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Chairs sit empty before Spring Convocation 2019 begins

Faculty of Law

Convocation 2020 – Advocating for racial justice

June 26, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. They will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29. 

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Black Lives Matter Icon

Faculty of Social Work

Our Fight Against Anti-Black Racism in Social Work

June 16, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba fully, and without reservation, supports the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) Student Committee and the Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Issues (RECI) caucus' Call to Action to "Fight Against Anti-Black Racism in Social Work."

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Dr. Adele Perry

Faculty of Arts

Perry named CHRR Director

June 15, 2020 — 
Historian Dr. Adele Perry has been appointed director of the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) effective July 1, 2020. She takes over from founding director and law professor Karen Busby.

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Mindfulness Moments hosted by Maria Cheung

Faculty of Social Work

Mindfulness moments during turbulent times

March 23, 2020 — 
Michael Yellow Bird, Dean, Maria Cheung, Associate Dean & Dawn MacDonald, Institute for Mindful Leadership will be leading a brief guided meditation for 5-7 minutes

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Exploring mental health through improv theatre

March 2, 2020 — 
A troupe of UM students are breaking the stigmas of mental health through creative expression.

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UM Alum Julie Olivier with SAFE Place project collaborators

Faculty of Social Work

Manitoba government investing in ICSWP student project

January 29, 2020 — 
The Manitoba government will be investing $3.8 million to expand Neecheewam Inc.’s Winnipeg facility and improve access to Indigenous-led healing, care, and treatment services to sexually exploited youth.


Undergraduate student Henry McKay

Student shares personal story on homelessness and the power of research

December 9, 2019 — 
'We are trying to see the light in the dark'

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The Canadian and United Nations flags

Strangers in a new homeland: Migration and settlement

October 28, 2019 — 
'Immigrants and refugees are entitled to the same conditions and human rights accorded to citizens and residents in host societies'


Faculty of Social Work

Meet the Dean of Social Work: Michael Yellow Bird

October 21, 2019 — 
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, a celebrated scholar, author, inspirational teacher and passionate advocate for decolonization, Indigenous social innovation and creativity, and institutional and environmental systems change, has recently been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba


Prairie-Rose Hapa, Access Program student

Extended Education

Student works on degree, making a difference

October 18, 2019 — 
"Access gave me the confidence to go to university and pursue my dreams" - Prairie-Rose Hapa

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