CHRR - The Centre for Human Rights Research
Dr. David Milward


Aboriginal people are over-represented in the prison system, due in part to the legacy of Indian Residential schools. How can we resolve a matter so deeply rooted? 

This issue is at the heart of Milward's latest report. Co-written with fellow law professor Kent Roach, it lays the groundwork for the criminal justice volume of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's forthcoming legacy reports. 

Dr. Javier Mignone

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In 2008, some Colombian non-profit health insurance companies realized they were collecting more data than they knew what to do with and approached the University of Manitoba for help. Fast forward to today where more than 150 Indigenous Columbians are now trained to use this health information to strengthen their communities – thanks largely to the help of Dr. Mignone.

He is an associate professor in the family social sciences department.

Human rights films: May 10-June 28

We Rise Above: New Films on Human Rights

Dates: May 10 - June 28, 2015

Series Pass: $35 general / $25 members

The 3rd Annual We Rise Above film series explores issues in freedom, human rights and the need to eradicate racism and injustice. Premieres include a film on the murder and disappearances of Aboriginal women along British Columbia’s Highway 16 and Ai Weiwei returns with his ongoing forces of censorship in China. The series also contains many tales of courage and dignity with an entertaining and thought-provoking look at the Raging Grannies movement, a group of older women who refuse to sit down and let life pass them by.

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CREATE H20 term position

The CREATE H2O program is seeking a temporary program co-ordinator from February 2 to June 5, 2015, to fill in during a parental leave. 

The position from February 2 to June 5, 2015 is full-time (35 hrs/week) and work duties will focus on co-ordinating student projects, communication with First Nations collaborators, co-organizing the CREATE H2O conference (to be held June 1, 2015), and administrative duties such as booking flights, hotel rooms, processing of receipts and other.

Salary ranges from $25.54 to $33.06 an hour (AA2), depending on qualifications and experience.

Individuals interested in the position should send their resume to Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. 

Dr. Nancy Hansen


Dr. Hansen protects and promotes the rights of people living with disabilities. 

She wrote an opinion piece on Canada's recent assisted suicide decision. She argues doctors too often don't understand disabilities, and calls for improved access to care instead of easier access to death. 

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