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Why words matter: The negative impacts of racial microaggressions on Indigenous and other racialized people

April 13, 2021 — 
Microaggressions may seem small or 'micro,' but as incessant forms of racism, they can have big impacts on mental health, physical health and social life

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Bilingual babies prefer baby talk, new study shows

March 29, 2021 — 
A unique study of hundreds of babies involving 17 labs on four continents showed that all babies respond more to infant-directed speech – baby talk –than they do to adult-directed speech

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Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. // Canva

COVID-19’s parallel pandemic: Why we need a mental health ‘vaccine’

March 23, 2021 — 
The pandemic’s impact on mental health throughout our society will likely outlive COVID-19

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Discover your future in Arts – March 16-April 7

March 5, 2021 — 
Are you a current Arts student or thinking about becoming one? Are you still deciding what to choose as your major? Or, are you already wondering what to do after graduation? If any of this sounds like you, you’ll want to attend the Discover Your Future in Arts series to see how earning a Bachelor of Arts degree can lead to an exciting career.

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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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Three UM researchers to work with community partners to address mental health needs of overlooked populations

January 27, 2021 — 
Projects to focus on the people with hearing loss, parents, and frontline health care workers

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Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress. (Pexels/Ketut Subiyanto)

The Conversation: Beyond self-care –Try these 5 therapeutic tools to manage stress better during COVID-19 restrictions

December 16, 2020 — 
Here are five key Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) strategies that validate difficult emotions invoked by the pandemic and make the case for changing automatic reactions that may be driven by strong emotions, such as self-medicating with substances, starting an argument or eating a pint of ice cream to feel better.

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Students

Find an opportunity to learn and grow

November 17, 2020 — 
You have many career options with an Arts degree! Stephen Alalade’s [BA Adv/2015] story showcases how an Arts degree can quickly connect you to the world of full-time work.

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CBC Manitoba: Winnipeg’s code red restrictions can bring pandemic fatigue — here’s how to cope

November 2, 2020 — 
Dr. Andrea Piotrowski and Dr. Renee El-Gabalawy give advice on how to cope with more restrictions

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A drawing of planet Earth in space, with spikes emanating from the planet so that it resembles the coronavirus.

Op-ed: And then came COVID-19

November 2, 2020 — 
Researchers from the University of Manitoba’s departments of psychology and clinical health psychology explore commonly held storylines

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