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July 29, 2015
From July 2014 until May of this year, I worked as a Program Interpreter. I considered myself lucky to get to wander the Museum’s spaces every day, answering questions and teaching school programs. I felt then, as I still do now, that I could work here for years and continue to discover new things...
January 22, 2014
Before I was asked to sit on the CMHR’s Inclusive Design Advisory Council, I had absolutely no knowledge of this project. It was only when I came to Winnipeg in September 2011 that I understood the extent of the initiative as well as the challenge before the Museum staff and council members. ...
December 3, 2013
I have been called many things -- a fighter, a champion, a leader, an advocate, a groundbreaker, a wife and a volunteer. However, I am the most proud to call myself a friend and supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). On July 20, 2011, I received an email informing me that the...
September 25, 2013
There’s a question that pops up often about our landscaping: will we be able to walk up the Museum’s roots? The short answer is: no. The longer answer is that three of the four roots will be covered, top to bottom, by indigenous prairie grasses – not the kind of grass you would mow with your...
July 2, 2013
Another aspect of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights project is nearing completion; the seeding and planting of grasses and trees on the Museum grounds. The landscape surrounding, and even covering, a portion of the building will have a distinctly natural look, relating it to, and respecting its...
June 25, 2013
Architecture tells a story of our place in time, it has a deep impact on our psyche, and tells a story of who we are.  To quote Winston Churchill, “We make our buildings, and then our buildings make us.”    One the major highlights so far while working at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has...
March 4, 2013
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has sprung to life on Google Earth -- one of the very few Canadian buildings ever constructed by Google’s own 3D Warehouse team. It was uploaded on March 2. Not only can users now toggle between views of the Museum under construction (via photos taken in...
December 23, 2012
When Winnipegger Gerhard Wiebe set out to construct a gingerbread version of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for Christmas, he knew he’d have an architectural challenge. “The most difficult part was all the glass,” said Wiebe, a retired school teacher who taught English at Fort Richmond...
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