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El-Shaddai Nyakiir

Faculty of Arts

Love of political studies turns into MLA internship

June 5, 2023 — 
Back in high school, El-Shaddai Nyakiir, knew she wanted to attend university but was unsure of what to study. After taking a variety of first year courses, the political studies program from the Faculty of Arts rose to the top of her list. In spring 2023, El-Shaddai will graduate with a bachelor of arts advanced degree in political studies with a minor in philosophy.

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Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2023 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 5, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2023 undergraduate academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2023 convocation ceremony.

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Faculty of Arts

Military experience leads to graduate degree in political studies

June 5, 2023 — 
In 2017, Christopher Hunt was living in Brandon, serving several short-term contracts in the Army Reserve and conducting contracted research for Royal Military College when he found himself deployed to Ukraine. This spring, he is graduating with a Master of Arts in Political Studies – a program that has afforded Chris many outstanding opportunities and has allowed him to meet some amazing students, academics and professionals in the field.

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Faculty of Arts

Former Iqaluit mayor to speak at 2023 J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference

February 1, 2023 — 
The 2023 J. W. Dafoe Political Studies Students' Conference (PSSC) runs February 1st and 2nd. This year's theme is The Arctic is Hot. The conference includes a student debate, panel discussions with various experts and the Paul Buteux Memorial Lecture featuring Ms. Madeleine Redfern. 

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NORAD in Perpetuity and Beyond

January 18, 2023 — 
NORAD: In Perpetuity and Beyond is a new book from Co-authors Andrea Charon, UM Director of the UM Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) and James Fergusson, Deputy Director (CDSS), which launches this evening at McNally Robinson booksellers at Grant Park.

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Protagonist Mirabel is able to help heal her family because she doesn’t have to live through the trauma of displacement like her grandmother did. (YouTube/DisneyMusicVEVO)

Oscars 2022: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ shows healing from intergenerational trauma

April 5, 2022 — 
'A trauma-informed lens isn’t meant to excuse or legitimize toxicity and dysfunction, but to help us understand that people who are in pain often pass down this pain'

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Faculty of Arts

Student’s passions for activism, feminism and history connect with Undergraduate Research Award

February 10, 2022 — 
Hannah Guenther-Wexler, a third year political studies student talks about her experiences as an Undergraduate Research Award recipient.

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Faculty of Arts

Op-ed: MLAs rose to the challenge of COVID-19

September 17, 2021 — 
Political Studies URA students interviewed Manitoba MLA's as part of their summer research. COVID-19 was a frequent topic of conversation

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Faculty of Arts

Arts grad ends degree with Creative Expression Award

June 11, 2021 — 
Rebecca Simiyu [BA/2021] looks back fondly at her time in the Faculty of Arts ending with an award

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Faculty of Arts

New Centre opens in the Faculty of Arts

February 3, 2021 — 
A new research centre at the University of Manitoba hopes to connect and serve social science researchers in the academic, private industry and non-profit communities.

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