Muir Memorial Award

For outstanding ability in design in the Bachelor of Environmental Design program

  • Haresha, Shahd


Paul Myers Memorial Award in Group Work

For highest standing in the Social Work Practice Sequence.

  • Baker, R.


Alex Noble Memorial Scholarship

For special interest in, and aptitude for, science instruction in Education.

  • Soriano, Cedric Emmanuel Bautista


Nels & Elvira Pearson Scholarship

For scholastic achievement and promise of teaching competence by a graduating student in the Faculty of Education program.

  • Friesen, Madeleine Jayne


Prix du Réseau des diplômés

Décerné aux diplômés qui ont contribué de manière remarquable à la vie étudiante de l'Université de Saint-Boniface

  • Blaquiere, Rylee


Leonard Remis Award in Canadian History

For academic achievement in Canadian History courses

  • Khan, Aasiyah


Elizabeth Lewis Rose Memorial Book Prize in Human Nutritional Sciences

For highest standing in the Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences) program.

  • Akong, Rachel Chantal


Nathan Rothstein Prize in Film Studies

For the highest standing in Film Study major courses

  • Edgeworth, Taryn Elizabeth


J.H. Schumacher Memorial Prize in Engineering

For highest standing in Power Option subjects by a graduating student in Engineering

  • Park, Noah Min


Dr. Shannon Scott Prize for Excellence in Nursing Research

For a graduating student in a Master's or Ph.D program in the College of Nursing whose research has the potential to influence the nursing profession and the people it serves.

  • Toews, Andrea Jamie *


Ian R. Seddon Memorial Award – Degree

For a degree student who has achieved good academic standing and has achieved high standing in Monogastric Production Systems

  • Krul, Mireille


Ian R. Seddon Memorial Award – Diploma

For highest standing in Swine Production and Management in Diploma Agriculture

  • DeMare, Stijn


Sunil K. Sen Scholarship

For high standing in fourth year Honours Physics

  • Hein, Katarina Marion


Mark G. Smerchanski Memorial Prize

For highest standing in final year Geological Sciences, Geology or Geophysics option

  • Nykyforak, Adam Elsen **


Dr. Elizabeth B. Smith Convocation Prize

For the graduating student,  Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences) degree program, with high academic standing who will be proceeding to graduate work with a research focus on Nutrition at the University of Manitoba

  • Charney, Jordan


Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award

For highest standing in fourth year honours Chemistry or Biochemistry

Chemistry

  • Bazin, Katherine Michèle Calado

Biochemistry

  • Rempel, Raina Delaney *


Robert I. Soronow Q.C. Prize for Dispute Resolution

For highest standing in Dispute Resolution

  • Ullah, Syed Sadat


Prof. Paul and Anna Stelmaschuk Awards

For a student who has achieved the highest grade in the Management Planning Project 2 in Diploma Agriculture

  • Kehler, Riley Seth


Prof. Paul and Anna Stelmaschuk Awards

For a student who has achieved the second highest grade in the Management Planning Project 2 in Diploma Agriculture

  • Krahn, Nathan Jared


STEP Canada Prize in Estate Law

For highest standing in the course Wills and Successions

  • Morris, Heather Bernice Louise


S.C. Stothers Award in Animal Science

For highest mark in Animal Science Seminar course

  • Krul, Mireille


E.W. Stringam Award for Excellence in Animal Systems

For excellence in Animal Systems

  • Krul, Mireille


Syngenta Achievement Award

For highest grade point average over the four years of the Bachelor of Science program in Agriculture

  • Krul, Mireille


Lawrence Tapper Prize in Accounting

For highest standing in the Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree program proceeding to the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation

  • Cruise, William Mitchell **


Paul Teskey Memorial Prize for Labour Law and Mediation

For a graduating student of the Juris Doctor program, with high academic standing in Labour-Management Relations and Topics in Dispute Resolution, who has the highest combined average in these two courses

  • Dragne, Damian Eugene


Sid Trepel Prize in Marketing

For a graduating student in the I.H. Asper School of Business with a declared major in Marketing and the highest standing in Marketing courses

  • Dupas, Noah


Bessie Turner Memorial Prize
For greatest promise of professional competence in the field of primary teaching
  • Guzman, Raven Marie Galang


