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Faculty of Education’s diversity policy garners local media attention

February 11, 2016 — 

The Faculty of Education’s newly approved Diversity Admissions Policy, which would allow for 45 per cent of applicants to the B.Ed. program to be from self-identified diversity categories, has sparked numerous media reports.

The goal of the policy, which has been in development since 2012, is to ensure that graduates of the U of M education program help to create a more diverse teaching force in the province, representing the “cultural, ethnic, regional and social diversity of Manitoba.”

Read about the policy here.

Here are some of the media reports:

From CBC:

University of Manitoba creates ‘diversity categories’ for education students
Remaining 55% of positions in the program will be allocated to the general category

From Global News
U of M education program dedicating 45 per cent of spots to ‘diverse’ students

From The Winnipeg Free Press

U of M opens diversity spaces
Education faculty to allot up to 45 per cent of slots to minorities

From The Winnipeg Sun:

U of M sets up diversity quota for would-be teaching students

 

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