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Community Stories: Global impact and engagement

Community Stories: Celebrating U of M collaborations in Manitoba and across the globe that make an impact

Engaging community

Submit your story to a new website showcasing U of M collaborations and partnerships

September 15, 2014 — 

An online initiative launched today celebrates U of M collaborations with individuals and groups in Manitoba and across the globe that make an impact. We invite faculty, students and staff to share their stories at umanitoba.ca/community and help us further ‘dot’ the map of community engagement.

“This website showcases the dedication of our university faculty, students and staff, who engage in meaningful ways with communities beyond our campuses,” says University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard. “Through innovative collaborations, the university will continue to make a difference both at home and abroad.”

At the U of M, our strength lies in our people. In partnership, these individuals are making our city, our province and the world better places to live, work and play.

“There are so many wonderful stories of University of Manitoba faculty, staff and students who bring community engagement to life and whose efforts make a significant impact,” adds John Kearsey, Vice-President (External). “We are thrilled to share these successes, inspire others and celebrate the powerful relationship between our people and our community.”

Navigate the site and learn how researchers are working with Arctic communities to better understand climate change, and how staff and students are connecting with vulnerable youth closer to home to combat the effects of poverty. Hear from individuals like architecture professor Kelley Beaverford, who has lead an international travel-study course to Ghana, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Turkey.

“[The students] didn’t just want to sit in a classroom talking about global issues,” explains Beaverford. “They wanted to get out and do something.” Explore these community stories and then tell us how you’re making a difference in our province or beyond. Together, we will continue to inspire positive change.

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