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Equity Diversity and Inclusion News Archive

Portrait of Valerie Williams.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Inclusion is a right,’ says leader of Rady Faculty drive for equity, diversity, inclusion

January 12, 2023 — 
Valerie Williams is inspired to do the pivotal work she does in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion because she believes deeply that every person – regardless of their identity – should be treated with dignity.

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Amplifying Black voices and creating a unique legacy

December 7, 2022 — 
The story of UMBA is one rooted in pride for a diverse community.

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Black student holds phone at Fort Garry campus

Introducing the Promoting Black Flourishing Fund

December 6, 2022 — 
Review of applications begins December 15

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person holding sign that says "Trans Rights are Human Rights

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Transgender Awareness Week 2022: Show up, speak up, support one another

November 14, 2022 — 
During Transgender Awareness Week, from November 13 to 19, individuals and organizations are focusing attention on the stories and experiences of transgender people and communities to bring awareness, education and change to the issues faced by transgender people.

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Royal Society of Canada crest

Research and International

Two new RSC scholars named at UM

September 8, 2022 — 
History professor Esyllt Jones, Faculty of Arts, has been named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and associate professor Robert Mizzi, Faculty of Education, has been elected as member of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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Tree made of different coloured hand prints

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Equity, diversity and inclusion workshops coming up soon

August 15, 2022 — 
The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has a number of workshops and events to help you make your teaching more just.

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People hold a large UM Pride flag on Memorial Avenue in Winnipeg. Photo from the Winnipeg Pride Parade 2022.

Best Diversity Employer award reflects ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion work at UM

July 12, 2022 — 
UM was one of 75 Canadian organizations in 2022 recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for leadership in creating inclusive workplaces for employees

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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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An illustration of simplified people in a variety of colours standing in a crowd.


Creating an inclusive syllabus

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

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students walking on the pedway on Fort Garry campus in summer time

Reaffirming our commitment to human rights

June 28, 2022 — 
A joint message from UM President and Vice-Chancellor, Michael Benarroch and Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Tina Chen

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