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Longtime Leaders in Educational Excellence Recognized at Annual General Meeting

EDMONTON, July 12, 2018 – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to honour the careers and contributions of five outstanding educators during its Annual General Meeting which is currently being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton.

This year’s CTF Outstanding Indigenous Educator Award is being given to Wilfred Buck, a Science Facilitator with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. Despite his impoverished upbringing, drug and alcohol addiction, and grade 7 education, Buck decided to go sober at age 29 and pursue a career in teaching. After intensive schooling, Buck earned a Bachelor’s degree and Post-Baccalaureate diploma in Education from the University of Manitoba. Buck has taught courses at elementary and secondary grade levels, and created an innovative First Nations Astronomy program. Its use of hands-on tools like a portable planetarium and laser pointers have garnered national recognition for its unique methods of teaching sky knowledge.

Wilson Bearhead, a Nakota Elder and Wabamun Lake First Nation community member in central Alberta, is the recipient of the CTF Indigenous Elder Award. Bearhead worked in child welfare and addiction treatment prior to becoming the Assembly of First Nations regional Chief, where he managed the national youth portfolio. Bearhead has taught in public, Catholic, and First Nations school boards, using nature and storytelling as powerful tools to convey and enhance his lessons. Bearhead also has committee involvement in initiatives such as Project of Heart, a national organization seeking to uncover the history of the residential school system.

The first of three CTF Special Recognition Award honourees is Gwen Dueck, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF)’s first female Assistant General Secretary and General Secretary (now Associate Executive Director and Executive Director, respectively). Along with her 13 years of teaching experience, Dueck has been a steadfast leader in social and political advocacy, as well as professional stewardship and responsibility. Dueck has played key roles in international projects aiming to assist developing areas with teaching resources, such as the STF partnership with the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation. Her firm and visionary leadership provided stability during many changes in Saskatchewan’s education system.

Don Ash is the second CTF Special Recognition Award laureate, a former Executive Director of Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) who also served on its Provincial Executive Council. Ash was also branch president as well as Administrative Officer and Assistant Executive Director with the Council. Ash’s work in the Benefits and Economic Services Division and the Professional Development Division supported an over 20% increase in NLTA members’ salaries. Under Ash’s negotiation and leadership, a Joint Sponsorship Pension Agreement reached between the NLTA and provincial government saw fully funded pension plan and the creation of the Teachers’ Pension PlanCorporation.

The final recipient of this year’s CTF Special Recognition Award is Dr. Gordon Thomas, with 41 years of public education service to his credit. Introduced into the field by his father, a high school teacher of over 40 years, Thomas embodied a collegial approach in both his policies and his leadership style. During his 34 years with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), Thomas assisted in the negotiation for a provincial government compensation of $2.1 billion in unfunded pension plan liabilities, and helped create a teacher evaluation policy model from scratch. His work inspired the Teacher Growth, Supervision, Evaluation and Practice Review, which has been in use for 20 years.

Founded in 1920, the CTF is a non-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent over 238,000 teachers across Canada. The CTF is also a member of Education International.

For further information: Spokesperson: CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar; Contact: Francine Filion, CTF Communications Director, 613-899-4247 or ffili@ctf-fce.ca

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Recipients of Third Annual Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership Announced

July 12, 2018

WINNIPEG – Today, Mayor Brian Bowman awarded five recipients with the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership during a ceremony at City Hall.

Each of the five scholarship winners will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship in recognition of their consistent and outstanding dedication to making their community a better place to live and by solving community problems.

“It is very encouraging to know that so many of our young people care about and are taking action in our community,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “I am inspired by how these student leaders are already thinking about how they can make our community a better place, and I hope these scholarships will help them continue down that path.”

