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Woman walking

The way of wellness – one step at a time

July 21, 2021 — 
'As options for wellness have lessened, it would appear many have returned to the basics and essentials.  I am referring to the practice of walking, an unassuming human activity that has shaped our species to the very core.' 

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Students

Spiritual wellness for students

February 16, 2021 — 
Spiritual wellness is essential to the process of navigating one’s life experiences, especially throughout the course of postsecondary education and other life stages it affects. At the University of Manitoba, Spiritual Care supports students as they continue to develop their own framework of beliefs, and discover purpose and meaning in their lives and identities.

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Two people talking behind a window.

Students

Wisdom Wednesdays creating important dialogue and social connection

October 20, 2020 — 
Edgar French, Spiritual Care coordinator at the University of Manitoba, muses about how dialogue can move us forward in a polarized world and introduces Wisdom Wednesdays, a speakers’ series covering pertinent issues facing the world today.

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Fish in fishtank

Students

Life in Pandemic – Living in liminal spaces

June 4, 2020 — 
Most of life’s changes occur over long periods that we hardly notice them (like my waist enhancement). At other times, however, we are brutally thrust into change without any warning.

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Candle image from Wikimedia.

Campus Vigil March 18

March 18, 2019 — 
On Monday, March 18, President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard along with the Muslim Students Association and U of M’s Spiritual Care, will host a campus vigil in Marshall McLuhan Hall, UMSU University Centre, 2nd floor. All are welcome.

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Students

Experiencing Hanukkah

November 30, 2018 — 
Naomi Kirshenblatt is a fifth year Asper School of Business student, on the U of M Bison swim team, and is co-president of the U of M Athletic Council. She considers herself to be conservative Jewish. She chatted with Edgar French, spiritual care coordinator at the University of Manitoba, about the celebration of Hanukkah.

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Diwali

Students

Celebrating Diwali

November 7, 2018 — 
Edgar French, spiritual care coordinator at the University of Manitoba will explain some important holidays and celebrations from different faith traditions throughout the year.

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Students

Experiencing the Wisdom of Epangishmok

September 11, 2018 — 
Edgar French, spiritual care coordinator at the University of Manitoba, will explain some important holidays and celebrations from different faith traditions throughout the year.

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Student services on campus.

Student support on campus

September 7, 2018 — 
As you dive into studying and other activities on campus, it is a great time to take note of the supports and services that are available to students

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Edgar French is Spiritual Care Coordinator at the U of M

‘What’s the meaning of life?’ … and other questions

January 23, 2018 — 
Spiritual care professionals can help make sense out of our lives

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