Awards Night of Excellence 2020

Awards Night RotatorEach year, we honour our exceptional students and generous donors at a special evening that we call 'Awards Night of Excellence.' Unfortunately, the event we'd planned for March 17, 2020 had to be cancelled due to public health considerations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in these uncertain times, it’s important that we continue to celebrate the wonderful traditions established here at The University of Winnipeg. We all wish we could have marked this occasion in person at Riddell Hall. In lieu of that, we have brought our 2020 Awards Night of Excellence online. Thank you for helping us recognize our honourees.

Awards by Faculty


Business and Economics


Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health


Annette TrimbeeDr. Annette Trimbee
President & Vice-Chancellor
The University of Winnipeg

I want to send a warm welcome to our students, your families and friends, faculty members, staff, and donors.

I want to congratulate each and every student recognized by our faculties for your exceptional accomplishments and acknowledge the significant amount of effort that goes into your studies. UWinnipeg has a rich history of growing leaders and we know you are poised to go on and make an impact in your chosen field.

It’s also important to acknowledge the people who have helped you achieve excellence.

It starts with your friends and family, many of whom make their own sacrifices to help you reach your dreams. Then there’s the support of our tremendous faculty members and staff, who are dedicated to providing a quality educational experience and opportunities to enrich your studies.

And, of course, the awards and scholarships that supported you were provided by our donors, like Dr. John Krahn, who made generous gifts because they believe that your education is an important investment in our future.

Again, congratulations to all of our award recipients. As you make your way through our webpage, please be sure to sign our virtual guestbook.


John KrahnJohn Krahn, BSc '68 
Longtime Donor

During the past 40 years, Dr. John Krahn and his family have been staunch supporters of The University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Krahn’s ties to UWinnipeg date back to the 1960s when he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and physics in 1968. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Manitoba and then his postdoctoral degree at the University of Alberta in 1975, Dr. Krahn went on to work as a clinical biochemist at the St. Boniface Hospital for nearly 25 years.

“Although I had always loved school and science, my passions grew exponentially at The University of Winnipeg, largely due to my excellent science professors,” he said. “Dr. Fred Barth, in particular, encouraged me to go to graduate school.”

In 2006, UWinnipeg recognized Dr. Krahn with the Distinguished Alumni Award, adding to a long list of honours that already included the award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Chemistry from the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and Outstanding Service to Clinical Chemistry from the Alberta Society of Clinical Chemistry. He also currently serves on UWinnipeg’s Alumni Association Council.

Now Dr. Krahn is giving back to the university that first spurred his passion for science by funding the John Krahn Award. This new scholarship will support the next generation of science students studying chemistry or natural sciences as they pursue their dreams.

“Giving back is an expression of my gratitude for all the help I received throughout my education and career.”

 The first John Krahn Award will be presented in Fall 2021.

