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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law professor SSHRC grants to support significant Human Rights projects

June 24, 2022 — 
Dr. Kjell Anderson, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Master of Human Rights program, was a successful co-applicant on two significant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): one Partnership Grant, and one New Frontiers in Research grant.

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Headshot of graduate student Danielle Million in the Master of Human Rights program

Faculty of Law

Second cohort of Master of Human Rights program graduates

June 22, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates the Master of Human Rights graduating class of 2022. Celebrating the conclusion of their program at a gala event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on June 10th, the twelve members of the third cohort of graduates from this unique interdisciplinary program said farewell to Robson Hall and set off to pursue careers in Human Rights advocacy. We asked a number of these incredible students to share their experiences taking this degree.

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Faculty of Law

University of Manitoba appoints new Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

March 22, 2022 — 
The Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice was created and funded through the generosity of the Mauro Foundation and is a key part of the Master of Human Rights program, now housed at Robson Hall

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Black and white photo of Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law by Dr. Amar Khoday

Faculty of Law

Running down a dream – of law school

December 16, 2021 — 
Since being appointed Dean of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law on July 1, 2021, Dr. Richard Jochelson has been working non-stop to chip away at the iceberg-sized pile of much-needed upgrades to be made at Western Canada’s oldest law school. His efforts are already yielding significant results after nearly six months, especially in curriculum upgrades, addressing Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #28, expanding externship and clinical opportunities, hiring much-needed faculty and staff, and deepening relationships between the Faculty and the broader legal community. It’s hard to think of where the Faculty might be today if he had pursued a Master’s in Zoology instead of Law.

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MHR Student Bobbie Whiteman

Faculty of Law

An education with impact

October 18, 2021 — 
Roberta (Bobbie) Whiteman had already worked in the child welfare sector for at least 10 years when she first learned about the new Master of Human Rights (MHR) program being offered at the University of Manitoba. On October 18, she graduates as a member of the inaugural Master of Human Rights program class her thesis already demonstrating potential to impact the work she does in changing lives.

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Faculty of Law

Law faculty members share knowledge in plain sight – and plain language

April 14, 2021 — 
This year, Faculty of Law professors have been engaging prolifically in national conversations about COVID-19, Indigenous rights, Civil Liberties and Charter Rights among other important topics. Here is a compilation of some of their writings published in and for such public arenas as newspapers and made available to Canadians beyond academia.

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Professor Kjell Anderson head shot next to book cover of Researching Perpetrators of Genocide

Faculty of Law

New book fills gap in research on perpetrators of genocide

March 9, 2021 — 
Until within the last few years, very little research had been done on perpetrators of genocide, and so far, there has certainly not been any books published on how to do such research. Perpetrators were caught, brought to trial and locked away, but no one looked too closely at why they did what they did or circumstances contributing to their emergence – until recently.

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The International Criminal Court

Child victim, soldier, war criminal: unpacking Dominic Ongwen’s journey

February 10, 2021 — 
Kjell Anderson, assistant professor and Director of the Master of Human Rights program at UM, discusses

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Empty study space of the Master of Human Rights students at Robson Hall

Faculty of Law

Master of Human Rights students share practicum experiences in inaugural symposium

December 4, 2020 — 
Students in the practicum stream of the University of Manitoba’s inter-faculty Master of Human Rights programare nearing completion of their placements, and are already making major contributions to local human rights organizations, as revealed at an online symposium held November 30th.

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Dr. Kjell Anderson teaches the inaugural Master of Human Rights class at Robson Hall.

Faculty of Law

Master of Human Rights student puts education into practice

March 6, 2020 — 
Since the University of Manitoba’s Master of Human Rights program welcomed its first students in September, 2019, those scholars have been busy navigating uncharted waters towards obtaining educations that will prepare them for unique careers where they can make a difference. Jessie MacInnis is one of these remarkable students in the inaugural class of 19 scholars who hail from Winnipeg to the United States to Nigeria.

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