uManitoba to offer Master of Human Rights program

September 19, 2014

The University of Manitoba has announced plans to develop a new master’s degree program in Human Rights, reportedly the first of its kind in Canada. The program will be developed in collaboration between the faculties of Graduate Studies, Arts, Law, Education, and Social Work, as well as with uManitoba’s Centre for Human Rights Research, the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, and the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The interdisciplinary program will prepare students to become educators, practitioners, researchers, professionals, and public intellectuals who will bring a human rights perspective to their careers in the public or private sectors. “It’s exciting and timely to see the development of a new master’s degree program attract the participation of so many disciplines and faculties across the university … It is indeed an area that is important for all of our province’s educational institutions and will open doors to positive dialogue and collaboration,” said uManitoba President David Barnard. uManitoba News Release