UManitoba launches interdisciplinary Master of Human Rights

September 11, 2019

The University of Manitoba has launched what the Winnipeg Free Press describes as Canada’s first interdisciplinary Master of Human Rights Program. According to the program’s director, Kjell Anderson, what makes the program unique is its broad perspective and its location within Winnipeg’s constellation of human rights-related institutions. Incorporating perspectives from the social sciences, education, and social work, the program presents a different take on the field of human rights, which according to Anderson, “has become so legal, technical and really dominated by lawyers.” "What’s been lacking in Canada is an institution that looks at all facets of human rights and draws from an international group of students," Anderson adds. "I hope the program stops that trend." Winnipeg Free Press (MB)