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Op-ed: Reducing traffic means more birds and happier people

September 24, 2021 — 
A guest essay by Nicola Koper and her colleague in the Globe and Mail.

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Faculty of Arts

Op-ed: MLAs rose to the challenge of COVID-19

September 17, 2021 — 
Political Studies URA students interviewed Manitoba MLA's as part of their summer research. COVID-19 was a frequent topic of conversation

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A Toronto actor and cabaret performer, a precarious employee, poses for a photo in April 2021 at the Elgin theatre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Let’s not forget about precarious work in this federal election — and beyond

September 2, 2021 — 
The pandemic is the backdrop to the ongoing federal election, and its attendant lockdowns have shone light on health and economic issues

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CBC: Record number of Indigenous students begin med school at University of Manitoba

August 26, 2021 — 
17 of 110 students in Class of 2025 self-identify as Indigenous

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Bulldozers at a construction site. // Image from unsplash

Op-ed: Nothing saved by privatizing infrastructure services

August 26, 2021 — 
'There is now a general consensus that the quality of publicly delivered services often exceeds that of private provision, and more recent studies suggest cost savings now are generally minimal'

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Faculty of Law

Winnipeg Free Press: From the streets to the courtroom

August 11, 2021 — 
Katie May of the Winnipeg Free Press interviewed recent UM Law grad Sean Gallop about his remarkable story of finishing law school at the age of 49, decades after dropping out of high school.

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Carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the TRC Bentwood Box is a lasting tribute to all Indian Residential School Survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its official events.

Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism

August 10, 2021 — 
In its 2015 final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was clear: “Without truth … there can be no genuine reconciliation.”

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Dr. Ryan Zarychanski.

Wpg Free Press: Professor’s clinical trials put Manitoba on map

August 6, 2021 — 
'The University of Manitoba's Dr. Ryan Zarychanski led two of three large trial groups that pooled their data and found out the blood-thinner heparin can safely treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients'

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Screen shot from Bill Gates' video on Vaclav Smil's latest book

Gates Notes: What sweat, wine, and electricity can teach us about humanity

August 3, 2021 — 
Bill Gates gives praise for Vaclav Smil's latest book

Gril on balance beam

LA Times op-ed: Simone Biles delivered a mental health message much of the world wasn’t ready to hear

July 30, 2021 — 
Rady professor discusses the pursuit of excellence.

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