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 Expertise

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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Researcher of the Week

Dr. Benita Cohen

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Survey any Canadian community and you're bound to find health inequalities--some people are far healthier than others.  Many think these gaps stem from poor choices and self-control, or not having the right knowledge. But research shows that health inequalities are primarily caused by unequal access to the conditions and resources needed to live a healthy life.

In her research program, Dr. Benita Cohen uses a social justice lens to focus on public health approaches to reducing health inequalities.

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