Sustainability

Mauro’s new climate project tours Saskatchewan with Suzuki

Mauro’s new climate project tours Saskatchewan with Suzuki Dr. Ian Mauro, Associate Professor (Geography) at the University of Winnipeg, is launching a new project called Climate, Cinema and Cartography that merges participatory filmmaking and geographic visualization to tell the story of how climate change will affect the Canadian Prairies. This collaborative initiative is designed to …Read more >

Collaborating with Norway on the High North

A new partnership between The University of Winnipeg and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology draws on complementary expertise involving technologies, governance frameworks, and evaluation methodologies for sustainable energy systems in the High North. The overall goal of the High North Program is to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge relevant to the High North …Read more >

Manitoba government renews support for Prairie Climate Centre

August 10, 2016  news release issued by the Manitoba government GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, MANITOBA, ONTARIO PROVIDING SUPPORT, INVESTMENT TO FRESHWATER RESEARCH AT IISD EXPERIMENTAL LAKES AREA KENORA—The governments of Canada, Manitoba and Ontario are proud to provide support and investment to the freshwater research at IISD-ELA, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Robert …Read more >

Students wade into Experimental Lakes

Dedicated UWinnipeg students are wading hip-deep in water doing research at the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario.

Examining socially responsible and green investment options

Student-led initiative on divestment sparks collaborative campus approach Following months of campus consultations and an open examination of “divestment,” The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents this evening voted to adopt a collaborative approach to the issue. It noted that UWinnipeg is updating its Sustainability Policy and Institutional Sustainability Strategy to ensure that the institution …Read more >

Ian Mauro featured in Canadian Art

Dr. Ian Mauro and Zacharias Kunuk are highlighted in the summer issue of Canadian Art, on news stands now. The article is called “Ganging Up: A cross-Canada survey of leading collaborative practices.” Mauro is at it again this summer, shooting a new film about Inuit connections to the ocean environment, told through the story of …Read more >

Chemistry student earns Campus Sustainability Recognition Award

As a dedicated chemistry student and teaching assistant, Michael Wiebe consistently went above and beyond his duties. Under the mentorship of Professor Devin Latimer, Wiebe developed a novel experiment for The University of Winnipeg’s new microwave reactor, which allows for student-led discovery of the 12 principles of Green Chemistry. An emerging area, Green Chemistry focuses …Read more >

Mapping climate change on the Canadian Prairies

  New on-line Prairie Climate Atlas puts relevant, timely research into the hands of farmers, First Peoples and decision makers Website address: climateatlas.ca In the coming decades the Prairie provinces are projected to warm much more than the globe as a whole and this presents an enormous challenge for the region. Today, the Prairie Climate …Read more >

UWinnipeg achieves significant GHG reduction

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg today announced that UWinnipeg has reduced greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 1990 levels, due in large part to a significant reduction in the last year alone. The drop in GHG emissions is particularly significant as reduction results are taking place within the context of a major campus …Read more >

Balloon photos at Science Rendezvous May 7

    Balloon update! The UWinnipeg Cloud Punchers weather balloon was launched on Tuesday, April 26 at 8:10am from FortWhyte Alive.  The total flight time was 93 minutes, touching back down by 9:43am. The SPOT GPS tracker located touchdown in Lorette, Manitoba. Data, photos and video footage will be showcased at the upcoming Science Rendezvous …Read more >