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Governor General visits U of M
Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:59 PM
On October 20, the Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston joined University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard at a celebration of inner-city success stories.

The Celebrating Inner-City Community Connections event provided highlights of the University of Manitoba “Connecting to Kids” report. The report demonstrates that world-class scholars, researchers and staff are working together to transform lives and ensure inner city children and youth can reach their full potential.

“Education is a transformational force. I am proud to see the University of Manitoba and its partners working with and in the inner city to inspire inner city children and youth and help make a real difference in their lives,” President Barnard said.

The event, held at the Bannatyne campus, included several presentations on some of the 190 inner-city activities that are offered in partnership with the University of Manitoba and which were identified in the “Connecting to Kids” report. The report was conducted by the Faculties of Medicine, Social Work and Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Among the programs highlighted at the celebration were a student demonstration of the Inner-City Science Centre Project, the Rec and Read Mentor program at Children of the Earth School and a presentation from students from the Inner City Social Work program.

“These programs have been developed in collaboration with our partners in the inner city,” said President Barnard. “Together, we can ensure children and youth can reach their full potential and become the next generation of visionaries, trailblazers and innovators.”

>> See U of M celebrates inner-city connections on YouManitoba at link below.

>>Read “Connecting to Kids” report at link below.
For more information, contact:
Peter Dalla-Vicenza
Phone: (204) 474-9234
Related Links (Internal):
  •U of M celebrates inner-city connections video
  •Read “Connecting to Kids” report