Faculty to be Honoured at Fall Convocation

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to honour two of its outstanding faculty members at the upcoming Fall Convocation ceremony on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:30 am, in the UWinnipeg Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium, Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street. Professor Marilou McPhedran will receive the Marsha Hanen Award for Excellence in Creating Community Awareness and Dr. Eva Pip will receive the Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Marilou McPhedran by Austin Grabish

Professor Marilou McPhedran, © Austin Grabish

Professor Marilou McPhedran, CM, BA, LLB, LLM, LLD. (honoris causa)
Marsha Hanen Award for Excellence in Creating Community Awareness
McPhedran is a human rights lawyer and professor who serves as the founding Director of the Institute for International Women’s Rights at The University of Winnipeg Global College. She also serves on the boards of the community-based “sister” organization, Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba, and of the Legal Help Centre, both of which she co-founded. Marilou led Global College in the launching of one of the world’s few undergraduate human rights majors and she continues to design and teach innovative, collaborative courses that integrate concepts of human security and human rights.

 

Dr. Eva Pip, © Dan Harper

Dr. Eva Pip, © Dan Harper

Dr. Eva Pip, BSc (Hons), PhD
Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service
Throughout her long and distinguished career, which spans nearly four decades at The University of Winnipeg, Pip has served the community as a researcher, academic, and advocate for clean water. Pip sets a standard to which many academics aspire, but few achieve. She has built a research career on topics of direct interest to the public at large — centering around water quality — and has skillfully communicated this work to the public, all levels of government, and academia.

 

For more information visit Fall Convocation.

 


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MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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