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UWinnipeg’s Model School Celebrates Four Years

WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg’s Model School celebrates the completion of its fourth year with continued success. Since its inception in 2008, 22 students have graduated, each overcoming barriers that could have impeded the realization of their full potential. The mutual commitment of educators and students has resulted in an exceptional graduation rate of …Read more >

A First in Manitoba – Tackling Computer Hackers

WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg student Nicole Lamoureux is enrolled in a high demand field aimed at limiting cyber attacks. As computer hackers gain access to our networks and data containing sensitive personal information, the corporate world is increasingly searching for skilled network security specialists who can combat these attacks. Now, in a first for Manitoba, …Read more >

UWinnipeg to Host John G. Diefenbaker Fellow

WINNIPEG, MB – Germany’s prominent historian, Dr. Alexander von Plato, is joining The University of Winnipeg as a Diefenbaker Fellow. He is the 2012 recipient of Canada Council for the Arts’ prestigious John G. Diefenbaker Award. Dr. von Plato will join the University’s history department for one year where he will teach, complete research, and …Read more >

NEW – Jumpstart Soccer League for Inner City Youth

WINNIPEG, MB – For the very first time, children and youth in Winnipeg’s inner city have a chance to play soccer in an organized summer league. The University of Winnipeg is launching the Jumpstart Inner City Summer Soccer League beginning in July and running through to the end of August to provide neighborhood youth with …Read more >

‘Trending’ Climate Change

WINNIPEG, MB – Interested observers can now readily visualize climate change patterns, thanks to the newly created Climate Trend Mapper software. The program was developed by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Danny Blair, Associate Dean of Science and Acting Principal of the Richardson College for the Environment; along with Ryan Smith, Blair’s research assistant/programmer who …Read more >

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY 2012- Message from Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

 Today marks the 16th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, honouring the culture and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. It is with sincere appreciation that I acknowledge the importance of this day. The University of Winnipeg is on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation. As such, we are committed …Read more >

Global College Welcomes MDP Program With New Acting Director

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Global College welcomes Dr. Jerry Buckland as Acting Director of the Master’s in Development Practice program with its unique focus on Indigenous Development, effective immediately. Buckland, a Professor in the International Development Studies program at Menno Simons College, will serve in an acting capacity for the coming year. …Read more >

UWSA Heads to Velo-City Global

WINNIPEG, MB– – Two representatives from The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are heading west to Velo-city Global, the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. The event will take place in Vancouver, BC from June 26-29, 2012. Andree Forest, who is UWSA Vice-President Internal, will attend along with Caleigh Christie, General Coordinator of the …Read more >

Bob Silver Reappointed As Chancellor

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents and Senate have jointly reappointed well-known Winnipeg business and community leader Robert (Bob) Silver to serve a second term as the University’s Chancellor, effective July 1, 2012. Silver, President of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Warehouse One retail chain, and co-owner of the Winnipeg …Read more >

Visiting Scholar Adds Human Rights Expertise At Global College

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg announced today that alum and former head of the Manitoba Human Right Commission Dianna Scarth will join Global College as Visiting Scholar in Residence from September 2012 to April 2013.During this time she will teach “Human Rights: Local to Global,” which runs over the fall and winter terms, …Read more >