Sustainability

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.

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 >