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Faculty of Law

Winnipeg Free Press: U of M opens pro bono legal rights clinic

July 27, 2022 — 
A new pro bono clinic at the University of Manitoba aims to help communities historically under-served by the justice system take on issues ranging from disability rights to Indigenous rights to environmental rights and everything in between.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Rediscovered Morden shark fossil floats into ‘special’ territory

July 20, 2022 — 
The remains of a member of an ancient shark species recently rediscovered at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre are now on display in Morden.


UM food scientist Feliz Koksel

Manitoba Co-operator: Playing with food never gets old

July 13, 2022 — 
UM researcher specializing in plant proteins has won an award for emerging researchers


A woman who attended an Indian Day School joins her daughter as they look at the Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display outside the B.C. legislature in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Research and International

Canada’s reckoning with colonialism and education must include Indian Day Schools

July 13, 2022 — 
Many Canadians are finally coming to terms with the truth that the Canadian government, in co-operation with Christian churches, ran a genocidal school system intended to 'kill the Indian in the child' for more than a century

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People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Research and International

Showered in sexism: Hockey culture needs a reckoning

July 5, 2022 — 
Rather than finger-pointing, the hockey community needs to consider the ways entrenched hierarchies, rewarded performances of masculinity and enforcement of a “bro code” encourage sexism, misogyny, homophobia and hypermasculinity.

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Dr. Marcia Anderson in front of a teal backdrop

Free Press: Race-based data a hallmark of pandemic response

June 20, 2022 — 
Information collected shaped Manitoba’s vaccine roll out

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Holberg Inlet, along the north shore of Vancouver Island, is a rich site for Cretaceous flora.

Faculty of Science

New prehistoric plant discovery highlights the unexpected diversity of non-flowering plants

June 13, 2022 — 
The renowned Apple Bay fossil locality of northern Vancouver Island is helping us reimagine seed plant diversity in the Early Cretaceous, the last of three geologic periods comprising the Mesozoic Era

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Shopping cart with food products

Free Press: Inflation spurs need for food-costing data

June 8, 2022 — 
Op-ed written by professor Joyce Slater

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Alan Katz

CBC: Mix of health-care providers help long COVID patients as researchers work to understand condition

June 2, 2022 — 
Long COVID 'has significant impact on both patients … and health-care providers,' researcher says

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Stephen Lecce, minister of education for Ontario, was challenged for his anti-Black behaviour in college. THE CANADIAN PRESS-Nathan Denette

Faculty of Arts

Call out anti-Black racism every day, not as a campaign tactic

May 27, 2022 — 
The tactic of uncovering anti-Black racist “indiscretions” during an election campaign is an effort to villainize politicians while upholding a colour-blind version of racism.

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