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Remains from the excavation site in Ribe, Denmark. // Photo: Museum of Southwest Jutland

Deadly waves: Researchers document evolution of plague over hundreds of years in medieval Denmark

February 27, 2023 — 
Longitudinal study reveals Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, was reintroduced into the population again and again

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A bronze statue from around the 2nd centure BCE shows Eros sleeping.

Lessons on love from ancient Greeks and Taylor Swift

February 7, 2023 — 
Ancient Greek stories tell of a force we cannot eradicate. A god to some, demon to others, Eros’s myth reminds us on Valentine’s Day why people cannot help who and how they love.

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A library book shelf filled with books of various sizes, colours and widths.

Students News

Meet UM’s finalists for the McCall MacBain Scholarships

February 7, 2023 — 
University of Manitoba students Clèche Kokolo [BA/23], Keziah Brothers [BA/23], and Soomin Han [BSc/23] are finalists for the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars at McGill University. Evan Chan [BA/23] receives a regional award

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Sea turtle swimming over the Great Barrier Reef, with sunlight gleaming through the ocean water from above.

Faculty of Arts News

Determining if non-sentient beings, like the Great Barrier Reef or the Mona Lisa, have rights

February 6, 2023 — 
Dimitar Tomovski is an MA student and 2022 recipient of a Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics graduate fellowship. The fellowship has allowed him to pursue his research on the rights of non-sentient beings with more financial freedom. The fellowships are open to UM faculty, instructors and graduate students from all fields and all faculties.

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Three women sitting on armchairs on a stage.

Faculty of Arts News

A Night of Stories with Janine Windolph

February 3, 2023 — 
Janine Windolph is part of a growing movement of Indigenous female filmmakers shaking up the scene. On January 19, 2023 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to kick off her tenure as Writer-In-Residence at UM, The Decolonizing Lens and the Center for Creative Writing and Oral Culture held a wonderful welcome event with screenings of Windolph’s films.

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Icebergs and breaking ice with setting sun in the distance.

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Former Iqaluit mayor to speak at 2023 J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference

February 1, 2023 — 
The 2023 J. W. Dafoe Political Studies Students' Conference (PSSC) runs February 1st and 2nd. This year's theme is The Arctic is Hot. The conference includes a student debate, panel discussions with various experts and the Paul Buteux Memorial Lecture featuring Ms. Madeleine Redfern. 

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Graphic that contains a photo of a sign that says "We welcome refugees with open arms" as well as details for the public policy talk: Manitoba's responses to refugees: What can we learn?"

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Manitoba’s response to refugees: What can we learn?

January 31, 2023 — 
The Centre for Social Science Research and Policy is hosting a policy talk that will explore Manitoba’s response to refugees and others seeking safety. This free roundtable aims to unpack what can be learned from Manitoba’s differing response to refugees over the past decade with the goal of developing better policies.


Marcel Desautels performing at the official opening of the Desautels Faculty of Music’s new, state-of-the-art facilities in September 2017

Remembering UM benefactor, alumnus Marcel A. Desautels, CM, OOnt, OM

January 31, 2023 — 
Former business leader Marcel André Desautels, one of the University of Manitoba’s most distinguished benefactors and alumni, has passed away. He was 88.

Stormy skies above the city of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Faculty of Arts News

Travel study inspires educational and personal growth

January 27, 2023 — 
UM offers varied programs for students to combine travel with their studies during their degree.

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NORAD in Perpetuity and Beyond

January 18, 2023 — 
NORAD: In Perpetuity and Beyond is a new book from Co-authors Andrea Charon, UM Director of the UM Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) and James Fergusson, Deputy Director (CDSS), which launches this evening at McNally Robinson booksellers at Grant Park.

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