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October 2021 UM Community Events

UM’s community events in October offer you the opportunity to gain insights and network while learning. Engage in meaningful discussions and witness thought-provoking presentations at our speaker series, fireside chats, workshops and more.

Virtual Fireside Chats
Learn from Elders and community members every second Tuesday as they come together to share Indigenous knowledges in this long-running series.
October 5 and 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Free
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Illuminate Speaker Series
In this webinar, Cristina Perdomo Delgado, creator of the MeCuido application and the author of a number of international articles related to occupational therapy and assistive technologies will talk about the development and use of remote care applications for elderly people.
October 14, 12-1 p.m. | Free
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Centre on Aging Speaker Series
Manitoba Law Reform Commission: Elder abuse and neglect in Manitoba
The Manitoba Law Reform Commission released a consultation paper on Elder Abuse and Neglect in Manitoba in Summer 2021, to put the focus on elder abuse in Manitoba, and to see how this province can do better to protect older persons who are at risk.

Stefanie Goldberg and Elizabeth McCandless, Manitoba Law Reform Commission, will present information from the “Elder Abuse and Neglect in Manitoba” consultation paper, with additional time for the audience to share feedback on the paper.
October 14 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Free


UM Alumni Book Club 
Join host Chancellor Anne Mahon and a network of over 800 UM alumni, friends and fellow book lovers to connect and discuss books on ideas, literature, lifelong learning, leadership and more. Everyone is welcome to join at any time.

The next reading period begins Oct 15 with From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle, a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up.
October 15 and onward | Free
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Bison Home Openers
Be a part of the excitement as Bisons Hockey drops the puck for their season home openers in back-to-back weekend match ups. Bring the whole family, meet Billy the Bison and cheer on the herd at the Wayne Fleming Arena. Game day COVID-19 protocols in effect.
October 15 and 22 | Free for fans 12 and under
Tickets start at $5


Virtual Fall Convocation 2021
Join us as we honour our Fall 2021 Graduates with a series of online events.
October 18-21 | Free
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Café Scientifique
Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
UM’s Institute for Global Public Health works with governments and other partners in countries around the globe to improve health outcomes using a Program Science framework. Hear from our global panel of experts who will describe their approach and learnings from the past two decades of working to improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations and to leave no one behind, even throughout a global pandemic.
October 20 | Free
Join the discussion


Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series
Dr. Kyle Bobiwash: Building Equitable Science Systems
Evidence-based decision-making has long been a challenge through history. Learn from Dr. Kyle Bobiwash, a member of Mississauga First Nation and assistant professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, as he discusses the variety of components that go into knowledge system delineation.
October 21, 12-1 p.m. | Free
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UM Trivia Night – Halloween edition
It’s gonna get scary!
Come join UM alumni and friends online in your best costume for fun, entertaining trivia and great prizes. Get ready to answer questions about pop culture, geography, general knowledge and UM fun facts at UM Trivia Night – Halloween edition!
Compete as an individual, couple or as a group. Feel free to invite your friends, too!
October 27, 7-8 p.m. | Free


Decolonizing the Creative Writing Process Workshop: Frances Koncan
Be inspired by The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture’s Writer-in-Residence Frances Koncan [BA/2010] at this online writing workshop series. Koncan, an award-winning writer of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent from Couchiching First Nation, will explore the creative process for “good” writing and share how to reject colonial relics and create new processes in writing that uplift our individual voices and honour lived experiences.
October 27 to December 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Free


For more events: University of Manitoba events calendar


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