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'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

The Conversation: Canada’s MMIWG report spurs debate on the shifting definitions of genocide

June 7, 2019 — 
'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

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Honours bestowed on two faculty members at Fort Garry convocation ceremonies

June 5, 2019 — 
Dr. Rick Linden will have the title of Distinguished Professor conferred upon him, and Professor Aaran Caza will receive the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Vanier scholars 2019

Six minds that will change our society now call the U of M home

May 16, 2019 — 
U of M students receive prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to pursue trailblazing research

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The Conversation: How an NHL street party caused a social media storm about racism

April 18, 2019 — 
'We — and our media outlets — need to think about the ways we use language and how that language may perpetuate bias'

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CTV: Advocacy group calls for critical thinking on language amid whiteout celebrations

April 12, 2019 — 
Sociologist Lori Wilkinson weighs in

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Faculty of Arts

Arts undergrads gather to share research

April 12, 2019 — 
On March 28, 2019, 24 Arts undergraduate students proudly presented their research projects at the 7th annual Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Op-ed: Caregiver Recognition Act falls through cracks

March 26, 2019 — 
April 2 is Caregiver Recognition Day in Manitoba. Although the provincial government began to legislate support for them in 2011, the momentum seems to have been lost, leaving caregivers to continue to toil relatively unseen and unhelped.

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Wpg Free Press: Daycare should be affordable to all

February 15, 2019 — 
Manitoba needs to do much more to ensure meaningful affordability for parents, and to stabilize a quality early learning and care system with trained early childhood educators.

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CBC: ​Q&A: Lori Wilkinson explains why ‘It’s OK to be white’ posters are not OK

November 9, 2018 — 
Lori Wilkinson is a professor of sociology at the U of M who specializes in anti-racism. She talked about the posters, the message and how we should react to them with CBC Manitoba's Information Radio host Marcy Markusa

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Healing Health Care: From Sick Care towards Salutogenic Healing Systems

October 29, 2018 — 
In his presentation at the Research Seminar Series Nov. 6, Dr. Chris Fries will outline general shortcomings associated with the pathogenic approach to health care, while speaking to the benefits of a system that supports human health and well-being.

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