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Wesmen Wrestling Embraces Diversity Through Sport

UWinnipeg Wesmen Wrestling is hosting a free clinic tomorrow, February 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Axworthy RecPlex. Paricipants include Olympians, inner-city youth and new Canadian youth from Syria.

Trudeau on campus today 3:30 – Town Hall

TRUDEAU ON CAMPUS 3:30 TODAY – TOWN HALL WINNIPEG, MB – The public and media are invited to attend a free, public town hall TODAY, Thursday, January 26, 2017 with the Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, beginning at 3:30 pm. Doors open at 2:00 pm with seating on a first-come basis. Public access …Read more >

Diversity is UWinnipeg’s strength

By Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg. Published  — Winnipeg Free Press December 14, 2016 In commenting on post-secondary education (Education Minister wants to shake up post-secondary funding, WFP, Dec. 7), Education Minister Ian Wishart said the province needs to balance universities’ and colleges’ revenue needs with accessibility. There is an important …Read more >

Community Holiday Dinner is only $750 away from goal

Help Needed: UWinnipeg’s annual Community Holiday Dinner is only $750 away from reaching this year’s support goal! This special partnership between UWinnipeg, Diversity Foods and Les Marmitons ensures that 200 community members have a special evening of holiday fun. Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this year’s Community Holiday Dinner or donated …Read more >

CBC’s “Highway of Tears” on campus November 30th

Students, faculty, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to experience CBC’s documentary The Highway of Tears: a  five-minute film using virtual reality headsets that will be available on campus on Wednesday, November 30 from 3 pm to 6 pm. WHERE: outside Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall WHEN: Wednesday November 30, 2016 from 3 pm- 6 …Read more >

Generous donors support recreation for Indigenous and refugee youth

UWinnipeg celebrates a generous gift of $70,000, thanks to fundraising efforts spearheaded by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Winnipeg entrepreneur Joe Bova. This money will allow a range of free recreation and wellness programming at the Axworthy Health and RecPlex for inner-city youth and children.

UWinnipeg prof appointed to Senate

All three new Manitoba Senators have ties to UWinnipeg — McPhedran takes her human rights expertise to Ottawa; UWinnipeg instructor Bovey appointed to serve; UWinnipeg graduate Chochinov also appointed WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg community proudly congratulates Marilou McPhedran, Director of the Institute for International Women’s Rights, Global College, on her appointment to Canada’s …Read more >

Public screening Sunday – honouring Chanie Wenjack

HONOURING CHANIE WENJACK — PUBLIC SCREENING of GORD DOWNIE’S SECRET PATH WINNIPEG, MB – In October 1966, Chanie Wenjack died of exposure while trying to walk home to the family he was taken from 600 kilometers away. He was 12 years old. Chanie was running away from the Cecelia Jeffrey Residential School in Kenora, Ontario. Fifty …Read more >

Weweni Indigenous Scholars Series featured Dr. Amie Wolf

Real Reconciliation Starts with Fair Economics – with Dr. Amie Wolf Exploring the Imperative for Indigenous Required Courses at Post-Secondary Business Schools in Canada Since 2015, Dr. Amie Wolf, Adjunct Professor, has worked with faculty to Indigenize curriculum at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. Dr. Wolf explained why a mandatory course …Read more >

The Forgotten History of Rooster Town – free public lecture

Everyone welcome Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm Call 204-986-6450 to register Fifteen Métis families moved into shanties in the bush in and grassland in Fort Rouge in 1901 (Grant Park area) in southwest Winnipeg. Occasionally joined by non-Métis households, “Rooster Town” survived for five decades until dismantled by the City of Winnipeg in the …Read more >