U of M Appoints Directors to Oversee Southwood Lands Development

U of M Appoints Directors to Oversee Southwood Lands Development

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

The University of Manitoba has appointed a group of directors to oversee the development of the Southwood Lands, a former golf course adjacent to the Fort Garry campus.

The board of UM Properties GP Inc. will be chaired by Bob Silver, president and co-owner of Western Glove Works.

Silver is the former chair of the U of M’s Smartpark, and played an integral role in developing the successful innovation and technology park.

The other directors of UM Properties GP Inc. include: Rick Adams, David Barnard, Steve Demmings, Bob Ellard, Diane Gray, and Lynn Zapshala-Kelln.

“This mixed-use development will be a jewel in our city, attracting Winnipeggers alongside tourists, students and staff,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Manitoba.

“Our goal is to transform this sector of the Fort Garry campus into a vibrant, environmentally-sustainable hub that will serve as an ideal example of a live-work-learn-play community.”

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