July 15, 2010
Tom Faulkner PhD, July 24, 1945 – July 13, 2010
Tom Faulkner PhD
July 24, 1945 – July 13, 2010
Passed away peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre in the arms of his anam cara, Lesley, and with his best friend, Griff, by his side.
April 5, 2010
Global College Spring & Summer Institutes 2010
Terrorism & Peaceful Transformation in the Muslim Context
May 25-28, 2010
Guest Professor: Dr. Amr Abdalla, Vice Rector,
UN Affiliated University for Peace, Costa Rica
Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
HRGS-2650 & HRGS-3650
This course will focus on providing students with comprehensive views of the causes and discourses of terrorism within the Muslim context, and their implications to world peace. The course will provide balanced perspectives on political, cultural, social and religious issues. Finally the course will explore approaches to address those issues, with an emphasis on multilateral approaches, and ones that may lead to the peaceful transformation of the terrorism trend in the Muslim world. The course will be taught by Professor Amr Abdalla, the Vice Rector of the University for Peace in Costa Rica, who is a former prosecuting attorney from Egypt with extensive expertise and experience on Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups.
Migration and Development in the Philippines, 1960-2010
August 3-13, 2010
Guest Professor: Anthony Tujan Jr. ,
Institute for Political Economy, the Philippines
MULT-1100 & MULT-2100
This course on Migration and Development in the Philippines will examine how Philippine labour migration came to be institutionalized as the country's primary economic development strategy. As a joint effort with Filipino-Manitoban members of Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc. - ANAK - in acknowledgment of the 50 years of immigration to Manitoba from the Philippines, this course is being hosted by the Global College Institute for Human Rights and Global Studies, directed by Prof. Kim Sibanda, with guest instructor Antonio Tujan Jr., from the Institute for Political Economy in the Philippines, who will teach this course as an exploration of the political, economic, and social impact of labour migration in the Philippines especially in terms of its challenges to human rights and development in the past fifty years.
March 11, 2010
Exhibit Celebrates Global Citizenship in Manitoba
WINNIPEG MB, March 9, 2010 – The University of Winnipeg is proud to host the traveling exhibit Global Citizens: Manitobans Working Together for a Better World, organized by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. The exhibit is on display in the Hamilton Galleria, located on the 4th floor mezzanine level of The University of Winnipeg Library, from March 9 until April 5, 2010.
Global Citizens: Manitobans Working Together for a Better World celebrates extraordinary Manitobans who are making a difference overseas and explores Manitoba’s role in the global community. It features photographs and stories from projects that are saving and improving lives in the developing world. Since 2004, 27,000 lives have been saved by malaria prevention mosquito nets in Tanzania. In Haiti, thousands are treated and cured each year for Tuberculosis and other serious diseases at Grace Children’s Hospital. Much of this is due to the work of extraordinary Manitobans.
February 23, 2010
Apply Today! 2010 Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Internship
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Internship
Established in 2005 as a result of a generous gift made to The University of Winnipeg Global College by Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale, the Internships are designed to support students who wish to augment their degree programs with credits they obtain through international studies in Human Rights and Global Studies, or any of the major areas represented by the Institutes of the Global College. The Internships are available to University of Winnipeg students wishing to study abroad and also are available to international students wishing to pursue their studies at The University of Winnipeg. The Internships will normally be granted for study periods of six weeks to three months.
The number and value of internships vary, up to a maximum of $5,000 each.
Please see the application form for complete eligibility and application criteria:
Application deadline: March 22, 2010
For more information contact the Global College at 988-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18, 2009
Security Council Calls on UN Missions to Help Protect Civilians from Ugandan Rebels
From UN News
17 November 2009 – The Security Council today called on United Nations missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and Sudan to coordinate strategies to protect civilians from the rebel Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has killed, kidnapped and displaced thousands of people.
In a press statement read out by Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting of Austria, which holds the monthly presidency for November, the 15-member body “expressed deep concern at the direct and serious threat the activities of the LRA pose to the civilian population, the conduct of humanitarian operations and regional stability.”
October 22, 2009
CED Network Strengthening Non-Profits Workshop Series
The Canadian CED Network, Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Service (CEDTAS), and Volunteer Manitoba invite you to attend our Strengthening Non-Profits Workshop Series!
Learn how to strengthen your organization through:
· Effective proposal writing;
· Quality evaluation tools;
· Strategic plans, and;
· Strong Human Resources practice and policy.
Dates are November 3, November 17, December 1, and December 8.
All workshops run from 1-4pm, and are located in the Buchwald Room; 2nd Floor, Millennium Library
September 15, 2009
MB Human Rights Commission Education Programs
Manitoba Human Rights Commission Education Programs - September 2009 - June 2010
Participants who attend and complete three workshops will receive a Certificate of Achievement
Workplace Human Rights Complaints: Myths, Fears and Realities (NEW)
This half-day workshop helps employers determine whether a workplace issue raises aspects of human rights law and when an investigation into the issue may be required. What an employer can expect if the Commission becomes involved in the workplace issue will also be discussed.
Human Rights in the Workplace
This half day interactive workshop is specifically tailored for employers and human resource professionals; Human Rights Investigators clarify a variety of workplace human rights topics and explain how the Commission processes complaints; Defines discrimination and harassment and the meaning behind reasonable accommodation under The Code; Reveals a proactive approach to pre-employment inquiries and writing workplace policies
Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace
This half day workshop offers practical advice using real examples to those responsible for dealing with accommodation workplace issues, either for an employer or union; The key legal elements of the duty to accommodate and how to respond to requests for accommodation will be discussed
Harassment in the Workplace
This half day workshop will be of interest to those requiring a more in-depth discussion of harassment; Develop and implement anti-harassment policies; Know how to appropriately respond to a harassment complaint from an employee Human Rights Investigators explain what harassment is under The Code, why anti-harassment policies are needed and what they should include.
How to Investigate a Human Rights Complaint
This full day workshop assists supervisors and human resource professionals who are frequently confronted with a human rights complaint in their workplace; Participants will work through sample case scenarios
Recent Developments in Human Rights Law
This workshop will be of interest to lawyers, law students, human resource professionals, and anyone who wishes to develop a better understanding of human rights legislation and its impact; Considers the effect of recent court and tribunal decisions dealing with equality and human rights law; Identifies emerging issues
Full details including dates and fees at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc/english/education-09-10.html
Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Leadership opportunities for youth in Winnipeg
Looking for some meaningful volunteer work this upcoming year that allows you to engage in critical global issues? Interested in helping to organize outreach events, facilitate workshops and/or empower youth to be leaders?
The Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Issues Program has volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
1. Even Wars Have Limits Working Group
2. Malaria Bites Working Group
3. Humanitarian Issues Working Group