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Introducing new Department Assistants in Arts

Mon. Dec. 4, 2017

We are pleased to welcome new Department Assistants in three departments. In July, Melinda Tallin started her position in the Department of Theatre and Film and in August, Tari Muvingi started in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications. And then, just this week, Nadya Alahakoon began her new position in the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies. Here they each tell us a little about themselves.

Tari Muvingi


Tari Muvingi (RHET)

Tari Muvingi is a UWinnipeg alumna and holds a BSc in Environmental Studies. Her career at the U of W began in 2008 working in administration and program support. She now finds herself at home in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, where she loves working and interacting with the great staff, faculty and students, and learning more from them about rhetoric and communication – two of her personal interest areas.





Melinda Tallin

Melinda Tallin (THFM)

Melinda Tallin graduated from the UW some time ago with a BA in Religious Studies. She comes from an arts administration background, beginning her career at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and following that, she spent 22 years in the Artistic Department at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. She’s delighted and honoured to join the Theatre and Film Department as “The New Patty”, supporting the excellent faculty and staff and the truly amazing and inspiring students here.





Nadya Alahakoon

Nadya Alahakoon (UIC)

Nadya Alahakoon is a graduate with BSc Honours in Information Technology. She joined the University of Winnipeg in 2009 and worked at the Collegiate and in the English Language Program before joining the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies.







"We are very fortunate to have these new, yet very experienced Assistants join us in the Faculty of Arts," says the Dean of Arts, Dr. Glenn Moulaison. "I wish them well in their important roles within not only their respective Departments, but the University of Winnipeg as a whole.”