The University of Winnipeg has appointed Barb Gamey as its new chancellor. Gamey succeeds Bob Silver, who has served in the honorary role since 2009. As chancellor, Gamey is the titular head of the University who attends convocations to personally greet and grant degrees to graduating students.
“Barb is a community champion and private sector leader who truly understands the importance of education and its power to transform lives. She will be an excellent chancellor for UWinnipeg,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor.
Co-founder of Payworks, which employs more than 300 people across Canada, Gamey sits on the Business Council of Manitoba’s education committee and helped develop the Horizon Manitoba report together with presidents of Manitoba’s post-secondary education institutions.
As co-chair of the Premier’s Enterprise Team, Gamey, along with Dave Angus, delivered the report Growing Manitoba’s Economy in 2019 as part of the Province of Manitoba’s economic development strategy.
“I’m honoured to serve in the role of chancellor at the University of Winnipeg, and know that I have big shoes to fill following Mr. Silver’s tenure. My recent engagement in the community has given me a renewed awareness of the critical role the University of Winnipeg plays as a dynamic education facility in the heart of our city. I look forward to serving as chancellor,” said Gamey.
“Barb is a very kind, gracious person who believes in education and has a strong moral compass. She is an ideal choice to represent and champion our university,” said Jennefer Nepinak, Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement.