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Michael Akins, Law Class of 2020

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

July 10, 2020 — 
Born in Nigeria and raised in Winnipeg, Michael Akins graduated from Oak Park High School and headed straight for the University of Manitoba on sports scholarships. Akins transitioned from sports to law because of his older sister. "She was the smartest person I knew growing up and I was always inspired by her academic drive and leadership," he says.

Maryia Kuzura, Faculty of Law Gold Medalist 2020

Faculty of Law

Robson Hall Graduating Class of 2020 prizes

July 3, 2020 — 
Some of the prizes for the Juris Doctor Class of 2020 have been confirmed and announced this week. We are pleased to share with the Robson Hall Faculty of Law Community, the names of graduating students who have won some of this year's prizes.

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Victoria Truong, Law Class of 2020

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

July 3, 2020 — 
Starting her post-secondary career in science with thoughts of pursuing Dentistry, Victoria Truong changed paths and completed a Commerce degree at the Asper School of Business

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Victoria Tauli Corpuz, - United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Faculty of Law

Conference report demystifies how to implement UN Indigenous rights declaration

June 30, 2020 — 
Practical examples of how Indigenous peoples around the world are breathing life into the carefully chosen words of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are now available online. The Kiskinohamatowin report is based on a conference hosted by University of Manitoba Law Prof. Brenda Gunn and consultant Celeste McKay in 2019.

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Grad cap 2020

Students

Convocation 2020: Honouring Indigenous graduates

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. UM campuses are uniquely strengthened by Indigenous student perspectives. The Indigenous campus community includes many student leaders who continue to define new directions and move our nations, province and country forward with their ideas and passions. The following Indigenous students will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29.

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Portrait of Genevieve Benoit

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 29, 2020 — 
"I am a proud Métis woman who was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the birthplace of the Métis Nation and the heart of the Métis Nation Homeland," says Genevieve Benoit who attributes some amazing teachers and coaches at Vincent Massey Collegiate for encouraging her to set goals and work hard to reach them. She was an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta women’s fraternity while completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology at UM (2017). She returned to UM to study Law at Robson Hall because it was close to home, and allowed her to maintain connections and relationships with community, friends, and family.

Photo of Elsa Kaka

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 — 
Born in Cairo, Egypt to South Sudanese refugees, Elsa Kaka grew up in Winnipeg, inspired towards a life of advocacy by parents who challenged her to venture outside her comfort zone. Interested in social justice as a Westwood Collegiate IB student, she completed her BA (2017) at UM majoring in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, and found law - eventually - to be a natural fit.

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Photo of Chimwemwe Undi

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 — 
A self-described band geek, Chimwemwe Undi attended Acadia Junior High when her family first immigrated to Winnipeg. After graduating from Fort Richmond Collegiate where she first discovered writing and performing poetry in the school's slam poetry club, she got serious with the scientific study of language, completing a B.A. (Adv) in linguistics at the University of Manitoba.

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Chairs sit empty before Spring Convocation 2019 begins

Faculty of Law

Convocation 2020 – Advocating for racial justice

June 26, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. They will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29. 

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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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