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UM students receive Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019204 Views

November 27, 2019 —

On Nov. 21, Indigenous youth from across the province were honoured with Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA).

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the annual awards recognize outstanding Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 24 in a variety of areas, including academic accomplishment, community involvement, culture, business and athletics. Award recipients are chosen by a committee of Indigenous youth from the community.

This year’s recipients included several University of Manitoba students:

Cassandra Phaneuf
Academic Senior

After excelling in high school, Métis student Cassandra Phaneuf enrolled in the Asper School of Business at the UM. Currently in her second year of actuarial mathematics, she recently finished an actuarial internship at Great-West Life. Phaneuf also serves as the vice-president of operations for the Indigenous Commerce Students’ Association.

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