Hidden talents at UWinnipeg raise $3200

Nathan Music Co.

Nathan Music Co.

WINNIPEG, MB The UWinnipeg community was entertained at Class Acts VII and helped raise $3200 for the general scholarship fund on Friday, March 14, 2014.

“The performers of Class Acts VII and I  thank the University community and friends for their support,“ said event organizer Dr. Ed Byard, (Chair, Biology). “The evening featured extraordinarily talented faculty and staff at the top of their game.  I am happy that we are able to continue the tradition. Since its inception we have raised over $28,000 for the UWinnipeg General Scholarship Fund. Our students thank you.”

The top of the class line up included:


  • Blasphemers (Angela Failler, Women’s Studies, Craig Willis, Biology)
  • Nathan Music Co. a Juno award-winning band (with Devin Latimer, Chemistry)
  • Uptown Grass (with Ed Byard, Biology, Don Metz, Education)


  • Murray Evans (English)
  • John Melnyk (Business)


  • Neil Besner (Provost and Vice-President, Academic and International)
  • Ryan Bullock (Environmental Studies and Sciences)
  • Jan Byrd (Student Life)
  • Julie Pelletier (Indigenous Governance)
  • Colin Russell (Registrar) and Alice Russell
  • Andraea Sartison (Events)
  • Margaret Sweatman (English) and Glenn Buhr
  • Hector Leon Valenzuela (spouse of Melodie Doherty, Academic Advising)


  • Paul Friesen (Library)
  • Chandra Mayor (Carol Shields Writer in Residence)

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