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Master of Human Rights: First-of-its-kind degree in Canada

November 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the first Master of Human Rights (MHR) graduate degree program to be offered in Canada

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The Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony was held at Robson Hall on Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018. L-R: Dr. Robert Falcon Ouellette, M.P., Dr. Adbo El Tassi, Dr. K. Dakshinamurti, President, Gandhi Centre, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Mr. Terry Duguid, M.P., Dr. Pawan Singal.

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Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 2018 Ceremony at Robson Hall

October 12, 2018 — 
Child welfare activist Dr. Cindy Blackstock received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award of 2018

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at The Forks

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony to honour Cindy Blackstock

October 9, 2018 — 
2018 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony takes place on Oct. 11

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Lakeisha Barkman and Jerome Harper, shown here with their supervisor Prof. Shirley Thompson, won the audience prize for best student presentation at this year’s H2O conference.

First Nations and students collaborate on cleaner water

May 24, 2018 — 
Survey results were presented by H2O program student Lakeisha Barkman on May 18 at the University of Manitoba’s fifth annual First Nation water and sanitation security conference

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Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. // Photo by David Lipnowski

$5 million gift brings hope, dreams of new Geneva

December 8, 2017 — 
Transformational gift will elevate Winnipeg’s reputation as a global hub for human rights and social justice

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Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba.

Winnipeg, the new Geneva?

December 8, 2017 — 
Arthur Mauro announces $5 million to Front and Centre campaign

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Law student Rayanna Seymour and professors Katherine Starzyk and Karen Busby (left to right) are studying which strategies work best when advocating for drinking water rights. (Photo by Victoria Grima.)

From the lab to the reserve

June 6, 2017 — 
Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips from those who have walked that path before them

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H2O First Nation drinking and wastewater research conference

May 9, 2017 — 
Fourth annual conference will be held June 1-2 on the Fort Garry campus

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Canadian and U.S. flag image from Photo Phiend/Flickr.

Op-ed: Standing up to the ‘moron’ in the White House

March 9, 2017 — 
As yet another xenophobic executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to increase the flow of asylum seekers into Canada, I find myself wondering what my father would advise.

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Stephen Lewis speaks on the erosion of human rights

March 2, 2017 — 
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