Faculty of Education News Archive
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2020 —
The first universities had no central campus and held classes wherever space could be found
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.
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.”
March 4, 2020 —
'For public education to remain public, it must be publicly funded, equally accessible and premised on values of active citizenship'
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.