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10 Local Human Rights Books to Read in 2019

In All Posts, Education by Callum Goulet-KilgourLeave a Comment

Looking for books to add to your 2019 reading lists? These 10 Manitoba-focused human rights books encompass many broad themes such as immigration, healthcare, labour, and veterans. Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Magnificent Fight by Dennis Lewycky – Fernwood Publishing, Forthcoming April 2019 As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, Magnificent Fight provides a thorough historical account of the biggest and longest general strike in Canadian history. Economic, social, and political factors are analyzed as Lewycky recreates this …

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Stella’s Not-So-Hidden Secret: Allegations of Harassment, Discrimination & Unfair Labour Practices

In All Posts, Education by Emelia Fournier

Popular Winnipeg restaurant chain Stella’s has recently come under fire on Instagram over allegations of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, and unfair labour practices. Over the last few days, an Instagram account (@notmystellas) has been sharing stories of former and current Stella’s employees. Three former Stella’s employees, Christina Hajjar, 27, Kelsey Wade, 22, and Amanda Murdock, 36, met with the press on Saturday afternoon. The women contextualized their role as representatives for the group of current and past Stella’s employees making …

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Apply now for Canada’s first Master of Human Rights program!

In All Posts, Education by Centre for Human Rights Research

The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the first Master of Human Rights (MHR) graduate degree program to be offered in Canada. This interdisciplinary professional program will train students both practically and academically for careers in human rights work, in collaboration with the faculties of Arts, Education, and Social Work and the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice in St. Paul’s College, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Dr. …

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War Child Canada: Make ________, Not War

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod

By: Stephanie Scott Winnipeg is a city full of human rights defenders and social activists. As one of three Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) Regional Representatives for War Child Canada, I am looking forward to spreading the news about War Child Canada’s work (and newest campaign) in and around Winnipeg! War Child Canada’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity, and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising …

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What Do Human Rights Mean to Winnipeggers?

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod

Last Wednesday, we were excited to take part in Menno Simons’ 12th Annual Social Justice Fair! Each year, more than 30 organizations gather at the University of Winnipeg to connect with students and community members. Two of our ambassadors, Reid Kotschorek and Reedhee Modha, set up shop to represent the Hub and let others know how they can get involved. While we wanted to let people know about us and the work we’re doing, we also wanted to use this …

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Welcome to Winnipeg: The Human Rights Capital of Canada

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod

What do a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated lawyer, the Chair of the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), an International Criminal Court judge, the head of the World Refugee Council, the youngest lawyer to be named a Member of the Order of Canada, and Canada’s first transgender judge have in common? They’re all promoters of human rights and were either born, raised, or have called Winnipeg—Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, and the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, …

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Calling All Students… Global College Awards!

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We know it’s only mid-August…students are still hopefully taking the time to relax and recuperate before the impending year begins! We don’t want to awaken you from your happy place too soon… but we figured awards submissions were a worthy cause to do so! Global College is offering four awards that you may be interested in applying for. Check out the links below for further information! Marsha Hanen Global Dialogue and Ethics Award This first award is actually for University …

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Ice, Ice Baby: Lessons Learned from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeodLeave a Comment

Don’t you love when things go better than expected? Maybe it’s that iffy first date you go on with someone who turns out to be your soulmate. Or finding a great outfit for said date and the cashier tells you it’s an extra 25% off. When things go better than planned, it’s a great feeling. In the case of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there was a fateful moment a few years ago. I wasn’t there, but I imagine it …

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How Rocket Science Can Help Elders and 12 Other Ideas Worth Spreading from TEDxWinnipeg2016

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The black backdrop. The bold crimson letters that stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The life-changing realizations and epiphanies that abound after a mere 15 minute session. Yes, there’s something magical about TEDTalks. If you haven’t experienced the magic of TED, clear your schedule for the day. This is more important. Here’s a link to the 20 most popular talks of all time. Disclaimer: When I googled this, I was astonished by how many of these talks I hadn’t actually watched, …

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous By: Stephanie Scott As a recent graduate in the international development field I am so pleased to be currently involved as a volunteer editorial board member for iAM. iAM, which stands for Ideas Actions Movements, is a multi-media e-magazine published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) that promotes an increased awareness and understanding of international development concerns. It is targeted towards post-secondary students and professionals, and encourages active discussion and engagement. I am a Winnipegger …

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Have you heard of John Prendergast?

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You may not know his name, but you’ve likely heard about one or more of the many projects he’s played a pivotal role in. (Read a more extensive bio here!) Our Executive Director had the opportunity to attend a talk by John at the University of Winnipeg earlier this fall, in which he led the 50 people in attendance through his incredibly varied career path, noting the choices that shaped this journey. As a young professional, it was fascinating to …

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MARL Moments: MARL Human Rights Ethics Bowl

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On Wednesday, December 16, 6 teams from Winnipeg area high schools gathered at the University of Manitoba’s University College to compete in a series of debates on human rights. The participating schools were, as follows: College Pierre Elliot Trudeau Kildonan East Lord Selkirk Springfield Collegiate Miles Mac Churchill Collegiate The day was marked by a heavy snowfall, so we were slow to start, yet it was exciting to see how cognitively ready each participant was to discuss these pertinent issues …