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Conference with First Nations Chiefs during Manitoba-First Nations Treaty, 1871. // Glenbow Archives NA-1406-72

UM commemorates 150th anniversaries of Treaty 1 and Treaty 2

July 28, 2021 — 
NCTR and UM initiatives to recognize significance and unfinished business of the treaties

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Beautiful summertime shot of the Admin Building, taken for Instagram by @s.faarisphotos

Update on fall term at UM from President Benarroch

July 23, 2021 — 
'As we see vaccine rates increase and case counts drop, we are on track for a phased return to in-person work and learning that respects the needs of our diverse community'

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Best wishes for the long weekend from President Benarroch

June 30, 2021 — 
'I want to wish you all a restorative break. You certainly deserve it. Thank you for everything you have done throughout this pandemic.'

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President Michael Benarroch

A message from President Michael Benarroch on the recent discovery at Cowessess First Nation

June 25, 2021 — 
'This breaks my heart and reminds me of the responsibility I have, and that we all have to learn more and to support the process of Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action'

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President’s address to Class of 2021

June 15, 2021 — 
'The world as we know it is changing before our very eyes and you have an opportunity to shape this new world with your sense of global justice, your ideas and passions'

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A reminder of the responsibility we have

June 14, 2021 — 
We cannot say we support Truth and Reconciliation without a commitment to learn the truth.

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Candles lighted in mourning

Expression of solidarity with Muslim community

June 11, 2021 — 
A message from UM President Michael Benarroch


Fort Garry campus, looking along the pedway with Engineering and Admin buildings in sight.

Thank you: New initiatives to thank you for your dedication and perseverance

June 9, 2021 — 
In recognition of all the ways our community has gone above and beyond to continue working throughout the pandemic, the University will be closing on Friday, July 2, in addition to the regular Canada Day closure on Thursday, July 1.

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Strategic plan graphic with text: Our Shared Future. Building on our Strategic Plan.

We want to hear from you!

June 8, 2021 — 
The community consultation period runs until June 28

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Admin building with flag at half mast

UM lowers flag to honour children of Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 30, 2021 — 
UM lowered its flag over the Administration Building to honour the children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School

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