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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Muslim prayer room opens on Bannatyne campus

March 30, 2022 — 
Muslim students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences now have a dedicated space for prayer on the Bannatyne campus. The new Muslim prayer room is in Room 121 in the Chown Building. The space gives Muslims, who traditionally engage in prayer five times per day, an easily accessible private room.

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Riding the Waves: Reflecting on Two Years of Pandemic Living

March 17, 2022 — 
Campus community invited to come together on March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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purple crocus flowers emerge from the brown ground. They have not quite opened. There are patches of snow in the background.


Start of something new a universal source of hope

March 17, 2022 — 
As this month brings seasonal changes, we close the chapter on winter and embrace the excitement of spring. The UM Spiritual Care & Multi-Faith Centre is highlighting a number of important religious and spiritual holidays in March, in the spirit of new life and renewal!

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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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Campus in winter


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.


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.


Fish in fishtank


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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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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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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