Sustainability

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 >

The Future of Manitoba’s fishery – election forum April 5

Everyone is invited to attend an all-party election forum on the future of Manitoba’s fish and fishery resources. Manitoba’s fishery resources are important to all Manitobans. For many, and especially Indigenous peoples, they are an important source of food. We also have a large and economically important recreational fishery and a commercial fishing industry that …Read more >

Divestment Dialogue on campus

UWinnipeg is currently examining the issue of fossil fuel divestment as it pertains to both Foundation endowment and pension plan investments. Fossil fuel divestment is the removal of assets including stocks, bonds, and investment funds from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels. In 2014, divestment at UWinnipeg was raised by the University of Winnipeg Students’ …Read more >