Faculty of Arts

UWinnipeg Prof tackles fake news

                                   Dr. Jason Hannan represents Canada at Global Media Forum in Germany What happens if we stop valuing the truth?  What are the consequences? That is a topic that UWinnipeg’s Dr. Jason Hannan (Rhetoric, Writing and Communications) tackled as one of three speakers representing Canada at the recent Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. …Read more >

New book on Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning

‘Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning’ (University of Alberta Press), is co-edited by UWinnipeg’s Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory, Dr. Angela Failler.

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 >

New French placement test aims to boost student success

Are you interested in studying French at UWinnipeg, but aren’t sure how your current language skills will translate at a post-secondary level? The University’s French Studies Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has created a new placement test to help ensure student success. This new French Placement Test will match incoming students …Read more >

Besner establishes memorial scholarship in creative writing

Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice President, Academic has made a generous gift to The University of Winnipeg to create an endowment in support of the new Judith F. Gainsbury Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, established in honour of his mother. As a woman with a passion for the written word, Judith, who passed away in 2003, …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof earns the 2016 Gabrielle Roy Prize

The 2016 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) has been given to ‘Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives’, edited by UWinnipeg’s Dr. Candida Rifkind and her colleague Dr. Linda Warley (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

UWinnipeg’s trio of Queen Elizabeth Scholars

Three UWinnipeg students have each earned a prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QEII) valued at $6,000 that will allow them to go overseas for three months to advance their art studies.

Catherine Taylor appointed Associate Dean of Arts at UWinnipeg

Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice-President, Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine Taylor as Associate Dean of Arts for a five-year term starting July 1, 2017. Taylor is a professor cross-appointed to the faculties of Arts and Education. She has held a variety of administrative positions at departmental, faculty, and university …Read more >

Three Prairie universities team up for Snowden lecture

    WINNIPEG, LETHBRIDGE and BRANDON — The University of Winnipeg, University of Lethbridge and Brandon University have come together to create an extraordinary opportunity for their students and communities, partnering to present U.S. intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden in a special live conversation via web-link from Russia, where he is currently living with …Read more >

Indigenous doulas to support First Nations women

WINNIPEG, MB –  When a woman from Cross Lake First Nation is going to have a baby, she boards a bus often alone, and makes a journey to Winnipeg or Thompson. She leaves behind her family supports and may be away from her community, living in a boarding home in unfamiliar surroundings, for up to …Read more >