2018 Community Feature: University of Manitoba

I am pleased that the University of Manitoba is once again participating in the Pride Winnipeg Festival. I know that our students, staff and faculty are committed to contributing to diversity on our campuses and maintaining a welcoming work and learning environment. I invite all members of the University community, including our alumni, to engage in this event in support of the LGBT2SQ+ community.

The University supports a meaningful and authentic engagement with LGBT2SQ+ studies, helping generate deeper understanding of complex and emerging issues. Many within the University of Manitoba family count themselves as members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. As well, across many disciplines, researchers and scholars are exploring LGBT2SQ+ themes on an ongoing basis. These trailblazers are making outstanding contributions to their fields and establishing U of M as a leader in human rights research. As a statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Pride flag will be flying on our Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses during Pride Week. To find out more about the many activities taking place at the U of M, visit umanitoba.ca/umqueer. We welcome members of LGBT2SQ+ communities and allies to join us in showing their support.

David T. Barnard, Ph.D.

President and Vice-Chancellor