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UWinnipeg prof studies forest fires in Manitoba and Ontario

Recent fire activity below levels of the past 2,000 years Source: Ecosphere Summary: New research uses lake-sedimentary charcoal records and tree rings from eight forested landscapes to unlock regional trends in fire activity in boreal forests of Manitoba and Ontario over the past 2,500 years. The boreal forest of North America developed after the last …Read more >

Science outreach in the arctic

“You can literally teach STEM anywhere, with anything, and to anyone.” That was the main takeaway for UWinnipeg Let’s Talk Science volunteer Ian Dimopoulos following a recent week-long education outreach trip to Hall Beach, Nunavut. Dimopoulos and his colleagues, Michelle Trudel and Renee Hadaller, visited the remote northern community at the beginning of May to …Read more >

Bridging Indigenous & human rights – public invited June 19

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. Loretta Ross and Derek Nepinak will highlight community-driven pathways to improve leadership practices and explore different ways of knowing. This event is free and open to …Read more >

UWinnipeg Let’s Talk Science gets national recognition

The University of Winnipeg’s Let’s Talk Science team has been nationally recognized for its science outreach work in Manitoba and across the country. At the Let’s Talk Science National Volunteer Awards earlier this month, UWinnipeg site coordinator Michelle Trudel received The David Colcleugh Leadership Award for her exceptional leadership and ability to inspire others to create positive …Read more >

Spence Street renamed Marsha Hanen Way

The University of Winnipeg has renamed a prominent corridor on campus to recognize the distinguished legacy of Dr. Marsha Hanen — the University’s first female President and Vice-Chancellor.

High schoolers design accessible products through empathic engineering

A new partnership between The University of Winnipeg and the University of Cambridge is letting high school students step into the shoes of the elderly to help them design a more accessible world.

Unraveling northern ecosystems in Churchill

Dr. Nora Casson (geography) has been awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Research Chair. She will investigate northern ecosystems to help find solutions to protect the environment.

Wesmen winners at Volleyball Manitoba awards

Two future Wesmen, a former Wesmen, and a Junior Wesmen were among the big winners Sunday at the annual Volleyball Manitoba Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet. U of W men’s team commit Nigel Nielsen was named the province’s 18U boys player of the year after an award-winning campaign in both high school and club …Read more >

Manitoba’s future in High Performance Computing – June 21

 A Networking Conference for Industry, Academic and Government participants- June 21 WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba is at a crossroads. High Performance Computing is fast, and it is becoming more and more accessible to the average user. It allows one to solve problems and do research and engineering design, as well as simulation and analysis much …Read more >

Meet the 2018 Spring Valedictorians

Meet UWinnipeg 2018 Valedictorians. (listed in alphabetical order) Richard-Anthony Aquino, BBA Valedictorian – Science, Business & Economics Of Filipino descent, Richard-Anthony Aquino is the first child in his family to be born in Canada.  He says that growing up in Winnipeg’s inner-city, witnessing youth at risk and economic disparity, instilled in him the importance of an education, …Read more >