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Statements in Response to Vandalism at NCTR

August 14, 2019 — 
"I am deeply troubled to learn that on Monday, staff at the NCTR discovered evidence of intentional vandalism"

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Grandmother-in-Residence Lorraine Cameron-Munro and a student at the 30th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow in May.

President’s message on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 19, 2019 — 
'As a community, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, honouring the rich histories, cultures and traditions, as well as the many contributions, of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Turtle Island'

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Spring Convocation 2019.

President Barnard’s address to graduands at the 140th Annual Spring Convocation

June 5, 2019 — 
'Pursue your dreams. Think outside the box.'

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Candles lighted in mourning

President Barnard’s message of sympathy and concern on Sri Lanka attacks

April 22, 2019 — 
On behalf of the University of Manitoba community, I convey deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed.

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An aerial view of the University campus overlooking the Admin building, taken in Fall 2016.

President’s message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2019 — 
'Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on how we should live our commitment to affirm the dignity and rights of all human beings on our campuses'

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Parliament buildings in winter

President Barnard’s comments on the federal budget

March 19, 2019 — 
'This new budget recognizes the contributions universities like ours make'

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Candle image from Wikimedia.

Campus Vigil March 18

March 18, 2019 — 
On Monday, March 18, President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard along with the Muslim Students Association and U of M’s Spiritual Care, will host a campus vigil in Marshall McLuhan Hall, UMSU University Centre, 2nd floor. All are welcome.

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New Zealand Flag

President conveys sympathies to victims in New Zealand

March 15, 2019 — 
'Our thoughts are with the people of New Zealand as we stand together with them to condemn racial hatred and violence.'

Administration building with snow

Online course addresses ‘collective responsibility’ around sexual violence

March 13, 2019 — 
Message from President Barnard to U of M Community

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Manitoba legislature.

President Barnard comments on provincial budget

March 7, 2019 — 
The Manitoba government released its budget on March 7, 2019.

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