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April 18, 2013 Vol. 47 No. 2

The Bulletin

University of Manitoba




War Horse consultant visits U of M

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Excellence celebrated: Staff awards nominations announced

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Nursing Week: Meet the dean of the Faculty of Nursing

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U of M at Rotary

Career Symposium Student recruitment and marketing communications office staff coordinated an impressive U of M presence at the event.

Photo by Karen Niedzwiecki

On April 9 and 10, the U of M participated in the annual Rotary Career Symposium, the largest and most comprehensive career symposium in Canada. The symposium provides a venue to gain valuable information about education and employment options.

University honours Mark Carney Sean Moore The Bulletin

The U of M awarded Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, with an Honorary Doctor of Laws on April 5 at a private ceremony at the Rideau Club in Ottawa. A visionary thinker and trailblazer who possesses tireless ambition and sterling integrity, Mark Carney is recognized with this honour for his leadership and impact on the financial world. “The qualities we admire in Mr. Carney, for which we recognized him today, are ones we celebrate and nurture at our

university,” said David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. “The honorary degree is the highest honour that the senate of a university can confer upon an individual. It is our pleasure to award Mr. Carney this distinction for his years of dedicated public service to Canada.”

Prior to becoming the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Carney had a thirteenyear career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices, eventually becoming the bank’s managing director of investment banking.

In August of 2003, Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. A little over a year later he left the bank to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He served both a Liberal and a Conservative government before he was appointed to a sevenyear term as the Governor of the Bank of Canada on February 1, 2008. When Carney accepted the governorship at the bank, the global financial system offered uninviting horizons. He faced a daunting test almost immediately upon taking the helm: guide Canada through the worst of the financial impacts of a global banking crisis that began in 2007. Time named him one of the top 100 influential people of 2010, and in 2011 Reader’s Digest declared

him the Most Trusted Canadian. And in recognition of his world-wide reputation, last year Carney was named Central Bank Governor of the Year. A rare and unique opportunity came on November 26, 2012, when he was appointed Governor of the Bank of England, the second oldest central bank in the world. He is the first nonBriton to be appointed to the role since the bank was established in 1694. This special convocation was called so that the University of Manitoba was able to confer the degree upon Carney before his he begins his tenure at the Bank of England in July. Mr. Carney continues to serve as the Governor of the Bank of Canada until June 1, 2013.

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academic structure initiative update

The U of M in the News Distrust of government grows

Message from Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost

Apr. 2 Globe and Mail

Native studies professor Peter Kulchyski gave comment to the Globe and Mail for a story about First Nations pushing back at the Harper government over strings they say have been unfairly attached to their federal funding. Chiefs contend Ottawa crafted the 20132014 funding agreement without consultation and that a specific clause forces them to abide by existing and future legislation — without the right, they say, to mount legal challenges. The document includes changes to on-reserve income assistance and specifies that relevant future legislation prevails over existing terms. While the particular clause is not new, one prominent leader said chiefs reviewed the agreement with more scrutiny this year because of the extent to which Aboriginal-federal relations have deteriorated. “There’s a growing restlessness and anger,” Kulchyski said of the latest uproar. “I think we’re looking at the threat of a whole other scale of potentially violent [protest], but certainly civil unrest, coming from Aboriginal communities.”

Don’t weaken universities Apr. 9 Winnipeg Free Press

President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard recently wrote an editorial for the Winnipeg Free Press ahead of the release of the provincial budget. He writes: “RBC recently said Manitoba will be among the nation’s leaders in economic growth in 2013, a trend that has largely held steady since 2005, according to Manitoba Finance. The University of Manitoba has been a driving force behind that success and we are partners in tangible symbols of community prosperity, including the construction of Investors Group Field and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.… Eighty per cent of our graduates stay in Manitoba to build bigger futures for themselves and their families. This makes our university Manitoba’s best retention program for medical professionals, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers, musicians, jurists, visual artists and critical thinkers.”

Cease seizure? Apr. 5 The Winnipeg Sun

Two U of M professors gave comment on a story about Manitoba’s criminal property forfeiture act. Since 2010, Manitoba Justice has confiscated $4.5 million of property allegedly gained through, or used to commit, criminal acts. But U of M law professor Michelle Gallant said the legislation allows property to be seized too easily; seizures don’t require a conviction, just the lower civil court or administrative threshold of proof that it’s probable an offence occurred. “If you take someone’s house for an assault, you’re really punishing them,” said Gallant. She added that “(For) a person with a house worth $140,000, if that was their entire life savings, that would be clearly punitive.” Frank Cormier, a U of M criminologist, said any law has the potential to be misused. “If proceeds are seized prior to conviction, that goes against our fundamental view of justice that someone is innocent until proven guilty,” said Cormier. “The law itself is really neither good nor bad. As long as there is sufficient oversight of how the code is used, I don’t think there’s too much to worry about.”


“University of Manitoba gets cash from feds to fund new research chair,” Metro News, Mar. 15, story about Salah Mahmud, an assistant professor in the department of community health sciences, who has been appointed Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Pharmacoepidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation and will receive $500,000 over five years. –Compiled by Sean Moore

National Nursing Week To celebrate nurses and all they do, National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 — also known as National Nursing Day — through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The U of M Faculty of Nursing is celebrating too, with a staff appreciation breakfast on the May 6 and an exhibition of artwork by staff, students and alumni.



