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Chenée Merchant

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Visual ancestry: Telling the stories in our bones

April 18, 2022 — 
Chenée Merchant's current study, recognized as a national finalist in the SSHRC Storytellers Challenge, explores new methods for identifying key features of the skull which could hold important clues to our ancestry

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Diverse group of people of color holding empty signs

Faculty of Arts

The colour of someone’s skin doesn’t equate to definitive sameness

April 13, 2022 — 
As a result of anti-Black racism, non-Black people remain ignorant about how Black people experience discrimination and how it acts as a barrier that suppresses the civic, political and economic success of Black communities in a dominant white society.

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Left to right: Vanier Scholars - Felicia Masenu, Karli Rapinda, Daniel Arujo, Anne Manson and Banting Fellows - Lauren Kepkiewicz, Phil Grayson

Banting Fellows and Vanier Scholars awarded to UM

July 15, 2021 — 
UM welcomes two Banting Postdoctoral Fellows to its ranks and congratulates four doctoral students on receiving Vanier Scholarships

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Research funding supports BIG ideas

June 15, 2021 — 
Dozens of research projects have received over $6.5 million in funding to support research excellence in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering fields

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22 Calcite Crystals laid out againts a black background

Faculty of Arts

Discovery in Kalahari shifts our understanding of early humans, new paper in Nature reports

March 31, 2021 — 
Crystals found in a rock shelter change the plot of humanity’s story

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Four individuals sitting around a small table in a classroom, collaborating on a discussion.

Faculty of Arts

New Centre opens in the Faculty of Arts

February 3, 2021 — 
A new research centre at the University of Manitoba hopes to connect and serve social science researchers in the academic, private industry and non-profit communities.

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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

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CBC: A crash course in COVID: New University of Manitoba class will explore impact of pandemic

July 8, 2020 — 
Anthropology course devoted to COVID-19 borne out of students' interest when crisis hit

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UM to offer course on COVID-19 this fall

July 6, 2020 — 
A course on COVID-19 will be offered this fall as an anthropology elective.

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The Dean's Lecture on Smart Transportation

Where do we go now Winnipeg?

January 23, 2020 — 
A public forum on the urban issues: Crime, poverty, and the renewal of the inner city

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