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Gods in the machine? The rise of artificial intelligence may result in new religions

March 16, 2023 — 
We are about to witness the birth of a new kind of religion. In the next few years, or perhaps even months, we will see the emergence of sects devoted to the worship of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Café Scientifique: Racism and COVID-19

March 15, 2023 — 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an international team of researchers led by experts at the University of Manitoba examined conditions that contributed to a rise of racism across North America. With funding from two Federal Government Grants , the researchers engaged a panel of 7,500 residents in Canada, USA, and Mexico as part of a long-term survey, from March 2020 through October 2022.


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Searching for the next visionary and thought-provoking Knight Lecturers

March 14, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba and the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program recently welcomed award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Eternity Martis on March 9.

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Learn more about fraud prevention at UM

March 14, 2023 — 
Fraud Prevention Month: Protecting UM from fraud and financial irregularities

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Canada Research Chairs Symposium returns March 28

March 13, 2023 — 
On March 28 , 2023, the Vice-President (Research and International) Office will host a CRC Symposium at Marshall McLuhan Hall, open to the entire UM community.

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Provide your feedback to help shape the UM student experience

March 13, 2023 — 
Complete the survey before April 3 for a chance to win great prizes.


Dr. Edward Jurkowski

School of Art

Get to know the Director of the School of Art, Dr. Edward Jurkowski

March 10, 2023 — 
Dr. Edward Jurkowski was recently appointed as Director of the School of Art (SOA), from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2027. Also serving as the Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music and as a tenured professor in the faculty, he is a highly esteemed leader whose 25 years of experience will lead the SOA into the future. We chatted with Dr. Jurkowski about what has inspired him as a student and professor, what he hopes for the future, and what he enjoys in his free time.

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Convocation Celebration

March 10, 2023 — 
Our 2020 and 2021 graduates will finally get their chance to walk the stage the weekend of March 11, 2023.

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New members sought for Pension Committee

March 8, 2023 — 
Election process underway; nomination deadline April 10

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Retirement planning sessions offered for faculty and staff

March 8, 2023 — 
Registration now open for sessions on May 29, May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2023

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