This year’s five scholarship recipients are:

Mercedes Sousa
High School: Transcona Collegiate
Volunteer Activities: Chair of the Spirit Committee, TCI student Council, TD Canada Trust Children’s Hospital BBQ, TD Breast Cancer Bake Sale, Canada Games Gold Choir, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Educational Goal: University of Manitoba, University 1 to Nursing

Rie Penner
High School: Glenlawn Collegiate
Volunteer Activities: Youth in Philanthropy, Indigenous Voice and Action Council (Signed WPG Accord), Spirit Week Committee, Member of Glenlawn GSA, Organized Halloween Food Drive for WPG Harvest, Festival du Voyageur, Oak Table Ministry, Louis Riel Public Library Youth Advisory Committee
Educational Goal: University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Commerce

Sophia Partyka
School: St. Mary’s Academy
Volunteer Activities: Helped organize a mental health awareness day for her grade (Grade 10), Chair of school environmental club, started “Klean Kits” at her school (collecting personal wellness products for the West Central Women’s Resource Center), St. Norbert Personal Care Home, Spence St. Thrift Store, Holy Names House of Peace, Beausejour Animal Hospital, Welcome Home
Educational Goal: University of Manitoba, Agribusiness

Linda Muzamuzi
High School: College Louis Riel
Volunteer Activities: Created and organized a Science Club (hosted presentations from university professors and other specialists in the field, taught the next group of students how to lead the club), member of the Justice Committee (volunteered at Siloam Mission and Christmas Cheer Board), Action Marguerite
Educational Goal: University of Manitoba, Science then Medicine

Betelhem Kassa
High School: Tec Voc
Volunteer Activities: Youth in Philanthropy, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement Project, Equitas Project
Educational Goals: University of Manitoba, Science then Medicine

The Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership rewards the achievements of Winnipeg’s future leaders and supports them on the path towards their educational and career goals.

Community leadership can be demonstrated through activities that promote racial and social inclusion, drive reconciliation, encourage environmental stewardship, and support or empower Winnipeg’s less fortunate. The recipients were chosen by an independent panel consisting of members from Boys & Girls Clubs, Volunteer Manitoba, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and the Citizen Equity Committee.

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A visit to Swan Lake First Nation: Community pride shines through – Manitoba Chiefs

Swan Lake is a beautiful First Nation in southwestern Manitoba. The community, set amongst lush rolling hills, held its annual pow wow on the first weekend of July. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas was honoured to be a part of the grand entry.

It was the Grand Chief’s first time visiting Swan Lake First Nation. Upon arriving in the Anishinabe community about 200 kilometres west of Winnipeg, it becomes clear immediately this is a First Nation that puts a lot of care into taking care of the land and its infrastructure. The lawns are manicured and the houses are well-maintained.

There is a buffalo ranch, a modern Band office, and the Sand Hills Gaming Centre on the reserve. Close to the school you can find a beautiful splash pad that is suitable for children of all ages.

Swan Lake First Nation is led by Chief Francine Meeches along with Councillors Angie Black, Germaine Cameron, Roberta Morrisette, and Craig Soldier.

Read More: https://manitobachiefs.com/a-visit-to-swan-lake-first-nation-community-pride-shines-through/

UCN: Onikaniwak Summer Institute Wraps Up

July 12, 2018

University College of the North’s (UCN) Summer Institute has concluded for another year. The title of the week-long camp is “Onikaniwak – For Those Who Lead.” The land-based program began on July 6th this year and was located at Egg Lake, 70 kilometres north of The Pas, MB.

UCN partners with a number of other post-secondary institutes and organizations that allows this event to be the success it is. These include University of Saskatchewan, Brandon University, University of Winnipeg, the Manitoba Metis Federation, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

This innovative land based summer institute focuses exclusively on First Nations, Metis and Inuit history, worldviews, challenges/realities, pedigogies and culture to develop the leadership capacity for school and post-secondary leaders.

While at the summer institute, registrants heard from various Indigenous scholars, elders and cultural adisors speak on topics that relate to Indigenous education, history, treaties, contemporary reality, residential school and intergenerational effects, land based teachings and a short Cree language program. Registrants also participated in a wide range of cultural activities such as pipe ceremonies, sweat lodge building, beading, medicine walks and medicine teachings as well as recreational activities such as canoeing, fishing and nature walks.

Sharon McKay is UCN’s Executive Director of its Aboriginal Knowledge and Culture Division and heads up the annual event. She is quick to point out, though, titles won’t get you very far at this camp. “There is quite a variety of people who attend from a number of backgrounds but people just do what needs to be done. Professors take out garbage and I do the dishes.

