UManitoba diversity push yields increased representation in education program

February 26, 2020

An effort to increase the number of education students classified as belonging to the University of Manitoba’s diversity categories has more than doubled the number of self-declared students from these categories. 29.3% of students in the Faculty of Education self-declared as belonging to one of the diversity categories last Fall. "Our population of teachers is really not diverse enough to meet the needs of K-12 students and their communities," said Francine Morin, Faculty of Education associate dean of undergraduate studies. "We also believe that diverse people simply bring different perspectives, different traditions … and a whole range of interesting experiences into classrooms, and they can use all of that to enrich the lives of their students in schools."  CBC  (MB)