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. Lawrence Deane


Over the past 20 years, social work professor Dr. Deane has worked in community development in India, China, and Winnipeg's inner city.

He is a co-author of the recently published Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs. Based on interviews with Aboriginal street gang members, women and Elders, the authors explore gang issues in the context of the racialized poverty in Winnipeg's North End. 

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