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Human Ecology's Future in the University of Manitoba Faculty Restructuring Process
For information and updates on MAHE's efforts to protect the integrity of the Faculty of Human Ecology during the restructuring at the University of Manitoba, visit our Position Statement page.
June 2015 announcement from the University of Manitoba regarding the new locations for Human Nutritional Sciences, Family Social Sciences and Textile Sciences within the University, as well as the closing of the Faculty of Human Ecology effective July 1, 2015.
Media reports on the restructuring:
- Home Economists Fear Demise of University Program (Manitoba Cooperator, October 30, 2013)
- Home Economists Defend University Program (Western Producer, November 8, 2013)
- U of M Merger of Faculties On Track (Winnipeg Free Press, November 26, 2013)
- The Wreck of Home Ec (Winnipeg Free Press, February 1, 2014)
After the faculty is dismantled what happens to annual dues and designation? Read MAHE's response to this common member question.
Middle Years Home Economics Curriculum Renewal
Development Status Report
View the new Middle Years Human Ecology curriculum for Manitoba on the Manitoba Education website (July 2015)
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning started the Middle Years Home Economics Curriculum renewal in November 2013. The team working on this initiative is composed of five urban and rural Home Economics teachers, a University of Manitoba representative and the project lead from the Department. Seven essential foundations will be integrated across the disciplines of study (Food, Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, and Family Studies) with the revitalization of the Middle and Senior Years Curriculum. The new curriculum is a progression of Home Economics with a new logo, the renewed name of Human Ecology, as well as, themes that will provide flexibility for the disciplines of Food, Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Family Studies. Voluntary implementation of the Middle Years Human Ecology Curriculum will be in the Fall 2015. System-wide implementation of the curriculum will be in the Fall 2016.
Media reports on the curriculum update:
- Province Promises Long-Overdue Update of Home Economics Curriculum (Manitoba Cooperator, November, 2013)