Terry Klassen [BSc(Med)/82, MD/82]
Appointed to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a three-year term.
Klassen is a pediatric emergency physician, a clinician scientist and one of Canada's top pediatric researchers. He is director of research for the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. At the University of Manitoba, he is associate dean, academic, in the Faculty of Medicine and a professor and director of research in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health.
In 2011, Klassen and his colleagues received a CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Award in recognition of their work in improving health outcomes of acutely ill and injured children visiting pediatric emergency departments across Canada.
F. Estelle Simons [BSc/65, MD (Hons)/69]
Received the 2012 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in recognition of significant contributions toward improved understanding of the clinical pharmacology of medications used to treat allergic diseases.
Gerald Niznick [DMD/66] is the 2012 recipient of the Alumni of Distinction Award from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba.
The following alumni received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2010-2011):
Nathan Beeler [MMus/06]
Alan Binne [BEd/96, BSc/94]
Tamara Einarson [BEd/95, BA/94]
Benoit Pellerin [B En Ed/87]
Ravindran Ravi [PhD/82] was awarded the 2012 Chancellor's Award of Distinction at Ryerson University.
Ray Bollman [BSA (Hons)/70, MSc/71] received an honorary doctorate from Brandon University (BU) at their 100th convocation in June of 2011. Bollman, was also a Stanley Knowles Visiting Professor at BU from September to December 1996.
The following alumni were named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2011:
(Ron) M.G. Britton [MSc/69]
Ani Gole [MSc/80, PhD/82]
Gerry Price [BSc(ME)/70, MSc/72]
Sonja Bejzyk [BA/53, BPed/56, BEd/68] received a 2012 Caring Canadian Award.
Matthew Hudson [BComm(Hons)/08] was honored with the National Best Business Award at The Canadian Youth Business Foundation Hudson is founder of Invenia Technical Computing Corporation.
Brian Postl [MD/76], the former founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and current dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Bob Silver [BSc/70], the president and co-owner of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press and chairman of the Smartpark Board of Directors.
Pauline Clarke [MEd/85], the Winnipeg School Division's chief superintendent, in recognition of her work in inner-city education.
James Coyne [BA(Hons)/31, LLD/61], the second governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961, who helped promote the autonomy of the central bank.
Etienne Gaboury [BA(LatPh)/53, BArch/58, LLD/87], an architect who designed Winnipeg's Royal Canadian Mint building, the new St. Boniface Cathedral, and the Esplanade Riel.
Crystal Marie Kolt [BMus(MusEd)/83], the musical director of the Flin Flon Community Choir who has helped develop the arts in Northern Manitoba.
Art Miki [BEd/69, MEd/75], a leader in the Japanese Canadian community, who helped bring forward the country's historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement in 1988.
Deborah Thorlakson [BN/75, MEd/89], a volunteer who has helped numerous foundations, organizations and boards across the province.
Maureen Heaman [BN/78, MN/87, PhD/01]
Karen Botting [BA/66, CertEd/69, BEd/77, MEd/85]
Chau Pham [BSc/00, MD/05]
Catharine Teichroew [BEd/98, PBDipEd/06]
A.S. (Sandy) Will [BSc/61], aide-de-camp to five Lieutenant Governors
Gordon Goldsborough [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]
Gerry Price [BSc(ME)/70, MSc/72 (Manitoba), PhD (Lehigh), PEng, FCAE], Chairman and CEO, Price Group of companies
Stan Tsang-Kay Cheung [BSA/69, MSc/71, PhD/75, LLD/91]
Johanna Hurme [BEnvD/99, MArch/02] and Sasa Radulovic [BEnvD/99, MArch/03], Principals of 5468796 Architecture Inc.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston [C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.], Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Tannis Richardson [BScHEc/48, LLD/12]
Sir Gordon Ying-Sheung Wu
Robert (Bob) Brennan [CA/66, CertBusM/71, LLD/12]
Sister M. Cyril Mooney
George E. Yee [MD/60]