” Ms. McKay says attending these summer events can bring about an entirely new way of seeing things. “The very title, For Those Who Lead, brings about an awareness of history, of reconciliation, of a shared history.” “It’s difficult to explain”, she says, “but lives are transformed and if you come with an open mind and an open heart, your life will change.”

Twenty-Five people were registered who came with their families from all over Manitoba, as well as 20 students from UCN. The Summer Institute opened July 6th and concluded July 12, 2018.

For more information, please contact: Jim Scott, Director Communications Department University College of the North P: 204-627-8244 E: jscott@ucn.ca

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Tribe Called Red dancer says she ‘just felt disposable’ after being chased, refused taxi ride – CBC

Angela Gladue, in Winnipeg to perform at the Folk Festival, says cab driver insisted on payment upfront

Jul 13, 2018

An Edmonton woman says she’s still in shock after being refused a cab ride when she asked a Duffy’s Taxi driver for help Monday night.

Angela Gladue, who was in Manitoba to perform at the Winnipeg Folk Festival last weekend, said she was being chased down Portage Avenue by a strange man when she hopped in a cab for refuge.

Gladue said she was taken aback when the driver asked for cash upfront.

“I said ‘Yes, I do have money, but you have to go now. I will pay you, just start driving — there is a man coming and I am really scared,'” said Gladue, a powwow dancer who dances with the Ottawa electronic music group A Tribe Called Red.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/a-tribe-called-red-dancer-taxi-complaint-1.4742882

Key steps to getting out of credit card debt as the cost of borrowing rises – CP

Source: The Canadian Press
Jul 12, 2018 

By Ian Bickis

THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Bank of Canada’s latest rate increase has raised the cost of borrowing as well as the importance of paying off debts.

Credit cards often carry interest rates in the double digits, some of the most crippling in the debt world, so anyone carrying a balance on one should make it their top priority to pay off _ even if the big banks’ decision to raise their prime rates doesn’t directly impact credit card rates, said Credit Counselling Society president Scott Hannah.

“If a person is regularly carrying a balance on their credit card, that’s a problem,” he said.

About 44 per cent of Canadians are $200 a month or less away from financial insolvency, according to accounting firm MNP.

Credit agency TransUnion said earlier this month that average non-mortgage debt stood at $29,312 per person, including an average credit card balance of $4,154. But about half of Canadians pay off their credit cards each month, so the burden is actually much higher for those who don’t.

Tackling debt can seem daunting, and many consumers choose to ignore the problem by paying only the monthly minimum, but an honest financial self-assessment and some planning will pay dividends in the long run, said Hannah.

The first step in taking on messy finances is to draw up a workable budget, with reasonable spending cuts, that’s not too restrictive, he said.

“If your morning latte is a must-have, keep it, and look for other areas in your budget to scale back on.”

Long-term planning and patience is important so that you actually stick to a plan. That includes putting money aside for expenses such as car repairs so that they can be paid with cash, rather than using a credit card and restarting the debt cycle, he said.

“It’s why so many people fail with their New Year’s resolution to get out of debt real fast. It doesn’t work.”

Reducing credit card debt also requires a personal strategy regarding how they’re going to be paid off, especially since the average client has four or five credit cards, but Hannah thinks it’s important to pick the card with the smallest balance and pay that off first.

“Getting that win under your belt is really motivating.”

Consolidation loans are an option as they will provide a single lower rate of interest, but Hannah recommends waiting until you establish a track record of sticking with a budget, which could take months or years.

Too many people get a consolidated loan only to dip into credit cards before it’s paid off, due to an emergency or perceived need, so the track record is important, said Hannah.

“It takes a while if you’ve never done it before, to use a budget. You’re going to make mistakes,” he added.

Establishing a proven budget and payment plan could also make it easier to get that consolidated loan once the groundwork has been laid.

Online loans from less established lenders may appear to offer a seemingly cheaper rate, but Hannah warns that consumers should carefully review the terms. Actual rates can be much higher than those advertised, and can carry hefty penalties for things like late payments, so borrowers should be extra wary of the terms.

