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UWinnipeg research scholar tackles TRC calls to action

Recent information from Statistics Canada shows that Indigenous youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17, even though they comprise only eight per cent of the country’s youth population. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report was tabled in 2015, one in five of its recommendations addressed needs …Read more >

2018 Canada Day Closures

Happy Birthday Canada! The University of Winnipeg and The Collegiate will be closed for Canada Day on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2, 2018, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.  These closures include the Axworthy Health & RecPlex, all Diversity Foods restaurants, and the UWinnipeg Library. The exceptions are as follows: Sunday, July …Read more >

Generous donation supports UWinnipeg computer revolution

UWinnipeg has officially opened the Dr. Ezzat A. Ibrahim GPU Educational Lab, a new cutting-edge research space for applied parallel computing.

Biomass heating comes to campus

Take a walk down Balmoral Street this spring and you’ll notice a shiny new addition to campus. The large metal silo near the entrance to Manitoba Hall might look out of place in downtown Winnipeg, but it’s an important part of the University’s new biomass heating system. Biomass is a renewable fuel source that comes …Read more >

UWinnipeg students return from Botswana

Eight UWinnipeg students taking the Health and Human Rights in Social Context Field Course have returned from Botswana.

2018 Commuter Survey results

Transit use is up while bike ridership has fallen slightly among UWinnipeg students, faculty, and staff — these are the main takeaways from the Campus Sustainability Office’s (CSO) 2018 Commuter Survey.  This is the second time the University has commissioned a commuter survey through the Green Action Centre. CSO Coordinator Joseph Wasylycia-Leis is pleased with the increase …Read more >

Indigenous scholars launch Indigenous history website

ShekonNeechie.ca comes to life on National Indigenous Peoples Day    WINNIPEG, MB- ShekonNeechie.ca is a new platform for Indigenous historians to gather as an e-community and share their ideas or works in progress. The website was founded and directed by seven Indigenous historians including Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum (University of Winnipeg) Dr. Robert Innes, …Read more >

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

UWinnipeg celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with a Bannock Breakfast and more.

Bridging Indigenous and human rights

As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, many leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors are looking for effective strategies and insights. On June 19, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, moderated an open panel discussion that touched on reconciliation, identity, Indigenous knowledge, and relationships with the …Read more >

Supporting Indigenous success – National Indigenous Peoples Day

New $7,500 award supports science studies for Indigenous Masters students WINNIPEG, MB – When Mark Abotossaway left his reserve community in Ontario to pursue post-secondary studies in Winnipeg, he was unprepared for the culture shock of moving to a place where everything felt different. Although he was a strong student at home, he also found …Read more >