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UWinnipeg Research Chair Elected to Board of Professional Scientific Body

WINNIPEG, MB– Dr. Charles Wong, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology at The University of Winnipeg, has been elected to the North America Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Dr. Wong will begin his three-year term this November at the 33rd SETAC North America conference, to be held in …Read more >

Student winners of The Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session

WINNIPEG, MB – Congratulations to the student winners of the 7thannual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Session (formerly called the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Poster Session) held September 19, 2012. A total of 21 dedicated undergraduate students presented their research to judges in The Randy Kobes Atrium of the Richardson College for the Environment. …Read more >

David Chartrand to receive Honorary Doctorate

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is honouring David Chartrand for his 22 years of leadership and governance within the Metis nation by bestowing an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Autumn Convocation, which runs from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Chartrand was born and raised in the small Metis community …Read more >

UWinnipeg gets $500,000 GRANT for Residential School Research

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre (OHC) has received a $500,000 grant from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation to document the intergenerational effects of the residential schools through a digital storytelling project. The focus will be on Aboriginal men. The research project, entitled “Children of Survivors: The Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools”, …Read more >

Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012

WINNIPEG, MB – Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) and its national research partners are hosting Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012. The Winnipeg symposium is being held at The University of Winnipeg on Thursday October 4, 2012, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Convocation Hall, (2nd Floor, Wesley Hall, 515 Portage Avenue). This event is …Read more >

UWinnipeg Becoming Pesticide-Free Zone

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is going pesticide-free by spring 2013, the first campus in Manitoba to make that commitment towards a healthier and more sustainable landscaping practices. “Research taking place at UWinnipeg increasingly suggests that pesticides used on lawns and gardens pose needless risk to people, pets and the environment – including …Read more >

Building bridges in China

The University of Winnipeg is participating in the current Manitoba mission to China and Hong Kong this week with Dr. Lloyd Axworthy (President and Vice-Chancellor) and Dr. Neil Besner (Vice-President, Research, Recruitment and International) in attendance. While in Shanghai, UWinnipeg will participate in The Manitoba Reception, hosted by Premier Greg Selinger, which includes meetings with …Read more >

Calling All Dancers!

Dancers to add energy at Wesmen games and school events WINNIPEG, MB – Love to hip hop, moon walk, tap and flip? The University of Winnipeg is launching the Wesmen Dance Team with auditions slated for September 30, 2012. The Wesmen Dance Team will be a professional, competitive team providing students with high quality dance …Read more >

Discussions Capture Dakota People's Experience & their Contributions

WINNIPEG, MB – Chief Darcy Bear of theWhitecap Dakota First Nation will deliver a keynote address on Dakota – Crown: A Legacy of Alliance at The University of Winnipeg.  The address will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in Convocation Hall (515 Portage Avenue, second floor of Wesley …Read more >

UWinnipeg Enrolment Continues To Grow

WINNIPEG, MB – Preliminary enrolment numbers show more students than ever before are choosing to study at The University of Winnipeg with growth strongest in graduate programs which saw an 11.85% increase compared to this time last year, while undergraduate enrolment is also up 0.6%, for a blended overall increase of 1.1%. First year students …Read more >