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Research and International

Four new Fellows from UM join the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 2, 2022 — 
Fellows recognized by peers for actionable solutions to complex health challenges

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Group photo of people wrapped in star blankets.

Indigenous

Sixth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence celebrates 2021 and 2022 recipients in-person

June 22, 2022 — 
Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications, and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) (OVPI) honours students, staff and faculty in the categories of community builder, trailblazer and outstanding achievement at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence

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The graduates each hold an eagle feather and wear a braided sweetgrass lapel pin.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Ongomiizwin celebrates medical grads, Elder Margaret Lavallee

June 9, 2022 — 
The group of new doctors stood before the audience and smiled proudly. Each held an eagle feather and wore a braided sweetgrass lapel pin

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Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96]

Indigenous achievers to be honoured at the Indspire Awards

May 17, 2022 — 
Melanie MacKinnon recognized with Indspire Health Award

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Gabrielle Wilson smiles as she sits across from a student at a boardroom table.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Indigenous student mentorship program launches for Rady Faculty learners

October 29, 2021 — 
Ongomiizwin – Education has launched a mentorship program for Indigenous students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences that will provide learners with a role model they can ask questions and turn to for advice

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Indigenous

Fifth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence goes virtual

May 12, 2021 — 
Over 10 days, the recipients of this year’s awards will be honoured through a series of videos

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Head of Ongomiizwin Melanie MacKinnon

Indigenous

Head of Ongomiizwin’s community connections helps guide COVID-19 First Nations response work

April 16, 2021 — 
Melanie MacKinnon has been working tirelessly to advocate on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response team for First Nations communities in Manitoba

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Headshots of Connor Hellebuyck and Melanie MacKinnon.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Connor Hellebuyck and Melanie MacKinnon named NHL’s Co-First Stars of the Week

April 12, 2021 — 
The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and the First Nations Pandemic Rapid Response Team’s Melanie MacKinnon have been named the NHL's Co-First Stars of the Week for the week ending April 11, 2021.

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Needle injection.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations at request of federal government

March 12, 2021 — 
In a landmark acknowledgment of the growing health-care autonomy of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government has given an Indigenous health institute at the University of Manitoba responsibility for leading the COVID-19 vaccination project in all 63 Manitoba First Nations

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