Levitating tables and other paranormal phenomena

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Archives, History, Images, News Release, Research, libraries

A presentation and discussion about reported levitation phenomena associated with paranormal events will take place in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections next week. The presentation will include photos and other materials from experiments conducted in Winnipeg by noted physician, civic leader and spiritualist Dr. T. Glendinning Hamilton early in the last century.
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Workshop on North America’s Forgotten Genocides

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, History, Indigenous, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, political studies

North Americans listing the world’s genocides often forget to include their own. Over three days this week, experts from around the world will gather at the University of Manitoba to explore the suppressed stories of Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America.
The workshop starts with a powerful triple keynote presentation that is open to the public: […]

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Queer Archives Digitized by U of M

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Archives, History, Media, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, arts, libraries, political studies

The Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives that have been acquired by the University of Manitoba Libraries are now available in Archives and Special Collections.
The collection was originally accumulated and catalogued by the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre which became the Rainbow Resource Centre in 1999. This new organization maintained custodial ownership over the Manitoba […]

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The history of mass murders in Europe

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments · History, News Release, Peace and Justice, arts, libraries, political studies

Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, will be this year’s 20th annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Lecturer at the University of Manitoba. The presentation will reflect upon his research on the history of mass murders in central and eastern Europe between 1933 - 1945.
Following his acclaimed book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010), Snyder […]

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A Citizenship Guide for the People

February 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Environment and Geography, History, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, arts, political studies

The new People’s Citizenship Guide, edited by two University of Manitoba professors, won’t help anyone pass the test to become a Canadian, but it might help make all of us more critical and thus better citizens.
In 2009, the contents of the official Canada citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants was changed to […]

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President Barnard makes statement of apology at Truth and Reconciliation Commission

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Education, History, Indigenous, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Staff, Students

In an address to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission today, University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard offered a statement of apology and reconciliation on the subject of the Indian Residential School System.
“We feel it’s important to stand with our Aboriginal students, staff and faculty in making this statement of reconciliation,” said Barnard. “Our […]

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No tickets for the game? Jets memorabilia still on display

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Archives, History, Media, News Release, Sports, Video, libraries

Don’t have tickets to the games? The next best thing may be a remarkable collection of Winnipeg Jets memorabilia that is remaining on display at the University of Manitoba during the next few months.
A donor presented to the University a collection of 741 Jets hockey programs that document Jets home games from December 1975 to […]

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