UWC Member Margaret Morse Receives Order of Manitoba

Twelve Manitobans from all walks of life are set to receive the province’s highest honour.

This year’s recipients of the Order of Manitoba were announced Wednesday. The award, established in 1999, seeks to recognize Manitobans who have contributed to the province in a meaningful way.An advisory council presents nominations to chancellor of the order, currently Lt.Gov. Janice Filmon, who chooses recipients from the nominations. Those who are appointed the Order of Manitoba are able to use the initials O.M. after their name and are listed on a display in the Manitoba Legislative Building.

Margaret Morse, the province’s first speech therapist. Morse pioneered speech clinics in hospitals and advocates for a master’s program in speech pathology at the University of Manitoba.


Sage Award Presented to Jo Wilson on September 23, 2019

As part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations, CFUW is excited to introduce the Sage Awards, which will be awarded by each club to the current member who has the longest period of CFUW membership. This is a way to recognize and celebrate the commitment and dedication of members who have been championing the CFUW's mission for decades. These women will be honoured with a silver pin and certificate from the National Office to be given out by the individual participating Clubs.


Notable Women Awards recipients from our club Sandy Millen, Mary Scott and Muriel Smith

One hundred awards have been given to members of the CFUW who have made outstanding contributions within CFUW and/or to the wider community; locally, nationally, or internationally in the fields of Educa-tion, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Political Engagement, Organizational Leadership, Cultural Endeavours, or Social Innovation. The award given to each recipient is a limited edition 100th anniversary gold pin. (Doris Mae not eligible because she is a CFUW National Past President.)

L-R Doris Mae Oulton, Mary Scott, Sandy Millen (seated) Muriel Smith

DID YOU KNOW? That the CFUW Centennial AGM Logo was designed by a former UWC member, Beverley Boudreau?

Beverley now lives in Edmonton. A recent CFUW newsletter describes Beverley’s colour choice rationale.

The colours for the 100th Anniversary logo and pin were chosen based on the following:

  • Red is imprinted on the human mind to connect with excitement and high energy. This is very appropriate for CFUW! It's a dynamic and stimulating colour choice for a dynamic and stimulating organization.
  • Green is most often linked to nature and the shade chosen is fresh like the first buds of spring representing renewal and growth.
  • Blue is perceived as a constant in our lives; it's reliable, trustworthy, dependable and committed. It inspires confidence. The "Communicator" blue was the shade that was used.
  • Orange (or warm yellow) is linked to autumn's burnished foliage or vibrant sunsets. It radiates warmth and vitality. Research reveals we associate orange with being friendly, inviting and approachable.


UWC member
Dr. Vivian M. Bruce
is to receive
the Order of Manitoba

As a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Manitoba, Vivian Bruce was instrumental in conducting the first research exploring the health benefits of canola oil and establishing its unique nutritional proper-ties – an important development in the study of the ef-fects of dietary fat on human health.

Established in 1999, the Order is the highest honour in the Province of Manitoba. It recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour, benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.

The ceremony will take place on July 18, 2019 at the Manitoba Legislature.
The list of all Order of Manitoba members is on permanent display in the Legislative Building.

Order of Manitoba Investiture Ceremony

A group photo of the award recipients, along with Premier Brian Pallister, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon and Gary Filmon at the Order of Manitoba investiture ceremony at the Manitoba legislature Thursday.

Rear (From left to right):
Harvey Secter, Trudy Schroeder, Dr. Michael West, Pallister, James Ehnes, Steven Schipper, Arvid Loewen.
Front (from left to right):
Kathy Hildebrand, Joy Smith, Dr. Vivian Bruce, Janice Filmon, Gary Filmon, Barbara Nepinak, Clarence Nepinak.



12 named to Order of Manitoba on Manitoba Day

Vivian Bruce: As a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Manitoba, Vivian Bruce was instrumental in conducting the first research exploring the health benefits of canola oil and establishing its unique nutritional properties – an important development in the study of the effects of dietary fat on human health. Working with her research colleague, the late Bruce MacDonald, she conducted important research with positive ramifications for food science and the economic viability of such key Manitoba crops as flax, canola and sunflowers.

July 18, 2019


Sandy Millen (R) at UN CSW 63 in New York with CFUW President Grace Hollett (L) and The Honourable Mariam Monsef, Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York March 11-22, 2019. Sandy was one of the CFUW delegates.