Nurses work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. They have many roles ­from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher — a­ nd serve them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

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Joanne Keselman, VP (academic) and provost at the U of M, issued this report to all staff and faculty on April 12, 2013 Academic Structure Initiative: Interim Report #5 on the Health Sciences Cluster Dear Colleagues, Further to my March 26, 2013 interim report, I am writing to advise that a formal proposal for a more integrated structure in the health sciences has now been developed. This proposal to establish a new Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba can be found on the ASI website. As I have previously indicated, prior to any consideration of this proposal by our governing bodies, the views of affected faculty and school councils will be sought. We have begun the process of soliciting these views, which will be important in informing both Senate’s and the Board’s consideration of this proposal. I look forward to the discussion of this proposal and, as always, welcome the opportunity to speak with members of our University community about this important initiative. >> Academic Structure Initiative

In January 2012, President David Barnard began an important conversation with the University of Manitoba community about how we move forward and enhance our commitment to our students, our faculty and staff, and to the community we serve. The Academic Structure Initiative was launched to explore, simplify and improve the current academic structure with the specific goal to identify options for reducing the number of faculties and schools from the current total of 20 to a number closer to the national average of 13 by 2017.The cluster mechanism was identified as a useful starting point and, the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost has been working with the health sciences deans and directors to develop a proposal or set of options for this cluster by December 2012 for consideration by our governing bodies. Excerpt from the Health Sciences Cluster proposal

As previously indicated, this is a proposal to create a new Faculty of Health Sciences, with a vision to position the University of Manitoba as an international leader in health professions education, research and practice. To realize this vision, the proposed Faculty of Health Sciences will: demonstrate excellence in interprofessional education and practice; conduct leading-edge, multi-disciplinary research with significant implications for improvedpatient care and health outcomes; provide exemplary community service, particularly targeted to underserved populations; and train future generations of health professionals and health researchers within a collegial environment, that is both socially and fiscally responsible. Atits inception, the proposed Faculty will comprise fourof the University’s existing health sciences faculties (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) and two of its existing schools (Dental Hygiene and Medical Rehabilitation). The faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, along with the School of Medical Rehabilitation, will becomeprofessional colleges within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Dental Hygiene will be a school within the College of Dentistry. The proposed Faculty of Health Sciences will include all academic and support staff members of the existing Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and the Schools of Dental Hygiene and Medical Rehabilitation. Initially, departmentalized faculties will retain their departmental structure. Once the new faculty is established, however, a second phase of discussion and planning is envisaged with respect to the optimal organizational structure within the proposed new faculty. Similarly, all existing programs of these units will initially be offered by the proposed new faculty. Any subsequent program adjustments will be subject to the requirements of Senate, the Board of Governors, and the Council on Post-Secondary Education, as appropriate. >>To see the full report, visit: Do you have a question or comment about the Academic Structure Initiative or the proposal to establish a Faculty of Health Sciences? >>Go to the website to email your comments.

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Noted military historian and War Horse consultant Andy Robertshaw visits the U of M

campus news & Kudos Sustainable building on campus wins award

The Pembina Hall Student Residences at the U of M recently won the Sustainability Award at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s 2013 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence. The design concept called for two slender 14-storey towers at each end of Pembina Hall with sufficient strength to support a 10-storey residence block with 36 rooms on each level and a span of 50 metres over the existing structure. The design incorporates four parallel, full-storey-depth, 50-metrelong trusses stacked 10 times. The 360-room, state-of-the-art building was designed by Ray Wan Architects and team of consultants. Built on the south side of Fort Garry campus, it overlooks the Red River to the south and the city to the north, boasting great views on both sides, since rooms begin at the fourth floor.

Above: Spielberg on set of War Horse. Above right: Movie poster. Right: Military historian and War Horse consultant Andy Robertshaw. a drama not a war film, a conception that could be frustrating for a military historian looking to ensure accuracy.

Warren Otto For The Bulletin

The weekend of April 5 and 6 saw the military support office (MSO) and summer session, extended education, along with the Military History Society of Manitoba host military historian Andy Robertshaw on a visit to Winnipeg and the U of M campus. Robertshaw has a number of publications to his name, including Digging the Trenches: Great War Archaeology, and he was lead historian for the BBC programs Finding the Fallen and Trench Detectives. He most recently served as military historian for Steven Spielberg’s epic film, War Horse. On April 5, Robertshaw related stories of trench archeology to a standing-room-only crowd at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park. These stories told of the efforts taken to identify three First World War German soldiers discovered in the trenches of the Western Front.

In addition to having a small part in the movie, Robertshaw was responsible for training 300 extras in the art of trench warfare. He also explained how First World War British and German soldiers stood differently and how the extras had to learn this art. Following Robertshaw, Bruce Tascona of the Military History Society of Manitoba gave a short presentation on the last remaining First World War trenches in North America at Camp Hughes near Carberry, Man. Camp Hughes was used in 1915 and 1916 to train Canadians heading

On April 6, Robertshaw was on the Fort Garry campus to relate his experiences working on the movie War Horse. He reiterated Spielberg’s contention that the film was

to the front, including U of M students, who formed part of the 196th Western Un ive r s it i e s Battalion in 1916. Tascona concluded by briefly touched upon the work involved in having the area declared a National Historic site in 2012.

