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Alumni Perspectives Speaker Series

The Alumni Perspectives Speaker Series is a way to learn from and engage with alumni. The speaker discusses their journey from being a student at UWinnipeg to their current profession.

Do you have a suggestion for an interesting speaker? Please drop us a line at alumni@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-988-7118.

Alumni Perspectives Speaker Series 2024


Upcoming Events

March 2024

The University Is a Custodian Of a Way Of Life

Panelist: Rev. Stefan Jonasson (Collegiate 79, BA 88, M.Div 97)
Moderator Dr. Dorothy Young (BA 75)
Date: Thursday March 21, 2024
Time: 7–8 p.m. via Zoom webinar, Free

Panelist Rev. Stefan Jonasson (Collegiate 79, BA 88, M.Div 97) is presently Editor of Lögberg-Heimskringla, an Icelandic community newspaper. Previously, he was a member of the professional staff of the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association for 24 years. Stefan received the University Gold Medal in Religious Studies in 1988 and the Governor General’s Gold Medal in 1997. He was a member of the Alumni Council from 2008 to 2014 and its president from 2012 to 2013. He was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2015 and is currently its Chair. He is also a member of the Interfaith Roundtable. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 in recognition of his community service. 

Moderator: Dr. Dorothy Young (BA 75) Dorothy was an educator for 40 years in public education in Manitoba. She has a BA from the University of Winnipeg, a B. Ed., M. Ed., and Ph. D. from the University of Manitoba, and Certificates in Clinical Supervision from UCLA. She is a member of the Alumni Council and one of the three Alumni Association Board of Regents Representatives. Dorothy has extensive volunteer experience within education, the St. James Scholarship Committee, human rights, the Grace Hospital, her church, Child and Family Services of Winnipeg,  CJNU Nostalgia Radio, and Rainbow Stage. She has won numerous awards including the Dr. J. M. Brown Award for her outstanding contribution to teacher education in Manitoba, and the Paul Harris Fellow Award for vocational excellence from the Winnipeg-Assiniboine Rotary Club. 

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Past Alumni Speaker Series