Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to give Knight Lecture

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Advisory, Astronomy, News Release, Outreach, Students, physics

Is space really the final frontier?
For 2014, the prestigious Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecture focuses on the scope and grandeur of the universe.
This year’s Knight Distinguished Visitor is acclaimed astrophysicist and television personality Neil deGrasse Tyson. He will provide valuable insight into how scientists work in and think about the social, political and […]

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Historic announcement regarding Indigenous education

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Education, Indigenous, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice

Today, the federal government made an announcement together with AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, on the commitment of additional federal government resources toward First Nations’ education, including over $1.9 billion to support the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. The announcement was made at Kainai High School on Kainai First Nation, […]

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Ed Expo 2014 underway

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, News Release, Students

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education Student Council (EdSC) is hosting Education Exposition 2014 (Ed Expo) this week until January 29, 2014. This exposition provides soon-to-be teachers the opportunity to meet and interview with local, rural and international schools, divisions and educational organizations.
Once again, David Mandzuk, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the […]

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Adult literacy accreditation

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, Extended Education, News Release, Outreach

The Government of Manitoba is partnering with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba to develop new professional development programs for adult literacy instructors. Continuing education in Extended Education at the University is creating a series of courses that will ensure that participants from more than 42 adult literacy centers in 80 locations across the […]

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Centenary of the Department of French, Spanish and Italian

November 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, News Release, arts, conference

The ability to speak another language in today’s world of disappearing boundaries and enhanced communication is invaluable. The capacity to exchange ideas and information in one another’s language and the insight into the culture and history of our co-workers derived from that study are a necessary part of mutual understanding.
To celebrate a century of education […]

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Readin’, ritin’ and reusin’ at ArtsJunktion

November 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Staff, human ecology, sustainability

ArtsJunktion MB Inc. is a community-based, charitable organization committed to redistributing reusable materials. Its continuing goals include hosting artists in residence and providing workshop space for artists, teachers, students and community groups. It also provides the community with display space for local art and projects made from reused items and educates visiting groups about environmental […]

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Sticks and stones: Are we a society of bullies?

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Alumni, Education, Law, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, psychology

Is bullying prevalent in our world today? Is workplace bullying as bad as or worse than what goes on in the schoolyard? Have we become used to being bullied?
Visionary Conversations is hosted by President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard and features trailblazing researchers and alumni experts from the University of Manitoba. As Manitoba’s only research-intensive post-secondary […]

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