  • + List of Funds - Click to expand

    Awards Night celebrates scholarships valued at $1,000 and above

    The Coppinger Family Award
    Freemasons of Manitoba Award in Human Rights
    The Robert Lothian Human Resource Award
    The Jennifer Moore Rattray Award
    Winnifred Gamble Bursary
    The Patrick Deane Provost Prize
    The David R. Dyck Prize in History
    Duckworth Prize
    The John Roberts Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
    Victor Y. Shimizu Kant Prize
    Joyce Aitken Scholarship in Education
    Chuck Badcock Scholarship in Athletic Therapy
    Jeff Babb Scholarship in Statistics
    John and Jane Bosace Memorial Award
    Great-West Life Business Student Scholarship and Work Placement Program
    Chancellor W. John A. Bulman Scholarship
    Jan and Fred Butler Scholarship
    Alice Chambers Forest Enhancement Scholarship
    Maria Graciete and Jose Correia Family Scholarship
    Harry S. Crowe Scholarship Fund
    The Tire Stewardship Manitoba - Moe Tresoor Scholarship in Environmental Studies and Sciences
    Sam Diamond Athletic Therapy Scholarship
    Katherine Jane Duckworth Memorial Scholarship
    Edmond & Dorothy Dyck Scholarship in Education
    Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Scholarship
    Enterprise Scholarship in Business and Economics
    Fred Douglas Place Residents' Tribute Scholarship
    Frostiak and Leslie Scholarship Fund-70291
    German-Canadian Business & Professional Association Scholarship
    Kyocera Applied Computer Science Scholarship
    Roger & Kathleen Graham Scholarship
    George A. Grierson Memorial Scholarship
    The Grant Thornton LLP Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing
    Hanna Family Scholarship
    Bethia Henry Memorial Scholarships in Theatre and Drama
    Bethia Henry Memorial Scholarship in Sociology
    Roderick O.A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. & Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship
    Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship
    Ross A. Johnston Scholarship in Math or Statistics
    Ralph E. King Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. Randy Kobes Memorial Scholarship
    Condren Rex Keating Scholarship in Criminal Justice
    Norman Kehler Spanish Studies Scholarship
    Wilhelm Kristjanson Memorial Scholarship
    Walter E. Kroeker Memorial Scholarship in 18th Century Literature
    Garnet Kyle Scholarship
    Walter W. Leatherdale Scholarships
    Judge Walter J. Lindal Memorial Scholarship
    Jo Lindal Memorial Scholarship
    Edith Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
    Jack Little Memorial Scholarship
    Lions Housing Centres 25th Anniversary Scholarship
    Alberta Shearer Loeb Memorial Scholarship
    Gord Mackie Scholarship in Athletic Therapy
    Manitoba Brain Injury Association Athletic Therapy Scholarship
    Meadwell Scholarship in French
    Thomas MacLean Miller Memorial Scholarship in Religious Studies
    William "Billy" Murphy Scholarship in Theatre
    Margaret E. Nix & Slade C. Nix Entrance Scholarship
    James G. Oborne Scholarship
    Grace O'Farrell Scholarship
    Elliott-Harvey Scholarship in Education
    Ingrid & Klaus Philipp Scholarship in Chemistry
    Klaus & Ingrid Philipp Scholarship in Biochemistry
    Robert P. Purves Memorial Scholarship
    Carl J. Ridd Scholarship in the Humanities
    H. Sanford Riley Schol. in Environmental Economics
    Cecil Essadelle Rombough Memorial Entrance Scholarship
    Rutherford-Altnow Scholarship in History
    The H. V. Rutherford Scholarship
    Allan J. Ryckman Memorial Scholarship
    Sandra & Harvey Secter Scholarship
    Rev. John H. and Mrs. Myrtle (Webster) Shemilt Scholarship
    Dr. Lloyd Siemens Memorial Scholarship in English
    Alexander & Catharine Smith Memorial Scholarship
    E. Phyllis Smith Memorial Scholarship in English Literature
    Sir William Stephenson Scholarship
    Walter E. Swayze Scholarship in English
    Mary Talbot Memorial Scholarship in Education
    Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Scholarship in Canadian History
    University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary Endowment Scholarship
    United College Class '50 Scholarship
    University of Winnipeg Retirees Association Scholarship
    Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Scholarship
    L. Olive Willison Entrance Scholarship Fund
    Wolinsky Memorial Scholarship in Social Science
    Robert & Kathryn Young Scholarship in European History
    Pinnacle Staffing Opportunity Scholarship
    Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship In Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers
    Westland Foundation Scholarship
    Alumni Entrance Scholarship Fund
    Alumni Family Achievement Scholarship
    Alumni Family Entrance Scholarship
    Global College Leadership Scholarship
    Brian J. Hyslop Scholarship Physics Fund
    Victor Batzel Scholarship in the Humanities
    Dr. Royden and Dr. Angela E. Davis Memorial Scholarship
    Larry A. Didow Scholarship for Students with Learning Disabilities
    Larry A. Didow Scholarship for Students with Physical Disabilities
    Angela Mattiacci Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Linguistics
    Robert Bruce Fund
    CPA of Manitoba Foundation Inc. Indigenous Business Scholarship and CPA of Manitoba Foundation Inc
    John K. Macdonald Memorial Fund Award in Education
    Manitoba Forestry Association - Dr. Alan B. Beaven Forestry Scholarship
    Merlene Scholarship Fund
    The Donald Kerr Scholarship in Honours Physics
    Senator Thomas Alexander Crerar Scholarship
    Linda Brown & Vana Kirby Graduate Scholarship
    Mr. & Mrs. ONG Hoo Hong Emerging Writers Prize
    Research Manitoba Graduate Scholarship
    Tomlinson Memorial Scholarship Senior 3 and 4
    Friesen and Wendl Corrections Memorial Scholarship
    The Philipp Scholarship
    Ross A. Johnston Indigenous Student Award
    Vivian Doris Glass Memorial Scholarship
    Disability Studies Scholarship
    The University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter In-Course Scholarship
    Environmental Awareness and Impact Scholarship

Share your congratulations through our virtual guestbook!