Sustainability

Jane Goodall to receive Honorary Doctorate on September 29

The University of Winnipeg is proud to announce that renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws at a special ceremony to be held on Friday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Dr. Goodall inspired a capacity crowd at UWinnipeg in September 2015 as the second speaker in The …Read more >

Carbon pricing in Manitoba essential, says new coalition

WINNIPEG—A new coalition, the Manitoba Carbon Pricing Coalition, is urging the provincial government to introduce a Manitoba carbon price in 2018. The Manitoba Carbon Pricing Coalition, comprised of a group of diverse local organizations, encourages the province to commit to a carbon price. While members of the coalition have different recommendations for how to best …Read more >

Board of Regents receives new responsible investing policy

 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents this evening received a new  policy to guide endowments.  Created and approved by UWinnipeg’s Foundation, the responsible investing policy commits to establishing a renewable energy investment fund ie: a “green fund” as a new option for investors. Following months of internal and external consultations and …Read more >

GESA Eco-Grant winner earns Campus Sustainability Award

A knowledgeable and engaged environmental advocate, fourth-year science student Rebecca Pedneault has earned The University of Winnipeg’s 2017 Campus Sustainability Award for her contributions to campus waste reduction. Earlier this year, Pedneault introduced a campus-wide plastic bag recycling program designed to expand UWinnipeg’s comprehensive recycling program and educate the University community on environmentally-friendly bag disposal. …Read more >

New PACE program brings business and sustainability together

Sustainability is a pillar of good corporate citizenship in today’s business world. Beginning September 2017, The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) is offering a new program designed to give professionals the skills they need to become leaders in corporate responsibility. Graduates of PACE’s new Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Certificate program will …Read more >

Winnipeg research helps Calgary and Edmonton with climate change

Cities that invest in climate resilience can save residents money while preparing for climate risks, says new research commissioned by Calgary and Edmonton. The research series Building a Climate-Resilient City by the Winnipeg-based Prairie Climate Centre outlines steps that cities can take to engage in climate risk management in a range of areas, including transportation, …Read more >

Student-led plastic bag recycling program launches at UWinnipeg

Fourth-year science student, Rebecca Pedneault, is taking campus waste reduction to the next level with her plastic bag recycling program.

UWinnipeg students raising awareness about urban bees

A group of University of Winnipeg students is hosting an interactive event this week to raise awareness about some of downtown Winnipeg’s smallest — and busiest — residents. Students are invited to take part in the Urban Been Program on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm in McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence. The event …Read more >

Connecting farmers with eaters

Alumna Kalynn Spain used her development background to launch an online database that features more than 130 small farms from across Manitoba.

Further collaboration with Norway on energy

Trondheim, Norway:  A UWinnipeg team is in Norway to strengthen energy research and sustainability initiatives. This is part of a three year project with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), funded by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education. An exciting aspect of this program is the development of comparative course focused …Read more >