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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at UM

June 19, 2024 — 
An opportunity to actively listen and recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across Turtle Island

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5 reasons to attend the Grand Opening Concert at the new Desautels Concert Hall

June 18, 2024 — 
You’re invited! Tickets go on sale June 19

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Smiling student sits at a library table studying.

Updating your course materials: How to create an accessible document 

June 18, 2024 — 
Provincial legislation mandates that all course materials and documents be accessible 

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Let’s “Brand Together” – it’s time to find and update all old UM logos and brand

June 13, 2024 — 
Let's "Brand Together" to help share UM's story - by updating all old logos.

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St. John's College

International students find their home away from home

June 10, 2024 — 
From across Manitoba and all over the world, our residence students come from all over the world as they call St John’s College home when studying as University of Manitoba students.

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View of Active Living Centre fitness floor and climbing wall from the upper level track.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Staff Appreciation Week kicks off June 17

June 10, 2024 — 
As a thank-you to UM faculty and staff for their hard work throughout the academic year, Recreation Services is once again hosting Staff Appreciation Week. From June 17-21, UM faculty and staff will have free access to our sport and rec facilities on both Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

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An Indigenous student with long hair poses with their back to the camera, only shoulders visible, wearing a black ribbon vest with a white t-shirt.

Representation matters

June 4, 2024 — 
Sunday Queskekapow (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Swampy Cree person from northern Manitoba who believes that representation matters. Originally from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, also known as OCN/The Pas, Sunday spent a lot of their teenage years feeling confused and secluded. Queskekapow says they just didn’t see a lot of people who were like them.

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Four students walk along a campus pathway, one pushing a bicycle.


Reduce emissions – and get active – with Commuter Challenge and Bike to Work Day 

May 28, 2024 — 
UM is again participating in two popular summer sustainability events – Commuter Challenge (June 2-8) and Bike to Work Day (June 11). All UM students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate. 

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A woman in a ribbon skirt is presented with a beaded medallion.


UM sessional instructor receives 2024 Migizii Award

May 15, 2024 — 
Amy Carpenter, a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education, is the 2024 recipient of the Migizii Award. Carpenter received the award at the University of Manitoba’s 35th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow on May 4.

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Building connections and supporting success

May 8, 2024 — 
The Qualico Bridge to Success program helps facilitate the transition of new Indigenous students into post-secondary education at UM. It offers pre-orientation activities, academic learning support, advising, peer mentoring and special events that enhance their first-year experience.

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