University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Awards

For doctoral graduands who have made a ground-breaking, novel contribution to their academic discipline

  • Liu, Qian ***

  • Safian, Ali **

  • Yang, Ying *


University of Manitoba Distinguished Master’s Thesis Prizes

For graduating students in thesis-based graduate programs in each of the following categories at the Master’s level: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences

  • Farrell, Alejandra Catherina **

  • Knodel, Amy Lillian *

  • Krahn, Jessie Ann ***

  • Russian, Anya Blair ***

  • Thoroski, Emily Mae **


Professor Sidney Warhaft Memorial Award

For the best thesis by a graduating Master of Arts student in English

  • Krahn, Jessie Ann ***


Paul Norman Warren Memorial Prize

For highest standing in Securities Law in third year Law)

  • Siklosi, Michael William


Weir Award

For a full-time Faculty of Graduate Studies Master's student and a Ph.D. student in Environment and Geography in the final year of study with good academic standing who has presented the most outstanding thesis.

  • Thoroski, Emily Mae **

  • Gao, Zhiyuan **


H.E. Welch Award

For highest standing in Biological Sciences core courses not including electives

  • Tang, Jasmin Lee


Isabel Wettlaufer Scholarship

For distinction in the certification year in the Human Ecology area by a graduating student in the Faculty of Education

Sauler, Audrey Rose Abella Badato


Minor Keith Wilson Award

For good academic standing and active participation in the faculty and/or university community by a student graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree)

  • Bartlett, Lauren Colleen


Pauline & Samuel Zinman Prize, Second Highest Standing in Third Year Law

For second highest standing in third year Law

  • Lesiuk, Noah Peter


ZSA – National Post Richard Leipsic Prize

For a graduating student of the Juris Doctor program with high academic standing in Corporate Law courses

  • Possin, Stephan

Dr. J.R.W. Nicholson Prize

Project with greatest scientific merit.

  • Harris, Derek

Philip Yaffe Memorial Prize

Best clinical research project related to cancer.

  • Yakobov, Shay

Polly & George Sheps Prize

Best project in Community Health Sciences.

  • Kingma, Gabriel

Oxford University Press Neurosciences Book Prize
  • Xie, Dave (Xiaofei)

MMCF - Paul Nehra Convocation Prize in Family Medicine

Presented in recognition of a student who has demonstrated excellence in his or her performance during the Family Medicine/Public Health Clerkship rotation, and who has been accepted to post-graduate studies in Family Medicine for the next academic session.

  • Anderson, Emma

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Convocation Prize

To a graduating student with the highest academic standing in the class who has been accepted to post-graduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the next academic session at the University of Manitoba.

  • Nykiforuk, Ava

American Academy of Operative Dentistry Award

For highest standing in Operative Dentistry.

  • Elawah, Youssef 

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award

For highest average standing in Pathology and Microbiology l and lI

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award

For excellence in Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

  • Peters, Nathan Scott

American Academy of Oral Medicine

For outstanding achievement in Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

  • Le Roux, Stephen

American Academy of Periodontology Award

For highest standing in Periodontology.

  • Goldstone-Joubert, Kira Lena

American Association of Endodontists Award

For highest standing in Endodontics.

  • Kostyshyn, Taylor Caroline

American Association of Orthodontics Award

For exceptional interest in the development of the Oro-Facial Complex.

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award

For special interest and achievement in Community Dentistry Externship and Dental Public Health.

  • Omotayo, Ayodeji Oluwarotimi

Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award

For a student graduating from the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry who has shown the most outstanding qualities of leadership and character.

  • Peters, Nathan Scott

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists –Manitoba Branch

For outstanding merit in the Advanced Clinical Therapeutics course and completion of an institutional, primary care or ambulatory care based rotation with excellence.

  • Wong, Madison

Certificate of Merit AAPD Predoctoral Student Award

For an outstanding student in the field of Dentistry for Children.

  • Mann, Navnoor

Class of '99 Dr. Lawrence Stockton Memorial Prize

For a student in the International Dental Degree Program who demonstrated the most improvement in the field of restorative dentistry, excellent communication skills and qualities of a positive role model.