Big Apple-bound

Curtis Nowosad, a jazz drummer and student from the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, recently auditioned for several masters programs in the U.S., and was accepted by two prestigious New York institutions. The Juilliard School offered him the highest scholarship they award, while Manhattan School of Music has accepted him as a fellow of the jazz institute, essentially a full scholarship along with many extra opportunities. Nowosad is weighing his options.

The military support office is an administrative unit in the extended education division of the U of M. Since 1974, it has helped military students, including Canadian Regular and Reserve Forces, retired members, civilian employees of the Department of National Defence, as well as their dependants complete their degrees, here, at the U of M. The MSO offers recognition of military training for degree credit and accommodates mobility and deployment of personnel while military students work on attaining their degrees, both on-campus and through online courses.

20 Years of summer jazz

Jazz Camp will celebrate its 20th season this August 18 to 24. Jazz Camp is organized by summer session in extended education and the Faculty of Music. They also bring in some prominent names from the jazz world to act as instructors. This year instructors and students will also play a noon-hour session on-campus. Faculty trailblazing

Left: Behind the scenes of the epic film.

From trailblazers to rock stars Deanna Fair For The Bulletin

Three incredible U of M students were invited to spend the day behind the scenes with Bon Jovi as his tour rolled through Winnipeg on Friday, April 5. The U of M partnered with the band’s “Because We Can” campus community service campaign to reward our students with a day of hands-on experience in photography, marketing and event production, plus taking in the live show. Students were chosen for their exemplary volunteer efforts and community leadership skills, as well as for their interest in the world of entertainment and touring. An aspiring actor, Corey Malone is a second-year student in Theatre and Film Studies and volunteers for Winnipeg Harvest, Siloam Mission and Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Second-year medical student Jordyn Lerner currently serves on Manitoba Medical Students Association and the senate committee for instruction and evaluation. Besides volunteering with Boys and Girls Clubs and other worthy organizations, Jordyn is a huge Bon Jovi fan!

Congratulations to all three students!

Students Corey Malone, Jordyn Lerner and Riley McGuire check out the view from Bon Jovi stage before the show.

Photos by Lenore Hume

Riley McGuire is currently completing a Masters of Arts in English, film and theatre and volunteers on campus as an international student mentor, orientation leader and a member of the arts student body council.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has named U of M professor Hani El-Gabalawy as the new scientific director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA). This appointment marks the first time the U of M will be home base for a national research institute. El-Gabalawy is an internationallyrecognized leader in rheumatoid arthritis research. He is a professor of medicine and immunology and holds a Rheumatology Research Chair. He has published landmark studies on synovial biology, the pathogenesis of early arthritis, and has recently established a unique First Nations cohort to study gene-environment interactions in the pre-clinical phase of arthritis. His research has been dedicated to understanding the mechanisms involved in initiating and sustaining rheumatoid arthritis and helping patients with this disorder. Karen Adams, Head of U of M libraries, has received The Canadian Library Association’s Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award. Adams has made outstanding contributions to Canadian librarianship in a distinguished career that spans public, government, and academic libraries. In part, she was honoured for her leadership on pivotal library issues, such as copyright and access to information issues.

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Nominations for the Awards of Excellence announced The nominees and nominators for the 2013 Support Staff Awards of Excellence were honoured at a luncheon on April 8. Supported by learning and development services, this is the eighth year of these awards, which celebrate the contributions of support staff with four separate awards: the President’s, Service, Leadership, and Team Awards. The prestigious President’s Award recognizes exceptional contributions throughout a support staff member’s career at the U of M. This year’s nominees are: Ian Brown, plant science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Marcia Bryson, financial services/ROSE; John Danakas, marketing communications office; and Lynn Smith, student services. The Leadership Award celebrates individuals who have led their teams in achieving exceptional results and maintaining positive morale. This year’s nominees are: Tracy Mohr, office of research services; and Greg Sobie, dean’s office, Faculty of Science. The Service Award celebrates support staff members who have exhibited a high level of initiative, dedication, and cooperation in their service to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. This award category received the largest number of nominations, including the following: Norma Brown, Faculty of Nursing; Lorna Cameron, EckhardtGramatté Music Library, U of M libraries; Amy Dario, electrical and computer engineering, Faculty of Engineering; Thayalan Karthigesu, dean’s office, Faculty of Law; Theresa Kennedy, department of community health sciences, Faculty of

teams, exceeding the expectations of the stakeholders, and leading to improvement in procedures, productivity, or service levels. To qualify for this award, at least half of the team must be support staff. Teams being Above (l to r) Christine Majury, nominee for the service award, Ken Snider, recognized of the facilities unit team and Mandy Jonnson, Christine’s nominator. All with a nomination are from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management. are: The 20122013 Wireless “N” project, including Medicine; Darren Law, enterprise systems, team members Jeysan Anoling, Tom information services and technology; Kyle Gronski, Marvin Kocay, Brian Mitchell, Lougheed, student recruitment, enrolment Jeff Reitberger, Harold Robson, Doug services; Andrea MacIntosh, pediatrics Stoyko, James Tharayil, Kelly Thomas & child health, Faculty of Medicine; and Darwin Thompson; Active Living Christine Majury, recreation services, directors team, including team members Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Tanya Angus, Jay Gamey, Mandy Management; Scott McCulloch, dean’s Johnson, Jared Ladobruk, Simon Wang; office, I. H. Asper School of Business; administrative assistants in the Faculty Janis McGonigle (posthumous), Health of Agricultural & Food Sciences, with Leisure & Human Performance Research team members Margaret Ann Baker, Institute, Faculty of Kinesiology & Debbie Bialek, Beata Chartrand, Carola Recreation Management; Larry Mitchell, Lange, Gisele Perrault, Terry Ramm psychology, Faculty of Arts; Patricia and Debby Watson; engineering CEAB Power, dean’s office, Faculty of Law; Reg accreditation support staff team, including Roy, architectural shop, physical plant; and team members Kathie Anderson, J. Debra Watson, biosystems engineering, P. Burak, Kirk Dyson, Pat Fedirchuk, Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering. Photo by Mike Latschislaw

