The MDHA is pleased to join in celebrating the 2022 Honourary Alumnus of Distinction Award recipient, Mickey Wener!

Mickey has been described as an outstanding role model, a compass setter, facilitator, collaborator and educator. She spent many years as an educator at the University of Manitoba, Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, School of Dental Hygiene.  Her contributions have included expanding the role of students’ in the community with real life experiences, serving the underprivileged with projects e.g. “Soup Up Your Smile” and oral health resources for care providers in long term care.  She has also made significant contributions working to establish the groundwork for the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba.  Her passion lies in promoting oral health care in the province and internationally.  She has won awards from CDHA, and published in a variety of oral health journals.  Since her retirement from the university, she has continued to work as a consultant, working with groups such as Alzheimer’s Association.

Please join us on Sept 23, to honour Mickey for her outstanding achievements as an honorary alumni. Tickets can be purchased through the University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association


The Alumni of Distinction Awards Evening will take place Sept 23, 2022 at the Fort Garry Hotel.  Cocktails 6:00PM Dinner 7:00PM. The evening will also include a tribute to the Classes of 1970 and 1972.

Tickets can be purchased ($150) through