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Indigenizing through Art: April 26

School of Art 100th Anniversary Symposium
Indigenizing the Campus through Art: Past and Future Perspectives
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Room 136, ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
On Saturday, April 26 the School of Art will host a 100th Anniversary symposium featuring talks by Robert Houle, Michelle Lavalee, and a round table discussion on Indigenizing the Campus Through Art: Past and Future Perspectives.  
Speakers and panelists include: Robert Houle, Michelle, Lavallee, Jenny Western (University of Manitoba), Sherry Farrell Racette (University of Manitoba), Cathy Mattes (Brandon University), The Ephemerals ‘Aboriginal Identity on Campus’ (University of Winnipeg)
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Additional events celebrating the centennial of the art school include: the exhibition On Principle: 100 years of Creative Direction of the School of Art which traces the history and evolution of the School of Art through a focused presentation of work created by the Principals and Directors both past and present (April 17 - May 23); and the symposium, Indigenizing the Campus through Art (April 26).
For details on the all 100th anniversary celebrations, visit

Right to Die: April 30

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Canadians are currently debating the concept of the “right to die” and euthanasia. Where the Charter of Rights and Freedoms stands on physician assisted death will soon be considered by the Supreme Court of Canada. Join us for a discussion of this polarizing topic that will highlight both the legal and ethical arguments.


Featured speakers:

Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Mary Shariff, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Dr. Arthur Schafer, Director, Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, Faculty of Arts

Wednesday April 30, 2014

6:30 - 7 p.m. Reception
7 - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion

Robert B. Schultz Theatre, 92 Dysart Road
St. John's College, Fort Garry Campus
(Please see the Fort Garry Campus Parking map for directions on where to park)

Evacuation of Aboriginal communities: April 10

Riddell Faculty Seminar Series

Asking for a Disaster: The Concept of "Risk" in the Emergency Evacuation of Northern Aboriginal Communities

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 2:00 − 3:00 PM

Location: Klaus Hochheim Theatre (5th floor, Wallace Building) 

James B. Waldram, PhD, Professor, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (joint with Psychology)

Discussants: Dr. Myrle Ballard and Asfia Kamal

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising commemoration: April 28

UJPO/Sholem Aleichem Community Yom HaShoah Program

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Congregation Etz Chayim, 123 Matheson Avenue East

At this event, Dr. Catherine Chatterley (U of M) will give a lecture on The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a new museum built on the grounds of the former Warsaw ghetto.

Dr. Michelle Gallant


Dr. Gallant is a law professor at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law. She is interested in rights violations that occur in the context of the international regulation of economic crime. Her research interests include civil actions needed to defend the rights of terrorism victims, and rights violations related to the international regulation of terrorist financing, money laundering and tax havens.

In addition to her position at Robson Hall, Gallant holds a cross-appointment with the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Faculty of Law.

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