Experiential Learning

Out of the classroom and into the pond

Two UWinnipeg undergrad students recently plunged waist-deep into a research project at FortWhyte Alive. Every two weeks from mid-August until the end of October, Hamza Amjad and Jeremy Leathers waded into the ponds at FortWhyte to collect data from a series of bubble traps they built. The traps were designed to capture greenhouse gas-containing bubbles …Read more >

First Masters in Management class gets underway

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s newest graduate program, a Masters in Management with a specialization in Technology, Innovation and Operations (MiM) is now underway with 13 students enrolled. This industry-driven graduate degree focuses on developing critical thinkers at a senior management level and is aimed at professionals who are seeking additional management credentials. …Read more >

Land-based learning at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation

UWinnipeg students learn from Elders about traditional plants and medicines WINNIPEG, MB – Eight University of Winnipeg students have just returned from a unique field school hosted by Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation (located just south of Riding Mountain National Park) where they learned about Indigenous ethnobotany. Students participate and learn from Elders about the 40 …Read more >

From the Senate to the classroom

MB Senator Marilou McPhedran returns to UWinnipeg to inspire next generation WINNIPEG, MB – This morning, as 30 students file into their Global College classroom at The University of Winnipeg, they face a different sort of teacher – Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedran is at the helm.  For student Melissa McGillis, that adds an exciting new …Read more >

Celebrating Indigenous Summer Scholars

  WINNIPEG, MB –As we mark National Aboriginal Day, The University of Winnipeg celebrates eight outstanding Indigenous students who are spending their summer researching projects ranging from clean water on First Nations to using art and digital media to create new dialogues in Canada. From June 12 – August 18, 2017, the new Indigenous Summer …Read more >

Learning about Indigenous foods in the field

As a part of The University of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Food Systems field course, a group of ten UWinnipeg students has just returned from Fisher River Cree Nation where they learned how to catch and process fish, among other skills. From May 23 to 27, 2017, the students collaborated with Charles Sinclair School students and teachers …Read more >

Let’s Talk Science Camp volunteers needed

Hundreds of kids from inner-city schools are set to converge on The University of Winnipeg next month to participate in fun, hands-on science activities. The annual summer day-camp is organized in collaboration with UWinnipeg’s Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program and the Boys and Girls Club of Canada’s Community School Investigators (CSI) Summer Learning Program. Roughly …Read more >

UWinnipeg embraces TRC “Calls to Action”

   Journey towards reconciliation: second anniversary of TRC report WINNIPEG, MB –It was two years ago, June 2, 2015, when the nation paused to listen to (now Senator) Murray Sinclair deliver the seminal Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report – a blueprint for change with specific Calls to Action aimed at bridging the divide between First …Read more >

Youth United@Winnipeg comes to life

Breaking barriers, building bridges in the spirit of reconciliation WINNIPEG, MB – “It is up to every Canadian to be an ally in the journey to achieving both truth and reconciliation.” UWinnipeg student participant, Kailey Bradco Kailey Bradco is one of twenty University of Winnipeg students taking part in a ground-breaking summer learning program that …Read more >

Spring and Summer Institutes offered for 2017

___________________________________ Indigenous Ethnobotany – July and August Shailesh Shukla, Indigenous Studies Pre-requisite: IS-1015, IS-3012/ANTH-3170 or permission of Instructor – and love for plants! After very encouraging response from students in last three years, this course is offered for a fourth year. Students participate and learn about the 50 medicinal, nutritional and cultural uses of plants from …Read more >