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Wpg Free Press: Daycare should be affordable to all

February 15, 2019 — 
Manitoba needs to do much more to ensure meaningful affordability for parents, and to stabilize a quality early learning and care system with trained early childhood educators.



CBC: ​Q&A: Lori Wilkinson explains why ‘It’s OK to be white’ posters are not OK

November 9, 2018 — 
Lori Wilkinson is a professor of sociology at the U of M who specializes in anti-racism. She talked about the posters, the message and how we should react to them with CBC Manitoba's Information Radio host Marcy Markusa


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Healing Health Care: From Sick Care towards Salutogenic Healing Systems

October 29, 2018 — 
In his presentation at the Research Seminar Series Nov. 6, Dr. Chris Fries will outline general shortcomings associated with the pathogenic approach to health care, while speaking to the benefits of a system that supports human health and well-being.

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Paid and unpaid care work for older chronically and terminally ill persons

October 4, 2018 — 
In her presentation at the Research Seminar Series Oct. 16, Dr. Laura Funk will summarize some of her own research into care work for chronically and terminally ill older adults, illustrating the possibilities of qualitative inquiry in this area.

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Wpg Free Press: There were just nine days in 2017 without reports of firearms sightings in Winnipeg

October 3, 2018 — 
University of Manitoba criminology and sociology professor Frank Cormier cautions against jumping to conclusions.


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Faculty of Arts teaching awards announced

July 23, 2018 — 
The 2018 Faculty of Arts annual teaching awards have been announced

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Op-ed: It’s time we care more about family caregivers

April 3, 2018 — 
Make it easier for them to learn about and access formal services for the person they are caring for


Sport used as a tool for assimilation

February 16, 2018 — 
In the history of Canada, Residential Schools encouraged Indigenous students to participate in mainstream activities such as hockey or football instead of Indigenous activities such as lacrosse, for example

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CBC: Judge to decide fate of man accused in 1984 killing of Candace Derksen today

October 18, 2017 — 
Frank Cormier, a criminologist at the University of Manitoba, says regardless of the outcome there will still be unanswered questions.


Op-ed: Made-in-Manitoba tax proposal pointless

October 5, 2017 — 
To keep things from getting a great deal worse, we have got to get the carbon monkey off our back. If our climate policy in Manitoba is summed up in a farm-exempt $25 flat tax, the monkey will be in no rush to budge


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