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University of Winnipeg: Celebrating Indigenous graduates virtually

May 14, 2021 The University of Winnipeg is celebrating Indigenous graduates with a special virtual convocation on Wednesday, June 9. Thanks to the incredible work of Jeffrey Booth, Randy White, and Tim Coughlan at the Aboriginal Student Services Centre, there will be a pre-recorded ceremony in lieu of the annual Spring Pow Wow. “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 20215 Views

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Indigenous engagement director awarded for positive impact on students – UM Today

May 13, 2021 — Congratulations to Heather McRae, director of Indigenous engagement for the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, on receiving the Migizii Agamik Award at the UM Virtual Indigenous Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 8. ⠀ For consideration of the award, students were asked to consider how this person has inspired them academically, intellectually, culturally, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 20217 Views

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Fifth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence goes virtual – UM Today

May 12, 2021 — Each year, Indigenous Engagement and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) (OVPI) honour 10 students, staff and faculty in the categories of community builder, trailblazer and outstanding achievement at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence. The awards acknowledge members of the Indigenous University of Manitoba community and their effort and commitment to making UM a more inclusive and supportive learning environment. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the OVPI will be recognizing the community builders, trailblazers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 20217 Views

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Winnipeg U: Indigenous art meets technology

May 11, 2021 The Aabijijiwan New Media Lab and Kishadigeh Collaborative Research Centre recently opened at Richardson College The University of Winnipeg welcomes the Aabijijiwan New Media Lab and the Kishadigeh Collaborative Research Centre, a new Indigenous creative and research space on campus that will provide opportunities for technology-based skills training and development for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20218 Views

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Indigenous UM students honoured at virtual Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards – UM Today

May 10, 2021 — Indigenous youth were honoured by the Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards (MIYAA) in a virtual format this year. Although the awards celebrations would normally include a well-attended gala, the MIYAA website indicated that “given the COVID-19 situation, we would still like to provide an opportunity for Indigenous youth to gather and celebrate […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202112 Views

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Senator Mary Jane McCallum appointed as new Brandon University Chancellor

May 6, 2021 A First Nations woman who is a dentist, passionate health care and social justice advocate, and a Canadian Senator is Brandon University’s new Chancellor. Senator Mary Jane McCallum was unanimously confirmed by the BU Senate and will take the oath of office ahead of BU’s Convocation later this month. An official installation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202163 Views

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Brandon University will host a virtual Convocation to celebrate graduating students

Students who persevered during the pandemic to complete their degrees in a most unusual fashion will be celebrated this month during a virtual Convocation at Brandon University. “What a year this has been, and we are extremely proud of everyone who was able to focus on their education in the face of so much tumult,” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202114 Views

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Indigenous school grads in Winnipeg’s city core seeing success – APTN News

The largest school division in Winnipeg is steadily working to increase the rates of Indigenous high school graduates through a number of initiatives in and out of the classroom – and they have their sights on increasing post-secondary rates as well. The Winnipeg School Division (WSD) is home to the largest Indigenous student population in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 20217 Views

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Brandon University launches Teaching House to share Indigenous knowledge

Brandon University has launched a regular program to gather and share Indigenous knowledge. Called the Teaching House, the program will feature different topics and teachings approximately once a month. “The Teaching House is the vision for a gathering place for the sharing of knowledge and teachings for all nations – created for connection, relationship and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 20219 Views

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MB Government: Government Seeks Participants for New Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel

April 28, 2021 Call to Action for Updating Curriculum Framework: Cullen The Manitoba government is setting up a Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel that will provide input on the development of a framework for curriculum to advance education as part of the Better Education Starts Today (BEST) strategy, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Manitoba’s last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202123 Views

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