Faculty of Arts

Book on Brian Sinclair co-authored by UWinnipeg history prof

A new book co-authored by UWinnipeg history professor Mary Jane Logan McCallum and University of Manitoba history professor Adele Perry examines the story of Brian Sinclair, a middle-aged, non-Status Anishinaabeg resident of Winnipeg, who arrived in the emergency room of a major downtown hospital in 2008 — and ultimately died from an easily treatable infection …Read more >

Research finds that rules of civility apply, even to Trump

New research by a UWinnipeg psychology professor suggests that incivility harms politicians’ reputations — even during adversarial debate in partisan political environments, and even with the politicians’ most diehard supporters. In a joint study by Dr. Jeremy Frimer, associate professor in psychology at The University of Winnipeg, and Dr. Linda J. Skitka of the University …Read more >

UWinnipeg research scholar tackles TRC calls to action

Recent information from Statistics Canada shows that Indigenous youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17, even though they comprise only eight per cent of the country’s youth population. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report was tabled in 2015, one in five of its recommendations addressed needs …Read more >

Indigenous scholars launch Indigenous history website

ShekonNeechie.ca comes to life on National Indigenous Peoples Day    WINNIPEG, MB- ShekonNeechie.ca is a new platform for Indigenous historians to gather as an e-community and share their ideas or works in progress. The website was founded and directed by seven Indigenous historians including Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum (University of Winnipeg) Dr. Robert Innes, …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof’s book receives first prize nationally

Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gender Approach, written by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Tanya Narozhna, Associate Professor, Political Science (in collaboration with Dr. Andy Knight) has been selected as the first prize winner in the 2018 Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Outstanding Scholarship Prize competition. The review committee states “this year’s winning …Read more >

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 >