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Grace Nickel and Michael Zajac among the recipients of the Manitoba Craft Council’s Judith Ryan Award 2020

September 10, 2020 — 
School of Art Associate Professor, Grace Nickel, and Sessional Instructor, Michael Zajac, are among the recipients of the Manitoba Craft Council’s Judith Ryan Award 2020 for their collaborative works in Lens Reflex, a juried exhibition exploring the intersection between fine craft and photography.

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Blair Fornwald, director/curator of the School of Art Gallery. Photo credit: Zoe Schneider

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Meet the Director/Curator of the School of Art Gallery

September 4, 2020 — 
Blair Fornwald is the new director/curator of the School of Art Gallery, joining the University of Manitoba just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. She shares with us some of her thoughts about her vision for the Gallery and what she looks forward to in her new position.


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Acting deans and director announced across campus

August 24, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following acting dean appointments.

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Virtual entrepreneurship competition sparks student creativity

July 19, 2020 — 
This June, the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) held a two-phase virtual competition for students to exercise their entrepreneurial creativity.

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Public Design Unit (PDU) I am here: Mapping Detroit Water Shut-offs Projection Map Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Photo: PDU

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July 13, 2020 — 
What if instead of offering objective answers, design was a method of engaging with and caring about others, of discerning problems? What if design freed itself from its conventional context and became a way of thinking, a way of questioning and gathering insights?


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Convocation 2020: Honouring Indigenous graduates

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. UM campuses are uniquely strengthened by Indigenous student perspectives. The Indigenous campus community includes many student leaders who continue to define new directions and move our nations, province and country forward with their ideas and passions. The following Indigenous students will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29.

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Late School of Art Professor Cliff Eyland

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School of Art mourns late Professor Cliff Eyland

May 20, 2020 — 
Acting Director Dr. Jeff Taylor and the entire School of Art community are grieving at the passing of Prof. Cliff Eyland.


Online exhibition features UM students’ artwork

May 5, 2020 — 
A School of Art third-year photo projects class has launched an online exhibition of all-new photographic artwork about the COVID-19 pandemic



UM alumnus recognized with Sobey Art Award

April 28, 2020 — 
Luther Konadu [BFA(Hons)/2019] , one of 25 exceptional Canadian artists on the jury-selected 2020 longlist, received $25,000 from the Sobey Art Award, Canada's most prestigious contemporary art prize.

Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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