Dr. Annette Trimbee Indigenous Excellence Scholarships
Established by The University of Winnipeg in honour of Dr. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg’s 8th President and Vice-Chancellor, the Dr. Annette Trimbee Indigenous Excellence Scholarships recognize outstanding continuing undergraduate students who identify as Indigenous: Métis, First Nations or Inuit. These extraordinary scholarships are awarded based on academic performance – maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment. At the time of initial selection, preference for at least one award will be given to a student who is a Red River Métis Citizen with proof of Citizenship issued by the Louis Riel Institute, in third or fourth year, involved in community service and/or engaged in scholarly research activities.
A proud member of the Red River Métis Nation, Dr. Annette Trimbee became President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg on August 1, 2014. She was reappointed in 2018 for a second term. Key accomplishments, during her tenure, include completing a university-wide strategic directions plan, enacting a three-year budget strategy, and implementing an Indigenous Course Requirement for all undergraduate students — among the first in Canada. She holds a BSc from The University of Winnipeg, an MSc from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD from McMaster University in aquatic ecology. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta.