Opportunity Fund

The late Lindor Reynolds gives back to UWinnipeg

The late Lindor Reynolds, popular columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press, humanitarian and UWinnipeg alumni, is giving back to UWinnipeg to help youth who grew up in the child welfare system attend university. Find out more about the Lindor Reynolds bursary.  

5th Annual ‘I Heart UWinnipeg’ Dinner Raises More Than $240,000

WINNIPEG, MB – More than $240,000 was raised for The University of Winnipeg’s Opportunity Fund at the 2014 I Heart UWinnipeg dinner on May 21, 2014, the last fundraising dinner before Dr. Lloyd Axworthy retires as President and Vice-Chancellor. At the dinner an Opportunity Fund bursary was established in the name of Dr. Axworthy and …Read more >

UWinnipeg Brings Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to the Prairies

Eye-opening program brings incarcerated women and post-secondary students together to learn as peers, behind correctional facility walls. UW RELEASE – 2014/073 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, May 8, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB – This week six University of Winnipeg students boarded a bus to meet with their new classmates: six inmates at the Women’s Correctional Centre …Read more >

Get your Mother’s Day gift and support inner city youth

Druxman “Bling Key” charm available now at UWinnipeg’s bookstore Just in time for Mother’s Day, renowned Winnipeg jewelry designer Hilary Druxman, a graduate of UWinnipeg’s Collegiate, has created a new one-of-a-kind charm in support of UWinnipeg’s Opportunity Fund. The “Bling Key” design is the third and final companion charm to Druxman’s “Education is Key” series …Read more >

Chantal Kreviazuk event raises $30,095 to support children and youth

Photo: Chantal Kreviazuk donates her performance, March 26, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg community is honoured that last night, Wednesday, March 26, award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk performed at a celebratory evening, raising $30,095 to be shared equally by UWinnipeg’s Opportunity Fund and War Child Canada. More than 350 people packed the Pony Corral …Read more >

Axworthy presents humanitarian award at Juno Gala Dinner & Awards

 UWinnipeg President honoured to introduce 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recipients – Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida Photo:  Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida WINNIPEG, MB –Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg is honoured to present the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award to recipients Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida at the 2014 JUNO Gala …Read more >

Winnipeg Police and Boston Pizza support inner-city and North End youth

Donations to Opportunity Fund scholarships reaches almost $100,000 PHOTO CAPTION: Andrew Shefchyk, Director of Marketing with Boston Pizza,  Richard Enright, Franchise Boston Pizza Manitoba,  Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg with members of the Winnipeg Police Service WINNIPEG, MB – This morning in Convocation Hall, Winnipeg Police Chief Devon …Read more >

Opportunity Fund supports non-traditional students

Financial barriers removed for those under-represented in post-secondary education WINNIPEG, MB – Chelsea Grove is a single mom with a seven year-old son who is pursuing her dream of attending The University of Winnipeg – and she says she could not have done it without the financial support she received from UWinnipeg’s unique Opportunity Fund. …Read more >

UWinnipeg Collegiate grad Chantal Kreviazuk to be honoured at 2014 Juno awards

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband Raine Maida who will receive the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Juno awards in Winnipeg in March. The talented Kreviazuk is a UWinnipeg Collegiate graduate (Class of ’90) who helped launch UWinnipeg’s “Opportunity Fund” in 2006, in conjunction with Dr. Lloyd …Read more >

Former foster kids find support at UWinnipeg

This fall, 12 former foster children will have their tuition and expenses covered by UWinnipeg’s innovative Tuition Waiver Program.