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Two-Spirit and Transgender Day of Remembrance

Faculty of Social Work

Honouring the legacy of two-spirit and transgender people, fighting for a better future

December 7, 2023 — 
On November 20th, for Two-Spirit and Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Inner City Student Council in collaboration with the Inner City Social Work faculty and staff partnered with the Clan Mother’s Healing Village to come together and honour the lives lost due to anti-transgender violence. Elder Mae Louise Campbell, Jamie Goulet, and Debra Diubaldo from the Clan Mother’s Healing Village led ceremony while staff, students, and community members from Mount Carmel Clinic shared stories of remembrance, violence, and the need for change. “We have a responsibility in social work to advocate for policies and practices, both within the university and beyond, that allow Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Diverse folks to thrive,” says Dr. Christine Mayor (she/her), assistant professor, Faculty of Social Work.

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The Village Lab team

Faculty of Social Work

HIV research that takes a village

November 30, 2023 — 
What kind of impact could HIV doulas have on the health and well-being of someone newly diagnosed with HIV? UM's Village Lab and community partner Ka Ni Kanichihk aim to find out.

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Faculty of Education

2SLGBTQIA+ Leadership Symposium addresses leadership and inclusivity

November 1, 2023 — 
On Friday, October 20, the Faculty of Education in partnership with the Manitoba Teachers Society and Red River College Polytechnic, hosted Strengthening the Status Queer: A leadership Symposium for and by Queer People.


Law student Lou Lamari (3L) competes for the title of “Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job” at Rumor’s Comedy Club.

Faculty of Law

Funny Business

September 15, 2023 — 
Third-year law student Lou Lamari can respond to the question, “So, what did you do this summer?” with an extraordinary answer. Rather than working at a firm and being serious in a suit, Lamari ran an environmentally friendly, vintage clothing small business, volunteered as a camp counsellor at Camp Aurora for queer and trans youth, and made it to the semi-finals of Rumor’s Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” contest.

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faculty of education academics and staff at pride parade 2023

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education Commitment to Support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community

July 24, 2023 — 
On June 4th the Faculty of Education joined Pride 2023 in celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

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Female wearing a ribbon skirt and jean jacket standing in front of a river.

Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2023 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 5, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2023 undergraduate academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2023 convocation ceremony.

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Two-Spirit Métis Elder Charlotte Nolin poses for a photo at an event.


Two-Spirit Métis Elder encourages community to choose love and acceptance

June 2, 2023 — 
Two-Spirit Elder Charlotte Nolin is an elder in residence at Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at the University of Manitoba. She is an Indigenous person of Métis ancestry – Oji-Cree and French – a survivor of the “Sixties Scoop” and a member of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community. Through her role with the University, Elder Nolin looks to her own journey to help others.  

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crowd of people walking in pride parade on sunny day, holding university of manitoba signs with pride colours


Be community, be an ally, be together for Pride 2023

May 30, 2023 — 
Register to participate with UM's Pride entry float and help us uphold our 2022 Parade Entry title for “Best Turnout”!

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Crosswalk with purple, blue, green, yellow, orang and red stripes with green trees in the background.

Community Stories

Pride crosswalk makes colourful appearance on Fort Garry campus

May 30, 2023 — 
Check out the new addition between UMSU University Centre and the Administration Building.

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Coloured books resemble a rainbow

Inclusive books save lives. Don’t ban them.

May 24, 2023 — 
When it comes to schooling, it is very important to be inclusive of all students and not exclude a few others just because certain parents have disagreements.

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