Indigenous

Nine UWinnipeg folks selected as CBC Future 40 finalists

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates the following for being singled out by CBC Manitoba as leaders in its 2017 Future 40 campaign. Andrew Kaplan – BA 2003 Andrew has been shaping the lives of students in many different ways throughout his career. Mr. Kaplan’s energy and passion act to inspire and educate his students …Read more >

Everyone welcome to mural making event

Everyone is invited to witness and participate in a unique “live” art project which will result in a permanent mural display on The University of Winnipeg’s campus. Commissioned by UWinnipeg and Canada’s National Arts Centre, Ojibwe multi-media visual artist Jessica Canard is designing a mural called Connecting Communities, to bring together people from different backgrounds …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 >

Métis research gets $600,000 boost

Ten-year agreement adds $60,000 annually towards Métis research and enhances student supports at UWinnipeg WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) have a strong history of collaboration, and today that was strengthened with the joint announcement of an additional $600,000 to support Métis scholarship at UWinnipeg.   The agreement will …Read more >

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.