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Physician with a young child wearing pigtails.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Three-time UM alum honoured with prestigious Indspire Award

February 22, 2024 — 
Jayelle Friesen-Enns receives the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people.

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Making a statement

February 20, 2024 — 
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is empowering UM community members to personalize their acknowledgements in a manner that honours their own reflections. UM students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in 60-minute workshops that cover the history of UM’s acknowledgement, current controversies around territory acknowledgements and considerations for building your own personal statement, along with resources to do so.


A group of UM campus community members gather indoors in chairs for a Louis Riel Day celebration.


Celebrating Louis Riel

February 6, 2024 — 
This year’s Louis Riel Day marks the first celebration since the introduction of a bill to recognize Riel as Manitoba’s honorary first premier. UM Today spoke with three members of the Métis community at the University of Manitoba about the significance of the recognition. 

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Headshot of Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

February 5, 2024 — 
Join together for the 2024 Knight Lecture on March 7 to recognize the achievements of this remarkable woman and draw inspiration from her stories.

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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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Dr. Mandy Buss gestures while speaking at the 50th-anniversary gala of the department of family medicine.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Widening the Path

February 1, 2024 — 
Dr. Mandy Buss, highly accomplished Métis physician and faculty member, doesn't think of herself as a trailblazer.

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Angie Bruce wearing a black jacket and fuchsia top and wearing beaded earrings.


Angie Bruce appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Indigenous)

February 1, 2024 — 
Angie Bruce has been appointed Vice-President (Indigenous) of the University of Manitoba. Her term commenced February 1, 2024.

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‘Basketball has saved my life so many times’

January 19, 2024 — 
Forward Emily Mandamin, a proud member of Iskatewizaagegan 39 Independent First Nation [also known as Shoal Lake #39] is tossing up shots on the far court.

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Indigenous Student Advisory Circles

January 15, 2024 — 
Jeri Ducharme created Indigenous Student Advisory Circles to ensure First Nations, Métis and Inuit students have a voice in the ongoing evaluation and development of initiatives supported through the Mastercard Foundation EleV Partnership.

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A group of of people sitting in chairs in a circle.


Wellness through Stories

January 8, 2024 — 
An opportunity to hear teachings and learn from Indigenous Elders and traditional Knowledge Keepers is coming to the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus.  The 18th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering, taking place January 25 and 26, is a time to embrace traditional Indigenous teachings shared through ceremony and across generations. This year’s theme is Restoring our Spirits: Wellness through Stories.

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