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A plaque identifying the Avenue of Elms, established in 1922 in memory of students from the Manitoba Agricultural College who died during the First World War. Source: University Relations and Information Office fonds

140 for 140: Snapshots of our History – April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 — 
Over the course of the University's 140th year, Archives & Special Collections will be sharing 140 historical images of the University of Manitoba.

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The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 1934-02-10 (Page 12)

Voices from Vimy: Manitobans on the Ridge

April 7, 2017 — 
Archives & Special Collections has launched an exhibit showcasing the Manitoban story of Vimy Ridge

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Mini-museums at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences: A window into our past

March 20, 2017 — 
Mini-museums at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences: A window into our past History marches on, but at the U of M it’s not forgotten. A look at UM’s history, artifacts and images through displays curated by faculty and staff.

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Old Basic Science gives way to planned green space

March 10, 2017 — 
After 96 years of university life, a building on the Bannatyne campus has faded to green. The demolition of the Old Basic Science building, also known as T-Building, has just been completed.

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Students at a lecture at the Medical College in 1915. The class included five women and the University’s first black student, Dr. Hewburn Greenridge from British Guiana. The photograph shows early signs of inclusiveness in education at the University. Dr. G.M. Little fonds (PC 26, A79-63).

Exhibit on history of the University of Manitoba explores the legacy of Alexander Kennedy Isbister

February 16, 2017 — 
Archives & Special Collections will launch a new exhibit on Feb. 28 to mark the 140th anniversary of the University of Manitoba


Manitoba College in 1900. // Photo from Archives & Special Collections

The Unique University of Manitoba

January 31, 2017 — 
In 1892, British magazine The National Review published a lengthy article about the recently-established University of Manitoba

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Jennifer Still is the CCWOC's Winter 2017 Writer-in-Residence. // Photo from Facebook

U of M is ‘poet’s playground’

January 26, 2017 — 
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture has announced that Winnipeg poet Jennifer Still is its Winter 2017 Writer-in-Residence. It will welcome Still at a reception on Tuesday, Jan. 31

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New book presents holiday memories in Manitoba

December 12, 2016 — 
Manitoba at Christmas: Holiday memories in the Keystone Province will be officially launched this week

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U of M Canadian Officers Training Corp (COTC) members at training camp in 1945 // Photo courtesy of UM Digital Collections

The war effort

November 10, 2016 — 
During the First and Second World Wars, the University of Manitoba served as a training ground for troops and watched some of its best and brightest go off and fight for their country

Brian Hubner, acquisitions and access archivist, with some of the items from the Lynn Moss Sharman fonds.


Collection donated to UM Archives includes MMIW materials

August 3, 2016 — 
“This is an extremely valuable and unique resource,” says Brian Hubner, acquisitions and access archivist. “I am sure it will prove to be very useful to researchers, especially in the light of the government announcement concerning its inquiry into cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”

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