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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

The University of Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 land in the heart of the Métis nation, is proud to honour and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21, 2018. Bannock Breakfast: All Invited In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, all UWinnipeg students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a bannock breakfast on campus …Read 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 >

UWinnipeg prof’s book receives first prize nationally

Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gender Approach, written by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Tanya Narozhna, Associate Professor, Political Science (in collaboration with Dr. Andy Knight) has been selected as the first prize winner in the 2018 Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Outstanding Scholarship Prize competition. The review committee states “this year’s winning …Read more >

2018 Spring Convocation photo gallery

Congratulations to all the graduates and honourees of UWinnipeg’s 2018 Spring Convocations.

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 >

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.