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Exploring soil to revive the Prairie ecosystems

UWinnipeg graduate student, Victory Coffey, is working with Dr. Rafael Otfinowski (biology) on evaluating the natural restoration on an area of rough fescue prairie by exploring soil using microorganisms like nematodes.

Brewing up corny near-beer

  WINNIPEG, MB – A group of enterprising science professors and students have a vat of unusual mash fermenting in their University of Winnipeg lab: gluten-free near-beer made entirely with Manitoba-grown corn, plus a pinch of hops. “The project started when I read about a Japanese firm buying pea protein from a Manitoban company to …Read more >

Louis Riel Day February 20 – Celebrating Métis student success

WINNIPEG, MB –An additional 74 University of Winnipeg students with Métis roots have received Louis Riel Bursaries for the academic year 2016-2017. Since 1999, the Manitoba Metis Federation and its education arm, the Louis Riel Institute, have been providing bursaries to Métis students attending UWinnipeg, amounting to just over $ 3.8 million. This is possible …Read more >

UWSA needs feedback on accessible student lounge

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association is looking for input on its Access Lounge initiative. The purpose of the lounge is to create additional study and hang-out space on campus dedicated to students with disabilities. The UWSA is asking students for feedback on what the Access Lounge should look like and what should be included …Read more >

Campus Romance Stories – Thanks for sharing the love

In honour of Valentine’s Day and The University of Winnipeg’s 50th anniversary, we asked students, staff, faculty, and alumni to share their campus romance stories with us on social media. To read a few of the love-ly submissions here.

Business savvy students to gather in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB –More than 250 business students from across Canada are gathering in Winnipeg from March 8 to 12 to network and share knowledge in their annual Roundtable Conference. It is the first time a Canadian Association of Business Students’ (CABS) Roundtable Conference is being held in Winnipeg, in partnership with The University of Winnipeg’s …Read more >

Restoring the prairies one grass at a time

UWinnipeg student Hilary Pinchbeck’s research with Dr. Rafael Otfinowski in restoring the prairies one grass at a time earned her the top prize in Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award at the Parks and Protected Areas Conference.

Fees waived for applicants from seven countries

“The University of Winnipeg today announced it is waiving application fees for undergraduate and graduate students from the seven predominantly Muslim countries affected by the immigration ban signed by the United States President. Students from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can now apply to UWinnipeg for the 2017/18 academic year without paying …Read more >

Wesmen Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams head to playoffs

The 2016-2017 Canada West Men’s and Women’s regular season basketball schedules have been completed and in the end BOTH Wesmen teams have qualified for the playoffs and a shot to win a National Championship. Both teams will open the playoffs on home court starting with the men’s team taking on the University of The Fraser …Read more >

Indspire and UWinnipeg partner to nurture Indigenous talent

WINNIPEG, MB –A new partnership between Indspire and The University of Winnipeg will help 80 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in the coming year through the creation of a new award, geared specifically to those with demonstrated financial need. The University of Winnipeg/Indspire Indigenous Awards Program will provide each selected student with an award …Read more >