Transferring balances to a low-interest credit card can cut interest payments, but doing so often triggers a balance transfer charge. The approach also still relies on credit cards, which Hannah says people need to give up altogether until they get out of debt.

Sticking to a budget also means checking in regularly on progress, seeing those balances clock down, and having patience with the process, said Hannah.

“Along the way you’ll have a few setbacks, because life is just cruel, we all have setbacks, so you have to be able to manage through those pieces.”

INDEX: YOUR MONEY BUSINESS

 

UWinnipeg creates Media Centre for Public Policy and Knowledge Mobilization

New Centre will house EvidenceNetwork.ca, now in its seventh year

The University of Winnipeg has established the Media Centre for Public Policy and Knowledge Mobilization. The Centre will be a research hub that seeks to understand how policy-making decisions are influenced by media and how research institutions commit to knowledge mobilization.

“The debate around public policy is important to Canadians. An informed, non-partisan link between research and the mainstream media is key to enriching the public dialogue about policy issues,” said Dr. Shannon Sampert, who is the new Centre’s founding director and is also editor-in-chief of EvidenceNetwork.ca. “This is an important, under-explored area of study that can provide insights into ways to change current institutional behaviours that will benefit stakeholders.”

“The new Media Centre for Public Policy and Knowledge Mobilization will enhance our ability to share important research with a broad audience and diverse groups of people. This generates meaningful dialogues that impact decisions made by government and industry — influencing the way people live,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg.”

The Centre will also house EvidenceNetwork.ca, which is celebrating its seventh year of working with academic experts to create original media content on important public policy issues for publication in the mainstream media. Every second day in Canada, EvidenceNetwork.ca publishes an original op-ed by an academic expert; three EvidenceNetwork.ca op-eds appear daily in a Canadian newspaper or on a media platform.

“Our evidence-based research is read by thousands of Canadians each day and plays an important role in pushing out the latest information on public policy. That’s knowledge mobilization in action,” said Sampert.

Advisory board members for the new Media Centre are Bob Cox, the Publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press and the Chairman of News Media Canada; Carolyn Shimmin, Patient and Public Engagement Lead at George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation; Laurie Monk, Manager, Lighthouses Program/Restorative Justice Program and Policy Analyst, Manitoba Justice; Jino Distasio, VP Research at The University of Winnipeg; Jared Wesley, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Alberta; and Malcolm Bird, Associate Chair, MPA Program University of Winnipeg.

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UWinnipeg is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous inclusion, environmental commitment, small class sizes, and campus diversity. UWinnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for all individuals, especially those taking non-traditional paths to university.

Read more about EvidenceNetwork.ca

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Dr. Shannon Sampert
Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Knowledge Mobilization
Editor-in-Chief, EvidenceNetwork.ca
Associate Professor, Political Science
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.996.4283 | E: s.sampert@uwinnipeg.ca

Kevin Rosen, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.786.9381 E: k.rosen@uwinnipeg.ca

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‘Doors Open Brandon’ a Unique Mix of Architecture, Culture & Nature

July 9, 2018

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon and the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, along with their many event sponsors, invite all members of the public to attend the 17th annual Doors Open Brandon weekend July 20th to 22nd for a unique chance to travel back in time and immerse themselves in the community’s architectural, cultural and nature-based beginnings.

This year’s Doors Open Brandon weekend event offers a mix of FREE self-guided and guided walking heritage tours, featuring a total of 18 heritage properties, five local museums, two City of Brandon civic buildings and the Brandon’s Indigenous Peoples Site at the A.R McDiarmid Civic Complex. Returning for another year is local historian David McConkey’s popular walking tour, this time offering a guided journey through the Brandon Municipal Cemetery, which, in the final year of the First World War centenary, will seek to remember those caught in the conflict. Coming on board this year to offer a new guided walking tour is naturalist David Barnes, who will take participants on a nature history walk through the Assiniboine Food Forest Inc., a natural area in Brandon’s east end which includes a pond/wetland and spring-fed creek, an ancient oak wooded area, AFFI’s community orchard, a prairie wildflower garden, and a working sugar bush.