Mark O’Riley For The Bulletin

The Team Award recognizes significant work done by effective, collaborative



JUNE 1, 2013 – MAY 31, 2016

The current term of Harvey Secter as Chancellor ends May 31, 2013. Chancellor Secter has served as Chancellor for three years and is eligible for re-election. The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. The Chancellor confers all degrees and is a voting member of the Board of Governors and the Senate. Nominations for the Office of the Chancellor are requested from members and assessors of the Board of Governors and the Senate, Students, Academic Staff, and Alumni of The University of Manitoba. Nomination forms are available in the Office of the University Secretary, 312 Administration Building or online at governance. Each Nomination form must be signed by any five persons who are members of the aforementioned groups and must be received in the Office of the University Secretary no later than 4:00 p.m., April 29, 2013. Nominators may nominate only one person each. The following persons are not eligible to be Chancellor: 1. Members of the academic or administrative staff of any University or College; 2. Members of the governing body of any University other than the University of Manitoba; 3. Members of the governing body of any College. The University of Manitoba Act provides for a Committee of Election composed of all members of the Board of Governors and all members of the Senate. The sole purpose of the Committee of Election is to elect a Chancellor of the University. The Policy on the Election of the Chancellor provides for a Chancellor Search Committee to review nominations and submit a recommendation to the Committee on Election for approval. The meeting of the Committee of Election will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Evelyn Fehr, Sherrie Hildebrand, Guy Jonatschick, Shari Klassen, Allan McKay, Janet Premak, Jennifer Romaniuk, Judy Schroen-Galinaitis, Nariman Sepehri and Janice Tilly; exchange implementation project team, with team members Chris Bohonis, Ed Co, Robert Dvorski, Jason Frovich, Trevor Gebel, Brian Greenberg, Lisa McCaffrey, Chris McCann, Brian Mitchell, Andrew Perchaluk, Dan Shinnan, Richard Sipinski, Lonnie Smetana, Ed Spencer, Kevin Stewart, David Trebel and Jon Vitt; facilities unit, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, with team members Phillip Charles, Debbie Gajadhar, Jeff Gushulak, Christina Thiessen, Ken Snider, Simon Wang and Tyler Yellowega; Internationally Educated Engineers Qualification team (IEEQ), including team members Irene Blaydon, Kathleen Clarke, Marcia Friesen, Sherrie Hildebrand, Sheila Martens and Jennifer Mitchell; physics and astronomy graduate and undergraduate support team, with team members Susan Beshta, Wanda Klassen and Gilles Roy; Promoting Aboriginal Community Together (PACT), with team members Bonnie Hallman, Carla Loewen, Bret Nickels and Kali Storm; and student life team members Jill Condra, Cora Dupuis, David Grad, Brendan Hughes, Brynn Morrison, Sarah Saunders and Susie Taylor. Congratulations to all the nominees and thanks to the nominators and supporters. The awards will be presented at the President’s reception on May 14th. For more information, go to the LDS website, Recognition Programs, or call Mark O’Riley at 474-9491.


Will to Win Spinal Cord Symposium Spinal Motor Control: Neurons, Networks, Movement

May 13 & 14, 2013 Symposium Inn at the Forks Winnipeg, Manitoba

Monday, May 13, 2013 Banquet in Honor of Dr. Larry M. Jordan’s contribution to the University of Manitoba

This two-day scientific symposium will bring together more than 30 internationally recognized experts to discuss the latest advances in spinal cord motor control and restoration of function. Register at: or contact Sharon McCartney 204.789.3770 Sponsored by:



For more information and the nomination form, please go to:

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meet the dean

Beverly O’Connell Faculty of Nursing

Australian Beverly O’Connell is finding Manitoba hospitable — even down to the weather. Besides enjoying the “beauty of snow,” she has noted the “remarkable friendliness” of the province, “even more


What drives you in your work and in your life?

I thoroughly enjoy what I do — so nothing is too hard. I feel very lucky. People in my position can influence nursing and health care, and that is very fulfilling. What keeps you going in the rough patches?

My sense of humour. If all fails, laughing does help!

Someone who or something that inspires you:

I’m always inspired by successful people who remain humble.

Name someone who inspires you today, and why:

Michele Obama and Hilary Clinton. Both are in a public eye all the time, but are always professional, down to earth and are great role models. What activities do you engage in outside work?

Music and playing the guitar.

Favourite blog/TV show/ website:

The shows Australian Idol and American Idol.

