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Falun Dafa the fifth exercise, meditation // Photo: longtrekhome, Pixabay

Cold Genocide: Falun Gong in China

August 14, 2018 — 
Social work professor Maria Cheung and alumnus David Matas, international human rights lawyer, have written one of the most impactful articles on a genocide currently taking place that few talk -- or even know -- about  

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Betsy Neuville

Faculty of Education

Help in unlikely places

June 8, 2018 — 
If helping persons with disabilities to lead full, rich and meaningful lives in Moldova, the place known as the world’s most unhappy country wasn’t formidable enough, she said it was only a dress rehearsal for an even more daunting challenge: India.

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Yom HaShoah honours the Jews who perished in the Holocaust during the Second World War.

Yom HaShoah remembered through UM grad’s research and dedication

April 11, 2018 — 
The organizer of the Yom HaShoah memorial is Belle Jarniewski (BEd/93, Cert.Trans/02), herself a child of two survivors of the Holocaust

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Wpg Free Press: ‘A true servant of the people’

April 2, 2018 — 
'Saul Cherniack packed a lot of life into his 101 years'

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Nahlah Ayed, CBC foreign correspondent, alumna and honorary degree recipient.

Being the change they want to see

March 12, 2018 — 
Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship recipients named

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

The road to Reconciliation through sport

February 20, 2018 — 
The inaugural Sport & Reconciliation Gathering is taking place Feb. 21-23 at the U of M, aimed at achieving TRC calls to action related to sport & education

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Dr. Lee Airton

Faculty of Education

Ready for uncertainty

January 8, 2018 — 
Growing up best friends with Miss Popular in elementary school, a young Lee Airton learned a defining lesson that would guide her career path as an academic focused on making schools welcoming places for gender and sexual diversity.

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CSEA speakers

Faculty of Education

Winnipeg to host CSEA conference in 2018

November 14, 2017 — 
Winnipeg will host the Canadian Society for Education Through Art (CSEA) conference from May 3-5, 2018. Up to 100 educators will come together to exchange ideas and learn about human rights in relation to visual art and visual art education.

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17 Global Sustainable Development Goals

Office of Sustainability

17 global goals to accomplish 3 big things

September 28, 2017 — 
What are the biggest problems faced by people in our community, country and worldwide? The World’s Largest Lesson introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to youth around the world and unites them in action.

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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

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