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SSHRC invests in researchers studying issues related to individuals and society

July 7, 2020 — 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions, following the 2019-20 Insight Grants competition. Among these are 10 UM researchers who collectively received $1,796,707 in funding.

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Assistant Prof. Nadine Bartlett

Faculty of Education

Research highlights use of restraints

June 15, 2020 — 
As Maggie Macintosh Cash at the Winnipeg Free Press reports: Some parents say their children were physically restrained to a chair at school, with arm splints and posey cuffs. Others reported their child had been confined to a cinder block-lined closet. In one case, a student came home often with torn clothing, after he had been “yanked around like a rag doll and forced into the quiet room.”

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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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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With Extended Education, study online, remotely from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Extended Education

Future-Proof Yourself with Lifelong Learning

May 19, 2020 — 
“Beyond professional motivations, lifelong learners cite a raft of more personal reasons for continuing their educations like increased confidence and preparation for the changes life throws, a sense of responsibility to remain current, and being well-rounded and versatile, or, one might even say, more future-proof.”- Paul Jenkins, Manager, Delivery, Extended Education.

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Representation of a university class, 1350s

Like the first universities, we’ve moved our classes somewhere new

May 5, 2020 — 
The first universities had no central campus and held classes wherever space could be found

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Faculty of Education

New scholarships enhance global learning opportunities

March 10, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is one of six Canadian universities sharing $1.8 million from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program to support an international exchange.

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Shelley Moore

Faculty of Education

Giving students a voice in their education

March 9, 2020 — 
Floating on a cloud, driving through her ancestral homeland of Denmark, Shelley Moore eased into a blithe serenity; a spell of contentment broken when she drove her rental through a school zone. Without warning, a child’s voice filled the car: “Please slow down.”

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Children sitting in a classroom.

A largely female teaching force is standing up for public education

March 4, 2020 — 
'For public education to remain public, it must be publicly funded, equally accessible and premised on values of active citizenship'

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Winning team of Invent for the Planet including the event judges

Office of Sustainability

University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

February 19, 2020 — 
Team "HUB-It", winners of the Invent for the Planet idea and design competition, took home the grand prize of $1,000, three months of mentorship at the North Forge Technology Exchange and the chance to continue to the final round in the international competition in Texas on March 31 – April 2. 

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