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Spotlight On: Urban and Inner-City Studies

Urban and Inner-City Studies Success Stories Student: Kevin Settee A double major in UICS and Geography, Kevin Settee is already a community leader. The current Vice-President External Affairs for The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, Settee initially came to UICS while working as a mentor at the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. He was impressed by …Read more >

Dedicated students explore the human rights ‘Univercity’

Global College intensive summer course uses the “city as campus” WINNIPEG, MB – In partnership with the national Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the 5th annual human rights summer institute at The University of Winnipeg Global College will allow students to explore “the city as a human rights campus” with multiple hands-on learning experiences …Read more >

Steinbach teen receives UWinnipeg’s largest scholarship — $48,000

  WINNIPEG, MB – It’s an 18th birthday celebration Allyster (Ally) Klassen will never forget: as she was headed out the door with her parents to celebrate her birthday at her grandparents’ home, Klassen received a phone call from The University of Winnipeg awards office. With a 96% average, the Steinbach Regional Secondary School graduate …Read more >

Indigenous health research federal funding tops $300,000

WINNIPEG, MB – Indigenous health research is at the forefront at UWinnipeg thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that was announced today. Dr. Mary Jane McCallum (History) and Lorena Fontaine (Indigenous Studies) have been granted generous support for their respective projects. McCallum received a three-year CIHR Operating Grant worth $254,286 …Read more >

World’s top scholars on Romantic-era literature come to Winnipeg

Winnipeg is about to get more literary — and righteous. Over 230 academics from around the world are expected to arrive in Winnipeg for a major conference NASSR 2015: Romanticism & Rights from August 13-16, 2015 at the  Hotel Fort Garry. This conference, organized by the University of Manitoba’s Michelle Faubert and the University of Winnipeg’s Peter Melville, will explore …Read more >

UWinnipeg Professors co-edit special double issue journal

Dr. Angela Failler, Dr. Peter Ives and Dr. Heather Milne have co-edited a special double issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, titled Caring for Difficult Knowledge: Prospects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The Passing of Dr. Mary Young

We regret to inform the University of Winnipeg community of the passing of Dr. Mary Young on July 20, 2015. Dr. Young joined the University of Winnipeg Student Counselling Services on July 2, 1984 as a Native Student Advisor/Counsellor. From April 1, 2003 to April 30, 2008, Mary served as the Director of Aboriginal Student …Read more >

Gathering of Indigenous Adoptees to take place at UWinnipeg

Connecting Our Spirits – A Gathering for Sixties Scoop Manitoba Indigenous Adoptees and People Place in Foster Care will include events open to media and the public   UW RELEASE – 2015/074 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, July 21, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB – From Friday, July 24th to Sunday, July 26th, The University of Winnipeg …Read more >

Opalko Headed To Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen would like to congratulate former Wesmen great Ken Opalko on his upcoming induction into the Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame this coming November. Opalko was a star member of the Winnipeg Wesmen Men’s Basketball Team from 1976-1981. In those five seasons he was named a CIAU All-Canadian (1978-79), a Great …Read more >

University of Winnipeg Professor Reaches 100th Research Publication

Chemistry Professor and Canada Research Chair Christopher Wiebe has reached another career milestone in his career at UWinnipeg.