Faculty of Arts

Destination Steinbach: food history truck ready to roll

People can register now to share food stories, recipes Dr. Janis Thiessen is hitting the road to ask Manitobans in the Steinbach area to share their food histories and family recipes and she’s inviting people to register now to participate. Thiessen, Associate Professor (History) and Associate Director of the Oral History Centre at The University of …Read more >

Community celebrates grand opening of Merchants Corner

WINNIPEG, MB – Guided by Elders Stan McKay and Ann Callahan, involving countless hours of community conversations and consultations, it is a dream seven years in the making: Today Merchants Corner, an innovative education, community and housing hub that is transforming the iconic intersection of Selkirk Avenue and Andrews Street in Winnipeg’s North End, officially …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 >

Dr. Shauna MacKinnon book release April 1

There is increasing pressure on university scholars to reach beyond the “ivory tower” and engage in collaborative research with communities. But what does this actually mean? What is community-based participatory research (CBPR) and what does engagement look like? Find out more about Practising Community-Based Participatory Research here.

Rhetoric prof shares research on classic sci-fi and new media

Hello, Dave…or rather, Dr. Matthew Flisfeder. The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications professor is the keynote speaker at an upcoming event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia on March 24. Flisfeder’s talk, titled “‘It can only be attributable to human error’: Reading the Hysterical …Read more >

Ancient beer in the modern world

A University of Winnipeg classicist has teamed up with Barn Hammer Brewery to bring the beverages of the ancient world into the 21st century.

Using personal experiences to help others communicate

This profile is part of our Education with Impact series. Find out how you can make a difference by studying psychology at The University of Winnipeg here. Janel Bortoluzzi is currently learning everything she can about the brain and how it works, so she can help people with communications barriers in the future. Once she …Read more >

Empowering marginalized voices through theatre and film

This profile is part of our Education with Impact series. Find out how you can make a difference by studying theatre and film at The University of Winnipeg here. Melissa Langdon is a fourth-year honours student in UWinnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film. Her decision to study theatre at a post-secondary level stems from her …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 >

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 >