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Kelsey Wog

Best of Bisons 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
Despite a year that brought with it the most unbelievable and adverse circumstances, the Bisons still found a way to shine.

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The Canadian Flag on the Tier building flies at half mast following the tragic events of flight PS752

Instagram favourites of 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
It's been a strange year on campus

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Dr. Bruce Chown on a stamp

UM Today editors pick their top stories of 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
Here are some stories that caught the attention of the UM Today editors

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Eugene Arcand speaking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ceremony

Statement on the five-year anniversary of the TRC closing ceremony

December 15, 2020 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on the progress that has been made, and what still needs to be done to move towards reconciliation, healing, and justice for Survivors, their families, and communities


(L-R) Commissioners Marie Wilson, Justice Murray Sinclair and Chief Wilton Littlechild.

Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners gather for first time in five years to raise alarm

December 15, 2020 — 
The three Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are issuing a public statement expressing their concern about the slow and uneven pace of implementation of the Calls to Action


Justice Murray Sinclair (centre) and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild (left) and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada's residential school system, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Remembering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s closing ceremony

December 11, 2020 — 
Dec. 15, 2020 marks the five-year anniversary of one of the key milestones in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)’s journey: its closing ceremony and release of its final report


Student with a laptop | Image from Pixabay

Technology now a vital tool for pandemic learning

November 16, 2020 — 
Many students facing this challenge were able to receive help through the COVID-19 UM Student Technology Fund


Paul Soubry

UM community philanthropists honoured

November 13, 2020 — 
The Manitoba chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will recognize three leaders of the Front and Centre Campaign – Paul Soubry, Michael Nesbitt and John Kearsey – for their philanthropic activities

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Bison women's soccer player celebrates with extended arms on the field

Donor Relations

‘Let’s start change’

November 12, 2020 — 
Keep star athletes in Canada. That’s the motivation behind Tom Stewart’s ongoing contributions to the Eznet Women’s Soccer Scholarship, a patriotic mission he hopes other small business and philanthropists will join


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The Resilient Job Seeker

October 28, 2020 — 
Searching for a job can easily become an all-consuming affair, but with a schedule, you can give yourself time to relax and recharge.

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