UWinnipeg alumna recognized as a Future Leader of Manitoba

Margret Henderson

Margret Henderson

UWinnipeg alumna Margret Henderson(BEd. ’12) was recognized at the 7th Annual Future Leaders of Manitoba Awards held at Fort Garry Place for her work in a music program she created for youth at risk.  Henderson was awarded the Future Leaders of Manitoba award in her age category. She has been marked as one of  Manitoba’s best young talents. However, this is not her first award. This high-achiever was also awarded the UWinnipeg Lost Prizes Award upon her graduation from the Education and Arts Faculties in 2012 and the Winnipeg Foundation granted her $40,000 over two years to run her music programs.   In 2013, The City of Winnipeg awarded her an Advocacy Award for her work for the same successful music program. Henderson was  inspired to start the music program at the Manitoba  Youth Centre to help youth in the justice system make better choices.

“I am inspired by the kids,” expressed Henderson. “I love working with them and building relationships. Seeing their growth makes what I do worth it.”

In addition to her work with the music program she has been acknowledged for her work with UWinnipeg’s Eco kids on campus and the Model School at the Collegiate. Henderson volunteers with the Eco kids program teaching with her father on how to keep the brain safe. Her father Jim Henderson was the Associate Dean at the Collegiate until a tragic car accident in June of 2003 left him with a traumatic brain injury.

Henderson teaches music at Machray & Champlain Schools and is the music coordinator for the Spence Neighborhood Association.

The event was organized by the Future Leaders of Manitoba, with the support of the Business Council of Manitoba. Representatives from the Business Council of Manitoba, Winnipeg and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, along with representatives from both local and provincial levels of government were in attendance. For more information visit Future Leaders of Manitoba.

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

 

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