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Take part in Plastic-Free July

July 2, 2020 — 
Are you ready to join the "Choose to refuse" single-use plastic challenge for the entire month of July?

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Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge in summer.


Celebrating Indigenous brilliance for National Indigenous Peoples Month

June 17, 2020 — 
Check out the artists, businesses, podcasts, books and films the Indigenous community at UM is supporting!

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Anti-racism activism must mean more than hashtags

June 8, 2020 — 
UM law student Chimwemwe Undi, a poet and spoken word artist living on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, explained why social media movements such as the recent #BlackoutTuesday did not accomplish its goal of raising awareness

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Study online, remotely from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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UM Sustainability Champions – Celebrating our Sustainability Award Winners

May 13, 2020 — 
During this time of reflection on the year, we’d like to highlight the efforts of some fabulous UM students, staff and faculty in contributing to the betterment of our campus and community! The following winners of the 2020 Sustainability Awards were selected by a committee and received their awards at UM Sustainability Night on March 5.

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How to Compost from Home

May 7, 2020 — 
It’s National Compost Week! While we’re spending more time at home, it’s a good time to try backyard composting!

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Next to UMSU University Centre, looking east towards UM Admin building on Fort Garry campus.

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Jane’s Walk: A digital walk around U of M campuses

May 1, 2020 — 
Join us for the Restorative Spaces and Art & History walks as part of the Jane’s Walk celebrations on May 2 and May 3 at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses

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Carl Stone sits outside of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge

Indigenous student advisor one of many giving support during COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020 — 
Carl Stone was recently interviewed on CBC Unreserved, a program highlighting Indigenous community, culture, and conversation

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UM Students Contributing to a More Sustainable Future – Volunteer Week

April 24, 2020 — 
In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020), we recognize some of the undergraduate and graduate students who not only have displayed their commitment to sustainability but have also made an impact on campus, in their city and within their communities.

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Five rings

Postpone Olympics until 2022, suggest disease experts

April 20, 2020 — 
Among those cautionary voices is Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM medical microbiologist and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses.

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Forbes: A Virologist Explains Why It Is Unlikely COVID-19 Escaped From A Lab

April 17, 2020 — 
A growing number of conspiracy theories have emerged through misinformation campaigns on how the new coronavirus originated. Virus expert Jason Kindrachuk busts those myths.

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