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Molly Smyth at Guggenheim in Bilbao

New award from Canadian business icons helping students succeed around the globe

June 19, 2018 — 
The Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation has announced a $1 million investment

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Faculty of Law

Robson Hall Teaching Awards Announced

June 15, 2018 — 
At the 2018 Faculty of Law Grad Dinner held Friday, June 8, Robson Hall's two annual awards for teaching were announced.

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Building Bridges conference report

Faculty of Law

Building Bridges conference brings Indigenous and Newcomer communities together

May 17, 2018 — 
Last year in May, 2017, a unique conference titled "Building Bridges Between Canada's Indigenous and Newcomer Groups" was held at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. The event resulted from discussions on Canada’s 150th and the conflicting senses of pride, frustration, pain and hope alongside the important work of welcoming and successfully settling newcomers to Canada; as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that mandated a more inclusive history of Indigenous experiences and the history of residential schools in the newcomer information kit, citizenship test and oath.

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Law Student Zita De Sousa gives her speech about two teachers who impacted her education at the STRR

Faculty of Law

Outstanding Law Student recognizes teachers who inspired her to achieve goals

May 17, 2018 — 
Zita De Sousa graduates this spring from Robson Hall Faculty of Law, intent on pursuing a career in the criminal justice system. On Monday, May 15 at the 2018 Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception (STRR), she expressed heartfelt thanks to two teachers who inspired her in the face of adversity to achieve her goals. Selected as the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Student for this year’s STRR, she in turn chose her grade 12 student advisor and English teacher from Maples Collegiate, Ms. Debbie Boyko, and Faculty of Law Associate Professor Richard Jochelson to stand with her as Outstanding Teachers.


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Faculty of Law

Law Professor Promotes International Indigenous Rights Advocacy at UN

May 16, 2018 — 
Brenda Gunn, an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, has worked for years in the area of International Indigenous Rights Advocacy, attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at least 10 times in the past 14 years. Each time, she attends in some capacity to present, learn, discuss, or raise awareness of international issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada. This April 17, she organized and participated in a side-event at the Forum, which served to share different perspectives on the theme of lands and resources.

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards features graduating Faculty of Music student Elena Howard-Scott and U of M, Bison and NFL alumnus Israel Idonije

Prepare to be dazzled at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

May 9, 2018 — 
Recipients’ defining moments explored at this year’s gala celebration

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Report cover of Resettlement Issues of Yazidi women and children in Canada

Faculty of Law

Legal researcher rewarded to see work acknowledged by government

May 8, 2018 — 
The House Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) has published its report "Road to Recovery: Resettlement Issues of Yazidi Women and Children in Canada." For two key recommendations, the report relies on evidence given by Assistant Professor Shauna Labman, who teaches Immigration and Refugee Law at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law.

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Faculty of Law

Dr. Amar Khoday published in Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal

May 8, 2018 — 
Associate Professor Amar Khoday recently had an article published in the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. The Journal is ranked 4th among Arts, Entertainment and Sports law journals in the US as of 2016. Dr. Khoday's article is titled Valorizing Disobedience within the Ranks: Law and Resistance in American Military Films.

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Students Ryan Churchill and Lisa Huang with Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

Brushing up on generosity

April 26, 2018 — 
School of Dental Hygiene voted overwhelmingly in support of Smiles for Miles, largely because of the personal experiences they’ve had through the program, which sponsors dental care for newcomers

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Priti Shah (LLB/89) at right, acting in La Cage aux Folles, 2016, with fellow actor/lawyer Paul Cooper (BA/92, BPE/98, LLB/03), at left.

The play’s the thing for Winnipeg lawyers

April 23, 2018 — 
Whether acting on stage, raising money to build shelters, rebuilding communities after disasters, or counselling people facing discrimination, Priti Shah is a model for passion-driven benefaction


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