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Op-ed: Listening to advocates important

March 15, 2019 — 
'It is our job as a society to make sure that we are doing all we can to promote the best interests of our children, all of our children.'

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Learning from the past can help the future

March 14, 2019 — 
Dr. Virginia Torrie’s research into the financial troubles faced by Canadian farmers in the ‘Dirty Thirties’ could yield better ways for legal practitioners to help modern-day farmers and small businesses stay in business.

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“You are more than your grades”

March 8, 2019 — 
One of the most important lessons of the year for law students came from prominent Ontario lawyer Orlando Da Silva, who visited Robson Hall on March 1st, 2019. Having struggled with depression from a very young age, Da Silva, a former President of the Ontario Bar Association currently working at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, has been on a cross-Canada tour to talk to law students about the importance of talking about – and fighting the stigma of mental health.

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LLM student Ihsan Daldaban (2nd from left, back row) with Heat 1 3MT challenge participants.

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Master of Laws student rises to 3MT challenge

March 8, 2019 — 
LL.M. student Ihsan Daldaban was a rare find at the 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenge

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Frances G. McGill [MD/1915] was Canada’s first female forensic pathologist. She is shown here in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune on Oct 22, 1955. // University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

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Ahead of her time: Trailblazing alumnae of the 1900s

March 7, 2019 — 
With International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re remembering our early U of M alumnae who defied society’s expectations and became trailblazers in their own right

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Women Judges Inspire Law Students

March 1, 2019 — 
On February 27, 2019, Robson Hall welcomed four Manitoba judges for “An Evening with Women Judges.” The panel consisted of Justice Janice leMaistre of the Manitoba Court of Appeal, Justice Brenda Keyser of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (General Division), Justice Annette Horst of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division), and Judge Tracy Lord of the Manitoba Provincial Court.

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Law Faculty to Host Prestigious Laskin Moot

February 22, 2019 — 
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the prestigious bilingual appellate Laskin Moot, March 1 and 2, 2019. Robson Hall will welcome judges, practitioners, and 19 teams of law students from across Canada for three days of lively competition and networking.

Robson Let's Talk Day responses were honest but encouraging about facing the challenges of law school.

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Students Reflect on Preparing for Law School

February 1, 2019 — 
For Bell Let’s Talk Day, law students of the Robson Mental Health Group invited their peers to consider the question, “Looking back now, what would you tell yourself prior to entering law school?” The anonymous answers were posted on a white board in the Faculty’s main hallway, and sparked a lot of conversations, said Bethany Hutlet (3L), one of the organizers. “It was meant to be an honest discussion,” she said, “so I was pleased people were frank.”

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Robson Hall's Mental Health student group is hosting an awareness-raising event for Bell Let's Talk Day.

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Law Students Looking Out for Mental Health on Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 25, 2019 — 
As part of the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk campaign, Robson Hall’s Mental Health Group is taking action to make sure the University of Manitoba’s Law student body stays healthy

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Alexey Tsykarev (Karelia), Edtami Mansayagan (Manobo), Diego Tituaña (Otavalo), Mariam Wallet Med Aboubakrine (Tuareg), Edward John (Tahltan), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot), Erika Yamada (Brazil), Kristen Carpenter (Colorado).

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UN Indigenous declaration starting to change lives

January 22, 2019 — 
The Kiskinohamatowin forum shared research on how to use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more effectively to address common challenges

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