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Bryden Bukich stands in front of UM's Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Medical student is helping communities find balance

June 27, 2024 — 
Bukich says he took in the ideas of the medicine wheel, seeing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual elements needed. He says experiences like the games are crucial for exposing kids to a much wider world of opportunities.

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A group of students, staff and faculty members stand in front of a white wall, wrapped in Star Blankets.


Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community celebrates 2024 honourees

June 20, 2024 — 
Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) recognize the efforts and achievements of the inspiring people that are working to make the University of Manitoba a better place. On June 20, ten student, staff and faculty honourees were recognized for their exceptional contributions at the 2024 Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.

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Two men and a woman walk across the UM campus.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Meaningful change comes from collective efforts

June 18, 2024 — 
Bree Cruise hopes that during Indigenous History Month, people will want to learn. She says June is only one of twelve months in which she believes learning about Indigenous history and culture should happen. "Learning can happen all times of the year, any time of the day," says Cruise. "We need to continue this learning every month of every year."

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Left side of photo: Cassidy Copple sitting on a bench surrounded by greenery. Right side of photo: Mamie Kroeker-Tom stands in front of the UM administration building holding a diploma and smiling

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Building community by getting involved

June 5, 2024 — 
June is National Indigenous History Month. This month FKRM will celebrate, learn and honour the achievements, stories and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students and staff within our faculty.

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Headshot of Reanna Merasty


UM Alum Reanna Merasty elected to the Board of Governors

May 22, 2024 — 
Indigenous representation added to alumni voices in UM governance

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A group of pow wow dancers in colourful regalia.


Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow to celebrate 35th year

April 3, 2024 — 
Every year, the University of Manitoba and broader communities gather at the Fort Garry campus to celebrate Indigenous graduates at the Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow. While the faces may change from year to year, one thing remains the same: the sense of excitement in the air.

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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould meeting guests after the 2024 Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Lecture at the University of Manitoba.

Former Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould visits UM

March 13, 2024 — 
Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former politician and first Indigenous woman to be named Attorney General of Canada, visited UM's Fort Garry campus recently for the 2024 Knight Lecture. Read on to learn more about her thoughts on our political system, women in leadership roles, the path to Reconciliation, how she stays true to herself and her message to Indigenous students.

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A man is wrapped in a star blanket by two Elders at a recognition ceremony.


Call for nominations: Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community

February 2, 2024 — 
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is delighted to once again offer an opportunity to honour and celebrate the members of the Indigenous campus community at UM that are working each day to make a difference at this university.  In its eighth year, the Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony is a celebration of the outstanding achievements and contributions of Indigenous students, faculty and support staff across UM campuses. 

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.


Celebrating Dr. Catherine Cook

December 18, 2023 — 
After more than 30 years with the University of Manitoba, inaugural Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook will retire at the end of January. Throughout her career, Cook has worked with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, provincial and federal governments, as well as community organizations, to champion the importance of health services for Indigenous Manitobans.

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October 3rd and 4th, UM experts lend insights on #Mbpoli

October 4, 2023 — 
October 3rd and 4th, UM experts lend insights on #Mbpoli

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