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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Creating space for understanding and complexity

March 21, 2024 — 
Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we are pleased to share upcoming opportunities for meaningful dialogue that advances mutual respect and compassion for all people. The Listening, Learning, Leading series, organized by the Office of Equity Transformation, aims to build foundations for understanding, beyond polarization.

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Listening, Learning, Leading: A strategy and series to create opportunities for greater understanding

February 6, 2024 — 
Moving beyond polarization to build foundations for dialogue

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Faculty of Arts

‘It’s not just a moment’

January 25, 2024 — 
Warren Clarke tells a story about a moment in early childhood when he excitedly expressed that he wanted to become a bus driver. His dad, who’d come to visit, got visibly upset. As much as he didn’t understand at the time, he says he’s thought through this moment in light of his current position as a professor, and with the knowledge he now has.

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A series of framed photos of people who have died from overdoses were perched on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to mark Overdose Awareness Day. (Alana Cole/CBC)

CBC Manitoba: Families in Winnipeg, Brandon call for safe drug supply and end to stigma on Overdose Awareness Day

September 1, 2023 — 
Families in Winnipeg, Brandon call for safe drug supply and end to stigma on Overdose Awareness Day

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Dr. Marcia Anderson

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Canadian Press: Anti-racism policies in health care should be led by Indigenous staff: report

April 4, 2023 — 
As the Canadian Press reports: More Indigenous practitioners are needed to address systemic racism, but that can’t happen without a supportive education system that also envisions them in leadership roles, says a report commissioned by Health Canada and touted as the first comprehensive review of the health-care workforce.

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Participate in the ‘Recognizing Anti-Black Racism’ survey

February 10, 2023 — 
University of Manitoba Black Alliance (UMBA) seeks input from UM students, staff and faculty

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We signed the Scarborough Charter — now what?

February 5, 2023 — 
Attend the Black History Month keynote and panel event

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Anti-racism report and recommendations

February 1, 2023 — 
A message from Naomi Andrew, Vice-President (Administration) and Catherine Cook, Vice-President (Indigenous)

February is Black History Month

February 1, 2023 — 
Reflect and celebrate with these events at UM

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Yom HaShoah honours the Jews who perished in the Holocaust during the Second World War.

Let’s reaffirm our ideals in the fight against racism and hatred in all their forms

January 27, 2023 — 
A message from President Michael Benarroch on International Holocaust Remembrance Day


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