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Indigenous student-athlete shows community that movement is medicine

September 27, 2022 — 
The Reconciliation Run, organized by Indigenous student-athlete Tréchelle Bunn, is scheduled to take place on September 30 in Birtle, MB. Registration is still open with an option to participate virtually for those not able to make the trip to Birtle on Friday.

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

Research and International

Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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Creation Myths of the North: An Exhibit of Student Artwork

September 16, 2022 — 
The Department of Icelandic Language and Literature has established a "free play" tradition which encourages students to pursue original projects and create new works inspired by Old Norse myths and legends. Creation Myths of the North: An Exhibit of Student Artwork shows some of the pieces created by students over the last few years.

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Global News: U of M acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

September 9, 2022 — 
'This guy's role in terms of preserving medieval Icelandic literature is incredible and then to produce this kind of scholarly work about it is just amazing'

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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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Faculty of Arts

Canadian poet latest Writer-In-Residence

September 7, 2022 — 
Jacob Scheier is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Scheier will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from September to December 2022.

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Libraries acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

August 8, 2022 — 
UM Libraries, Archives & Special Collections has recently purchased the first edition of Ole Worm’s 'Runir, seu, Danica literatura antiqvissima' (Runes, or, the ancient literature of the Norse people)

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New UM Orientation event for all students: Ready to Roam!

July 28, 2022 — 
Check out some new and exciting events to welcome all UM students to Fort Garry campus

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invests 10 Officers (O.C.) and 13 Members (C.M.). into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on 6 May 2022. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10 Members of UM community appointed to the Order of Canada

July 5, 2022 — 
On June 30, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 85 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new list includes 10 individuals from the UM community, including alumni, faculty and friends.

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Dr. Kjell Anderson teaching a class

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law professor SSHRC grants to support significant Human Rights projects

June 24, 2022 — 
Dr. Kjell Anderson, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Master of Human Rights program, was a successful co-applicant on two significant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): one Partnership Grant, and one New Frontiers in Research grant.

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