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Vaclav Havel Bust Unveiling

Sculpture of former Czech president unveiled

June 13, 2017 — 
On June 14, a sculpture of Havel was unveiled at the U of M. He was the last President of Czechoslovakia and first President of the Czech Republic, and an influential Czech playwright, poet, and political dissident

(L-R) Katelin Neufeld and Dr. Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti.

Social change: are you doing it right?

June 9, 2017 — 
Katelin Neufeld [MA/14] is the inaugural recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship in Human Rights, established by College of Medicine professor emeritus Dr. Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti and his wife Dr. Ganga Dakshinamurti [DEd/92]

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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 this month from those who have walked that path before them

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Holodomor keynote

Faculty of Education

Shining light on a dark chapter in human history

May 11, 2017 — 
Educators from across Canada took another step toward shining a light on a dark chapter in human history last weekend during the Holodomor Genocide Education Conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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Hands raised

A reminder of the precarious nature of rights in a changing world

March 10, 2017 — 
Canadian Journal of Human Rights celebrates five years

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Faculty of Education

Teacher shares power of reconciliation

September 27, 2016 — 
Teacher and activist Lisa Howell knows firsthand the liberating and transformative power of education in reconciliation.

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CBC: About 900 LGBT couples tied knot since same-sex marriage legalized in Manitoba

September 16, 2016 — 
Twelve years ago, Manitoba became the fifth province or territory in the country to legalize same-sex marriage

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University of Manitoba Admin building

Respectful work and learning environment policy changes

August 24, 2016 — 
Frequently asked questions

Education for reconciliation

Faculty of Education

Faculty to host ‘education for reconciliation’ conference

August 18, 2016 — 
Education for reconciliation conference workshops hosted by educators from across the province who will share the various actions being taken in regards to reconciliation

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Faculty of Law

Robson Hall alum elected to UN Human Rights Committee

June 30, 2016 — 
On June 23 2016, Marcia V. J. Kran, a Canadian lawyer and former international civil servant now living in Vancouver, was elected to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC). She holds B.A. (1987) and law (1980) degrees from the University of Manitoba, and received the Celebrated Alumnus Award from the Faculty of Arts in 2006.

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