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Author photos of professors David Ireland and Richard Jochelson next to the cover of their new book Law and Disability in Canada

Faculty of Law

Law professors engage in cross-Canada collaboration on Law and Disability Case Book

October 21, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law professors frequently collaborate with scholars from other disciplines at other academic institutions, and this trend continues with the latest publication bearing the names of prolific legal researchers, Assistant Professor David Ireland and Professor Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law. Law and Disability in Canada: Cases and Materials is a comprehensive overview of – precisely what the title states. Ireland and Jochelson worked with four other academics and experts in the field, to develop this book which looks at the interactions of persons with disabilities with the law.

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Black History Month Event

Human Resources

UM celebrates Black History Month

January 29, 2021 — 
UM Black Alliance (UMBA) invited all students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community at large to attend the University of Manitoba’s Black History Month Forum

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A photo of a busy South Korean street at night

A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

January 27, 2021 — 
On Thursday, Jan. 28, three North Korean refugees will share their stories about their life in North Korea and how they were able to leave.

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Falun Dafa the fifth exercise, meditation // Photo: longtrekhome, Pixabay

Alumni

Panel discussion: The Persecution of Falun Gong and Canada-China Policy

December 1, 2020 — 
UM Distinguished Alumni Award recipient David Matas joins panel discussion on human rights abuses

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Faculty of Social Work

Addressing institutional & systemic oppression symposium series

November 26, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the International Decade for People of African Descent present Addressing Institutional & Systemic Oppression symposium series.

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Students who are part of the Master of Human Rights Program

Farming as a political act

March 9, 2020 — 
Later this year, the Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice will be appointed to join other educators within the UM Master of Human Rights program at the Faculty of Law

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo

White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

January 15, 2020 — 
This year’s Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer is Dr. Robin DiAngelo

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Human Rights Day marked with on-campus letter-writing campaign

December 18, 2019 — 
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the U of M marked International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 by participating in Write for Rights, Amnesty International’s global letter-writing campaign

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Write for human rights

December 4, 2019 — 
Join the global chorus at Amnesty International’s write-a-thon at U of M

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Wpg Free Press: U.S. Holocaust museum, local universities join forces to explore connections between Nazi atrocities, residential school trauma

October 23, 2019 — 
"There’s at least a case to be made that there’s something to be learned by putting these two things side by side," UM's Adam Muller says

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