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A photo from circa 1916-17 showing the construction of the aqueduct that brought Shoal Lake water to Winnipeg. (Supplied photo)

Op-ed: The strike, Shoal Lake and Indigenous dispossession

June 18, 2019 — 
The Winnipeg General Strike and the arrival of Shoal Lake water in Winnipeg taps occurred at the same time, and in the same place, and are part of a larger story of Indigenous dispossession.

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Photo of Angus Reid by Jenelle Schneider / Vancouver Sun.

Nationally renowned pollster Angus Reid to speak at St. Paul’s College

April 22, 2019 — 
Angus Reid, Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster, is the 2019 Ignatian Society’s Baccalaureate Guest Speaker at St. Paul’s College

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CBC: Fighters, scientists, protectors: Meet 5 notable black Manitobans you may never have heard of

February 19, 2019 — 
Keith Sandiford remembers being the only black person on the bus in Winnipeg — and among the faculty at the University of Manitoba.

Food Systems Research Group

The evolution of Canada’s international food assistance policies

January 31, 2019 — 
Changes in international food assistance policies benefit recipient countries

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Pillsbury Bake-Off contest a slice of American home baking history

January 16, 2019 — 
The evolution of American food culture through the lens of corporate influence

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

New scholarships for history graduate students

January 11, 2019 — 
Considering graduate studies in History? Three new scholarships will soon be available for first year students in the joint Master’s program in history, offered by the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg.

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Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, the final resting place for nearly 12,000 First World War servicemen.

Alumni Insights: All is Quiet (Cycling the Ypres Salient)

November 5, 2018 — 
'Cycling the Ypres Salient was an amazingly educational and emotional experience'

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HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

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UM joins First World War commemoration

October 30, 2018 — 
The World Remembers commemorates the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War from Canada and fifteen participating nations

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Jocelyn Thorpe.

Learner, Teacher, Learner

October 30, 2018 — 
Jocelyn Thorpe on mentoring in teaching and learning

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CBC: The right to vote

October 22, 2018 — 
Winnipeg municipal politics in 1940 were livelier than they are now, said Gerald Friesen, a history professor at the University of Manitoba.

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