Human Rights

Global College 2.0: A place for transformative learning

The University of Winnipeg’s Global College is now recognized as a formal academic unit, a change that demonstrates the University’s ongoing commitment to fostering engagement in human rights activities and exploring what it means to be a global citizen.

Historic “Human Rights Table” gifted to UWinnipeg

Today the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, located at the Forks draws almost 300,000 visitors annually from across Canada and further afield. Yet a decade ago, it was just a dream. Izzy Asper’s vision and passion, and many hours of conversation, brought that dream to life. Those early conversations happened around the Asper boardroom table, …Read more >

International conference examines access to justice

Featured speakers open and free to all – May 9 to 11, 2018 Participants from across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Africa will be gathering at The University of Winnipeg next week to explore barriers many people face in accessing justice. Find a full program of events and abstracts of each lecture here. …Read more >

UWinnipeg student attends closed door UN Security Council meeting

UWinnipeg human rights and political science student David Fanhbulleh has returned from the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, NY where he attended a closed door meeting at the Security Council.

CBC’s “Highway of Tears” on campus November 30th

Students, faculty, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to experience CBC’s documentary The Highway of Tears: a  five-minute film using virtual reality headsets that will be available on campus on Wednesday, November 30 from 3 pm to 6 pm. WHERE: outside Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall WHEN: Wednesday November 30, 2016 from 3 pm- 6 …Read more >

Building Feminist Futures at UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg is hosting Building Feminist Futures, the realities for the women activists leading movements on the ground on Monday October 3 from 1-3PM in Eckhardt-Gramatte’s Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Dedicated students explore the human rights ‘Univercity’

Global College intensive summer course uses the “city as campus” WINNIPEG, MB – In partnership with the national Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the 5th annual human rights summer institute at The University of Winnipeg Global College will allow students to explore “the city as a human rights campus” with multiple hands-on learning experiences …Read more >

UWinnipeg Professors co-edit special double issue journal

Dr. Angela Failler, Dr. Peter Ives and Dr. Heather Milne have co-edited a special double issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, titled Caring for Difficult Knowledge: Prospects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Global College joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Winnipeg is joining neighbourhoods around the world to unite to end violence against women. The United Nations launched a 16-day campaign starting today, November 26, the international day for the elimination of gender-based violence in all its forms, from child marriage, to femicide, from attacks on women human rights defenders to violations of women’s rights …Read more >

UWinnipeg Graduate plans for Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Janna Barkman has been working with UWinnipeg’s Marilou McPhedran, at Global College, to develop teaching modules for the 2015 national education program at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.