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Sea turtle swimming over the Great Barrier Reef, with sunlight gleaming through the ocean water from above.

Faculty of Arts

Determining if non-sentient beings, like the Great Barrier Reef or the Mona Lisa, have rights

February 6, 2023 — 
Dimitar Tomovski is an MA student and 2022 recipient of a Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics graduate fellowship. The fellowship has allowed him to pursue his research on the rights of non-sentient beings with more financial freedom. The fellowships are open to UM faculty, instructors and graduate students from all fields and all faculties.

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a robot hand holding a human hand, surrounded by hearts

Faculty of Arts

Harper’s: Ghosting the Machine

April 25, 2022 — 
Humans, robots, and the new sexual frontier

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Op-ed: Online counselling tool raises questions

April 3, 2020 — 
It's a great idea, in principle: the Manitoba government has announced a program to provide online therapy to people during the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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Op-ed: Social resilience is key to emerging from this pandemic stronger and better

March 26, 2020 — 
'If our governments can create and sustain public morale over an indefinitely long period of time then it’s possible we will emerge from the pandemic as a stronger, fairer and more cohesive society'

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Wpg Free Press: Premier scolded for urging tattle-tales

March 23, 2020 — 
Ethics professor Neil McArthur shares his thoughts

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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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The Conversation: For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

February 8, 2019 — 
'It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships'

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CBC: Ethicist, recovering alcoholic blast Liquor & Lotteries’ sale of cheap booze at downtown store

December 18, 2018 — 
'They're making money off people who have serious health problems. They know that.'

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On Sept. 29 beginning at 7 p.m the St Boniface Bicycle Drive-In Movie Theatre opens, and movie-goers power the film with a bike

Faculty of Arts

The St. Boniface Bicycle Drive-In Movie Theatre

September 24, 2018 — 
Philosophy professor takes part in Nuit Blanche Winnipeg's Illuminate the Night programme

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Armida falls in love with Rinaldo. Painting by Nicolas Poussin

Op-ed: Beyond consenting, women actually want to enjoy sex

January 22, 2018 — 
We need a new model for consent. And there is reason to believe a new model of consent is indeed emerging

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