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Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts introduces Indigenous content requirement

January 11, 2021 — 
New students who are entering the Faculty of Arts starting in Fall 2021 will include at least three credit hours of Indigenous course content in their studies in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree

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Lake and trees

Principles for working in good ways with Indigenous communities

January 11, 2021 — 
Community Engaged Learning is inviting UM staff and faculty members to explore 10 principles for working in good ways with Indigenous communities as part a new virtual Lunch and Learn series on Indigenous community engagement

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Chris Moskal and Diana Craig, second year medical students

Top stories of 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
A year to remember or a year to forget? The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines across the globe, including here at the University of Manitoba, but there was always light behind the dark clouds. Positive stories shone through.

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Dr. Bruce Chown on a stamp

UM Today editors pick their top stories of 2020

December 22, 2020 — 
Here are some stories that caught the attention of the UM Today editors

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Faculty of Law

Globe and Mail Op-Ed: What Canadians should understand about the federal UNDRIP bill

December 17, 2020 — 
On Dec. 3, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), fulfilling their election promise to introduce such legislation by the end of 2020.

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Métis Scholar Brenda L. Gunn


Métis Scholar explores the importance of UNDRIP

December 17, 2020 — 
Brenda L. Gunn has invested a great deal of her career to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was tabled in the House of Commons in early December.

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Eugene Arcand speaking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ceremony

Statement on the five-year anniversary of the TRC closing ceremony

December 15, 2020 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on the progress that has been made, and what still needs to be done to move towards reconciliation, healing, and justice for Survivors, their families, and communities


(L-R) Commissioners Marie Wilson, Justice Murray Sinclair and Chief Wilton Littlechild.

Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners gather for first time in five years to raise alarm

December 15, 2020 — 
The three Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are issuing a public statement expressing their concern about the slow and uneven pace of implementation of the Calls to Action


Justice Murray Sinclair (centre) and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild (left) and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada's residential school system, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Remembering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s closing ceremony

December 11, 2020 — 
Dec. 15, 2020 marks the five-year anniversary of one of the key milestones in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)’s journey: its closing ceremony and release of its final report


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

First Nations children face large gaps in health, well-being compared to other Manitoba kids

December 9, 2020 — 
The health and well-being of First Nations children are unequal to those of other Manitoba children, a new study in partnership with First Nations researchers shows

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