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Father goes back to school to be a dietitian

March 26, 2021 — 
“I was thinking of university and Access was just what I was looking for. It is what someone like me needs. I was very excited to know it was here for us.” - Mark Mercer

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Extended Education

Access student makes her grandfather proud

March 26, 2021 — 
“I am doing it for my grandfather. He was really proud of me." - Kiana Tait

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The path to Migizii Agamik in winter

Extended Education

Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

February 17, 2021 — 
“I really love living in the North, being on the land, near the water, with the people. This is my home. These are my people. I want to give back." - Sandi Hart

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Taylor Tutkaluke outside in winter

Kinesiology student appreciates support and resources of Access Program

January 28, 2021 — 
I definitely recommend "Access to anyone starting university. Access goes above and beyond to provide us with support. I can’t imagine my university experience without it." - Taylor Tutkaluke

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

December 1, 2020 — 
The new Wawatay program will see the first cohort of Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term goal of the program is to see Indigenous scientists doing research and working in Manitoba.

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Julia Davis’ confidence is truly well-earned

November 5, 2020 — 
2020 DFOM graduate Julia Davis chose the path less traveled, and picked up endless awards along the way.

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Extended Education

Access instructor recognized with 2019 Merit Award

September 28, 2020 — 
“I hope it helps to shine a light on Access. It’s the best teaching gig. This has been a unique opportunity to take the science I have learned and direct it in an important way, providing our students with extra support. I am helping more students to have access to a science education.” - Emily McKinnon

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Fireside Chats to continue in virtual format

September 22, 2020 — 
Integral programming that highlights traditional teachings with Elders to continue online

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Indigenous community at UM to host virtual graduation celebration

April 23, 2020 — 
The Indigenous community at UM plans an online celebration for Indigenous graduates

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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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