Vision Statement of the faculty:

To create an innovative learning environment that fosters personal and professional development, appreciation for diversity, mentorship, critical thinking and reflection, development of collaborative partnerships in education, research, health care delivery and service. Values:

The Faculty of Nursing values excellence in nursing grounded in the following: Leadership that is consultative, empowering, future-oriented and inspirational. Collaborative Relationships that are respectful, collegial, and build on communities of interprofessional education, practice and research. Learning/Work Environments that are supportive, challenging, dynamic and creative. Professionalism that is based in knowledge, ethics, competence and accountability. Scholarship that is fueled by passion and creativity to further the discovery, creation, synthesis, evaluation and dissemination of new knowledge in education and practice. Client/patient-centered care which focuses on the goals and values of the client and facilitates client participation and decision-making to meet health care needs. A commitment to promoting social justice and equity in education, research, and practice.

so than in Australia,” she says. The new dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the U of M also appreciates what she calls the tendency of Manitobans to “celebrate everything,” and “their strong sense of community.” O’Connell was brought to U of M by a search for a new dean through the Faculty of Nursing. She’s wanted to be a nurse since a very young age, she says. As a child, she broke her leg and ended up in hospital, where she watched the nurses and decided that she would like to do what they did. What attracted her to nursing as a profession was that you “could relate to many people in warm and meaningful ways.” The diversity of options offered by the career path was another draw for O’Connell. “You can travel (besides her recent move to Canada, she has lived and worked in Australia and the UK) and there are a whole host of career choices one can make as a nurse,” she says. It was only after she had a family that she made the leap to academic life from clinical practice. As a nurse in charge of an emergency department, she did what she could to ensure that the students at her hospital had a good learning experience. Eventually she was asked to consider teaching and after a few years as a sessional, was hired to a full-time position. “Nurses look after people from birth to death,” O’Connell says, pointing out the significant role of nursing in society. “Most of us will see a nurse at some point in our lives. Most will see a nurse many times — even more than a doctor.” They are the largest sector dedicated to health care employed in the workplace, she adds. In addition to the health care that they

Photo by Mariianne Mays Wiebe


Beverly O’Connell provide, nurses promote general wellbeing in the community — that model of well-being using a more holistic approach. Among O’Connell’s aims during her tenure are growing the research agenda at the faculty and further development of a “student-centred program,” one that’s flexible and accessible, she notes; “A positive learning experience that puts students at its heart.” To that end, she has already inaugurated a student advisory board composed of 24 students in order to collect feedback. Another of her goals is to strengthen the interprofessional components of the program and the faculty’s links with the practice community. “We want to ensure our that our educational programs align with the workplace, we need to prepare students to

work in a modern complex environment. We want to teach them to be adaptable, to be problem-solvers and good communicators, so that they will fit into work opportunities in a dynamic world,” she summarizes. Her motto, “progress collegially,” indicates her strongest motivation in her role as dean of the faculty. As someone who herself does not like to “stay comfortable in a zone,” O’Connell believes that it is imperative that “we work hard to become even more of a forward-thinking faculty.” Hard work, warmth and a progressive attitude are key to nursing, as she sees it, and O’Connell looks forward to continued engagement within the faculty employing those as her guiding principles.

Nursing education at the U of M’s Faculty of Nursing The Faculty of Nursing has many course offerings, from the Baccalaureate of Nursing to the PhD program, including an indigenous education undergraduate nursing pathway. The faculty also incorporates interprofessional education (IPE) into the Four Year Baccalaureate Nursing Program. The student-centred approach of the faculty ensures that innovation,

teaching and learning is at the centre of nursing education at the U of M.

successful global citizens in an everchanging world and health care system.”

The dean of the faculty, Beverly O’Connell says, “As leaders in nursing education and research, our dedicated faculty provides students with an education that prepares them to achieve their career aspirations; they assist them to develop as lifelong learners with skills that can diversify your career. Our students are

The faculty also boasts state-of-theart simulation laboratories and work integrated with clinical learning experiences in health care settings across multiple clinical and community sites.

Students from the Faculty of Nursing Tracy Thiele, graduate student: As a graduate student in the Faculty of Nursing I have come to believe in the power of nurses and their education. Through their knowledge, nurses bring about positive change and make a difference in the lives of the patients they care for. To this end, graduate studies provided me with the tools, experience, and confidence I need to fulfill this duty. I truly believe knowledge is power, and during my studies I envisioned a day dedicated to nurses gaining further knowledge for their ongoing practice, and I am happy that the U of M Faculty of Nursing helped me to bring that vision to life. Elvin Forte, RN, BN (2011): For me, a career in nursing is an opportunity to take care of people in their most vulnerable times. The faculty has provided me with the skill set to treat these individuals and their families holistically. This is only possible through the caring, knowledgeable, and experience of professors within this faculty.

A 70,000 square-foot nursing facility features hospital and community simulation laboratories, distance education classrooms, computer labs, and video-equipped assessment rooms. An atrium in the building offers a warm welcome to staff, students, and visitors year round. Built in 1999 for the Pan Am Games, the facilities were used as sleeping quarters for athletes. When the games were over, the building was refurbished for the Faculty of Nursing. The Helen Glass Centre for Nursing was named after Helen Glass, one of the world’s most esteemed nursing educators and former director of the nursing school. It opened officially on April 18, 2000, with a dedication given by Princess Anne in July 1999. This year, the faculty will celebrate its seventieth year. As O’Connell puts it, “We will reflect on our success, demonstrated in the achievements of our students and staff, the leadership positions they hold and how the knowledge from our research influences world practice.”

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PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS SEMINAR SERIES Friday, April 19 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Beta. In Pharmacology and Therapeutic Library A229 Chown, video-conferenced to R1002, St. Boniface Research Centre.


