Experiential Learning

Bridging Indigenous and human rights

As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, many leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors are looking for effective strategies and insights. On June 19, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, moderated an open panel discussion that touched on reconciliation, identity, Indigenous knowledge, and relationships with the …Read more >

Executive program: respecting Indigenous and human rights

Indigenous and Human Rights: An Executive Leadership Program A unique new program developed by The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will help business executives and organizational leaders shape workplace cultures that respect Indigenous and human rights. As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to …Read more >

Youth United@Winnipeg — education, community, reconciliation

Innovative program aimed at building bridges  – read the Winnipeg Free Press story here. WINNIPEG, MB – Beginning next week, twenty University of Winnipeg students will come together in Winnipeg’s North End to spend the summer learning and working in community organizations, in an innovative program called YouthUnited@Winnipeg. In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, …Read more >

Communicating Climate Change – a unique internship

Finding practical ways to tackle and talk about climate change is keeping three students busy this winter and spring. Caitlin McVicker, Maureen Hanlon and Avery Letkemann are interning with The City of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Stakeholder Group which is helping to develop a city-wide climate action plan. For Caitlin, who is studying business and rhetoric, …Read more >

UWinnipeg students study Transcona Library reuse options

The University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) has begun researching possible reuse options for the existing Transcona Library through a new partnership funded by a Transcona Ward allocation. “Winnipeg has many great post-secondary institutions located across the City; however, no such public institutions are presently located in North East Winnipeg,” said Russ Wyatt, …Read more >

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 >