  • Omotayo, Ayodeji Oluwarotimi

Dental Faculty Women's Association Prize

For high achievement in Clinical Dental Hygiene, School of Dental Hygiene.

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Frank Edick Memorial Prize

For highest standing in Clinical Therapeutics 3.

  • Frost-Hunt, Randi Marie

Mary Jane Ego Scholarship

For highest standing in Oral Surgery, fourth year Dentistry.

  • Song, Minkyung

Dr. Reda Elgazzar Oral Surgery Prize

For high academic achievement, high standing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 and demonstrated a high standard of professionalism, fourth year Dentistry.

  • Sidhu, Shubleen Kaur

Endowment Fund Award in Dental Hygiene

For high academic achievement and leadership ability in the graduating year of the Dental Hygiene course.

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Endowment Fund Award in Dentistry

For high academic achievement and leadership ability in the graduating year of Dentistry.

  • Peters, Nathan Scott

Dr. M.H. Garvin Prize in Periodontology

For high achievement in Periodontology, conscientious concern for patients and professional promise.

  • Le Roux, Stephen

Golden Scaler Award

For a graduating student who has achieved high standing in the fourth year Clinical Periodontics course by demonstrating overall clinical excellence, efficiency in completing clinical requirements and an outstanding clinical performance.

  • Nguyen, Anna

Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton Scholarship

For highest standing in Operative Dentistry in fourth year.

  • Song, Minkyung

Eleonore Haywood Lung Association Manitoba Convocation Prize

For academic excellence of a graduating student in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

  • Normand, Kaylene Emma*

Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award

For a graduating student in Dental Hygiene who has demonstrated a high level of development in instrumentation skills.

  • Rodriguez, Olivia Mari

A. Langley Jones Leadership Award

For aptitude for community pharmacy and consumer health care products and leadership qualities.

  • Choi, Sandra Sae-mi

Sophie Kanee Memorial Prize in Dental Jurisprudence

For highest standing in Dental Jurisprudence, fourth year Dentistry.

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

Manitoba Dental Association Prize

For highest overall average in the graduating year of the Dental Hygiene course.

  • Macdonald, Sarah Gabrielle

Dr. Frances Matiowsky Memorial Award

For a senior student in Dental Hygiene who has demonstrated concern for patients, fellow students and the faculty in general.

  • Penner, Madeline Rane

Dr. J.R. Murray Convocation Prize

For high standing and active participation in the College of Pharmacy.

  • Valencia, Eunice Baltazar

Maria Araceli Pacheco Memorial Award

For high standing in Pathology, Pharmacology and Dental Hygiene subjects along with demonstrated professional promise and concern for patients.

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Pharmacy Class of 2009 – Passion and Commitment Award

For a Pharmacy graduate with high academic standing and a strong record of community service.

  • Dhaliwal, Simranpreet Singh

Portnoy Award

For a graduating student who has initiated and completed a challenging comprehensive restorative treatment in the General Practice Clinic and/or in Interdisciplinary Case Studies.

  • Lyall, Mitchell

Dr. H.H. Saunderson Award in Dentistry

For professional performance and attitudes in Clinical Dentistry.

  • Omotayo, Ayodeji Oluwarotimi

Abraham Schwartz Prize

For a graduating student who has achieved the highest standing in the College of Pharmacy.

  • Frost-Hunt, Randi Marie

Dr. Alvin Shinoff Award

For a graduating student in Dentistry who has developed outstanding treatment plans in the General Practice Clinic and/or in Interdisciplinary Case Studies.

  • Mann, Navnoor

Dr. W. Walker Shortill Practice Management Memorial Prize

For high standing in the Practice Management course in fourth year Dentistry.

  • Ovaisy, Eileen

David Stern Memorial Prize

For a student who has achieved the highest grade in Pharmacy Management and plans to pursue a career in retail pharmacy.

  • Marino, Alyssa Erika

Daniel Tai Humanitarian Award in Dentistry

For a graduating student of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry who has been selected by the graduating class as the most compassionate and unselfish practitioner among the class and has demonstrated the willingness to help others.

  • Omotayo, Ayodeji Oluwarotimi

The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba Leadership Prize

For a graduating student in Dental Hygiene who has demonstrated commitment to their peers and community, exemplified leadership qualities, and shown dedication to the profession).

