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Law Professor Karen Busby

Faculty of Law

A Legacy of Human Rights Research

June 15, 2020 — 
When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights broke ground in 2009, Prof. Karen Busby was tasked with helping make the University of Manitoba a top choice for students and scholars of human rights. She agreed to spend six months consulting across campuses to come up with a plan. Eleven years later, Busby is stepping down as founding director of the university’s Centre for Human Rights Research, formally established in 2012.

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Girl with fiddle

Asper School of Business

Q&A with an MBA – Ivanka Watkin [BA/16, MBA/20]

June 10, 2020 — 
After spending years travelling internationally to teach yoga and scuba diving, Ivanka Watkin decided it was time to take her career to the next level, and for Watkin, that next level required an MBA degree.

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Women cooking

Asper School of Business

Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship Small Business Award Competition

June 2, 2020 — 
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) hosted a new competition for University of Manitoba students asking them to nominate their favourite Manitoba small business.

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New paper sheds light on how Canadians are working right now

June 1, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba economists have completed a empirical analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian workplace.

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UM Board of Governors alumni representative for 2020 is Nora Murdock.

Nora Murdock elected to the Board of Governors

May 26, 2020 — 
UM alumni have chosen Nora Murdock [PhD/16, MEd/05, CertEd/78, BA/78] to bring their voice to the University’s Board of Governors.

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Cary Miller, Native Studies Department Head

Faculty of Arts

Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content open to UM faculty and staff

May 15, 2020 — 
This summer, University of Manitoba faculty and staff have the opportunity to explore the cultural and historical context of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and across Canada – virtually - in the Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content.

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Top of Tier Building with Canadian flag blowing in the wind.

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts launches COVID-19 UM Student Emergency Fund

May 12, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Arts COVID-19 UM Student Emergency Fund offers financial support to Arts undergraduate and graduate students directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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coffee shop

Economy after pandemic will be different, say experts

May 5, 2020 — 
A UM finance prof and an economist have weighed in on how the economy and business sector will look like post-pandemic, and agree that it will definitely be different.

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A child with his parents at the beach. // Image from Pixabay

Why a little baby talk is good for your toddler

May 4, 2020 — 
Project brought together researchers from 16 countries around the world

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Hospital worker and COVID virus

Well-deserved praise for health care workers

May 1, 2020 — 
Dr. Royce Koop, head of political studies in the UM Faculty of Arts, urges us all to praise healthcare workers during the pandemic, as they are "prominent political actors."

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