Faculty of Arts

Federal prisoners from across Canada issue a call for penal reform

In the latest issue of the peer reviewed  Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, federal prisoners from across Canada issue a call for penal reform and social change. The editors are Jarred Shook, Bridget McInnis, Justin Piche and Kevin Walby. Dr. Kevin Walby is Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice …Read more >

Research to chew on

  It might look like an ordinary food truck as it drives into town, but it will actually be a rolling research station sizzling with surprises inside. Dr. Janis Thiessen is cooking up a plan to hit the road and ask Manitobans to share their food memories, histories, family recipes and even hop aboard to …Read more >

Does the municipal electoral system need reforms?

New paper looks at the potential for electoral reform and its consequences City of Winnipeg voters will head to the polls next October, as will people in many other municipalities across the country. It is timely to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? A new paper by University of …Read more >

Senators host public forum on refugees Oct 24

Two Canadian Senators, the Honourable Jim Munson and the Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, are hosting a free, public event at The University of Winnipeg titled Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story. Presented by the Department of Political Science at UWinnipeg, this is a community conversation and everyone is welcome. WHEN:     Tuesday, October 24  (coffee …Read more >

Supporting Indigenous research

New UWinnipeg award provides up to $25,000 to faculty member WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum as the inaugural Indigenous Research Scholar Award recipient (UWIRSA). Dr. McCallum, Professor (History), intends to use the research funds to pursue several projects, including completion of a volume on Indigenous …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof partners on new LGBTQI2S school survey

       Egale Canada to undertake second national inquiry of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Canadian schools Egale Canada today announced that, following a successful and revealing first national school climate survey, it will be partnering once again with Dr. Catherine Taylor and Dr. Tracey Peter to do a second national inquiry on the state of …Read more >

UWinnipeg film director wins significant award for The Last Ride

The Last Ride was recently selected as the Jury Awards Best Canadian Documentary Short at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). The Director is Rick Skene, University of Winnipeg associate professor, Department of Theatre and Film. It is now eligible for an Oscar. The documentary is the story of music icon Errol “C-Weed” Ranville, his …Read more >

Snack foods book launch Oct 10

Chips, cheezies or chocolate? We all have our favourite go-to snack foods. On October 10 at 7:00 pm, a new book will be launched at McNally Robinson that explores the unique history of Canadian snack foods. Dr. Janis Thiessen is an associate professor of History and Associate Director of the Oral History Centre at the …Read more >

Meet our Autumn Valedictorian – Annie McBay

McBay graduates from a 4-year Honours degree program in Religion and Culture with an impressive academic and research track record. She has consistently produced high quality research papers while maintaining a strong grade point average.

Renowned scholar to receive Honorary Doctor of Laws

PLEASE SEE ALSO: Andi Sharma to receive Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Jack Zipes is a world-renowned scholar of fairy-tale studies and children’s literature and strong mentor to countless students and colleagues. The University of Winnipeg is proud to present Dr. Zipes with an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Autumn 2017 Convocation, on Friday, October 13, …Read more >