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Retirement Group


UWinnipeg 2007 retiring faculty and staff (left to right) Alex Basilevsky, Cal Botterill, Gerri Sweet, Chris Meiklejohn, Janis Pregnall, Mahlon Harvey, Carolyn Hample, Linda Gladstone, Roger Kingsley and Vic Hawkins.

To our friends and colleagues on retirement:
Health, happiness, good luck & safe travels

Personal connections with students, warm friendships with colleagues and the joys of bringing a subject to life are what this yearís retirees said they would miss the most. In interviews and speeches, retiring faculty and staff commented on how they had enjoyed The University of Winnipegís friendly environment and appreciated the many opportunities afforded them to make a difference in studentsí lives throughout their careers at UWinnipeg.

"Today, we honour this year's retirees and we wish them well as they enter this significant new phase of their personal life adventure," said Laurel Repski, Vice-President (Human Resource, Audit and Sustainability) at the Retirement Reception held May 1, 2007. "All of us here extend our congratualtions to each of you on having reached this milestone."

"Itís not really a leave-taking," said President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy . "Each retiree stands as a valuable and important member of the University community. We recognize the tremendous value of their individual and collective contributions over the years of their work-life and we hope their involvement will continue."

Each of the 10 retirees was presented with a retirement gift from The University of Winnipeg. The gift, a pair of bookends with the Universityís insignia on them, is a warm reminder of many good times spent here with friends and colleagues.

In addition to this gift, a book in honour of each of the retirees was placed in the Library, and each retiree received a bookplate commemorating this donation.

"Each and every one of you will look forward to different kinds of experiences in retirement; we hope you will always think of yourself as a member of The University of Winnipeg family," Axworthy said. "The University of Winnipeg will always be your home and you are always welcome here."

From those of us who remain to our University colleagues and friends retiring in 2007, we wish you health, happiness, good luck, and safe travels as you embark on this new stage in your life.

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