Wendy Whitecloud News Archive
December 21, 2023 —
First-year Juris Doctor student Tréchelle Bunn finished her first term of law school on a high note as the inaugural recipient of the newly-established Wendy Whitecloud Bursary in Law. The Bursary was established in 2022 to be awarded annually to a First Nation, Inuit or Métis female or transfeminine student enrolled in her first year of full-time studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. According to Métis alum Roxanne Gagné [LLB/2008] who initiated the bursary fund, she and other members of the legal profession contributed to the fund to give back to community and support diversity in the legal profession as well as help forge a path towards reconciliation by making legal education attainable to such students.
September 9, 2022 —
If members of the law Class of 1925 had jumped into a time machine and attended the Juris Doctor Class of 2025 first year law orientation, they would be confounded at the difference in attitudes towards mental health, equality, diversity and inclusion, Indigenization of the Juris Doctor curriculum and a strong movement towards reconciliation.
August 25, 2022 —
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome The Honourable Murray Sinclair and retired law instructor Wendy Whitecloud to Robson Hall as Elders-in-Residence starting in August 2022
December 13, 2021 —
Change can take a while to happen, but when the impact is finally felt, the results are rewarding. The amount of change between what third-year law student Katie Rothwell and first-year Melinda Moch have seen at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law in terms of Indigenization of the law school curriculum, is significant. This year alone, changes law students like Rothwell and Moch have witnessed include the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Action Team, the hiring of an Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, and an increase of Indigenous content in mandatory first-year law courses.
September 29, 2021 —
This fall, the Faculty of Law welcomed back alumnus Marc Kruse [JD/2015] to fill the role of Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, recently vacated by the retirement of long-time instructor, Wendy Whitecloud. In addition to providing programming and supports for Indigenous students at Robson Hall, he will be responsible for supplying the Faculty with opportunities and initiatives in Indigenizing the curriculum.
March 29, 2018 —
There are no winners or losers at the annual Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot, but the students who represented Robson Hall can report that they learned a lot from the experience.
March 24, 2016 —
Robson Hall had another rewarding mooting season this year. Thirty-one students participated in a number of events involving a variety of dispute resolution approaches in many different areas of private and public law.
March 31, 2015 —
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law has had a particularly exciting mooting season this year