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Comic books are a staple of pop culture

A Manitoba marvel

January 18, 2021 — 
Alumnus and UM instructor's novel about a Marvel supervillain has received a lot of attention around the globe for its focus on a character that may soon burst onto the silver screen

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Student walking on campus path surrounded by fall foliage.

Faculty of Arts News

Faculty of Arts introduces Indigenous content requirement

January 11, 2021 — 
New students who are entering the Faculty of Arts starting in Fall 2021 will include at least three credit hours of Indigenous course content in their studies in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree

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Nahlah Ayed, CBC foreign correspondent, alumna and honorary degree recipient.

Research and International News

Introducing the 2020 Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship recipients

January 11, 2021 — 
Two UM students recognized for their efforts in bridging the local and the global

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For those who teach children ages five and under, communicating while wearing a mask may have special challenges. (Shutterstock)

Top Conversation Canada stories of 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
Take a look at illuminating research written by members of our community

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Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress. (Pexels/Ketut Subiyanto)

The Conversation: Beyond self-care –Try these 5 therapeutic tools to manage stress better during COVID-19 restrictions

December 16, 2020 — 
Here are five key Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) strategies that validate difficult emotions invoked by the pandemic and make the case for changing automatic reactions that may be driven by strong emotions, such as self-medicating with substances, starting an argument or eating a pint of ice cream to feel better.

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Research and International News

Meet Danielle Gaucher, the new UM Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Social Inequity, Gender and Public Policy.

December 16, 2020 — 
Investigating the contributors and barriers to equality

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Eleven new Canada Research Chairs awarded to UM faculty

December 16, 2020 — 
New CRC research explores a range of health, social and science fields

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L: Drawing of a London coffeehouse, c. 1690–1700, British Museum; R: Students role-play a coffeehouse in immersive learning course, Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century.

Connection, passion drive teaching and learning at UM

December 9, 2020 — 
You could just read about English coffeehouses that began opening up in the 1600s. But wouldn’t it be more enriching to live it?

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Anthropologists’ book wins award for innovative examination of tuberculosis

December 8, 2020 — 
Stacie Burke received the J.J. Talman Award for her latest book Building Resistance: Children, Tuberculosis, and the Toronto Sanatorium


John Loxley teaching

UM researcher posthumously honoured by Government of Canada

December 7, 2020 — 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced its set of Impact Awards recognizing Canada’s top social sciences and humanities researchers, and one award was bestowed on a UM faculty member who passed away in 2020

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