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Dr. Sid Frankel

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Nearly three in 10 Manitoban children live in poverty – the second highest regional rate in Canada. Who is most at risk, and what can we do to protect our future generation? 

Dr. Sid Frankel will share these answers and more at a conference on April 21, 2015. He and his colleagues will report findings from their research on the challenges of child poverty in our city. One potential solution to alleviating child poverty – and inequality generally – is guaranteeing a basic income for all Manitobans.

Water rights conference: June 1

The second annual University of Manitoba water rights conference will be held Mon. June 1, 2015, at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba. This event is organized by the H2O science and engineering training program and the right to clean water in First Nations

Registration is open to students and professors involved with First Nations water research, as well as First Nation community partners and industry representatives who are interested in this research.

Register now.

Marcia Anderson DeCoteau


At the upcoming conference on bioethics and human rights, Dr. Marcia Anderson DeCoteau will discuss children's rights from an Aboriginal perspective. 

Her research program works to ensure that health-care providers respect Indigenous peoples' rights when they measure and treat health. Under her leadership as its president, the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada developed tools that teach medical students the barriers preventing Aboriginal people from enjoying the same quality of life as other Canadians.

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. 

Child poverty: April 21

The challenge of child poverty in Winnipeg

Date: April 21, 2015

Location: Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

Conference website:

On April 21 two University of Manitoba researchers will talk about this issue at the upcoming ESRI GIS Winnipeg conference on April 21: Cynthia Dietz, GIS Environmental Studies Librarian at the U of M, and Sid Frankel, associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work, will report on trends in child poverty in Winnipeg between 2005 and 2012.

Many children 17 years and younger are living in poverty or extreme poverty in Winnipeg.

They have analyzed the distribution, concentrations, and geographic clustering of child poverty for children in general, for Aboriginal children, racialized children and children of recent immigrants. Other indicators that may co-occur with poverty will be presented by neighborhood, as well. They include social and material neighbourhood deprivation, health indicators, median shelter costs and change over time, housing tenure by type, housing condition and suitability, patterns of residential tenure and migrancy, percentage of lone-parent households and median highest educational attainment.  Neighborhoods where indicators are improving will be discussed, as are opportunities for other neighborhoods.

Their co-authors include:

Christina Maes Nino, Community Animator, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Darren Lezubski, Former Course Instructor and Research Consultant at Statistics Canada, Winnipeg

Susan Prentice, Professor, Faculty of Sociology, U of Manitoba, Winnipeg

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