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University of Winnipeg Names New President

June 24, 2014 9:12 PM | News

By David Klassen

Dr. Annette Trimbee

Dr. Annette Trimbee (CORY ARONEC / HANDOUT)

The University of Winnipeg has appointed its seventh president and vice-chancellor.

Dr. Annette Trimbee will replace the outgoing Lloyd Axworthy, who retires on Friday.

Trimbee grew up in Transcona and graduated from the U of W with a bachelor of science in biology in 1977. She has a political background and last served as deputy minister in the Alberta government in multiple portfolios, including advanced education and technology.

Trimbee also carries a PhD in ecology from McMaster University, a master of science in botany from the University of Manitoba, and was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta from 1984 to 1986.

The university’s board appointed Trimbee to the position for a five-year term.

She will begin her new role effective August 1.