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We Day-Inspired Pledge Wall Going Up at U of M

October 30, 2012 7:18 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

We Day is today in Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba is bringing the event’s spirit to campus.

A pledge wall will be erected in University Centre today and Wednesday, where students and staff can engage with We Day by posting a pledge on the wall that tells how they believe they can affect social change.

Tito Daodu, a fourth-year U of M medicine student and recent winner of the Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship, will also be on stage at We Day. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and get an autograph from Olympic bronze soccer medallist and Manitoba Bisons coach Desiree Scott.

Furthermore, the U of M is hosting distinguished motivational speaker Spencer West on November 1. West will speak candidly about the struggles he has overcome after losing his legs at the age of five. His talk, entitled “The Power of We: Overcoming Obstacles to Make a Difference,” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Engineering Atrium.