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Snowden, Davis, Shiva: Purchase your pass now!

 A limited number of passes are now available guaranteeing admission to each keynote address and all panels scheduled for The University of Winnipeg May 2017 CLASS Spring Institute. Passes are $200 each and are transferable. Hear renowned American activist, Angela Davis; globally-known Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier; Canadian writer Gary Geddes; former chair of the …Read more >

Help support Merchants Corner

WINNIPEG, MB – An exciting educational and community initiative is underway in Winnipeg’s North End and people can help support the transformation: A crowdfunding campaign is now live to fund community-based educational and cultural programs, language programs and youth social enterprise employment programs. The 100-year-old Merchants Hotel, along with six adjoining city lots, has been …Read more >

May lectures feature extraordinary speakers

EDWARD SNOWDEN, VANDANA SHIVA, ANGELA DAVIS – May lectures bring thought-provoking ideas to campus as UWinnipeg celebrates 50th anniversary WINNIPEG, MB –Two extraordinary individuals will deliver the Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the Public Good — former US intelligence officer and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, (May 9 via webcast) and eco-feminist, Dr. …Read more >

Spring Break Camp a fun week for inner-city children

Generous donors make free day camp possible A community day camp for up to 20 children and youth is providing fun learning experiences at UWinnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre throughout the spring break week. Activities include lessons in robotics, working with snap circuits (electronics), science experiments, arts and crafts, Anishinaabe language classes and Anishinaabemowin games, …Read more >

Student helps bring Spring Pow Wow to life March 18

It takes many hardworking volunteers to organize the very successful UWinnipeg Spring Pow Wow, and student Teddy Lands has stepped up to recruit and coordinate those helping hands. UWinnipeg’s 15th Annual Spring Pow Wow honours Indigenous graduates, their professors and families in a day-long celebration and feast. Lands was motivated to help because she remembers …Read more >

Michael Weinrath — Book Launch March 9

McNally Robinson Booksellers at 1120 Grant Avenue Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 7:00 pm – in the Atrium Dr. Weinrath will launch Behind the Walls: Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons (UBC Press). Despite falling crime rates, more rights for inmates, and better training for correctional officers, Canada’s prison population is …Read more >

Inner city after-school flag football program alive at UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB., March 2, 2017 – The Winnipeg Police Association is now the presenting partner of the Winnipeg Youth Football Club, a weekly after-school flag football program for youth in Winnipeg’s core area that has taken place each winter for the last four years. The Winnipeg Youth Football Club is run by the Winnipeg Blue …Read more >

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 >