Celebrating and trailblazing Indigenous success

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Advisory, Education, History, Indigenous, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Staff, Students

The fourth Visionary Conversations event of the 2012-2013 season will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the University of Manitoba. Held before live, interactive audiences in typically full theatres, Visionary Conversations features some of the university’s leading minds as they their insight on issues affecting our world and how the decisions we make today will shape our future.

The next Visionary Conversations event is titled Trailblazing Indigenous Success. At the University of Manitoba, we are passionate about advancing Indigenous education and research. Join us in a discussion with our accomplished panel about empowering the next generation of Indigenous leaders.

And, for the first time, Visionary Conversations will be held at the Frederic Gaspard Theatre in Basic Medical Sciences on the Bannatyne Campus.

Join President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard, along with trailblazing researchers from the University of Manitoba, for the fourth Visionary Conversation of the season.

Panelists will be:

• Deborah Young - Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement, Office of the President;
• Michael Hart - Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Social Work, Faculty of Social Work;
• Catherine Cook - Associate Dean, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Health, Faculty of Medicine;
• Heather McRae - Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Education.

Please come out and engage with us in a Visionary Conversation, helping to share wisdom and knowledge through lively question and answer sessions that lead us to unexpected and exciting places. So please join us as we listen, learn, debate and discover.

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Location: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences, Bannatyne Campus
Time: Reception in Joe Doupe Concourse - 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Panel discussion - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Previous Visionary Conversations included standing-room-only discussions titled: Apocalypse or Utopia?, Livable Cities, Our Aging Population, ‘Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful,’ ‘Water Water, Everywhere,’ The Food We Eat, We Need to Talk About Racism, How Innovation Drives Our Economy, and “The True North.”

For more information about the series, go to: umanitoba.ca/visionaryconversations

For more information, please contact Chris Rutkowski, marketing communications office, at: 204-474-9514

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