Statement on Black Lives Matter

9 June 2020
MARL stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Manitobans: COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate. Nor Should You!

2 June 2020
Manitobain(e)s, La COVID-19 ne discrimine pas. Vous non plus!

Report on the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) of Manitoba

30 April 2020
An overview of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba.

What Future Do we Want?

10 April 2020
Ethical Perspectives and Legacy of Recent Civil Disobedience Protests

Canada’s History with Black History Month

24 February 2020
February is also the month in which Canadians and our neighbors to the South celebrate Black History Month.

Public Service Announcement: The Ethics of Democracy

6 November 2019
The Ethics of Democracy will be hosted at Joe Black Coffee Bar on November 15. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and will finish at 9:00 p.m.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)

9 October 2019
New studies suggest that the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) in the Canadian population is higher than previously thought.

Navigating mental health issues in the workplace

12 August 2019
What do you do when you are faced with a situation where you need accommodation​ from your employer?

Donation from J.H. Bruns Collegiate

17 July 2019
Students in grade ten English class raised awareness of both environmental and human rights issues by putting on a week-long fundraising campaign.

Youth Activist Highlight: Cameron Adams

15 July 2019
Developer of the Swampy-Cree language app; his project looks to revitalize Indigenous languages.

Does Canada’s ‘No-Fly list’ engage our Charter Rights?

12 June 2019
This blog post will discuss how the "Passenger Protection Program" engages our rights of liberty and due process.

Canadian High School Ethics Bowl

1 May 2019
The event was hosted at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on April 25. Eight High Schools competed during the event.

Activist Highlight: Chance Paupanekis

15 April 2019
This Warrior of Change is a student from University of Manitoba and employee of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization.

The Notwithstanding Clause’s History and Relevance Today

26 March 2019
Do you think the notwithstanding clause offers fair limitation to the Charter or does its presence provide the potential for harm?

Anastasia Lin: Human Rights Advocate

6 March 2019
Anastasia Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong a Chinese-Canadian actor, model, beauty pageant and Human Rights advocate.

For all the People: The Unknown Impact of Bill 24 on Charter Rights

25 February 2019

We have all been made to feel powerless, despite the fact that we have more power than we realize. This can be especially true when our rights are being impacted on a grander scale, such as in the context of government services. Many experience the effects of this on a daily basis as a function of their involvement in government support programs, and they are the people the recently enacted Social Services Appeal Board Amendment Act, SM 2018, c 31 (formerly known as Bill 24) stands to impact most drastically. This post endeavours to explain what the Act is, what it does, and the differing views surrounding it in the hopes of allowing you to come to your own conclusion on the following question: does Bill 24 protect human rights in Manitoba?

Activist Highlight: Tyler Blashko

28 January 2019

As an Assistant Director with Wayfinders Tyler works with people from diverse backgrounds. His work with students pushes for change, improvement and challenging the status quo.

The “Rule of Law” and Other Arguments in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Resistance

11 January 2019

From time immemorial, members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have tended to their lands and since the arrival of settlers they have resisted colonial control over their home. Two camps have been built along a forestry road to assert sovereignty, gather community and resist colonial developments. The Unist’ot’en camp (est. 2009-10) exists fundamentally as a reoccupation of Indigenous lands and the main focus is healing. The Gidumt’en checkpoint (est. 2018) was created to oppose a pipeline being built on their territory. The Wet’suwet’en’s elected band councils, an electoral structure mandated by the Indian Act, have approved of the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline. However, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en’s five clans never consented to the passage of the pipeline. Considering the potential harm to the lands and waters, the hereditary leaders and their supporters are opposed to the construction of the pipeline on their lands.

Annie Beach: Youth Human Rights Activist

9 January 2019

Annie Beach is a visual artist who has worked with Kenneth Lavallee on the Star Blanket Project and a mural at the Children’s Hospital, her art work reflects her commitment to support Indigenous communities. She is also known for her response to the University of Manitoba white supremacist poster campaign, creating a counteractive message.  

Ethics Slam 2019!

17 December 2018

Up to six teams will have a chance to win over the audience and woo our panel of expert judges as they Slam on ethical questions ranging from current issues, hypothetical situations, and mind-bending thought experiments. Join us to watch and participate in this survival of the SLAMMIEST.

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