Truth & Reconciliation

“The University of Manitoba is committed to helping the Truth and Reconciliation Commission achieve its objectives in whatever ways we can,” says president David Barnard. What is the University of Manitoba doing?

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Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

More than 150 professors at the University of Manitoba focus on human-rights-related research.

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Dr. Thomas Falkenberg

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What role can and should human rights play in measuring youth well-being in schools? 

This question is the core of Dr. Thomas Falkenberg's project Human Rights and Well-Being in Schools, which is funded through the Centre for Human Rights Research small grants program.

Instead of solely focusing on economic factors as measures of societal progress, policy makers have started measuring progress through measures of well-being and experiences. 

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