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Meet the new faces in Arts

October 6, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Arts welcomes several new members with appointments beginning July 1, 2021.

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Diverse talent latest Writer-In-Residence

September 10, 2021 — 
Frances Koncan [BA/2010] is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Koncan will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from September to December 2021.

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Discover your future in Arts – March 16-April 7

March 5, 2021 — 
Are you a current Arts student or thinking about becoming one? Are you still deciding what to choose as your major? Or, are you already wondering what to do after graduation? If any of this sounds like you, you’ll want to attend the Discover Your Future in Arts series to see how earning a Bachelor of Arts degree can lead to an exciting career.

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Faculty of Arts

Bestselling Winnipeg author latest Writer-In-Residence

January 22, 2021 — 
Katherena Vermette is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC)

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Comic books are a staple of pop culture

A Manitoba marvel

January 18, 2021 — 
Alumnus and UM instructor's novel about a Marvel supervillain has received a lot of attention around the globe for its focus on a character that may soon burst onto the silver screen

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Connection, passion drive teaching and learning at UM

December 9, 2020 — 
You could just read about English coffeehouses that began opening up in the 1600s. But wouldn’t it be more enriching to live it?

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Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, the final resting place for nearly 12,000 First World War servicemen.

The Conversation: First World War poet Wilfred Owen, treated for shell shock, carried readers into the horror of war

November 6, 2020 — 
This article is written by Mark Libin, Associate Professor, Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media, University of Manitoba and first appeared on The Conversation

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Faculty of Arts

Memoirist latest Writer-In-Residence

September 16, 2020 — 
Lindsay Wong is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Wong will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from September to December 2020.

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CBC.CA: Seeking calm in the coronavirus storm

March 23, 2020 — 
Jim Agapito of the Department of English, Theatre, Film & media shares a personal story of coping during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Faculty of Arts

Kindergarten teacher and refugee face fear and find love

March 5, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba Theatre Program is gearing up to present their third and final mainstage show of the 2019-2020 season – Capture Me by Canadian playwright Judith Thompson.

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