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Arts jobs in the tech industry

November 13, 2019 — 
An Arts degree will open doors to exciting and challenging careers

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Portrait of Faculty of Arts alumnus Emmanuel Briggs

Faculty of Arts

Positivity and practice guides career choices

October 31, 2019 — 
Emmanuel Briggs [BA/15], sees value in sharing his experiences with current students. Briggs graduated just four years ago and has participated as an employer in the Arts Career Round Table each year since he graduated. We sat down with Briggs to find out more about his career path and why he comes back to help Arts students.

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An oil pumpjack is shown in a field. // Image from Pixabay

The economic illusions of the Canadian election

October 25, 2019 — 
'As an economist, I approached voting in the Canadian federal election with deep ambivalence that was shared by most everyone I know regardless of vocation or political persuasion'

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

What election tax promises will mean for your wallet

September 27, 2019 — 
One of the battle lines that seems to be emerging is which party can convince Canadians they are the best stewards for prosperity, and taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians

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The future of work will still include plenty of jobs

September 18, 2019 — 
There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes

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Canada's parliament building

With a federal election looming, an appeal for politicians to stop buying us off

September 10, 2019 — 
With the federal election soon upon us, it’s time to issue a call for politicians to stop buying us off with our own money

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A smoke stack at sunset

SSHRC funding announced for 17 U of M projects, 29 grad students

July 17, 2019 — 
Federal Minister of Science and Sport announces support for research projects at the University of Manitoba

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

July 10, 2019 — 
'Almost all families below the poverty line benefit from refundable credits'

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The Conversation: Charting an economic path forward for Indigenous people

July 8, 2019 — 
There is no time to lose.

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Vaccination needle image from Pixabay.

The Conversation: Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis?

May 14, 2019 — 
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'

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