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Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2022 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 7, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2022 undergraduate academic medal winners

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Three book covers of Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Making the Case for 2SLGBTQ+ student rights in schools

May 2, 2022 — 
As the academic year ends, Professor Donn Short, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, spoke with Robson Hall regarding the publication of the third book in a series of volumes that concludes 15 years of his research.

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Faculty of Arts

Meet the new faces in Arts

October 6, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Arts welcomes several new members with appointments beginning July 1, 2021.

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Faculty of Arts

New museum president privileged to lead transformation

February 18, 2021 — 
When Isha Khan was a philosophy student debating ideas in the University of Manitoba’s Arts lounge or procrastinating in the nearby video game arcade, she had no grand plan for her career. Today, Khan is the chief executive officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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Comic books are a staple of pop culture

A black pop cultural hero leaps onto the big screen

February 8, 2018 — 
Pop culture expert and U of M professor of religion Kenneth MacKendrick sees the movie Black Panther as a complex but familiar story about the struggle of good versus evil

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Experiencing alternative holidays: awareness at its best

December 11, 2017 — 
Edgar French, spiritual care coordinator at the University of Manitoba, explains why the best way to learn about other faith traditions is to experience them first-hand

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Students in a dance performance.

God can dance

August 14, 2017 — 
How students from religion and music collaborated on a special interdisciplinary project

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Design model for a Nuremberg synagogue // Image: Mennonite Church Canada

Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction

January 24, 2017 — 
A new exhibit that reclaims some of Germany's lost Jewish heritage has its Canadian premiere in Winnipeg on Jan. 28.

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Wpg Free Press: Rising from the ashes

January 23, 2017 — 
German synagogue exhibit reconstructs aspects of Jewish history destroyed by Nazis

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Star Wars

Religion prof explains our love of Star Wars

December 16, 2015 — 
Is Jediism a religion? 'My view is that I don’t care'

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