Indigenous

INSURGENCE at the WAG curated by UWinnipeg’s Dr. Julie Nagam

There is an INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, groundbreaking exhibition focused on leading and emerging Indigenous artists from across Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) co-curated by UWinnipeg’s Dr. Julie Nagam.
This exhibition opens on September 22, 2017 and runs until April 2018.

More Indigenous students seeking advanced degrees

               Overall enrolment for Fall 2017 stable with 9,359 students WINNIPEG, MB – The number of Indigenous students choosing to continue their studies in graduate programs at The University of Winnipeg has almost doubled , and incoming Indigenous students now constitute 13% of the student body  (up from 12% last year), among the highest …Read more >

Paddling to prestigious Indigenous film festival

Collaborative film about Heiltsuk canoe culture accepted to prestigious Indigenous film festival       BELLA BELLA, B.C. AND WINNIPEG, M.B. – A documentary film co-produced by the Heiltsuk Nations’ Tribal Council and University of Winnipeg was accepted into ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, which is the largest Indigenous film festival in the world. The film, called …Read more >

Lamoureux takes leave to join NCTR

Kevin Lamoureux, UWinnipeg’s Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, is taking a one-year leave for an interchange with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Lamoureux will assume the role of National Education Lead effective September 5, 2017. “We have been privileged to have such a talented, articulate leader at the forefront of our reconciliation efforts at …Read more >

Recognizing Bob Kozminski with Duff Roblin Award

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to honour Dr. R.M (Bob) Kozminski, at the 2017 Duff Roblin Award Dinner, to be held Thursday, October 26, at The Fort Garry Hotel. The Duff Roblin Award recognizes outstanding Manitobans for their commitment to education and community. An alumnus of The University of Winnipeg (BA …Read more >

A step towards reconciliation

The Indigenous Course Requirement came into effect for all new undergraduate students in September 2016. Read about the initiative’s first year.

UWinnipeg receives CFI funding for two research centres

The University of Winnipeg will be opening two new research centres thanks to generous funding provided through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Research Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and in-kind funding for a total of over $300,000.

Land-based learning at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation

UWinnipeg students learn from Elders about traditional plants and medicines WINNIPEG, MB – Eight University of Winnipeg students have just returned from a unique field school hosted by Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation (located just south of Riding Mountain National Park) where they learned about Indigenous ethnobotany. Students participate and learn from Elders about the 40 …Read more >

Creating reconciliation: Youth United@Winnipeg students present

Students reflect on their North End summer experience WINNIPEG, MB – Since May, 20 University of Winnipeg students have gone to work and class every day in the North End as participants in a unique learning program aimed at building greater understanding and reconciliation. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 10, they gather to share their experiences in …Read more >

Learn to speak Ojibwe at UWinnipeg

This month UWinnipeg is offering an intensive Ojibwe course that includes a land-based that portion takes place at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation near Riding Mountain National Park.