The first semester is coming to a close and final exams are on the horizon across the province. With this in mind, take a short break from your work and enjoy the final Manitoba Post-Secondary News Roundup of 2019!
Manitoba’s vital agriculture and food industry is getting a boost with the opening of Red River College’s Prairie Research Kitchen.
The kitchen supports industry growth and new product development. Culinary students can also build food science skills required by this crucial and evolving economic sector.
“The Prairie Research Kitchen supports the growth of our ever-important agriculture and food industry, and helps build on Manitoba’s protein advantage, which is one of our strategic priorities,” says Economic Development and Training Minister, Ralph Eichler.
University of Winnipeg student Elmer Clarke spent his summer at the library. He was searching through texts for Ojibwa, Cree and Michif, as part of an Indigenous Summer Scholars project.
Before Clarke began this project, there was no way to identify the location of Indigenous language content in the library.
UWinnipeg’s Community Outreach Librarian, Michael Dudley, recognizes the significant gap that has been bridged for the university community: “by making [this information] accessible through enhanced cataloguing, we hope to correct this barrier and help contribute to Indigenous language revitalization.”
Two researchers at the University of Manitoba have been named as Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2019 by Women’s Executive Network.
Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler, an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, and PhD student Taylor Morriseau are receiving the honour.
“Dr. Gigi Osler and Ms. Morriseau are remarkable leaders with great accomplishments. They have used their talents and passions to transform medical education and care in our province,” said Digvir Jayas, UM’s Vice-President (Research and International).
Assiniboine Community College recently welcomed nine high school learners to experience agriculture-related trades training and career opportunities. The students spent the day with current ACC students and instructors, discovering what a career in the mechanical trades in agriculture may look like.
“It was a very hands-on day and a fantastic way to introduce and make students aware of some of the pathways that are options for them going forward—especially in the Ag industry where there’s a huge need,” said Kevin Poirier, Chairperson of Mechanical Trades at Assiniboine.
Université de Moncton’s Faculty of Law has committed to accept at least five students per year who hold an undergraduate degree from Université de Saint-Boniface and meet the basic admission requirements to its Juris Doctor program.
USB Dean Alexandre Brassard recognizes that this fills an important need in the legal community by promoting language diversification.
“When people request legal services, they are often in crisis. It’s especially important that they be able to express themselves in their own language. USB has an important role to play by encouraging its students to study and then practice law in French.”
Dr. Corinne Mason testified on gender issues as part of a discrimination case. In it, the complainant was objecting to their request to change designated gender on a Manitoba birth certificate. Mason said the case showed the real-world importance of academic inquiry into complex issues of gender.
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