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Office of Equity Transformation News Archive

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Speaker to explore Access, Intersectionality and Resistance in Disability Culture

February 21, 2024 — 
Dr. Robert McRuer, a professor of English at George Washington University, is the second guest speaker in the Anti-Ableism and Accessibility Speaker Series, hosted by the Office of Equity Transformation.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Fellows in Equity, Anti-Oppression and Social Justice

February 15, 2024 — 
The Fellows in Equity, Anti-Oppression and Social Justice program aims to ensure student voices, vision and experiences are valued and embedded into institutional initiatives for social justice, equity, accessibility and anti-oppression at the University of Manitoba.

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Community-led initiatives for Black flourishing at UM

February 12, 2024 — 
Promoting Black Flourishing Fund 2024

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Listening, Learning, Leading: A strategy and series to create opportunities for greater understanding

February 6, 2024 — 
Moving beyond polarization to build foundations for dialogue

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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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UM Black History Month figures (L-R): The first black man to graduate from UM, Hewburn Greenridge [MD/1920]; Lindley Abdulah, 42nd UMSU President in 1960; the first Black woman to attend UM, June Marion James [BSc/63, BSc(Med)/67, MD/67]; and Horace Patterson, 51st UMSU President in 1968-1969.

Black History Month is a time to remember, reflect and celebrate!

January 29, 2024 — 
February is Black History Month in Canada and to mark its significance, we will take a look back at some UM history, and share current resources and upcoming events that are open to all.

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EDIA: Foundations course an opportunity for personal and professional growth

January 3, 2024 — 
Discussing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) can be uncomfortable. The discomfort comes from facing what is not right or fair... When people feel awful about something, they can either pretend it doesn’t exist or do something about it.

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