Faculty of Arts

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 >

Faculty researchers receive over $3 million in SSHRC grants

WINNIPEG, MB –The full list of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants were announced today, and University of Winnipeg faculty researchers have received a total of $3,140,208. “The University of Winnipeg is very pleased to receive these outstanding research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which recognizes our …Read more >

Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society

Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society  (Fernwood Publishing). What do Canadian films say about crime and justice in Canada? What purpose to Canadian crime films serve politically and culturally? Screening Justice is a scholarly exploration of films that focus on crime and justice in Canada that was released earlier this month.  Crime films …Read more >

UWinnipeg instructor earns fellowship to study paleoart in England

UWinnipeg alumna and instructor Dr. Sarah Bezan is heading across the pond in January to begin a two-year fellowship at the University of Sheffield’s Animal Studies Research Centre in England thanks to a prestigious award. Bezan was recently selected as a Newton International Fellow, which is given annually to 40 early stage post-doctoral researchers from …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 >

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 Jarrod 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 >

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 >