  • Urban, Stacey Judi

Dr. Isadore Wolch Prize in Endodontics

For a graduating student who has achieved high standing in Endodontic Literature Review Seminars and has demonstrated high skill and aptitude in Endodontic treatments in General Practice Clinic.

  • Kim, Jinchul 
     

Other Awards

Fairgrieve McBane Award

Awarded to a member of the graduating class having demonstrated the most genuine compassion and profound interest in caring for those in need of medical assistance.

  • Glow, Sari

Katherine Klassen Memorial Award

Awarded to a graduating student who is recognized by peers and instructors as having demonstrated a high level of compassion, humanism, and as having modeled a patient-centred approach to care.

  • Osahan, Prabhnoor

Doctors Manitoba Student Leadership Prize

Awarded to a graduating student who best demonstrates student leadership by having a positive impact on student life.  Promotes initiatives that enhance medical student health and wellness.

  • Bieniek, Arielle

Manitoba Medical College Foundation - Jack Hildes Memorial Convocation Prize

Awarded to a member of the graduating class who most exemplifies those qualities of humanity, personal discipline, keen curiosity, scientific inquiry, social responsibility, and good citizenship, which enhance a career in medicine and advance health in the community.

  • Valcourt, Emelissa

Manitoba Medical College Foundation – Robin Krause Human Values Convocation Prize

Awarded to a graduating student who best exhibits the traits inherent in the mission statement and goals of the Human Values Program.

  • Panchendrabose, Kapilan

Dr. Harold Popham Scholarship 

To a graduating student with good academic standing in Pediatrics who has been accepted to post-graduate studies in Pediatrics for the next academic session.

  • Ripstein, Yael

Dr. Harry Dodge Morse Scholarship

To a graduating student who has been ranked the highest in the selection process for admission to the postgraduate program in Urology.

  • Dua, Suvig

Dr. Tet Pin Yong Award in Undergraduate Surgery

To a graduating student recommended by the Head of the Department of Surgery and the fourth year Clinical Coordinator.

  • Sirant, Luke

Dr. Charlotte W. Ross Memorial Award

To a graduating student who has received the highest ranking in the selection process for admissions to the postgraduate program in Obstetrics and Gynecology and who enrolls full-time in the next academic session in the Postgraduate Medical Education Program in the Faculty of Medicine, in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Valcourt, Emelissa

Community Health Sciences Prize – Population Health Leadership

To a graduating student/s who has demonstrated a commitment to engagement and promotion of public and population health through their course work, student engagement, volunteer activities, and/or career plans.

  • Valcourt, Emelissa

Community Health Sciences Prize – Advocacy

Best project in the Advocacy Physician Development Curriculum series.

  • Garcia Fiola, Andres
  • Karam, Giorgio
  • Krishnan, Sampath
  • Wan, Joey

Patricia Chapter No. 8 Order of the Eastern Star Prize

To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in patient care and leadership.

  • Morakinyo, Oluwatobiloba

Dr. Patricia Anne Wightman Award for Excellence in Psychiatry

To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellent core knowledge in psychiatry subject areas with a high level of compassion and professionalism in interactions with patients.

  • Cianflone, Pietro

Dr. William Webster Award

To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellent core knowledge of anesthesia, outstanding basic anesthesia skills, a high level of professionalism in all interactions with patients and health care team members, and extraordinary potential as a future physician.

  • Wiens, Ian

Lukasz Czarnecki Memorial Award

To a graduating student ranked highly in the Internal Medicine selection process, who has shown a commitment to the service of others through compassion, integrity and understanding towards their needs and who enrolls full-time in the next academic session in the Postgraduate Medical Education Program in the Faculty of Medicine, in Internal Medicine.

  • Czehryn, Alexander

James Walker Wood, M.D. Convocation Prize in Family Medicine

To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in his or her performance during the Family Medicine rotation and has been accepted to post-graduate resident training.

  • Gervin, Emma
  • Groot, Bailey
  • Steele, Laryssa

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award

To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in Emergency Medicine.

  • Levi, Jessica

BSc Med Program Award

Best clinical research project.

