has been appointed assistant professor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work. King's area of specialization is cross-cultural mental health.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
welcomes Brandi Field, Karolina M. Dec and Trish Goulet as new associate lawyers at TDS Law. Field's practice is focused on intellectual property and Internet law; labour and employment law; and wills and estates; Dec's on litigation, with a focus on tax law and commercial law; and Goulet's on aboriginal law, civil litigation and natural resources and energy.
has appointed Douglas Buchanan as vice-president, commercialization. Buchanan is a professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Manitoba and holds a Canada Research chair in microelectronic materials. Prior to joining the university, he was a researcher at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in New York State. He has been seconded to Innovate Manitoba for an initial period of one year.
Esther Blum and Colleen Watters
have been awarded the University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award. The award acknowledges those who have made significant contributions to the field of social work.
2012-13 board: chair: Kim Wentz, VP, Marketing and Communications, Cambrian Credit Union; vice chair/treasurer: Gary Magorel, retired; secretary: Angela Bye, senior project leader, Public Service Commission. Directors: Anthony Augustine, executive director, Manitoba WorkinfoNET; Julie DeVoin, communications co-ordinator, Province of Manitoba; Art Jonasson, Rotary Club of Winnipeg; Lori Olson, senior human resource coordinator, Great-West Life; Norm Podolski, Rotary Club of Winnipeg.
executive and board for 2012-13: Serge Balcaen, Raymond Beaudry, Kevin Betzold, vice-chair, Rémi Bisson, secretary-treasurer, Brian Denysuik, Paul d'Eschambault, Aurèle Foidart, Rolande Kirouac, Ginette Lavack Walters, Anita Malbranck, André Massicotte, chair, Roger Robidoux.
Manitoba Association of Education Technology Leaders
2012-13 executive committee: Kim Melvin, president, Louis Riel School Division; Ed Friesen, vice-president, Hanover S.D.; Rob Carnegie, past-president, St. James-Assiniboia S.D.; Clarke Hagan, membership and financial officer, Louis Riel S.D.; Andy McKiel, communication officer, St. James-Assiniboia S.D. Members-at-large: Craig Cuddy, Prairie Spirit S.D.; Chris Minarik, Lord Selkirk S.D.; James Reimer, Garden Valley S.D.; Jim Saj, Interlake S.D.
board for 2012-13: Albert Krahn, chair; Ken Lee, past chair; Rossana Buonpensiere, vice-chair; David Thompson, treasurer and secretary. Directors: Carol Bellringer, Tim Burt, Gordon Greaves, Matthew Guberman, David Horne, Jo Magnifico, Maggie Wiebe, and Dr. Bruce Roe (appointed by St. Boniface Hospital).
board for 2012-13: Mike Sampson, chair; Audrey Vandewater, vice chair; Catherine Kloepfer, treasurer; Leona MacDonald, secretary. Directors: Sue Boreskie, Barry Brown, Tom Dooley, Judy Holden, David Horne, Albert Krahn, and Ken Lee.
steps (Sair Training and Employment Placement Services)
board for 2012-13: Greg Brodsky, Gerald Kalef, Rolf Martin, Janet Wikstrom, Paul Newman, Carla Frost, Lori Hurtig, Dalvinder Obhi, Jerome Phomin, Heather Ferguson, Heather MacKenzie and Norm Magnusson.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
Winnipeg Chapter has elected the following members to its 2012-13 board: Susan Mar, CAP, president; Janice Fotheringham, CAP, vice-president; Joan Jasper, treasurer; secretary, Trisha Haaksma
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