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Write what respect means to on designated walls around campus.

Your opportunity to join discussions about respect, integrity, equity and inclusion on campus

March 16, 2015 — 

Respect, integrity and equity and inclusion figure prominently in the recently adopted Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020. To coordinate initiatives and organize consultation around these values, last fall, President David Barnard created the President’s Advisory Committee on Respect. This advisory committee is the organizer behind a week-long “Scrawl on the Wall” event that kicks off March 16. Faculty, staff and students are invited to visit any of the 20 locations across the University’s three campuses, March 16 – 20, to answer these four questions:

  1. What does respect mean to you?
  2. When have you felt respected on campus?
  3. When have you felt disrespected on campus?
  4. This campus would be more respectful if….

The “Scrawl on the Wall” event is one of many opportunities to participate in the discussion about respect, integrity, equity and inclusion on campus, and President David Barnard wants everyone to take time this week to contribute. “We believe that it is of critical importance that the entire University community be engaged in defining and building a respectful work and learning environment,” he said.

Participants are encouraged to take a picture of their scrawl and tag it #umanitoba on Instagram and Twitter.

If you cannot make it to one of the locations to participate, you may also respond to the questions online.

The President’s Advisory Committee on Respect is co-chaired by Susan Gottheil, Vice-Provost (Students) and Greg Juliano, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources) and tasked with helping develop a plan to achieve stated goals, and to provide support to new and existing initiatives. The committee’s work will touch on varying issues of inclusion, diversity, accommodation, human rights, civility and collegiality. Additionally, initiatives the committee is undertaking include the revision of the Respectful Work and Learning Environment policy and procedures. The committee’s membership is drawn from diverse backgrounds, and represents the inter-connected University community of faculty, staff and students.

people wrote in red ink what respect means to them, "kindness" and "kind" appear often

Share your thoughts on what respect is at 20 locations around our campuses


Scrawl on the Wall locations across the campuses

University One – Tier Building

International Centre for Students – 541 University Centre

Aboriginal Student Centre

UC Campo – Bookstore

UC Campo – 2nd floor near Tim Hortons

Engineering – atrium

Fletcher Argue – near IST

Dafoe Library – main floor near room 110

St. Andrew’s Residence – main hall cafeteria

St. John’s Residence – dining hall

Active Living – 158 Frank Kennedy

Active Living – 180 Extended Education

Active Living – main hallway (tunnel between Max Bell & Frank Kennedy)

Pembina Hall Residence – main lobby

Speechley Hall Residence – main lobby

University College Residence – main lobby

Arthur Mauro Residence – main lobby

William Norrie Campus – west wing by the mailboxes

Bannatyne Campus – outside of 260 Brodie

Bannatyne Campus – 200 level of the Pathology Building






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