Friday, April 19 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, April 21 8:00 p.m. The University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS) is partnering with NASA in a 48-Hour Hack-A-Thon. Developers, engineers, scientists and space enthusiasts collaborate to solve problems selected by NASA that address global needs for both life on earth and life in space. In EITC.


Saturday, April 20 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join the Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre’s Composting Workshop. Cost is $10+GST and includes entrance to Discovery Centre exhibits. Registration by Apr. 12 preferred. Email ffdc@ad.umanitoba. ca or call Siobhan at 204-883-2524.


Monday, April 22 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. “The Mathematics of Light and Sound” by Nilima Nigan, Simon Fraser University. In 270 EITC-E3, 75B Chancellors Circle, Fort Garry campus.


Tuesday, April 23 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. “Optical Methods in describing sediment characteristics and transport in estuaries and shelf waters” by Jens Ehn. In Wallace Bldg., 125 Dysart Road, Fort Garry campus.


Wednesday, April 24 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Presentations by Wendy Singleton, manager with the quality and patient safety unit, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and Colleen

Schneider, developer of Community Health Advisory Councils, WRHA. In Theatre B: Basic Medical Sciences Bldg, Bannatyne campus, 730 William Avenue.


Thursday, April 25 | 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. 19th Annual FSS Student Research Symposium. At the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Storm Bistro, Penthouse Level. The evening will include student exhibitions and interdisciplinary research collaboration. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, cash bar. Open to all faculties. RSVP to Melina Elloitt.


Thursday, April 25 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. “Conceptualizing students with significant intellectual disabilities: Analyzing the textbook discourse” by Karen Schwartz, Research Facilitator, Education and Social Work. In 327 Education Bldg.


Friday, April 26 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Spherical designs: proof of the KorevaarMeyers conjecture and beyond” by Andriy Bondarenko and Danylo Radchenko, National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 111 Armes Bldg.


Saturday, May 4 | 9:00 a.m to 12 noon At the Farm & Food Discovery Centre. Eat and celebrate locally grown food! Cost includes breakfast, entrance to exhibits and activities for the family. The Discovery Centre is located at the U of M’s Glenlea Research Station, 15 min south of Winnipeg on Hwy 75. Visit for more details.

CENTRE ON AGING 30TH ANNUAL SPRING RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Monday, May 6 | 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Theatres B and C, Bannatyne Campus, 727 McDermot Avenue. Lunch is available for $10; please indicate on the registrati on form. Visit the Centre’s Web site to download the registration form and presentation abstract information at: umanitoba. ca/centres/aging/events/384.html

YEAR-END ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION April 19 | In John A. Russell Building. All welcome.

Opening Reception of the BFA Graduating Exhibition Saturday April 20 | 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Exhibition features work of students in the BFA honours and general studio program. It runs from April 19 until April 28. In ARTlab. 180 Dafoe Road.

U of M’s 24th annual traditional Graduation Powwow Saturday, May 4 | Investors Group Athletic Centre Pipe Ceremony conducted by Elder Charlie Nelson | 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry | 12:00 noon Honouring of the Graduates Feast | 5:00 p.m. (MPR, 2nd floor University Centre) 2nd Grand Entry | 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding graduates or craft tables, please contact: Aboriginal Student Centre 204-474-8850

All music events at Eva Clare Hall (Desautels Faculty of Music, 65 Dafoe Road) unless otherwise noted. For more music events: >> (click on “events”) Thursday, April 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Andrea Lett, 3rd year voice recital.

Wednesday, April 24 | 8:00 p.m. | Ainsley Wray, Post Baccalaureate Voice Recital.

7:30 p.m. | Aaron Sabasch, 3rd year Jazz Drum Recital. Centre Culturel FrancoManitobain (CCFM), 340 Provencher Blvd.

Thursday, April 25 | 5:30 p.m. | Tristan Pearl, 3rd year piano recital.

8:00 p.m. | Bronwen Garand Sheridan, 4th year oboe recital.

Friday, April 26 | 5:30 | Elizabeth (Lisa) Nazarenko, 3rd year cello recital.

9:00 p.m. | Alison Clark, 3rd year Jazz Voice Recital. At CCFM, 340 Provencher Blvd. Friday, April 19 | 5:30 p.m. | E. Ivan Bartel, 3rd year piano recital. 8:00 p.m. | Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Graduate Voice Recital. 8:00 p.m. | Lucas Sader, 4th year jazz drums recital. At Le Garage Cafe 166 Provencher Blvd. Saturday, April 20 | 8:00 p.m. | Jessica Kos-Whicher, 4th year voice recital. Monday, April 22 | 8:00 p.m. | Carter Graham, 3rd year Jazz Piano Recital. At CCFM 340 Provencher Blvd. 8:00 p.m. | Lynn Hornby, 4th year flute recital. Tuesday, April 23 | 5:30 | Christine Wulf, 3rd year piano recital. 8:00 p.m. | Victoria Borg, Baccalaureate Voice Recital.


8:00 p.m. | Sarah Carswell, 4th year Viola Recital.

