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Delia Douglas at her PhD graduation with her father, Lawrence Fitzroy Douglas

Reflecting B(l)ack and moving forward: A legacy of a life well lived

February 23, 2024 — 
My father, the late professor Lawrence Fitzroy Douglas, accepted a position in the department of sociology at the University of Manitoba in 1967. He was the first Black faculty member in the department and one of its four founding members.


Global Public Health at scale

February 22, 2024 — 
A University of Manitoba (UM) project is focusing on improving maternal and child health in Uttar Pradesh – the largest state in India, with a population of 223 million, across 30,000 healthcare facilities and 300,000 front-line care providers.

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St. John's College

Dr. June Marion James reflects on Black History Month

February 20, 2024 — 
The reflection of Black History Month allows us to recognize a St John’s alum, former Max Rady college of Medicine professor and current St John's college council member Dr. June Marion James. The acclaimed Black physician and previous UM Distinguished Service Award recipient has faced both challenges and successes throughout her medical career.

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Anthropology professor Warren Clarke.

Faculty of Arts

The Conversation: Young Black men in Canada face racism, ageism and classism when looking for work

January 23, 2024 — 
Young Black men in Canada face racism, ageism and classism when looking for work

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Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning February Workshops

January 16, 2024 — 
Check out the variety of workshops scheduled for February, offered by The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

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Faculty of Education

Call for proposals: Unleash your research

January 12, 2024 — 
The Education Graduate Students' Association (EdGSA) and the Office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Research at the University of Manitoba invite proposals for the 25th annual Education Graduate Students’ Research Conference.

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Asper School of Business

MBA alum leads with bravery, vulnerability and truth

January 10, 2024 — 
Kathleen BlueSky [MBA/15] has always been driven by a desire to uplift Indigenous people and create more sustainable, just systems in her community.

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Research and International

UM researchers receive $800,000 investment from Research Manitoba

January 8, 2024 — 
On Jan. 2, Research Manitoba announced support for 11 early-career researchers from the University of Manitoba.

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Asper School of Business

International business major dedicated to refugee resettlement, inspiring resilience

January 5, 2024 — 
Alnaser’s story is international, already spanning an impressive portion of the globe. It is by engaging with diverse perspectives, cultures and people that he finds self-acceptance.

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