“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?
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.
See our list of U of M human rights experts.
Call for research proposals from U of M faculty.
|Dr. Arlene Young|
Dr. Young is an English professor at the University of Manitoba. She studies how women's rights advocates in Victorian Britain redefined ideas of what was acceptable work for "respectable" (i.e. middle-class) women.
This redefinition involved recasting certain kinds of conventionally feminine work, such as nursing, as professional rather than as menial, as well as fighting for the right for women to enter traditionally masculine realms, such as the civil service, medicine and law.