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UM to offer course on COVID-19 this fall

July 6, 2020 — 
A course on COVID-19 will be offered this fall as an anthropology elective.

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Research and International

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: The power of everyday actions can bring about change

July 6, 2020 — 
We live in a world where “normal” means systemic injustice that has become only more intense and apparent during COVID–19.

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Robert Bertrand


Convocation 2020 – Governor General’s Medal Recipients

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. Today, these six exceptional students will be awarded the Governor General’s academic medals, for outstanding achievement at their level of study.

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Chauntel Dyck standing in a field.

Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2020 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 26, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2020 academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2020 virtual convocation ceremony.

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COVID-19 Virus

New funding for UM COVID-19 research

June 25, 2020 — 
Six University of Manitoba researchers and their teams have received $7.5 million in federal and provincial funding to investigate a range of impacts of the virus on specific populations

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Ariane Freynet-Gagné


Passion for social justice leads Psychology student to award

June 24, 2020 — 
Ariane Freynet-Gagné received a 2020 3M National Student Fellowship from the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

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2020 Vanier Scholar-Belal Zia

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meet Belal Zia, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients

June 22, 2020 — 
UM Today caught up with Zia to chat about how the Vanier Scholarship will support his research titled: Promoting treatment seeking among Canadian Muslims: The development, implementation and evaluation of a psychoeducational intervention utilizing the theory of planned behaviour and internalized stigma model.

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UM's 2020 Vanier Scholars from left to right: Javad Alizadeh, Ashley Hayward, Belal Zia, Rachel Nickel, Sarah Turner.

Five Vanier Scholars will call UM home in 2020

June 19, 2020 — 
Considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, these $150,000 awards will help recruit and keep top doctoral students from across the country and around the world

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Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge in summer.


Celebrating Indigenous brilliance for National Indigenous Peoples Month

June 17, 2020 — 
Check out the artists, businesses, podcasts, books and films the Indigenous community at UM is supporting!

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Dr. Adele Perry

Faculty of Arts

Perry named CHRR Director

June 15, 2020 — 
Historian Dr. Adele Perry has been appointed director of the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) effective July 1, 2020. She takes over from founding director and law professor Karen Busby.

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