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Equity Diversity and Inclusion News Archive

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Honouring diversity in all its forms

December 1, 2023 — 
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which aims to promote understanding of issues that impact people who live with disabilities, and to mobilize support for their rights and well-being. Learn how the University of Manitoba is working to dismantle ableism, and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and access for all members of our community.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Applications open for the Promoting Black Flourishing Fund

November 20, 2023 — 
The Promoting Black Flourishing Fund supports initiatives led by Black members of the UM Community and Black UM-affiliated groups and organizations that support the objectives of The Scarborough Charter, and advances anti-racism at the University of Manitoba.

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Making progress, though more work to be done

November 20, 2023 — 
At the University of Manitoba we are committed to creating meaningful change through a variety of actions focused around the principles of equity, anti-oppression, inclusion and transformation. On this day of Transgender Day of Remembrance, we acknowledge the lives of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people who have lost their lives in acts of transphobic violence.


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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Anti-Ableism and Accessibility Speaker Series

November 16, 2023 — 
Rheanna Robinson, associate professor in the Department of First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, is the first speaker in the Anti-Ableism and Accessibility speaker series, organized by the Office of Equity Transformation.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

UM announces its first Vice-Provost (Equity), Tina Chen

September 11, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Chen has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice-Provost (Equity), from September 1, 2023 to June 30, 2027.


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Research and International

Team of UM researchers honoured with inaugural Robbins‐Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity

August 29, 2023 — 
A new UM project addressing inequities experienced by those with disabilities because of systemic ableism has received federal support through the inaugural Robbins‐Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity.

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UM named a Manitoba Top Employer for twelfth consecutive year

May 10, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba has been named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers (2023), as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023) by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizing the institution’s commitment to supporting employees and retaining top talent within the organization, as well as ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion work.

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A joint message on Asian Heritage Month

May 8, 2023 — 
UM joins with Asian communities in Manitoba and nationally to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those of diverse Asian heritage

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Conducting research about what is conducted

May 1, 2023 — 
Ikjyot Bharaj is shining a light on representation in music repertoire

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Embrace gender equity

March 7, 2023 — 
International Women’s Day historically is important for highlighting activism, empowerment, and community for working-class women

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