Dennis Bayomi is honored to be the Green Party’s nominee to represent Kirkfield Park. Born and raised in Winnipeg’s inner city, Dennis moved with his family to Westwood in his late teens and has lived in St. James or Westwood for the past 40+ years.
For many years, he has been active with a number of environmental and social organizations and projects, serving on the boards/steering committees of the Manitoba Eco-Network, Computers for Charities, Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, Basketballs for Inner City Kids (recognized with the President’s Award from Basketball Manitoba), Winnipeg Vegetarian Association, Inner City Kids Computer Club, and the Vegetarian Union of North America.
Dennis has an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba. He spent the majority of his working life at the UM Bannatyne Campus, primarily as the medical faculty’s computer coordinator and later as a data management analyst. During this time, he also earned his MSc in Community Health Sciences with a focus on obesity and aging.
Since retiring from the UM in 2019, Dennis has been doing freelance IT consulting, writing software and helping his wife Heidi with information management for her business. For several years, he’s also operated a web-based business providing marketing services for restaurants around the world.
A longtime supporter of the Winnipeg Public Library system, he is also an avid basketball, hockey and football fan, having coached basketball at Kirkfield-Westwood Community Centre and at Rossbrook House for over a decade. In the last few years, he has been organizing Gordon Bell alumni to re-connect with the old school and with one another, establishing several endowment funds and prizes for students and programs at Gordon Bell.
A vegan since 1993, Dennis has long appreciated the impact of our food choices on our health, the environment, and on the animals themselves. Having spent many years interacting with a global community of vegan physicians, dietitians and researchers, Dennis has been an advocate for the adoption of vegan diets in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
Dennis brings a fresh view to politics, focusing on “upstream”, proactive solutions to our most challenging issues. In addition to his commitment to protecting our natural environment, he is particularly interested in preventative health and in advocating for Basic Income. He sees it as a key approach to addressing poverty, homelessness, addiction, crime, as well as adverse outcomes in health and education.