A full list of Doors Open Brandon tour locations and participant details can be found on the Heritage Brandon website at http://www.heritagebrandon.ca/doors-open. Self-guided tours can be taken at participating locations from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, while participants of the civic building tours and the above mentioned pair of guided walking tours will want to take note of listed tour times and attendance requirements.

“As always, our Doors Open Brandon event aims to offers something for everyone, ranging from a ‘go-at-your-own-pace’ list of historical properties to visit, to a more structured schedule of programmed tours,” notes City of Brandon Heritage Marketing Coordinator Shelby Nohr. “We invite all members of the public to take the opportunity offered to discover these buildings and historical sites, which are just as vibrant and valued today as they were when they first came into being.”

Nohr adds that interested history buffs will not want to miss the Doors Open Brandon kick-off event, which is set to take place on Friday, July 20th beginning at 6 p.m. at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, located at 638 Princess Avenue.

“In addition to a double documentary screening by local archivist and documentary producer Tom Mitchell, we are pleased to be hosting the premiere of Brandon musician Brent White’s original song, ‘Snow Train 1916’, which he was inspired to write after attending a previous Doors Open Brandon event. This will be a ‘don’t-miss’ evening, so we hope everyone will help us kick things off on Friday and then take in all that the Doors Open Brandon weekend has to offer,” concludes Nohr.

Complete Doors Open Brandon information is now available on the Heritage Brandon website, though individuals may also pick up a complimentary paper passport booklet at Brandon City Hall (410-9th Street), the Riverbank Discovery Centre (545 Conservation Drive), or at Heritage Co-op (1035 Richmond Avenue).

Meanwhile, individuals interested in learning more about 2018’s Open Garden Tours – which have been scheduled for their own weekend this year on July 14th & 15th – may contact the City of Brandon’s Community Development Section by calling 204-729-2257 or by emailing k.macdonald@brandon.ca.

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Twelve Manitobans to Receive Order of Manitoba Today

July 12, 2018

Twelve Manitobans, whose contributions encompass a broad range of endeavors and accomplishments, will be invested into the Order of Manitoba in this at a special ceremony to be held today at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 12 in Room 200 in the Manitoba Legislative Building.

The Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour, was established in 1999 to recognize Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, thereby enriching the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province and its residents.  Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon, chancellor of the order, will preside over the investiture of the 12 new members whose achievements encompass a broad range of accomplishments.

Those to be invested at the 2018 ceremony are:

Dr. David Barnard
As president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba since 2008, Dr. Barnard has championed the university’s commitments to Indigenous achievement, enhanced research facilities and graduate student support, and diversified academic opportunities for students.  During his tenure, the university was invited to join the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, was selected as the site for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and has been chosen to hold prestigious research chairs including a highly competitive Canada Excellence Research Chair.

Mr. Michael P. B. Belhumeur
A Métis elder and a military veteran, Michael P. B. Belhumeur co-founded the Urban Knights and Ladies Volunteer Veterans Ambassadors Peace Patrol of Manitoba, a first-of-its-kind volunteer-based, safety promotion and crime prevention organization.  Serving the Winnipeg community for 40 years, its focus has been on locating and finding support for homeless veterans.  He has also spent countless hours educating young people about Metis art, culture and history.

Ms Jacqueline Blay
Jacqueline Blay is an award-winning francophone historian.  Her writings reflect the efforts of francophones in Manitoba to preserve their language and culture, and chronicle their important contribution to our province’s history.  She has served as president of the St. Boniface Historical Society, Gabrielle-Roy House and the Société franco-manitobaine.  She continues to work on completing her series of five books dedicated to promoting the history of francophone and Métis communities in Manitoba.

Ms Barbara Bruce
A citizen of the Métis nation, Barbara Bruce has spent her life working with and for the Métis nation and First Nations’ communities and organizations at the local, regional and national level.  She was directly involved in the planning of four Truth and Reconciliation Commission national events.  She served on the boards of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and the Top 40 Under 40, among others.  She is a two-spirit elder who follows her traditional spiritual way of life.

