Director and CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Borys has a long history of curation, having held positions in Florida, Ohio and throughout Canada. He currently is also an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg.
Educator and community activist, Bourbonniere is a founding member of the original Bear Clan Patrol, and longtime volunteer with many Winnipeg organizations.
An Indigenous education leader who shares her guidance and experience on the journey toward truth and reconciliation for all Manitobans. A residential school survivor, she seeks to build understanding that brings both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together.
Dr. Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti
The University of Manitoba faculty of medicine emeritus professor is an innovator in the study of gene expression and sits as a senior advisor to the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Dakshinamurti co-founded the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship in Human Rights, a $100,000 award for graduate students studying human rights, with his wife in 2015.
A longstanding advocate for environmental sustainability, Elliot is the founding executive director of FortWhyte Alive, where he worked for 35 years before retiring in 2018.
Frost currently sits as CEO of the Winnipeg Foundation. He has led many initiatives through the foundation, and sits on the boards of several local organizations.
As the chairwoman of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Jones has worked extensively with local community organizations. Named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. Founding owner of Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Dr. Marion Lewis
Co-founder of the Winnipeg Rh Laboratory, which studied hemolytic disease of the newborn, also called Rhesus disease. Her work was seminal in ensuring many babies survived the disease.
An innovator in speech studies, having served as Manitoba’s first speech therapist, and currently is advocating for a masters program in speech pathology at the U of M. Her long history of philanthropy includes the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Manitoba Historical Society.
Murray has worn many hats in Manitoba, including Conservative party leader, chairman of the 1999 world junior hockey championship, honorary colonel of 17 Wing Winnipeg, chairman of Travel Manitoba, and inaugural president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Oake has a long career of sportscasting: the Gemini Award winner has worked with CBC Sports, Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. In Winnipeg, he serves as director of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, dedicated to his son, who died due to a drug overdose in 2011.
The philanthropist and entrepreneur has donated significantly to causes across the province and beyond, including the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif., and the Salvation Army. Rady recently contributed $30 million to the U of M as part of its Front and Centre fundraising campaign.