Research

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 >

Investing in universities produces great dividends

In today’s Winnipeg Free Press, (March 19, 2018), Dr. Manish Pandey calculates the economic effect UWinnipeg has on the provincial economy. Dr. Pandey is a Professor (Economics) and Acing Vice-President, Research and Innovation, at UWinnipeg. Read the article here.    

Understanding diseases in the brain

UWinnipeg prof Melanie Martin and her students publish findings in two prestigious journals A team of researchers led by University of Winnipeg Physics professor Dr. Melanie Martin has found early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). “We developed a method using MRI to isolate signals from parts of the …Read more >

Investment in fundamental research benefits us all

Published in the Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, March 1, 2018           By Annette Trimbee This week, the federal government announced a major investment in fundamental research that is being enthusiastically welcomed throughout the nation’s research community. Budget 2018 includes a commitment of $3.8 billion over the next five years which will be provided via the …Read more >

Celebrating academic excellence – Anthropology

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates Ivan Roksandic (Associate Professor, Anthropology) whose book, Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, has recently been recognized by Choice as a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Academic Titles award. Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, edited by Ivan Roksandic, includes chapters by Ivan Roksandic, Mirjana Roksandic (Professor, Anthropology), Yadira Chinique des …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 prof appointed to prestigious international advisory board

University of Winnipeg chemistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Discovery, Dr. Chris Wiebe, has been promoted to the Instrument Advisory Board at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Knoxville, Tennessee. This prestigious and international group of scientists oversees future development of instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope …Read more >

Helping Canadian educators meet the needs of refugee students

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Jan Stewart and Dr. Lorna Martin have co-authored a book aimed at helping educators support refugee and newcomer youth.

Tracking attitudes towards mental illness

UWinnipeg prof receives $56,000 grant as part of international study People with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often face social isolation because others are fearful and uninformed about these conditions. An international study hopes to lessen the stigma and give young people more information about mental health disorders using a virtual reality …Read more >