  • El-Kefraoui, Charbel

Ade & Company Inc.

Award for excellence in basic sciences with potential for commercial application.

  • Akbari-Kelachayeh, Khashayar

Ade & Company Inc.

Award for excellence in research in biochemistry and molecular biology.

  • Kerr, Evan

A. Allyn Rossen Award for Proficiency in Research

Best project in cardiovascular research.

  • Del Rosario, John

Dr. F. W. Du Val Memorial Award

Best project in surgery or a related field.

  • Panchendrabose, Kapilan

Dr. Jack C. Wilt Memorial Award

Best project in infectious diseases.

  • Kong, William

Dr. Lyonel Israels Memorial Award

Best basic science project related to cancer.

  • Burtniak, Julian

Dr. Philip F. Hall Women's Health Research Award

Best BSc (Med.) project related to women’s health.

  • Ellis, Jessica

Dr. James C. Haworth Memorial Award

For excellence and outstanding promise in research within the area of hereditary metabolic disorders of nutritional disorders.

  • Raghavan, Arjun

Dr. William D. Bowman Award

Best pediatric or best other project.

  • Bieniek, Arielle

Dr. John Earl Abra Scholarship

For highest standing in Orthodontics in fourth year Dentistry.

  • Song, Minkyung

Alpha Omega Fixed Partial Denture Prosthesis Award

For high standing in the Fixed Partial Denture Prosthesis course and demonstrated exemplary professional demeanour, fourth year Dentistry.

  • Peters, Nathan Scott

Alpha Omega Fraternity Award

For highest academic average over the four years of the Dental course in the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry.

  • Schumacher, Emily Rebecca

* February 2024 graduate
** October 2023 graduate
*** May 2023 graduate

Convocation traditions

Convocation ceremonies are rooted in tradition and full of symbolism. Learn about what those are and why they’re important.

Honour song

Beginning each convocation ceremony with an Honour Song is a sign of respect and recognition of Indigenous Peoples as caretakers of this land. It recognizes our collective identities, cultures and languages, and the ongoing commitment of the university to Reconciliation. This song acknowledges the significant accomplishments of the graduates’ journeys as well as their transition into the next stages in their lives.

Chancellor's and President's regalia

In the fall of 2022, in consultation with members of the Indigenous community at UM and a committee led by Catherine Cook, former Vice-President (Indigenous), new academic regalia were commissioned for the Chancellor and the President. The new robe designs honour the First Peoples of these lands, demonstrating UM’s commitment to Reconciliation and supporting a graduation experience that feels more welcoming for Indigenous students.

Jackie Traverse, a UM alum and Ojibway woman from Lake St. Martin First Nation, developed the designs in partnership with beader Shannon Denney-Edwards, a Canadian of Métis, French and Islandic descent, and robe fabricator Beverli Barnes.

The robes are constructed of black silk and employ gold piping as a nod to the design the President and Chancellor have worn to date, which were modeled after the University of Oxford’s academic dress. On these re-imagined gowns, motifs have been applied through a combination of embroidery and traditional beading using gold accents. Ms. Traverse explains how each aspect has a deeper meaning:

“The crocuses represent Manitoba and give us our sense of place. The use of white, yellow, black and red represents the four nations. The use of red and orange represent the missing Indigenous women and children. The roots symbolize our connections to this institution and to one another.”

The robes were worn for the first time at Spring Convocation 2023.

Learn more on UM Today

Academic dress

Guests at convocation will readily conclude that the academic dress worn by graduands and members of the academic procession is both colourful and varied.The significance of academic dress may not be so apparent. 

Academic dress includes a gown, hood (worn over the shoulders), and a cap or mortarboard. All universities have distinctive academic dress for each degree offered. This explains the variety of academic dress worn by members of the academic procession who have graduated from many different institutions. 

The University of Manitoba has patterned its academic dress after the British tradition using the Oxford gown as the model. The Oxford attire is a modified form of the garments worn by its members in medieval times, sometimes attributed to the need for warmth in their damp halls of learning. There are three types of gowns at the University of Manitoba: the Bachelor’s and Master’s gowns are black; the Doctor of Philosophy gown is black with red velvet bars on sleeves and front panels; and the Honorary Doctor’s gown is scarlet. Mortarboards are black with a black tassel and are worn by all graduands except for honorary graduands; they wear round brimmed caps of black velvet with a gold tassel. 

