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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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Tier Building

Three new Distinguished Professors at UM

July 27, 2020 — 
Congratulations Drs. Tina Chen, Elizabeth Comack and Roberta Woodgate

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Tier Building in the summer

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts 2020 Teaching Awards Announced

July 20, 2020 — 
The 2020 Faculty of Arts annual teaching awards have been announced. Arts congratulates the award winners on their commitment to students, higher learning and quality instruction.

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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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Winnipeg Tribune Oct 11 1918

Flu Déjà Vu: UM closed for seven weeks – in 1918

April 9, 2020 — 
“The Varsity and the Virus: The University of Manitoba and the “Flu-ban” in 1918,” notes that classes were cancelled for seven weeks in 1918 to protect students and staff, much like what has transpired today

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