Trimbee reappointed for second term as President

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor at UWinnipeg. Photo by Cory Aronec.

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor at UWinnipeg. Photo by Cory Aronec.

The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents last night unanimously confirmed Dr. Annette Trimbee as President and Vice-Chancellor for a second term, in effect until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Trimbee assumed the role in August, 2014, and key accomplishments to date under her leadership include completing a university-wide strategic directions plan, the construction of Leatherdale Hall, which includes a revitalized Tony’s Canteen, introduction of a three-year budget strategy, and implementation of an Indigenous Course Requirement for all undergraduate students, among the first in Canada.   

“The Board of Regents is pleased to reappoint Dr. Trimbee for another term,” said Albina Moran, Chair of the Board. “She has provided top-tier leadership and we see great things in the future for the University.”  

“I am honoured to be serving a second term at UWinnipeg,” said Dr. Trimbee. “UWinnipeg is home to so many talented faculty, staff and students who come to campus everyday performing at a world-class level, adding value and resilience to our community. It is inspiring.”

Dr. Trimbee serves on the boards of Universities Canada, the voice of Canadian universities at home and abroad; and USports, which oversees sports at Canadian universities. In May 2016, Dr. Trimbee was appointed to the board of Manitoba Hydro where she shares her knowledge and expertise in water management and energy policy.

Previously, Dr. Trimbee served as Deputy Minister of several departments in the Alberta government. She holds a BSc from the University of Winnipeg, an MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from McMaster University in Ecology. She was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in aquatic ecology at the University of Alberta.

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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

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