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Op-ed: Social resilience is key to emerging from this pandemic stronger and better

March 26, 2020 — 
'If our governments can create and sustain public morale over an indefinitely long period of time then it’s possible we will emerge from the pandemic as a stronger, fairer and more cohesive society'

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Kirsten Hillman, US Ambassador

UM alumna appointed Ambassador to USA

March 26, 2020 — 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed UM alumna Ms. Kirsten Hillman (BA/90) as Ambassador to the United States.

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UM experts on how to reduce children’s anxieties during COVID-19

March 26, 2020 — 
Be honest, focus on positives, find routines

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CBC.CA: Seeking calm in the coronavirus storm

March 23, 2020 — 
Jim Agapito of the Department of English, Theatre, Film & media shares a personal story of coping during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wpg Free Press: Premier scolded for urging tattle-tales

March 23, 2020 — 
Ethics professor Neil McArthur shares his thoughts


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Largest-ever study on infants’ speech preference reports findings

March 17, 2020 — 
Demonstrated that babies do indeed prefer it when you speak in a high-pitched, sing-song voice.

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The four Japanese Speech Contest Winners

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UM completes a clean sweep

March 16, 2020 — 
Students from the University of Manitoba swept all four prize categories in the 32nd annual Manitoba District Japanese Speech Contest.

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Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Witness the female experience of war in Syria

March 10, 2020 — 
The Beyond Crisis Event Series offers a free public screening of the 2019 Academy Award nominated documentary film For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts at Cinematheque.

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The Disrupters: Alumnae who persisted in an inequitable world

March 6, 2020 — 
As this year’s International Women’s Day calls for a more gender-equal world, we’re celebrating our own UM alumnae whose perseverance led to incredible contributions for Manitoba, Canada, and the world

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