Smigel, Anne

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Smigel, Anne

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Anne Smigel was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended the University of Manitoba (B.A., B.Ed.), the University of Winnipeg, and the University of Minnesota. As a teacher and educator she taught in elementary and junior high schools in Manitoba for more than 44 years. Anne Smigel was a member of the Ukrainian Curriculum Committee on Ukrainian language at elementary and secondary school and the first woman of Ukrainian decent to become a Principal (Ashland School, Pinkham School, William Whyte School) in Winnipeg.

She belonged to many organizations such as the Alpha Omega Alumnae, the Council of Women of Winnipeg, the Manitoba Association of Principals, the Canadian College of Teachers, and the United Nations, Winnipeg Branch. Anna Smigel was a founding member of Altrusa Club of Winnipeg and Altrusa International Club. Altrusa is an international organization of professional women (13 countries) who are serving the needs of their communities. From 1980-1982, she served as the Governor of Altrusa International, District 7.
Anne Smigel was an educator and philanthropist who made great contributions to the University of Manitoba. In 2004 she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba. To honour her memory a Scholarship was established in her name at the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies and a Research Endowment Fund was created to support the acquisition of research material for the University Libraries. Anne Smigel died on February 10, 2008.


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Created (October 2012). Revised by Orest Martynowych (May 2020).




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