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Aurora empowering newcomer communities through youth program

Over July and August 2017, eight organizations representing refugees and immigrants from Sierra Leone, Congo, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, as well as Kurdish and Yazidi groups and the Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre received funding to hire staff and create opportunities for engaging youth.

Passing of Nolan Caribou

It is with great sadness that The University of Winnipeg community mourns the sudden death of alumnus Nolan Caribou while in service with the Canadian Armed Forces. Nolan was well known and liked on campus especially within the close-knit community at the Aboriginal Student Services Center.  He graduated in autumn 2017 with a Bachelor of …Read more >

Two UWinnipeg campus projects highlighted at City Access awards

Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons noted for accessibility features The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has developed two building projects which today are receiving City of Winnipeg Access awards. Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons are both included in the “Circle of Merit” category which singles out projects that incorporate accessibility and universal design. …Read more >

Nine UWinnipeg folks selected as CBC Future 40 finalists

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates the following for being singled out by CBC Manitoba as leaders in its 2017 Future 40 campaign. Andrew Kaplan – BA 2003 Andrew has been shaping the lives of students in many different ways throughout his career. Mr. Kaplan’s energy and passion act to inspire and educate his students …Read more >

UWinnipeg instructor earns fellowship to study paleoart in England

UWinnipeg alumna and instructor Dr. Sarah Bezan is heading across the pond in January to begin a two-year fellowship at the University of Sheffield’s Animal Studies Research Centre in England thanks to a prestigious award. Bezan was recently selected as a Newton International Fellow, which is given annually to 40 early stage post-doctoral researchers from …Read more >

Everyone welcome to mural making event

Everyone is invited to witness and participate in a unique “live” art project which will result in a permanent mural display on The University of Winnipeg’s campus. Commissioned by UWinnipeg and Canada’s National Arts Centre, Ojibwe multi-media visual artist Jessica Canard is designing a mural called Connecting Communities, to bring together people from different backgrounds …Read more >

Supporting Indigenous research

New UWinnipeg award provides up to $25,000 to faculty member WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum as the inaugural Indigenous Research Scholar Award recipient (UWIRSA). Dr. McCallum, Professor (History), intends to use the research funds to pursue several projects, including completion of a volume on Indigenous …Read more >

Global College alum shares Prime Minister’s office for a day

Last week, 23-year-old UWinnipeg Global College graduate, Breanne Lavallee-Heckert, got a chance to test drive her dream job: Prime Minister of Canada.

UWinnipeg film director wins significant award for The Last Ride

The Last Ride was recently selected as the Jury Awards Best Canadian Documentary Short at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). The Director is Rick Skene, University of Winnipeg associate professor, Department of Theatre and Film. It is now eligible for an Oscar. The documentary is the story of music icon Errol “C-Weed” Ranville, his …Read more >

Campus sustainability awards to be given at convocation

UWinnipeg honours two campus sustainability champions, Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick and Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, for their meritorious contributions to campus sustainability at the 2017 Autumn Convocation.