Indigenous

Statement from Dr. Annette Trimbee (re: Tina Fontaine)

With the trial of Raymond Cormier in the news, many of us in the UWinnipeg community have been thinking often of Tina Fontaine. Tina Fontaine was a young Indigenous person and a member of our community whose murder sparked national outrage and drew attention to the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. …Read more >

Statement from Dr. Annette Trimbee in support of Indigenous community

The University of Winnipeg is committed to creating safer spaces for students and community members, particularly Indigenous peoples. Like many across the country, we in the UWinnipeg community are saddened by the needless loss of young lives and futures, including Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. Tina was a member of the community in which we …Read more >

A film on revitalizing Lord Selkirk Park – free screening

The Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies invites all to a free public screening of A Good Place to Live, followed by a Q and A discussion with Lord Selkirk Park community members and Professor Jim Silver.  Directed by Ian Mauro and Jim Silver, the film about Lord Selkirk Place, a public housing initiative in …Read more >

Louis Riel Bursaries – meet the talented Métis students

80 Métis students receive Louis Riel bursaries for 2017-2018 WINNIPEG, MB –As we approach Louis Riel Day in Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg is proud to celebrate the achievements of 80 Métis students who have received Louis Riel bursaries for this academic year.  Since 1999, the Manitoba Metis Federation and its education arm, the Louis …Read more >

Student, mom, inspiring role-model – meet Aja Oliver

  A few short years ago, Aja Oliver would not have believed she would be working as a community support worker while attending classes at The University of Winnipeg. The 35 year-old single mother with four children, who range from 7 to 18 years old, now feels “there is nothing I cannot do.”  The remarkable …Read more >

Jamie Wilson to talk Indigenous economic development at UWinnipeg

Guest Speaker Jamie Wilson – Indigenous Economic Development – all welcome Wednesday, February 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Leatherdale Hall A new course is underway at The University of Winnipeg that examines economic development issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada, including such topical issues as natural resource development. Offered in the Faculty of Business …Read more >

Supporting Métis research and students

The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that brings an additional $600,000 to campus to support Métis scholarship at UWinnipeg over the next decade.    Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg and Dr. David Chartrand, President, MMF, say the new initiative builds on a strong …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s MDP earns Cando certification

The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando), has approved MDP graduates to also obtain Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer certification. This gives UWinnipeg graduates a competitive advantage if they want to work with Indigenous communities in Canada.

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Julie Nagam hosts symposium on Indigenous Futures

Speakers from all over the world are coming to Winnipeg to discuss Indigenous art, media, scholarship, and cultural innovation from around the globe from November 28 – December 2, 2017 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

UWinnipeg researchers participate in Indigenous Health Symposium

On Wednesday, November 22 and Thursday, November 23, two UWinnipeg researchers are presenting at the 5th annual Indigenous Health Symposium, Looking Forward, Pushing Back: Research, Resistance, Resurgence, hosted by the University of Manitoba. Keynote Speakers: Wednesday, November 22 at 10:00 am Dr. Mary Jane McCallum & Dr. Scott de Groot White Supremacy and Indigenous Health …Read more >