Science and Technology
Dr Emoke J.E. Szathmáry C.M. receives Order of Manitoba
We are pleased to congratulate Dr Emoke J.E. Szathmáry, C.M., President Emeritus and Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Biochemistry/Genetics of the University of Manitoba on having been inducted into the Order of Manitoba in July 2009. Dr Szathmáry is on the Advisory Board of the Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation.
Dr Szathmáry’s citation reads:
President emeritus at the University of Manitoba, she is a distinguished scholar, teacher, researcher, scientist and administrator. Her tenure as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba (1996 to 2008) inspired a significant period of growth and renewal for the university while contributing to the social, economic and cultural well-being of the people of Manitoba. She promoted accessibility at the university, particularly among Aboriginal and international students. Under her leadership, enrolment increased, academic programs expanded, research funding grew to more than $100 million annually and collaborative research with scientists around the world flourished. Her committee and board service is extensive including on the boards of the St. Boniface General Hospital and Manitoba Museum Foundation. Nationally, among others, she sits on the board of directors of Power Corporation of Canada. She is a member of the Order of Canada.
The Order of Manitoba is the Province’s highest honour; more information about it can be found here: http://www.lg.gov.mb.ca/awards/order/
Read Dr Szathmáry’s speech about Hungarians in Manitoba in the history section of our website.
March 5th 2010