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Carol Shields: Convocation, 1996

On the occasion of her installation as Chancellor Carol Shields offered these words of encouragement to the graduating class of 1996: President Hanen, Ladies and Gentlemen, friends, colleagues, family. I thank you all for being here to share this enormously happy occasion with me, and my thanks go, too, to all who have made this …Read more >

Carol Shields: Awards and Honours

As a writer, teacher, critic, and citizen of the world, Carol Shields made contributions too numerous to list. In return, she received many awards and honours. A sampling follows: 2002, recipient of the Charles Taylor Prize for Jane Austen 2002, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, Governor General’s Award, and the Booker Prize for Unless 1998, recipient of …Read more >

Carol’s Request: The Inez Sellgren Bursary

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that contributions be made in Carol’s memory to: The Winnipeg Public Library Millennium Fund 251 Donald Street Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5 (204-986-6415) or The Inez Sellgren Bursary The Inez Sellgren Bursary was established by Carol Shields in honour of her mother. The funds annually provide assistance to …Read more >

In Memoriam, Carol Shields, OC

On July 16, Carol Shields passed away at the age of 68 due to complications from breast cancer. Carol, an author, playwright, poet, and literary critic, was chancellor of The University of Winnipeg from 1996 to October 1999 and a friend to many at the University. Carol leaves her husband Don, her children, John Shields, …Read more >

The Small Ceremonies that Matter Most by Leslie Vryenhoek

(Reproduced from the Alumni Journal, 1998 Spring/Summer edition) She is gracious from the moment you enter her home. As she takes your coat, she apologizes for having broken her coffee maker just yesterday, and says she will make you tea. This is a good thing if you are already quaking at the prospect of interviewing …Read more >

The University of Winnipeg Unveils Off-Campus Housing Registry

WINNIPEG—On July 14 2003, the Department of Housing and Student Life at The University of Winnipeg will unveil its new Off-Campus Housing Registry. With an increased student population and growing business and residential activity in the downtown, students are finding it increasingly difficult to secure suitable housing in the area. As spaces within the University’s …Read more >