Dean and Graduate Receive Honours at Spring Convocation

Mon. Jun. 13, 2016

Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance

Dr. David Fitzpatrick was awarded the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance at the June 12th Convocation ceremony. This award was established in 1989 by the University Board of Regents in honour of Dr. Robin H. Farquhar, the third President of The University of Winnipeg.

The award recognizes a University faculty or staff member who contributes significantly to the self-governance function of the University. Dr. Farquhar valued the efforts of those who volunteer their time to serve on committees, boards, and task forces, thus maintaining the traditional and important autonomous nature of a university. Congratulations Dean Fitzpatrick!

 Pictured at the Convocation Dinner: (L to R) Veralyn Warkentin, David's Assistant, Lynn Jones, Manager, and Associate Dean, Dr. Glen Bergeron.

Dave Dorning Recognized for his Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability 

An elite athlete, skilled bicycle mechanic and mature student in the Department of Kinesiology, Dave Dorning has consistently gone above and beyond the expectations of his part-time position as the general coordinator of the UWSA Bike Lab, making a significant contribution to UWinnipeg’s culture of campus sustainability. At the Convocation Dinner, June 11th, Dave Dorning was presented with the Campus Sustainability Recognition Award for actively advancing UWinnipeg’s role as a leader in social and environmental sustainability, on campus and throughout the wider community.

  Gerren McDonald, Acting Chair, Kinesiology & Applied Health with Award Recipient, Dave Dorning, at the Convocation Reception on Spence Street.

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