UWinnipeg Community Engagement Initiatives Report Launch

Dr. Catherine Taylor, ©UWinnipeg

Dr. Catherine Taylor, ©UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg will launch a timely report entitled From Access to Engagement: Initiatives at The University of Winnipeg in Support of Educationally Marginalized Children and Youth, 1988-2017, on Wednesday, December 6, from 12:30–2:00 pm in Room 2M70. This report covers 15 of the University’s many initiatives over the years designed to welcome and engage educationally marginalized children and youth. There will be a brief project-talk by lead researcher Dr. Catherine Taylor (rhetoric & communications, education), and an opportunity to talk to the researchers who will be on hand with a poster display of their projects.

“UWinnipeg has long had the twin mandate of excellence and access,” said Taylor. “Over the years our understanding of what that requires of us as an institution has grown and changed. I think of the shifts in the last thirty years as constituting three phases: Individual Access, Community Engagement, and Community Engage 2.0. We’ve had a great team of researchers investigating participants’ experiences of key initiatives from the Writing Program to the Indigenous Course Requirement, and we’re excited to share our results.”

Researchers and topics include:

Lee Anne Block (Education), Leaning into Discomfort: Understanding Marginalized Children and Youth Through Service Learning
Christopher Campbell (Education): Campus Climate for 2SLGBTQ* Students, Staff, and Faculty at UWinnipeg.
Jennifer Clary-Lemon (Rhetoric): Access and Excellence: The Writing Program Then and Now.
Paul DePasquale (English): Successes and Challenges of the University of Winnipeg Education Centre (WEC).
Linda DeRiviere (Political Science): Beyond Access to Inclusion: The Axworthy Years 2004-2014.
Nathan Hall (Kinesiology): Engaging Marginalized Members of the Community in the Axworthy Health & RecPlex; and The Awareness and Opinions of the University of Winnipeg Populace in Regard to the University Community Access and Engagement Initiatives.
Helen Lepp Friesen (Rhetoric): We Are All Relations: An Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) as Part of a Good Way to Reconciliation.
Heather Milne (English): Campus Climate for 2SLGBTQ* Students, Staff, and Faculty at UWinnipeg.
Catherine Taylor (Rhetoric/Education, Associate Dean of Arts): Campus Climate for 2SLGBTQ* Students, Staff, and Faculty at UWinnipeg.
David Telles-Langdon (Kinesiology): Engaging Marginalized Members of the Community in the Axworthy Health & RecPlex.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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