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Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Learn how social identities affect your teaching

February 28, 2024 — 
In the new UM Learn module “Understanding social identities among faculty and students,” instructors can learn to recognize their own identities and those of their students, to help them develop strategies that promote engagement and success in the classroom.

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Faculty of Law

Manitoba Law Students’ Association and Faculty of Law sign agreement for critical change

April 14, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Manitoba Law Students’ Association MLSA to accomplish two very needed areas of change. Commencing immediately, the Faculty and student group will fund two articling student positions especially for those graduating students facing challenges related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Also commencing right after exams, will be much-needed renovations to student spaces in Robson Hall, including gender-neutral washrooms and expanded study spaces.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Med students hold EDI conference, create space to ‘share experiences’

March 23, 2023 — 
The Manitoba Medical Students’ Association organized its first-ever conference focused on equity, diversity and inclusion in health care.

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Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

UM Learn course will help you take equity, diversity and inclusion from theory to practice

March 2, 2023 — 
UM is hosting a new course which will help guide instructors with practical guidance on how to add EDI practices to their teachings.

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Medical Assistance in Dying panel discussion to give voice to the disadvantaged

October 21, 2022 — 
On October 24, 2022 join the conversation and attend the Death: The Alternative to Social Reform - Disability Activists and Advocates Speak Out on MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) discussion, as panelists from a variety of backgrounds shed light on MAiD legislation and the impact this legislation is having on the lives of many disadvantaged groups.

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Equitable by design

October 14, 2022 — 
Working to create a learning environment that is universal and inclusive.


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Difficult conversations in the classroom

October 14, 2022 — 
Confronting controversy to lead to a less-polarized society


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Creating lasting change

October 14, 2022 — 
Integrating EDI into the everyday


People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Research and International

Showered in sexism: Hockey culture needs a reckoning

July 5, 2022 — 
Rather than finger-pointing, the hockey community needs to consider the ways entrenched hierarchies, rewarded performances of masculinity and enforcement of a “bro code” encourage sexism, misogyny, homophobia and hypermasculinity.

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Creating an inclusive syllabus

June 29, 2022 — 
Meeting students where they live by considering equity, diversity and inclusion

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