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Representation matters

June 4, 2024 — 
Sunday Queskekapow (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Swampy Cree person from northern Manitoba who believes that representation matters. Originally from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, also known as OCN/The Pas, Sunday spent a lot of their teenage years feeling confused and secluded. Queskekapow says they just didn’t see a lot of people who were like them.

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Asper School of Business

Pride, a celebration of authenticity free from fear

May 30, 2024 — 
You might say that Asper BComm alum Kevin Chamagua [BComm(Hons)/18] runs a small business outside of his fulltime role as a Property and Casualty Specialist at Columbia Insurance, leveraging his Asper education in unique ways. He invests time, money and creative energy into this side gig; creating business plans, doing his own marketing, networking and managing a busy schedule for Marquesa, who is actually much more than a business.

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People hold a large UM Pride flag on Memorial Avenue in Winnipeg. Photo from the Winnipeg Pride Parade 2022.

Come together for Pride 2024!

May 21, 2024 — 
Take the opportunity to gather and celebrate our pride with UM’s diverse communities! View a list of activities happening at UM during Pride Week 2024.

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Faculty of Education

CBC News: I fled to the city to feel safer as a gay man. I never imagined I’d move back to a small town

May 19, 2024 — 
I fled to the city to feel safer as a gay man. I never imagined I'd move back to a small town

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Photo from UM community at 2023 Pride Winnipeg Parade

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Get ready to celebrate Pride 2024!

April 25, 2024 — 
We would love to hear about all the different events happening at UM during Pride Week (May 24 to June 2) and throughout Pride Month. Submit your event details so we can help promote the events taking place on our campuses.

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faculty of education academics and staff at pride parade 2023

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education Commitment to Support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community

July 24, 2023 — 
On June 4th the Faculty of Education joined Pride 2023 in celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

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UM united in our commitment to equity, respect, and human dignity

June 30, 2023 — 
At the beginning of this month, many of us marched in celebration of 2SLGBTQQIA+. Now, in the final week of Pride Month, our peers at the University of Waterloo have experienced a heinous act of violence on their campus. The University of Manitoba extends our deepest sympathies and our solidarity against hate to our colleagues at the University of Waterloo. Our campuses should be places where we peacefully pursue knowledge and seek to benefit others.

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Be community, be an ally, be together for Pride 2023

May 30, 2023 — 
Register to participate with UM's Pride entry float and help us uphold our 2022 Parade Entry title for “Best Turnout”!

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Community Stories

Pride crosswalk makes colourful appearance on Fort Garry campus

May 30, 2023 — 
Check out the new addition between UMSU University Centre and the Administration Building.

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Coloured books resemble a rainbow

Inclusive books save lives. Don’t ban them.

May 24, 2023 — 
When it comes to schooling, it is very important to be inclusive of all students and not exclude a few others just because certain parents have disagreements.

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