Dr. Annette Trimbee assumed the role of President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) on August 1, 2014.
UWinnipeg is located in downtown Winnipeg, on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation. UWinnipeg is a medium-sized university with approximately 10,000 full and part-time students. Committed to supporting students as they grow and being an institution that is accessible to traditionally underrepresented groups; fully one third of students identify as Indigenous or immigrant/refugee students.
Key accomplishments include completing a university-wide strategic directions plan, developing an integrated academic and research plan, the introduction of a three-year budget strategy; and development and approval of the Indigenous Course Requirement for all undergraduate students, among the first in Canada.
In May 2016, Dr. Trimbee was appointed to the board of Manitoba Hydro where she will use her knowledge and expertise in water management and energy policy.
Previous to this role, she was a Deputy Minister of several departments in the Alberta government, including Finance and Treasury Board and Advanced Education and Technology. Key accomplishments include Alberta Budget 2012 and 2013, the redesign of Alberta’s innovation system and creation of the Alberta Innovates Corporations, bringing Alberta post-secondary institutions together to plan and collaborate through Campus Alberta, and development of Alberta’s Health Policy Framework and Integrated Resource Management Policy Framework.
She holds a BSc from The University of Winnipeg, a MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from McMaster University in Ecology and a Post-Doc in aquatic ecology from the University of Alberta.