It is the hood which signifies the degree to be presented to the graduand. The hoods for Bachelor’s degrees all have the common characteristics of black material edged with white borg material. Hoods for each of the Bachelor’s degrees at the University have a distinctive lining ranging from no lining (black) for Arts, to green for Agriculture, to gold for Science. Similarly hoods for the various Master’s degrees have a distinctive lining but can be differentiated from Bachelor’s hoods by the absence of a borg edging. Hoods for Honorary Doctor’s degrees are scarlet with different linings: white indicates an Honorary Doctor of Laws; yellow, an Honorary Doctor of Science; and slate blue, an Honorary Doctor of Letters. See the following page for a complete listing of the colours of all hood linings.  

Senate must approve any changes in academic dress. The Senate Committee on Academic Dress, which includes the Director of the School of Art and the Head of the Department of Interior Design, makes recommendations to Senate on the academic dress of graduands, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the Marshalls, and other officers of Convocation. 

Hood linings

Honorary degrees (Scarlet exterior)
Doctor of Laws White
Doctor of Letters Slate blue
Doctor of Science Gold-yellow
PhD degrees (black exterior with red bands and panel)
Doctor of Philosophy Medium green
Masters degrees (black exterior)

Architecture

Deep gold with royal blue chevron

Arts

Scarlet

Business Administration

Grey with purple chevron

City Planning

Mazarine blue with white chevron

Dentistry

Blue purple

Education

Royal blue

Engineering

Royal blue with gold-yellow chevron

Environment

Forest green with blue chevron and copper braid

Finance

Grey with navy chevron

Fine Art

Asphalt with brick red chevron

Human Resources Management

Half white and half classic blue

Human Rights

Half white and half classic blue

Interior Design

Purple-blue with blue-green chevron

Landscape Architecture

Deep gold with brown chevron

Laws

Half white half scarlet

Music

Emerald green

Natural Resources Management

Deep chrome green with sapphire blue chevron and dove grey band

Nursing

Turquoise with peach chevron

Occupational Therapy

Forest green

Physical Therapy

Light purple

Physician Assistant Studies

Blue purple with pale gold chevron

Public Health

Dark lavender with grey braid

Public Administration

Light blue with dark blue chevron

Science

Gold-yellow

Social Work

Coral with white band

Supply chain management & Logistics Gray/navy and brown gold braid
Undergraduate degrees (black exterior with borg edging)

Agribusiness

Gold-yellow with blue-green braid

Agriculture

Gold-yellow with green braid

Agroecology

Gold-yellow with medium brown braid

Arts

No lining

Commerce

Grey with purple braid

Computer Science

Black with gold-yellow braid and royal blue braid

Dental Hygiene

Gold yellow with lilac braid

Dentistry

Blue purple with gold braid

Education

Royal blue

Engineering

Gold-yellow with royal blue braid

Environmental Design

Tapestry green

Environmental Science

Forest green with a copper braid

Environmental Studies

Forest green with a sapphire blue braid

Fine Arts

Brick red

Food Sciences

Gold-yellow with scarlet braid

Geography

Forest green with a gold-yellow braid

Geological Sciences

Gold-yellow with a copper braid

Health Sciences

Maroon with white and pewter grey braids

Health Studies

Maroon with white and pewter grey braids

Human Ecology

Magenta

Human Nutritional Sciences

Magenta

Juris Doctor

White

Jazz Studies

Emerald green with brite gold braid

Kinesiology

Sage green with gold-yellow braid

Medicine

Purple

Music

Emerald green with gold braid

Midwifery

Bordeaux with purple braid

Nursing

Medium blue

Pharmacy

Olive green with khaki braid

Physical Education

Sage green

Physical Geography

Gold-yellow with green braid and blue braid

Recreation Management and Community Development

Sage green with maroon braid

Respiratory Therapy

Purple

Science

Gold-yellow

Social Work

Coral

Stoles

Certificates and diplomas
Aboriginal Child and Family Services Diploma Smoke
Aboriginal Environment Stewardship Diploma Smoke
Art Brick red
Dental Hygiene Lilac
Diploma in Agriculture Gold with green braid
Diploma in Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Smoke
Diploma in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology Silver with royal blue braid
Diploma in Population Health Purple with silver chevron
First Nations Community Wellness Diploma Smoke
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Agrology Old gold with cream braid
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education Royal blue
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Engineering Old gold with royal blue braid
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance Emerald green

 

The university banner

The University of Manitoba crest.