Saturday, April 27 | 8:00 p.m. | Natalie Dawe, 4th year cello recital. Monday April 29 | 8:00 p.m. | Meghan Symon, 4th year voice recital. 8:00 p.m. | Niall Bakkestad-Legare, 4th year Jazz Saxophone Recital. At CCFM, 340 Provencher Blvd. Tuesday, April 30 | 5:00 p.m. | David Storen, Composition Recital. 8:00 p.m. | Matthew Packer, 4th year saxophone recital. Thursday, May 2 | Zach Allard, 4th year Jazz Guitar Recital. At CCFM, 340 Provencher Blvd. 8:00 p.m. | Paul Samuel Little, 4th year Jazz Bass recital. At CCFM, 340 Provencher Blvd. Saturday, May 4 | 8:00 p.m. | Jason Klippenstein, Graduate Voice recital. Monday, May 6 | 8:00 p.m. | Greg Myra, Graduate Collaborative Piano Recital.

Academic Job Opportunities A full listing of employment opportunities at the University of Manitoba can be found at U of M encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please include the position number when applying for openings at the university.


Position: Tenure track position at the assistant professor or associate rank in the area of mathematics education Position number: 14459 Deadline: May 18, 2013 Start Date: July 1, 2013 For information: Dr. Catherine Casey, Acting Department Head, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Room 230 Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2. FAX: 204-474-7550, email:


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Position: Full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Structural health monitoring with applications in air vehicles, ground vehicles and other platforms Position number: 16007 Deadline: June 1, 2013 Start Date: July 1, 2013 For information: Ms. Kris Nabess, Administrative Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, E2-327 EITC, 75A Chancellor Circle, Winnipeg MB Canada R3T 5V6, Email Kris.Nabess@, tel. 204-474 6631


Section of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health, Department of Community Health Sciences Position: Full-time position of Director, Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (MFN CAHR); tenure-track/tenured position at Associate or Full Professor level Position number: 16289/16290 Deadline: May 17, 2013 Start Date: September 1, 2013 For information: Dr. Stephen Moses,

Department Head, Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, S113 Medical Services Building, 750 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3, email Stephen.moses@med., tel. 204-789-3434


Department of Clinical Health Psychology Position: Two Contingent Geographic Full-Time Forensic Clinical Psychologists at the Assistant Professor level Position number: 1423 and 1424 Deadline: May 4, 2013 Start Date: June 1, 2013 For information: Dr. Bob McIlwraith, Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, PZ 350 - 771 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4, tel. 204-787-7972, fax 204-7873755, email


Position: three tenuretrack open positions Position number: 08513, 16291, 16292 Deadline: May 15, 2013 Start Date: July 1, 2013 For information: Beverly O’Connell, dean, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, email:


Position: Section Head, Victoria General Hospital Library at a Assistant Librarian rank Position number: 16408, 16409 (nurse practitioner), 16294, 10278 (open) Deadline: May 17, 2013 Start Date: August 1, 2013 For information: Ms Karen Adams, University Librarian, The University of Manitoba Libraries, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2,

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Bringing Research to LIFE Upcoming events

30th annual spring research symposium

Zeroing in on the risks

Researcher says we need to better intervene to curb youth homicides, what she calls a major public health issue

As the Centre on aging celebrates its 30th year at the University of Manitoba, it will also host its 30th Annual Dialogue on Aging. may 6 8:45 am – 4:00 pm Frederic Gaspard Theatre Theatres B and C Brodie Centre Bannatyne Campus reGistratioN NoW oPeN! For more details go to: Photo By Dan Gwozdz

Visionary Conversations our education system: the Good, the Bad and the solutions Engage with our experts as they share their perspectives on our education system and the research that shows why things must change. may 22 Robert B. Schultz Theatre St. John’s College, Fort Garry Campus reception in Galleria 6:30 – 7 pm Panel discussion 7 – 8:30 pm featured speakers: Jocelyn Fournier-Gawryluk (Alumna) – President, Canadian Association of Principals Marni Brownell – Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences/ Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine Marlene Atleo – Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology, Faculty of Education Rodney Clifton - Senior Scholar and Retired Fellow, St John’s College; Senior Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy RSVP to:

the U of m’s Carolyn snider, assistant professor in emergency medicine and researcher at the manitoba institute of Child health By Katie Chalmers-BrooKs for the Bulletin The boy who the paramedics brought into the emergency department during Carolyn Snider’s second year of residency had been paralyzed from the waist down by a gun shot. While she treated him on the trauma floor, the teenager, no older than 15, asked her: would he have to miss much school? In this moment, Snider—now an ER doctor at Health Science Centre and St. Boniface Hospital—began to seriously question what we hear about young people caught up in violence, that they’re hardened and a lost cause. “Youth I meet in the hospital are often very different than the way they are portrayed in the media. This young man really drove that home. He was a likeable, polite, interesting young man interested in his future. There was a big disconnect between what I had been conditioned to think his violent injury represented and the young man in front of me,” says Snider, who joined the U of M two years ago as an assistant professor in emergency medicine and who is also a researcher at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. “I now understand that many of my patients are faced with choices I fortunately never had to make—that their decisions are often related to much larger issues such as poverty, housing and personal safety.” They tell her they feel safer joining a gang. They feel protected at first yet are actually putting themselves at greater risk of violence. “These are choices that a young person should never have to make,” Snider says. She recently received funding from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation to find ways to curb the violence. Snider wants to know what puts young people in Manitoba age 12 to 24 most at risk of getting seriously

