OCTOBER 20, 2020 — Dr. Myrle Ballard’s land-based learning began at an early age in her home community of Lake St. Martin First Nation. Alongside her classroom learning, she spent her evenings and weekends helping her mother, aunts and uncles tend to the land and water systems. “I remember helping my mom around the yard, doing whatever was asked of me,” Dr. Ballard said. “Everything from feeding the cows, making hay, gathering berries and preparing the nets for the fishing season.”
Meet Outstanding Indigenous Science Graduate Taylor Morriseau
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 — Taylor Morriseau [BSc(Hons)/17] is a Cree woman with roots in Peguis First Nation and one of Canada’s top graduate student researchers. Morriseau received the prestigious Vanier Scholarship in 2018, and was also a Rhodes Scholar finalist—Throughout her university studies, Morriseau has investigated several massive health-related challenges facing Indigenous people, from water quality to food security to hepatitis B (endemic among Inuit circumpolar populations)—to her main focus of diabetes.
UM student recognized with Athena Leadership Scholarship
MAY 6, 2020 — Gillian McIvor is a recipient for The Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship.
The next Leaders of Tomorrow
Scholarships award eight high school students who show far-reaching abilities
MARCH 27, 2018 — They are some of the brightest graduating high school students in Canada. They are also among the most selfless and caring. They are the University of Manitoba’s BMO Financial Group Leaders of Tomorrow and BMO Financial Group Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship recipients.