Dr. Sara J. Israels
A pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Sara Israels is world renowned for her innovative work in the care of children and teenagers with cancer and bleeding disorders.  She led the expansion of inter-professional care, the development of an aftercare program for survivors of childhood cancer, the creation of a provincial bleeding disorders program, and the development of dedicated space for children and their families at CancerCare Manitoba.

Mr. Robert T. Kristjanson
A lifelong resident of Gimli and a commercial fisher for 70 years, Robert T. Kristjanson increased public awareness of the growing algae problem on Lake Winnipeg, which inspired several initiatives to address the problem.  He also led the implementation of the Canadian Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, has served in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary for 35 years, as well as having a distinguished record of service to a variety of community organizations.

Mr. William Loewen
William (Bill) Loewen’s distinguished business career includes innovation and commercial success in computer services and electronic commerce.  He has championed other community organizations such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Choral Association, Heritage Saint Norbert, West End Cultural Centre, Urban Circle Training Centre and Heritage Winnipeg.

Ms Bernice Marmel
Bernice Marmel has been a long-time champion and advocate for seniors, affordable housing and low-income Manitobans.  She helped establish a visiting program and phone service for Deer Lodge Hospital residents, matching volunteers with seniors to reduce social isolation.  In 2016, she received the Murray and Muriel Smith Award, the highest honour given by the Manitoba Council on Aging.  She also initiated a community project that gave children living in a social housing project the opportunity to voice their needs.

Mr. Robb Nash
Robb Nash uses music to influence young people, performing at schools, reservations and detention centres across Canada.  After surviving a near-fatal accident, he began speaking to youth, playing his songs that are intended to inspire discussion about important issues, such as bullying, addiction, self-harm and suicide.  Over the past five years, more than 800 students have relinquished their planned suicide notes to him and hundreds more have stopped self-harming behaviors.

Mr. Ken Opaleke
For more than 27 years, Ken Opaleke has been dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth as the driving force and executive director of West Broadway Youth Outreach, a non-profit organization that helps youth realize their full potential.  More than 800 kids participate in the program every year.  Among his proudest accomplishments has been never taking a sick day in 30 years and helping two of his former program ‘students’ achieve their dream of graduating from medical school, with another three not far behind.

Dr. Grant N. Pierce
Dr. Grant Pierce’s research in cardiovascular medicine has brought scientific acclaim to Manitoba through his participation in a series of pioneering studies to stop or reverse heart muscle disease or blood vessel wall injury.  He helped develop the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and helped found the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, both at St. Boniface Hospital.

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
A physician and researcher, Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg is renowned for her leadership in pediatric health and her expertise regarding rare metabolic disorders and genetic diseases.  Her research benefited the health of Manitobans at risk for certain illnesses, resulting in the development of targeted newborn screening programs and new treatments.  This led to early life-changing interventions for many Manitobans including those in the province’s Hutterite, Mennonite and Indigenous communities.  In April 2018, she was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Appointments to the order are made by the chancellor on the recommendations of an advisory council.  Once invested, members are entitled to use the initials O.M. after their names for life and will have their names placed on permanent display in the Legislative Building.

“To reflect on the exceptional leadership and commitment to community demonstrated by the women and men being recognized this year is both gratifying and humbling,” Lt.-Gov. Filmon said.  “Whether their contributions are felt here at home or on the world stage, each epitomizes the abundance of talent and spirit of giving that Manitobans are known for.”

For additional information about the Order of Manitoba, visit www.manitobalg.ca.

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Contact: Kate Gameiro, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 204-945-2752.

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12 Manitobans receiving province’s top honour – CBC

12 Manitobans honoured for enriching the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province

Jul 12, 2018

A dozen of Manitoba’s most renowned citizens will receive the province’s highest honour on Thursday, the Order of Manitoba.

The honourees, including youth advocate Robb Nash, University of Manitoba president David Barnard and renowned pediatric researcher Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, are credited with enriching the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province.

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon, chancellor of the order, will preside over the 4 p.m. ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/12-people-order-of-manitoba-2018-1.4743763

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