hurt or killed at the hands of someone else. Again in 2012, Statistics Canada declared Winnipeg the murder capital of the country, with the highest rate per capita of homicide and violent crime. In addition to the emotional toll, serious injuries cost Manitoba more than $70 million every year, Snider notes. Her research will provide policymakers with the top risk—and preventative—factors so they can better strategize solutions. Snider will analyze information using the Population Health Research Data Repository, a comprehensive database stored at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. With this database, she can make links between the healthcare information of individuals (who are kept anonymous) and factors like their socioeconomic class, education, involvement with Manitoba Justice, and even what their neighborhoods are like. A similar analysis of risk factors for youth violence has been done in the United States but Snider’s study is a first in Canada and goes into much greater depth, given Manitoba has one of the most comprehensive data repositories in the world. At the Health Sciences Centre, 20 per cent of young people injured by violence are back in the ER within a year, Snider’s research shows. She wants to do more than meet the physical needs of these young patients. Her research involves developing and evaluating an intervention program that has support workers, people with “lived experience” like former gang members or community workers, connecting with victims of violence in the hospital and continuing to work with them after their discharged. This model, dubbed WrapAround Care, aims to steer youth down a better path and out of harm. Snider views youth violence as a chronic, preventable condition and a major

public health issue. “Currently we do nothing more than treat their physical injury,” she says. “We expend a lot of effort and money trying to prevent future strokes and heart attacks amongst other patients in our emergency departments. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be trying to prevent these repeat visits from youth injured by violence. There is a huge, potential, personal and financial savings to be had.” Many of the victims Snider treats are Aboriginal but she anticipates her research will show that neither race nor ethnicity is a factor when you take into account a person’s socioeconomic situation. She insists being Aboriginal should be viewed as a solution and not a cause. Her future research will examine the health benefits of a program that helps Indigenous youth reclaim their culture. Snider is also working with the Winnipeg Gain Action Interagency Network, made up of agencies who deal with youth involved in gangs. Together, they are doing a community assessment to come up with a plan to better target Winnipeg’s gang problem. Social issues have always interested Snider even though she didn’t have much exposure, growing up in a middle-class Toronto neighbourhood. She began her career marketing laundry detergent for Procter and Gamble before switching gears and heading to med school. Determined to make a real difference, Snider was set to go overseas to help people in developing countries but then realized the need that exists at home. When she sees Winnipeg news stories reporting on the latest young homicide victim, it hits home. “I think about their families. I’ve given bad news to too many families in the emergency department. These victims have a family who loves them,” she says. “But mostly I think: this is preventable.”

Published by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) Comments, submissions and event listings to: Phone: (204) 474-7300 Fax (204) 261-0325

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MANITOBA MEDICAL SERVICE FOUNDATION Since 1971 the MMSF has contributed over $18 Million to health research and education in Manitoba.

2012 OPERATING GRANT RECIPIENTS The values of the MMSF are rooted in its history of: being committed to community; providing mentorship and feedback through direct engagement of applicants, for which the highest priority for funding is given to new researchers who are establishing themselves in Manitoba and do not yet have long-term stable research funding; developing collaborative partnerships with other granting organizations; providing funding to advance health-related research and education for the benefit of Manitobans; managing our resources with an aim to sustain our mission for future generations. The MMSF is proud to announce that over $330,000 has been approved for funding operating grants for the following successful applicants from the 2012 Competition for Funds: For more details visit our website: Dr. Neda Anssari

Dr. (Ben) Binhua Liang

Diagnostic and Prognostic Significance of Colour Contrast Sensitivity Testing in Patients with Clinically Isolated Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis Compared to Normal Population

Investigation of the Impact of Low-Abundance Drug Resistant HIV-1 Variants on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcome by Tagged Pooled Pyrosequencing in HIV-1 Infected Children

Dr. Versha Banerji

Dr. Peter Pelka

Targeting Nicotinamide Adeninde Dinucleotide (NAD) in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

The Role of NIMA-Related Kinase Nek9 in Cancer, Cell Cycle Regulation and Control of Cellular Differentiation

Dr. Danielle Bouchard

Sepideh Pooyania

Novel Strategy Improving the Proportion of Inactive Older Adults Who Reach the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines to Improve Health and Physical Capacity

Effects of Innovative, Technology-Assisted Circuit Training for Dynamic Balance and Mobility; A Community-Based Group Training Program as an Alternate to Out-Patient Rehabilitation Post Stroke: Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial

Dr. Kristine Cowley

Dr. Amir Ravandi

Stance and Stand-training for Therapeutic Benefit and Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury

Role of Oxidized Phospholipids in Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury

Dr. Phil Dawe

Dr. Armita Saligheh

Process Measures During Direct Laryngoscopy and Orotracheal Intubation: Validation of Applied Forces and Torques - Part II

The Efficacy of rTMS in Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Dr. Carrie Daymont

Dr. Carolyn Snider

How often are antibiotics prescriptions filled after children are discharged from hospital?

A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Homicide and Severe Intentional Injury in Winnipeg

Dr. Renee Douville

Dr. Navdeep Tangri

T h e Tr a n s c r i p t i o n a l R e g u l a t i o n o f H u m a n Endogenous Retrovirus- K in Neurodegenerative Disease

Applying the Kidney Failure Risk Equation in Manitoba

Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia

Dr. Julia Uhanova

Role of Cateslytin in the Context of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prospective Study of Metabolic Syndrome and Liver Disease in a Healthy Male Cohort: The Manitoba Follow-up Study

Dr. Joseph Gordon

Dr. Kunjumon Vadakkan

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Identification of Biomarkers From Blood Samples of Patients With Acute Stroke

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