Community

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 >

Pilot project for Winnipeg youth moves forward

The University of Winnipeg is pleased that today Winnipeg City Council approved development of a pilot project — YouthUnited@Winnipeg — which will begin next summer (2017) as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. It will see 20 youth working and studying together in Winnipeg’s North End, half from the suburbs, and the other half from the …Read more >

Mennonites, Land and the Environment: A Global History Conference

This free conference is open to the academic and general community on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the University of Winnipeg. Mennonites have had a particular experience on the land.  As a people disproportionately rural and committed to relative simplicity, they had been more active in agriculture than many other faith-based …Read more >

Downtown Commons Grand Opening

Dignitaries cut the ribbon at 320 Colony Street today, officially opening the unique 14-storey apartment complex that adds more living options in downtown Winnipeg.

2016 UWinnipeg Adventure Kids Summer Camp a success!

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, tours the Adventure Kids Summer Camp with Kevin Lamoureux, Associate VP, Indigenous Affairs, inside in the campus RecPlex, August 31, 2016 This summer 2,078 Winnipeg children created bear masks, played floor hockey, participated in sharing circles and conducted fun science experiments such as creating foamy “elephant toothpaste” among …Read more >

UWinnipeg welcomes the new CEO of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress

UWinnipeg welcomes the appointment of our distinguished alum Ihor Hnatiw Michalchyshyn as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

New appointments strengthen Indigenous leadership at UWinnipeg

 Kevin Lamoureux new Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs; Jarita Greyeyes new Director of Community Learning and Engagement WINNIPEG, MB – On behalf of The University of Winnipeg community, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, congratulates Kevin Lamoureux for his appointment as Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, and Jarita Greyeyes for her new role as Director of Community …Read more >

Luncheon supports inner-city and new Canadian sports programs

The University of Winnipeg Foundation and Axworthy Health and RecPlex held the inaugural Axworthy Community Charter Fund Luncheon earlier this week. Organized by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, Clarion Hotel, Boom Done Next, and Dr. Axworthy’s family and friends, the Luncheon took place at The Clarion Hotel on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30. …Read more >