Congrats to our grads Mihychuk and Carr- new federal ministers

University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Annette Trimbee, offers sincere congratulations to MaryAnn Mihychuk (Kildonan – St. Paul), who graduated from UWinnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in 1979 and Jim Carr (Winnipeg South Centre) a UWinnipeg Collegiate graduate, 1970 and Executive Director of UWinnipeg’s External Relations (in the 1980s).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that both Mihychuk and Carr have been appointed to the federal cabinet.

“UWinnipeg is known for nurturing strong community leaders and we are honoured that our graduates MaryAnn Mihychuk and Jim Carr will represent Manitoba in Cabinet,” said Trimbee. “We are an integral part of Manitoba’s knowledge economy. Our faculty members are engaged in relevant research on issues ranging from climate change, to homelessness in Canada, to diabetes prevention in the inner city –- research that can help inform Canadian public policy. We look forward to a constructive and collaborative relationship with our team of new MPs.”

A number of other Manitoba Members of Parliament elected on October 19, 2015 have connections to the UWinnipeg community.

Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South) has been UWinnipeg’s Director, Northern Sustainable Prosperity Initiative and an active participant in developing the new Prairie Climate Centre on campus

Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood – Transcona); UWinnipeg graduate, BA (Hons), 2007

Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) Associate Alumni, 1985

 

UWinnipeg also offers congratulations to:

Larry Maguire (Brandon-Souris)

Doug Eyolfson (Charleswood – St. James – Assiniboia – Headingly)

Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski)

Robert Sopuck (Dauphin – Swan River – Neepawa)

Candice Bergen (Portage – Lisgar)

Ted Falk (Provencher)

Dan Vandal (Saint Boniface – Saint Vital)

James Bezan (Selkirk – Interlake – Eastman)

Robert Falcon Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre)

 

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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

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