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Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts professors named Professor Emeritus

July 19, 2021 — 
Three professors in the Faculty of Arts have been honoured with the title Professor Emeritus/Emerita for their many contributions to teaching, research and scholarship during their years of service to the University of Manitoba.

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University sign Fort Garry campus

Research funding supports BIG ideas

June 15, 2021 — 
Dozens of research projects have received over $6.5 million in funding to support research excellence in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering fields

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Three UM researchers to examine more equitable and sustainable public transport opportunities

June 7, 2021 — 
'Mobility is freedom, but only if it’s efficient, sustainable and works for all Canadians'

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Portrait of Dr. Virginia Torrie beside her new book Reinventing Bankruptcy law

Faculty of Law

Law professor’s accessible first book earns global attention, local award nomination

May 27, 2021 — 
A year ago, Dr. Virginia Torrie published her first book, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (University of Toronto Press, 2020). Given that it is about her favourite subjects – bankruptcy and history, and given her proven track record of being an excellent teacher (having won the 2017 Barney Sneiderman Award) it is not too surprising that it was short-listed for the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards’ Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

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Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918 // Photo: Library of Congress

CBC Ideas: How history forgot a 20th century pandemic

May 5, 2021 — 
History professor Esyllt Jones was featured in the recent episode of CBC Ideas

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Lost medical mask laing in the grass.

Libraries

Remembering the COVID-19 pandemic

March 9, 2021 — 
Royal Society report on a digital preservation challenge

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Collage of eight new alumni each working from home at their laptop or other device.

Faculty of Arts

Discover your future in Arts – March 16-April 7

March 5, 2021 — 
Are you a current Arts student or thinking about becoming one? Are you still deciding what to choose as your major? Or, are you already wondering what to do after graduation? If any of this sounds like you, you’ll want to attend the Discover Your Future in Arts series to see how earning a Bachelor of Arts degree can lead to an exciting career.

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Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. // Shutterstock

For the record: Digitizing archives can increase access to information but compromise privacy

March 1, 2021 — 
'Given the ubiquity of digital technologies today, creating archives of born-digital records must be our most urgent priority — including records created during the COVID-19 pandemic'

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Woman in professional clothing stands in front of bank of windows with the Winnipeg cityscape in view behind her.

Faculty of Arts

New museum president privileged to lead transformation

February 18, 2021 — 
When Isha Khan was a philosophy student debating ideas in the University of Manitoba’s Arts lounge or procrastinating in the nearby video game arcade, she had no grand plan for her career. Today, Khan is the chief executive officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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Tina Chen and a group of women studying a photo as part of a gallery exhibit.

Faculty of Arts

A commitment to community, collaboration and mentorship

November 10, 2020 — 
Dr. Tina Mai Chen, a Distinguished Professor and Head of the department of History in the Faculty of Arts is a recipient of the 2019-2020 University of Manitoba Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award.

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