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Metis physician examines a little girl

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Setting a new standard for health care in MB: ‘Auntie Style’

February 26, 2024 — 
National OurCare report heard from nearly 10,000 Canadians about their experiences and aspirations for a better primary care system.

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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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Several trees with exposed roots in a forest setting


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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