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. Jerome Cranston

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Organizational structures – even the education system – can powerfully blind us to injustice and inequality. Dr. Cranston studies perceptions of peace among diaspora teachers in refugee camps, and uncovers ways to lift blinders to injustice.

His work on teachers' conceptions of peace in post-genocide Rwanda earned him the 2015 American Educational Research Association’s award for peace education. Along with colleague Dr. Melanie Janzen, he established the first collaborative summer institute on human rights education with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. 

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