The focal point of the stage decorations at convocation ceremonies of the University of Manitoba has traditionally been a banner 8-feet wide and 13-feet long which incorporates the university crest.

The crest of the university is described in heraldic terms as: A quartered oval within bordure or inscribed as "Universitas Manitobensis 1877" sable, ensigned with the Imperial Crown.

Quarterings

Dexter Chief: Parted per fess: upper argent, cross gules surmounted by crown or, lined with the first: lower vert buffalo statant proper (being the arms of the Province of Manitoba).

Dexter Base: Argent, Saint John sejant, mantled sanguine, halo or, vested of the first, with eagle rising proper: chief, sky azure with light ray or, base vert (being the arms of St. John’s College, a charter affiliate).

Sinister Chief: Parted per fess: upper gules, book or pages argent, lower argent, two fleurs-de-lys or above a branch slipped of three maple leaves vert, stemmed proper (being the arms of St. Boniface College, a charter affiliate).

Sinister Base: Argent, a branch slipped of three grape leaves vert, stemmed proper, fructed purpure, surmounted by a barrulet or bearing motto “Floreat” of the first, edged sable (being the arms of Manitoba College, a charter affiliate).

Glossary of heraldic terms

Argent: silver coloured

Azure: blue

Barrulet: small bar or band

Base: lower part of the field of the coat of arms or shield

Bordure: a border surrounding the shield

Chief: area one-third of the width of the shield occupying the upper section of the field

Dexter: right side of the shield from the perspective of an individual holding it; left side of the shield from the perspective of the viewer

Fructed: depicted bearing fruit

Gules: bright red

Or: gold coloured

Parted per fess: partitioned by means of a horizontal line across the field

Proper: true or Natural colour

Purpure: purple

Quarterings: coats of arms combined on a shield

Sable: black

Sanguine: mulberry or dark red

Sejant: sitting

Sinister: left side of the shield from the perspective of an individual holding it; right side of the shield from the perspective of the viewer

Statant: standing on four feet, facing left

Vert: emerald green

Officers

Chancellor
Anne Mahon, B.H.Ecol.

Chair of the Board of Governors
Lynette Magnus, B.Comm (Hons.), CPA, CA

Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors
Kimberly Osiowy, BSc (CE), MSc

Senior Administrative Officers

President and Vice-Chancellor
Michael Benarroch, PhD

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Diane Hiebert-Murphy, PhD

Vice-President (Administration)
Naomi Andrew BA(Advanced), LLB

Vice-President (Research and International)
B. Mario Pinto, BSc, PhD, FRSC

Vice-President (External)
Vanessa Koldingnes, MBA

Vice-President (Indigenous)
Angie Bruce, MBA

University Secretary
Jeffrey M. Leclerc, BEd, MEd, C. Dir.

Vice-Provosts

  • Peter Nickerson, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
  • Lisa O’Hara, BA, MLIS
  • Tracey Peter, PhD
  • Laurie Schnarr, MA
  • Greg Smith, PhD
  • Mark Torchia, MSc, PhD

Associate Vice-Presidents

  • Christine Cyr, BA
  • Raman Dhaliwal, BComm (Hons.)
  • Annemieke Farenhorst, PhD
  • Stephanie Levene, MBA
  • René Ouellette BA, BComm
  • Hans-Joachim Wieden, PhD,

Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer
Mike Emslie, BComm (Hons.), CA, CPA, CIA, CISA

Chief Information Officer
Mario Lebar, BA, LLB, MBA

University Librarian
Lisa O’Hara, BA, MLIS

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400 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
 

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Inquire about convocation: graduation.convocation@umanitoba.ca
Transcript inquiries: Transcripts@umanitoba.ca

204-474-9420
1-877-474-9420 (toll free)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Subject to change based on University closures.