Sustainability

Communicating Climate Change – a unique internship

Finding practical ways to tackle and talk about climate change is keeping three students busy this winter and spring. Caitlin McVicker, Maureen Hanlon and Avery Letkemann are interning with The City of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Stakeholder Group which is helping to develop a city-wide climate action plan. For Caitlin, who is studying business and rhetoric, …Read more >

Two UWinnipeg campus projects highlighted at City Access awards

Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons noted for accessibility features The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has developed two building projects which today are receiving City of Winnipeg Access awards. Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons are both included in the “Circle of Merit” category which singles out projects that incorporate accessibility and universal design. …Read more >

Diversity Foods a top performer in North America — again

Students and visitors at The University of Winnipeg are eating some of the best and most sustainable campus meals in North America, thanks to Diversity Food Services. This week the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)  released its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and for the third year in a row, UWinnipeg …Read more >

GoManitoba makes commuting to campus more sustainable

UWinnipeg’s Campus Sustainability Office has teamed up with GoManitoba, a brand new ride matching service, to help the University community get to class and work in a more sustainable way.

Campus sustainability awards to be given at convocation

UWinnipeg honours two campus sustainability champions, Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick and Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, for their meritorious contributions to campus sustainability at the 2017 Autumn Convocation.

Diversity Foods a leader in North America – Sierra Club magazine

The University of Winnipeg and Vermont’s Sterling College are tied for number one spot in Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools 2017 ranking in the food category, out of 227 undergraduate colleges and universities in North America which participated. Diversity Foods was founded as a partnership between UWinnipeg’s Community Renewal Corporation and SEED Winnipeg in 2009 to …Read more >

Norwegian students study energy, sustainability at UWinnipeg

The University of Winnipeg hosted its first cohort of Norwegian exchange students this week as part of its ongoing Norway-Canada Sustainable Energy Project.

Growing biodiversity at home

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Alan Diduck is involved in a study on the experiences of Winnipeg gardeners and the reasons some of them choose to incorporate native flora and fauna into their yard.

Harmful algal blooms investigated in water bodies across Canada

WINNIPEG, MB – A new scientific article published today, co-authored by a University of Winnipeg researcher, contains news relevant to the health of Canada’s freshwaters. Manitobans love their lakes and are keenly aware of the impact of algal blooms. The new study investigates why and how the blooms exist. Lead author, Dr. Diane Orihel, is …Read more >

UWinnipeg launches new institutional Sustainability Strategy

This week, the University launched a new Sustainability Strategy that builds on the successes of the last decade and provides concrete, measurable targets for reducing our overall environmental impact.