Fourteen new members of the Order of Manitoba have been announced, eight of which are University of Manitoba graduates, staff members or are closely connected with the university.
Established in 1999, the Order is the highest honour in Manitoba. It recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour, benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well being of Manitoba and its residents.
Brian Postl [MD/76], the former founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and current dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Bob Silver [BSc/70], the president and co-owner of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press and chairman of the Smartpark Board of Directors
Pauline Clarke [MEd/85], the Winnipeg School Division's chief superintendent, in recognition of her work in inner-city education
James Coyne [BA(Hons)/31, LLD/61], the second governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961, who helped promote the autonomy of the central bank
Etienne Gaboury [BA(LatPh)/53, BArch/58, LLD/87], an architect who designed Winnipeg's Royal Canadian Mint building, the new St. Boniface Cathedral, and the Esplanade Riel
Crystal Marie Kolt [Bmus(MusEd)/83], the musical director of the Flin Flon Community Choir who has helped develop the arts in northern Manitoba
Art Miki [BEd/69, MEd/75], a leader in the Japanese Canadian community, who helped bring forward the country's historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement in 1988
Deborah Thorlakson [BN/75, MEd/89], a volunteer who has helped numerous foundations, organizations and boards across the province
The new members were announced at a special ceremony on May 11. They will officially be invested to the Order of Manitoba on July 12.