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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Migizii Agamik with Teepee


Indigenous UM students honoured at virtual Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards

May 10, 2021 — 
Five Indigenous students at UM were recognized with awards

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Exterior of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge


Four Indigenous retirees leave lasting impact on campus

July 23, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is celebrating four exceptional Indigenous leaders who recently retired after years as teachers, mentors and leaders: Brenda Lafreniere, Carl Stone, Fred Shore and Noreen Wichart.

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Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

School of Art

Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Accessibility career counselling

Accessible Pathways to Success

October 15, 2019 — 
On Oct. 24, 2019, Student Affairs in partnership with the UMSU Accessibility Centre is sponsoring an event for students with disabilities

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Veronica Dueck and Curtis Leclerc, Masters of Ceremonies

Extended Education

Celebrating student success

May 21, 2019 — 
“I am immensely proud of you. Your alma mater is very proud of you. Much is expected of you.” - Emőke Szathmáry

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Christie Lavallee, Access Program student

Extended Education

Don’t let anything hold you back

April 4, 2019 — 
“There was always someone to talk to, to help with my courses. It can be a bit daunting at first to ask for help, but I am not afraid to ask for help anymore. If I am struggling, everyone is there to help.” - Christie Lavallee

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Fred Shore demonstrates the complexities of loading a musket during your buffalo hunt.

Extended Education

Indigenous storytellers share history and experience

March 29, 2019 — 
“I love telling stories. That’s my thing. Where did I learn to do that? There are many teachers in my family. I am also part Irish, so, of course, I have the gift of the gab.” - Fred Shore

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Nelliane Cromarty (left to right), Wanbdi Wakita, and Stella Neff at the Feburary storytellers event

Extended Education

Indigenous stories share culture and identity

March 4, 2019 — 
“We had our own beliefs about the world. We didn’t wait for the stories to come to us. We had our own. There was a lot of wisdom in what the storytellers told to us.” - Stella Neff

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Curtis and Nicolas Leclair, Access Program students

Extended Education

Métis brothers discover their path at the U of M

January 31, 2019 — 
“I had a passion for biology. I discovered microbiology and working in the lab is a joy. I want to help people through research.” - Nicolas Leclerc

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