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Members of the UM campus community gather inside a tipi


Connect with UM alums at Indigenous Homecoming

September 11, 2023 — 
Indigenous Homecoming is a time to connect and re-connect with UM Indigenous alumni. This year's Indigenous Alumni Connect event will feature a living library - an opportunity to hear the stories of celebrated UM alums who are making a difference in the community – good food and guided walking tours. 

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


Winnipeg Free Press: Catherine Cook wins IPAC Vanier Medal

June 29, 2023 — 
Dr. Catherine Cook speaks to the Winnipeg Free Press about being granted the prestigious 2023 Vanier Medal after 35 years of exceptional service in Indigenous health care and public policy.

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CBC The Current: UM grad Tyrell Bird

June 23, 2023 — 
2023 UM graduate, Tyrell Bird, speaks to Matt Galloway on the CBC's The Current about his journey, his inspiration and drive to become a teacher, his poetry and music.

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Eight of ten of the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community honourees stand with UM Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook and UM President Dr. Michael Benarroch. The honourees are wrapped in Star Blankets and they are all standing outside in front of some trees.


Indigenous students, staff and faculty are celebrated at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony

June 20, 2023 — 
Members and allies of the Indigenous campus community at the University of Manitoba gathered today to celebrate 10 outstanding students, staff and faculty at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.  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 a better place. 

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Representation Matters: Transforming UM Libraries Through Indigenous Art and Engagement

January 6, 2023 — 
On October 26, the Elizabeth Dafoe Library unveiled “Skoden & Stoodis,” the latest art piece by renowned Métis artist Val Vint. Located on 1st Floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the Fort Garry campus, “Skoden & Stoodis,” echoes Vint’s previous work “Chi-kishkayhitamihk si te li neu Biizon” (“Education is the New Bison”), a 12-foot steel sculpture constructed out of 200 steel replicas of books and other articles by Indigenous authors, currently on display at the Forks.


Vickar Business Law students at the 2022 VIBE Awards (Far left) Elise Janzen, Jenna Symons, Emily Palmer, Johanna Thiessen, Julia Beal, Alli Knox, Connor Jonsson.

Faculty of Law

Together, we can achieve

December 2, 2022 — 
On November 17, students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence (VIBE) Awards at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Ribbon is cut by three officials in front of learning hub.

Donor Relations

Celebrating a Partnership for Change

November 10, 2022 — 
A partnership between UM and the Mastercard Foundation’s EleV program will support thousands of Indigenous young people on their postsecondary journey

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Three students studying at a table.

Donor Relations

Renewed support helps hundreds of new Indigenous students bridge the gap to post-secondary learning

November 10, 2022 — 
Qualico pledged another $1 million for programming and supports to help ensure the university transition is smooth for Indigenous students joining UM.

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‘Weave us all together’ 

May 4, 2022 — 
New Indigenous Senator positions narrow the gap in UM leadership

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Photo of Jesse and Taylor.


UM Today features Indigenous graduates

May 3, 2022 — 
Learn the stories of Jesse McGregor and Taylor Tutkaluke

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