U of W Alumni Association honours Larry Updike
Winnipeg radio personality Larry Updike is being honoured by the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association with a Distinguished Alumni Award, according to a U of W media release. In addition to a long career in broadcasting that began in 1982 with the Tom and Larry Show, Updike is also an ordained minister and was a pastor before committing full-time to rock radio. In 1995, he joined CJOB and hosted the morning show until 2009. His contributions to the community through his work at Siloam Mission and other public services earned him the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal in 2009.
Wesmen featured on Sun Radio
Wesmen sports are hitting the airwaves this season. Since Sept. 2, Winnipeg Sun Radio has been highlighting Wesmen sports and players in the 2010/11 season by featuring regular instalments of Wesmen news. Episodes can be streamed off of the Winnipeg Sun website and include interviews with the women’s volleyball head coach Diane Scott and University of Winnipeg athletics director Doran Reid. Also interviewed so far are men’s basketball coach Mike Raimbault and the school’s sports information coordinator Sheldon Appelle, as stated in a U of W media release.
Residential schools lecture coming to U of W
Dr. John Milloy, special advisor to Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, will be bringing his voice and experiences to the U of W, as announced in a U of W media release. The professor of history at Trent University will give a talk titled “Indian Residential Schools – The Continuing White Plague – How the residential schools are still with us in different but equally negative ways” in Convocation Hall at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25. Milloy is the author of A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System and his Riley Fellowship Lecture will focus on British policies toward aboriginals in Canada. The University of Winnipeg’s history department administers the fellowship that is funded by Sandy Riley, former chancellor of the university and student of Canadian history.
Top infectious disease researcher honoured
University of Manitoba infectious disease researcher, Dr. Allan Ronald, is being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. His work in preventing the spread of the chancroid sexually transmitted infection in Winnipeg in the 1970s was influential in the development of strategies to control the spread of HIV. He was also a key player in developing the province’s infectious disease research program. Ronald spent many years studying infectious diseases in Africa where he was a leader in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. Even after his official retirement in 2000, he continued to work on programs in Africa and his earlier innovations are still being used as models in the fight against the spread of infectious disease.
New Wesmen soccer programs dominate in regular season
The Wesmen soccer teams have dominated the regular season in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The women’s team finished the season with a perfect 4-0 record, completing the winning streak last weekend against Providence College. Due to the small number of teams in the league, and the Wesmen’s perfect record, they go on to the championship final this weekend. They will take on the winner of the Canadian Mennonite University versus Providence College semi-final game on Oct. 24. Additionally, the Wesmen men’s soccer team also finishes their season without any losses. They did have three ties and will play in a semi-final game to make it into the championship on Sunday, Oct. 23.