Dear undergraduate and graduate students:
On Friday, September 27th, youth around the world will show their support of the international school strike for climate movement<https://fridaysforfuture.ca/> by participating in demonstrations and calling for action on global warming and climate change. In Winnipeg, strike action and other activities have been planned between 12-5pm at the Manitoba Legislature by the Manitoba Youth for Climate Action<https://www.mbyouthforclimateaction.org/>.
At the University of Manitoba we all care about this issue and the future of our planet. We are committed to environmental sustainability and to minimizing our ecological impact.
UM students who would like to participate in the international strike for climate movement are encouraged to communicate directly with their course instructors in advance to determine if alternative arrangements can be made. Please note that decisions regarding alternative arrangements are at the discretion of the course instructor, and that any missed work due to participation in the climate strike is your responsibility.
Laurie M. Schnarr, MA
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
208 Administration Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Confidential Assistant - Marci Davies Marci.Davies(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Marcia.Davies@umanitoba.ca>: 204.474.6917
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As was reported<https://news.umanitoba.ca/sexual-violence-report-being-reviewed/> to the community on July 19, the report I requested last year to help guide the University of Manitoba to better address sexual violence, harassment and discrimination has been completed.
I commend co-authors Donna Miller and Helga Van Iderstine for their hard work on this independent review, titled Responding to Sexual Violence, Harassment & Discrimination at the University of Manitoba: A Path Forward. The result is a comprehensive, robust report that makes 43 recommendations, all of which I accept and am committed to implementing.
Today, I invite all of you to join me and the vice-presidents on Tuesday, September 17 at 2:30 pm in the Manitoba Room, UMSU University Centre, where I will share the report and discuss the first steps to engaging the University community in moving forward on the recommendations. I am pleased to add that Ms. Van Iderstine has agreed to join us for this community session to explain the process underpinning the report.
The entire report will be made available online immediately after the session.
I hope to see you there, as we continue to work together to ensure the University of Manitoba provides students, faculty, staff and visitors an inclusive, respectful and safe environment.
David T. Barnard, O.M., Ph.D., FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor
202 Administration Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada