The lingering effects of physical punishment

July 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Medicine, News Release, Research

Children given harsh physical punishment are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity, a new study by a University of Manitoba professor reports.

Community Health Science assistant professor Tracie Afifi had her findings published in the July 15 issue of the journal Pediatrics. No previous study has comprehensively examined the relationship between physical punishment […]

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Transformative art emerges from Indian Residential School experience

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Alumni, Fine Art, History, Indigenous, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, School of Art

The School of Art Gallery is celebrating its move into ARTlab with a series of exhibitions that will feature the work of prominent artists who have been associated with the School of Art both past and present. The inaugural exhibition of this series is Robert Houle: enuhmo andúhyaun (the road home).
This exhibition features three painting installations […]

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Informing the debate on spanking

July 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Medicine, News, News Release, Research

New study by University of Manitoba researchers examines the link between physical punishment and mental disorders
Harsh physical punishment, even in the absence of child maltreatment, is associated with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse/dependence and personality disorders, a new study by University of Manitoba researchers concludes.
The study, published in the July 2 edition of the […]

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Child Maltreatment Still A Major Problem

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Health, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Social Work, economics, human ecology, political studies, psychology

A study published last week in The Lancet reveals, despite policies meant to curb child maltreatment, it has not decreased in two decades.
The international study used information from England, USA, Sweden, New Zealand, Western Australia, and Canada-specifically Manitoba. It found physical abuse, neglect, and violent deaths in children mostly remained stable across the six nations.
The […]

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Women’s Congress to focus on Indigenous Issues

November 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Environment and Geography, Fine Art, Health, Indigenous, Media, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, School of Art, Social Work, Students, conference, human ecology, political studies

On Monday, November 28, 2011, Dr. Shirley Thompson of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba will hold a workshop titled Women’s World Congress - 2011 Mobilization: Gender and Environmental Action Agenda in Winnipeg.
The workshop will examine the current status women’s issues related to environment and natural resources use within indigenous and other […]

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