Human Rights in Arts

Events and outreach at the University of Manitoba

Irshad Manji — In Conversation

Tuesday Jun 28 2011 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, McNally Robinson Grant Park in the Atrium A conversation with the author of Allah, Liberty & Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom (Random House of Canada). Irshad Manji teaches moral courage at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. A Globe and Mailcolumnist, she […]

Critical Conversations: The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

Eight short videos produced by the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Human Rights Research for use at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s first national event in Winnipeg June 2010 are now available on U of M’s YouTube site

Invitation for Proposals – Critical Conversations: The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

The University of Manitoba Centre for Human Rights Research Initiative’s (CHRR) mission is to bring people and organizations–both within and outside the UM–together to enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research capacities, create richer research training opportunities for students, and facilitate the fusion of research-driven knowledge, public policy and intellectual debate on issues related to human rights […]

Homophobia Research from Professors Catherine Taylor and Tracey Peter

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 12, 2011 B1 Discrimination in the hallways Slurs a daily school occurrence: report Rampant homophobia stalks the hallways and classrooms of Canadian schools. That’s one of the key findings of a national study on homophobia in Canadian schools, to be released this evening at the University […]

Mentors Needed for Aboriginal Students

Some University of Manitoba Aboriginal students feel lost and alone as they pursue their dreams of becoming health professionals. The university’s Centre for Aboriginal Health Education is recruiting mentors in health professions and the Aboriginal community to walk with students as they embark on their career paths. Mentors might go for coffee with students, pick […]

U of M Prof Catherine Chatterly on the Holocaust and CMHR in the WFP

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 2, 2011 A16 The war against the Holocaust Who would ever imagine that in 2011 Canadians would be arguing about whether or not the Nazi extermination of over six million European Jews deserves a permanent place in a national museum dedicated to the subject of human […]

Katherine Starzyk is Researcher of the Week on CHRR

Dr. Starzyk runs the personality and justice lab in the University of Manitoba’s psychology department. Her research focuses on determining the factors that lead people to support reparations for historical intergroup harms. Dr. Starzyk addresses the psychological bases of people’s responses to injustice. In one project, she is investigating the effects of ethnicity and the perceived […]

Canadian Museum for Human Rights and U of M Sign MOU

Mr. Stuart Murray, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Dr. David T. Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba, signed a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate co-operation between the U of M and the CMHR to advance human rights education and research, and to empower […]

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    The Faculty of Arts Human Rights blog highlights information about current research projects focusing on Human Rights issues. We will also advise you of upcoming conferences, symposiums, workshops and other outreach activities related to Human Rights both within the Faculty of Arts and across the University. If you have an event or project that you would like posted in the blog and/or the bi-weekly E-Memo, please send the details to Shawn Jordan, Communications Coordinator (
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