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Evening for Outstanding Students

e-dition November 15, 2007

Professor Michael Benarroch (centre), Acting Dean of the new Faculty of Business and Economics, informs prospective students about the exciting new faculty opening in September 2008.

Evening for Outstanding Students

By Lois Cherney

This year’s Evening for Outstanding Students attracted approximately 500 eager high school students and their parents to The University of Winnipeg campus last month.  Organized by Enrolment Services, this annual event is an important recruitment tool that targets the best and brightest students in Manitoba.

The Evening for Outstanding Students began with formal presentations on new developments at the University, practical advice on admissions and scholarships and tips on coping with first year from current students and graduates.

Information Fair Successful
Presentations were followed by an wide-ranging Information Fair with booths representing academic programs and student-related services.  The format was changed this year to bring all the booths together into one area (the Duckworth gym), instead of spreading them out over a number of locations. This change improved the attendance at individual booths and the overall flow of the event.   The most popular booths were the new Faculty of Business and Economics and the pre-professional programs.

The involvement of more than 140 faculty, staff and students continues to be to the key to the success of this event.  “Their participation enhances the evening so much,” says Rita Streuber, Director of Enrolment Services.  “The high school students really connect with current University students and recent graduates, and both students and parents feel good about meeting professors and staff and getting their questions answered in person.”

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