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UWinnipeg Prof Co-Authors Canada’s First Intro Astronomy Textbook

WINNIPEG, MB – A new textbook titled ASTRO co-authored by a University of Winnipeg Professor, is a first for Canada and offers a new resource to star-gazing students. Previously, no other introductory astronomy textbook was produced for Canadian students or contained content about Canadian contributions to astronomy. Ms.Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, Physics Instructor at UWinnipeg co-authored the …Read more >

Frequently Asked Questions – Operating Budget 2012-2013

Why is The University of Winnipeg suddenly facing a budget crunch? The provincial government provides approximately 50% of the University’s operating revenues through a grant. Undergraduate and graduate student tuition and fees provide approximately 28% of the University’s operating revenues. The budget squeeze at UWinnipeg has been building over a number of years due to …Read more >

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy statement on 2012-2013 Operating Budget

On Monday, March 26, 2012, The University of Winnipeg financial team presented an Operating Budget 2012-2013 Overview Powerpoint to the Board of Regents. View the Powerpoint here. An Open Letter Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President And Vice-Chancellor The University of Winnipeg is currently drafting its 2012-2013 operating budget for presentation to the Board of Regents in …Read more >

Churchill Summit Promotes Sustainable Future

WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) presents its Churchill Sustainability Planning Framework to the Mayor of Churchill Mike Spence and his town councillors as part of an intergovernmental summit on the development of a sustainable future for Canada’s North, Churchill Beyond 2012: A Sustainability Summit, which runs in the port …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s Innovative Learning Centre Wins National Award

National Initiative Announces Top Awards To Innovators In First Nations, Métis And Inuit Education And Learning Distributed On Behalf Of Ashoka Canada Toronto) – Ashoka Canada, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, and partners announce award-winning ideas and projects that take the top honours in the Changemakers …Read more >

West End Voices Claim Their History

WINNIPEG, MB –It is time for West End residents to tell their own stories from their own perspective. Currently many of the stories heard are told by those who don’t live in the neighbourhood, which has a different voice. An innovative community-university collaborative project is helping West Enders share their stories about their own neighbourhood …Read more >

UWinnipeg-Led Nuclear Physics Experiment Disproves Decade Old Theory

WINNIPEG, MB – Following a decade of work by University of Winnipeg Physics Professor, and Canada Research Chair, Dr. Jeffery Martin and a team of his colleagues spread across the globe, a theory involving mirror symmetry has been disproven with the findings being published in the March 23, 2012 issue of  Physical Review Letters   “It is great …Read more >

Keeping Identity Strong and Alive

WINNIPEG, MB–American linguist Benjamin Whorf noted that language ‘shapes thoughts and emotions, determining one’s perception of reality’. Language is a medium of communication, which mirrors one’s identity and is an integral part of culture, and is disastrous when lost. The University of Winnipeg is currently offering free Let’s Speak Ojibwe To Our Kidsclasses for parents …Read more >

Inaugural White Thunderbird Man Bursary Awarded

The University of Winnipeg’s Waapshki Pinaysee Inini White Thunderbird Man Bursary was awarded to its inaugural recipient Shauna Fontaine.President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and his wife Ms. Denise Ommanney donated funds to establish the award in recognition of the day, in July 2010, when Dr. Axworthy became an honourary member of Sagkeeng First Nation …Read more >

UWinnipeg Alum Could Be Canada’s Smartest Person!

WINNIPEG, MB –The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is looking to reveal Canada’s smartest person, who might be Dr. Marshall Todd Carroll, UWinnipeg bachelor of science graduate of 1984. Gerry Dee, the award-winning comedian and star of CBC Television’s Mr. D, will host Canada’s Smartest Person, a CBC TV special that airs on Sunday March 18 …Read more >