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UWinnipeg Creates Faculty Of Kinesiology

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is establishing a Faculty of Kinesiology as part its strategy to enhance its athletics and academic strategy following approval by the University’s Senate last month. The Faculty of Kinesiology will formally come into being on July 1, 2012, with Dr. David Fitzpatrick appointed as its acting dean. Dr. …Read more >

New Fieldhouse for UWinnipeg Campus

WINNIPEG, MB – A mixed-use wellness and athletics complex will rise on The University of Winnipeg’s Spence Street Promenade offering students, inner-city residents and youth new recreation options in the heart of downtown. The new $31.5 million fieldhouse is today made possible by a $15 million capital investment from the Province of Manitoba. The province …Read more >

New Student Wins One Year Free Tuition

WINNIPEG, MB – Zoe Wreggitt’s graduation ceremony from Grant Park High School today came with a bonus – an award valued up to $5,000 to attend The University of Winnipeg, covering her first year of tuition, books and fees. Now the 18-year-old, who is an accomplished dancer, entrepreneur and community volunteer, will be able to …Read more >

UWinnipeg Tests Eco-Friendly Vehicle

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg, in partnership with the Province of Manitoba, today unveiled a Low-Speed Vehicle – a small electric truck – on its downtown campus as part of a pilot project to test its safety and performance. The truck gets recharged by plugging it in to a normal electrical outlet.  UWinnipeg …Read more >

Historic Grand Opening Of Richardson College For The Environment And Science Com..

WINNIPEG, MB – It was an historic day at The University of Winnipeg as the doors to the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex swung open at 599 Portage Avenue, strengthening science and sustainability education for thousands of students, adding significantly to the scientific research capacity in Manitoba, and helping to rejuvenate Winnipeg’s …Read more >

Sagkeeng First Nation Student Bursary

WINNIPEG, MB – Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and his wife Ms. Denise Ommanney announce the Waapshki Pinaysee Inini White Thunderbird Man Bursary, a $2,000 annual award to a Sagkeeng First Nation full-time student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies. If there are no eligible full-time students who apply, then a $1,000 bursary will be available to a …Read more >

Wesley Hall Named Best Restoration by Doors Open Winnipeg Voters

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Wesley Hall has won Best Restoration in the first-ever Doors Open Winnipeg Awards presented today at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café. Doors Open visitors voted in five award categories: Best Restoration, Best Tour, Best Architecture, Best Overall Experience and the Hidden Gem. Wesley Hall was the first …Read more >

UWinnipeg has a Golden Batgirl

WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg has a new Batgirl, Kristin Jonasson, a recent Gold Medal Graduate in Biology who has just published in PLoS ONE showing that Female Bats are Thrifty With Fat, based on research done for her Master of Science (MSc) thesis (see article link at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.002106). `PLoS ONE‘ is a high impact, open-access journal …Read more >

CN Rail Commits To UWinnipeg’s Vision

WINNIPEG, MB – CN has made a significant and generous gift to The University of Winnipeg and its Indigenous Studies and Community Learning programs by committing $750,000 to the future of education, community and economic development of Indigenous communities across Canada. This will further assist UWinnipeg to work with First Nation communities through academic programming, …Read more >

UWinnipeg Filmmakers JUMP to CBC

Recent graduates of The University of Winnipeg’s Film program, Reiner Bello-Sanchez and Morgan Fics, will have a short film they recently made aired on CBC Television on the program “The CBC Short Film Face-OFF”. Their film “Roof Jumpers” was selected out of numerous submissions to represent Manitoba, and is one of the national finalists to …Read more >