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Three book covers of Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Making the Case for 2SLGBTQ+ student rights in schools

May 2, 2022 — 
As the academic year ends, Professor Donn Short, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, spoke with Robson Hall regarding the publication of the third book in a series of volumes that concludes 15 years of his research.

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Four mini moot competition winners standing together.

Faculty of Law

Law student-run Mini Moot mentors, encourages first-time competitors

April 1, 2022 — 
Coinciding with the regular moot competition season, the Manitoba Law Students Association Clinical Experience Committee once again hosted the annual Robson Hall Mini Moot on March 2 – 3, 2022, in-person at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This year, 46 students participated. The winning team was Genevieve Smith and Jayden Wlasichuk, both first-year law students, with runner-up team of Ashley Slagerman and Paige Gratton.

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portrait of Dr. Teresa Scassa

Faculty of Law

“The Surveillant University”: Law Faculty’s Distinguished Visiting Lecturer to address controversial topic of remote proctoring

March 4, 2022 — 
With final exams a little over a month away, the last topic being covered in the Faculty of Law’s Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series could not be more relevant. Speaking on “The Surveillant University: Remote Proctoring, AI and Human Rights,” Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, joins us at a virtual Robson Hall March 8 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. This talk is open to all members of the University of Manitoba community interested in human rights and exam surveillance.

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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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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