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Sea turtle swimming over the Great Barrier Reef, with sunlight gleaming through the ocean water from above.

Faculty of Arts

Determining if non-sentient beings, like the Great Barrier Reef or the Mona Lisa, have rights

February 6, 2023 — 
Dimitar Tomovski is an MA student and 2022 recipient of a Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics graduate fellowship. The fellowship has allowed him to pursue his research on the rights of non-sentient beings with more financial freedom. The fellowships are open to UM faculty, instructors and graduate students from all fields and all faculties.

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Three women sitting on armchairs on a stage.

Faculty of Arts

A Night of Stories with Janine Windolph

February 3, 2023 — 
Janine Windolph is part of a growing movement of Indigenous female filmmakers shaking up the scene. On January 19, 2023 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to kick off her tenure as Writer-In-Residence at UM, The Decolonizing Lens and the Center for Creative Writing and Oral Culture held a wonderful welcome event with screenings of Windolph’s films.

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Icebergs and breaking ice with setting sun in the distance.

Faculty of Arts

Former Iqaluit mayor to speak at 2023 J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference

February 1, 2023 — 
The 2023 J. W. Dafoe Political Studies Students' Conference (PSSC) runs February 1st and 2nd. This year's theme is The Arctic is Hot. The conference includes a student debate, panel discussions with various experts and the Paul Buteux Memorial Lecture featuring Ms. Madeleine Redfern. 

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Graphic that contains a photo of a sign that says "We welcome refugees with open arms" as well as details for the public policy talk: Manitoba's responses to refugees: What can we learn?"

Faculty of Arts

Manitoba’s response to refugees: What can we learn?

January 31, 2023 — 
The Centre for Social Science Research and Policy is hosting a policy talk that will explore Manitoba’s response to refugees and others seeking safety. This free roundtable aims to unpack what can be learned from Manitoba’s differing response to refugees over the past decade with the goal of developing better policies.


Stormy skies above the city of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Faculty of Arts

Travel study inspires educational and personal growth

January 27, 2023 — 
UM offers varied programs for students to combine travel with their studies during their degree.

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Faculty of Science

Lecture: How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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NORAD in Perpetuity and Beyond

January 18, 2023 — 
NORAD: In Perpetuity and Beyond is a new book from Co-authors Andrea Charon, UM Director of the UM Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) and James Fergusson, Deputy Director (CDSS), which launches this evening at McNally Robinson booksellers at Grant Park.

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Kyla Wiens standing in front of limestone building.

Faculty of Arts

Online parenting forum offers unique student research experience

January 12, 2023 — 
Kyla Wiens, a third year Psychology Honours student in the Faculty of Arts, started university knowing she wanted to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. Understanding that research experience is an essential element in graduate studies applications, she started looking for opportunities early in her second year of studies. The Undergraduate Research Award (URA) was a perfect fit.

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Janine Windolph in flowered blouse in front of a forest of pine trees.

Faculty of Arts

Atikamekw filmmaker latest Writer-In-Residence

January 10, 2023 — 
Janine Windolph is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Windolph will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from January to April 2023.

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Faculty of Law

Exploring Winnipeg as a Human Rights City

December 7, 2022 — 
The Centre for Human Rights Research and the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy at the University of Manitoba are hosting a special event in recognition of December 10th, the day on which the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was signed. The panel will explore what makes for a human rights city and how Winnipeg lives up to such a designation. The event, “Imagining the Peg as a Human Rights City”, takes place on Zoom on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Registration is open to the public.

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