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Stephen Lecce, minister of education for Ontario, was challenged for his anti-Black behaviour in college. THE CANADIAN PRESS-Nathan Denette

Faculty of Arts

Call out anti-Black racism every day, not as a campaign tactic

May 27, 2022 — 
The tactic of uncovering anti-Black racist “indiscretions” during an election campaign is an effort to villainize politicians while upholding a colour-blind version of racism.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty statement in response to shooting in Buffalo

May 20, 2022 — 
On Saturday, May 14, 2022,  10 Black people were killed and three were injured in a horrifying act of anti-Black racism in Buffalo, New York. Adding to the violence and trauma was a 180-page hate-filled manifesto and the social media live-streaming of the mass shooting. As the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, we acknowledge and think of the families and communities who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.

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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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Asper School of Business

Elevating anti-racism awareness

March 22, 2022 — 
Asper student Shyanti Saha Arpa discusses her role on UM's Anti-Racism Task Force

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March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2022 — 
A day for us to reflect on progress that has been made in combatting racial discrimination, acknowledge the work that still needs to be done and re-commit our efforts moving forward

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Two people walk outside UMSU University Centre in winter 2022 on Fort Garry campus. // Photo by Jack Rach

Students rank UM among top Canadian universities in Maclean’s survey

March 11, 2022 — 
'We continue to make strides in our commitment to foster a safe, equitable and supportive learning environment for all students, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or physical ability'

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Seven headshots of Rady Faculty women leaders.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Breaking the bias’ goes beyond gender: Rady women reflect on International Women’s Day 

March 8, 2022 — 
International Women’s Day, March 8, is an occasion for celebrating the advancements women have made toward gender equality. Women leaders in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences say it’s also a day for recognizing the inequities that remain, particularly for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and other people of colour) women and girls.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Walking the Talk

March 3, 2022 — 
Since the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences passed Canada’s first post-secondary institutional anti-racism policy in August 2020, receiving local and national attention, the focus has shifted to educating key stakeholders about the policy and implementing it across the Rady Faculty’s five colleges

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Person walks on the path along the Quad with Tier Building in the background in winter 2022. // Photo from Jack Rach

Dismantling racism: UM establishes Anti-Racism Task Force

March 2, 2022 — 
Includes diverse members from across the University who have been active in advancing racial justice and decolonization throughout the University through their leadership, experience, subject matter expertise, and community involvement

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Portrait of Dr. Marcia Anderson.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Marcia Anderson appointed vice-dean Indigenous health, social justice and anti-racism

March 1, 2022 — 
In this new role, Dr. Anderson is excited to explore how the Rady Faculty can accelerate and expand anti-racism and equity-focused work by firmly grounding in social justice principles, including human rights, participation, access and equity

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