January 30th, 2017 – Interview on Backstage 360 with Tracy Koga, Shaw TV
September 30th, 2016 – Interview on Radio Canada with Thérèse Létienne (in French)
September 27th, 2016 – Interview on The Charles Adler Show / SiriusXM
The University of Winnipeg has recognized 35 trailblazing women with ties to the University of Winnipeg. These women, including Susan, have been honoured with the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award, as announced by The Nellie McClung Foundation. The University of Winnipeg website has the entire list of women with ties to the University.
On January 28, 2019 The Nellie McClung Foundation, in partnership with Prairie Pathfinders, announced the launch of its book, Faces & Places: Trailblazing Women of Manitoba by Judy Waytiuk. Susan Thompson is one of many trailblazing women profiled in the book and featured on the cover.
“Guided by this book, readers can walk the paths these women walked, and find the markers they left behind or that were placed by others to honour their memories….. all their stories are astounding examples of what a woman can do when she decides not to behave.” ~ Judy Waytiuk
On September 10, 2018 Susan Thompson presented to a sold out crowd at the annual In Conversation with Trailblazers Speaker Series hosted by the Nellie McClung Foundation.
The Manitoba government has appointed three new members to the Order of Manitoba Advisory Council, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “I am pleased to welcome three distinguished Manitobans – Yvon Dumont, James Spencer and Susan Thompson – to the Order of Manitoba Advisory Council,” said Pallister. “They will play a key role in recommending nominees Read More
At the invitation of Adrienne Tessier, Premier of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM), I was the keynote speaker for their Annual Speaker’s Night Dinner on August 15th, 2018. The Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM) was founded in 1922 and has been organizing an annual five-day model parliament for the province’s youth ever since. YPM Read More
Nellie McClung Foundation, AGM Monday, Sept. 10,2018 5:30 pm to 7:30pm St. Charles Country Club As part of the Annual General Meeting of the Nellie McClung Foundation, Dr. Shannon Sampert and Susan Thompson, BA,LLD,OM were asked to present at the first Speakers Series of the Nellie McClung Foundation. The topic was “in Conversation with TRAILBLAZERS”. Read More
In 1995, I was going to be attending the meeting of the World Winter Cities Association of Mayors in Sapporo, Japan and then travelling to Harbin, China also (who would be hosting this international conference after Winnipeg). Winnipeg was hosting this International Winter Cities Conference in 1996. I knew I would be spending quite a Read More
I want to thank Colleen Sklar and the members of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region for all of their tremendous leadership and dedication. Please go to the following link to their media release about this very important group. Also, here is a link to their publication, the Regional Times, which has a wonderful article about how Read More
Press release from the City of Winnipeg on October 27th, 2017. At an event this morning, Councillor Devi Sharma was joined by former Mayor Susan Thompson to officially unveil a new plaque to commemorate the newly-named Susan A Thompson Building in the City Hall campus at 510 Main Street. “As a passionate advocate for women’s Read More
Sunday November 27th, 2016 was a remarkable afternoon. Susan shared the stage at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with Shannon Sampert, Perspective and Policy Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, in a delightful conversation between two amazing women. The crowd was treated to a wonderfully thought provoking and insightful “In Conversation”. From Susan’s legacy to how Read More
Today, November 16, 2016, Winnipeg’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming the Administration Building (510 Main Street) the Susan A. Thompson Building. I am tremendously honored to have this building named after me. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary since Nellie McClung won the right to vote for most women of Manitoba. 2017 marks the Read More