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UW-GK Honorary Members

UW-GK Honorary Members



Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Member Recognition Event for the 2016/2017 school year!

Honourary Members 2016/2017:

One of the highlights for this event was the induction of two Honourary Golden Key members Mr. Robert Silver and Mr. Kevin Lamoureux.


Robert Silver - Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg

Mr. Robert Silver is currently in his third three-year term as Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg. He is best known as President of Western Glove Works, a Winnipeg-based manufacturing company. He is also co-owner of The Winnipeg Free Press and The Brandon Sun. His involvement in the local community spans a wide range of positions and interests, such as founder of Canterbury Park, Vice-Chair of First Peoples Economic Growth Funds, Chair of Smart Park, and Co-Chair of We Day, among others. He is a generous supporter of The U of W, having donated substantially to the Masters Development Practice Fellowship and a founding gift in support of The University of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Inclusion Initiative. 

Photo credit: Courtesy of UW website.


Kevin Lamoureux - Associate Vice President of Indigenous Affairs at The University of Winnipeg

Previously, Mr. Kevin Lamoureux was an instructor and mentor at The University of Winnipeg. Mr. Lamoureux has a passion for reaching non-traditional students and providing pathways into post-secondary education and inclusion programs in Indigenous education. In this respect, he has distinguished himself and been the recipient of a number of awards, among them the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Honouring Our Ways Award and the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance. He authored Inclusion in Partnership, which is a guide for teachers looking to include Aboriginal perspectives into their classrooms. Recently, he was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President of Indigenous Affairs at The University of Winnipeg. This position will afford him greater access to pursue his objectives.

Photo credit: Courtesy of UW website.



Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Member Recognition Event for the 2015/2016 school year!

Honourary Members 2015/2016:

One of the highlights for this event was the induction of two Honourary Golden Key members Dr. Sylvia Albert and Dr. James Currie.


Dr. Sylvia Albert - Dean of Business and Economics

Dr. Sylvie Albert is the Dean of the Faculty Business and Economics. Dr. Albert is fully bilingual and joined the UWinnipeg from Laurentian University where she had been Associate Dean of the Faculty of Management, and an Associate Professor of Strategy in the MBA program. She has taught since 2004 at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of Strategy/Policy, Organizational Behavior, and Management. Dr. Albert's research focus has been on intelligent cities where she has played an international role as an author and lead jurist for the Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank.

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Dr. James Currie - Dean of Science

Dr. James Currie completed his PhD work in Mathematics at the University of Calgary in 1987 at the age of 25. After one year as a visiting professor at Dalhousie University, he joined UWinnipeg in 1988. His research has been funded continuously by NSERC for the last 20 years and he has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he received the University's Erica & Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. In 2009, along with Narad Rampersad and Michael Rao, he announced the solution of the long-standing mathematical problem Dejean's Conjecture. On the teaching front, one focus for Currie has been the use of history to teach mathematics to non-scientists. He has been listed more than once on Maclean's magazine's list of 'popular profs'.

Photo credit: Courtesy of UW website.


Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Member Recognition Event for the 2014/2015 school year!

Honourary Members 2014/2015:

One of the highlights for this event was the induction of two Honourary Golden Key members Dr. Annette Trimbee and Dr. W. John A. Bulman.


Dr. Annette Trimbee - University of Winnipeg President

As the University of Winnipeg’s seventh President and Vice-Chancellor, ushered in  on September 22nd, 2014, many words of praise for Dr. Trimbee can be heard all over campus. She enjoys her walking the halls and speaking with students and staff, really trying to 

Dr. Trimbee possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of Science as well as in Public Policy. She was, most recently, Deputy Minister of Service Alberta, where she oversaw the department’s delivery of citizen-centred service and standardized shared services to government ministries, until July 2014. She also led the department’s role in protecting consumers, providing government-wide information and communication services, registry services, and open data and open government policies. 

Dr. Trimbee has also served as the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, Treasury Board and Enterprise, and Advanced Education and Technology in Alberta. She began her career in the public service with Alberta Environment and has also held leadership positions in Alberta Health and Wellness. Her key accomplishments include Budgets 2012 and 2013, aligning post-secondary system capacity through Campus Alberta, developing Alberta’s Health Policy Framework, and building Alberta’s integrated resource management framework and water policy legislation.

Dr. Trimbee holds a PhD in Ecology from McMaster University, a MSc in Botany from the University of Manitoba, and a BSc in Biology from the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Trimbee has strong family roots in Winnipeg, having grown up in Transcona. She has come to recognize her Metis roots, and considers her Aboriginal roots a point of pride and inspiration as a resident of Winnipeg, and in her new role as President and Vice-Chancellor at U of W.

Photo credit: Courtesy of UW website.


Dr. W. John A. Bulman

If service is, indeed, the measuring stick for determining greatness, then Dr. W. John A. Bulman is most deserving of such a title. While he began his career as a lithographer, few would recognize him by his profession when viewed against his extensive and dedicated service to community, locally and nationally. 

As a lithographer, he was highly active in the National Association of Printers and Lithographers, having held every position in the Association, and, in recognition of his work, was the recipient of the 1977 Soderstrom Award. In the business community, he has held chairmanships and directorships in the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, the Manitoba Securities Commission, and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, among others. His leadership has also been realized in the health field. He has held positions on boards, such as Biomedical Commercialization Canada, Inc. and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was instrumental in establishing the Virology Lab in Winnipeg in 1999, particularly in negotiating the challenge of finding a location for it.

As the recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver, Gold, and Diamond Jubilee medals, he has been honoured for his far-reaching contributions. And--since we cannot confer upon him the Order of Canada, as some other entity beat us to it in 1999, we are very pleased that we can, at the very least, invite him into The University of Winnipeg Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.—and we are greatly privileged to do so.

Photo credit: Courtesy of UW website.


Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Member Recognition Event for the 2013/2014 school year!

Honourary Member 2013/2014:

One of the highlights for this event was the induction of our first Honourary Golden Key member Dr. Ken McCluskey.


Dr. Ken McCluskey - Dean of Education

Ken McCluskey, Dean and Professor of Education at UWinnipeg, is known internationally for his work in the fields of mentoring, gifted education and at-risk children and youth. Before becoming a Professor in 1998, McCluskey spent 25 years as a psychologist, special educator, and administrator in the public school system.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the UW website.


Honourary Members:

Faculty Advisor: Cathrine Froese-Klassen

Cathrine Froese-Klassen, a UW Education Faculty member, editor, and published scholar, specializes in gifted and talented education, curriculum development, and pedagogy. She has held many leadership positions. As a co-founder of the UW-GK Chapter in 2013, she has been the Faculty Advisor since its inception and also the representative on the Golden Key Council of Advisors for the Canadian region since June 2015.  


Kam Holland

Kam Holland was the UW-GK Staff Advisor from 2013-2016. Kam co-founded the UW-GK Chapter in 2013. Kam was instrumental in working with the UW-GK to establish two new Scholarships in the UW-GK name passed by the UW Senate in May 2016.




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