University of Winnipeg Foundation

Crowdfunding to help endangered butterfly preserve in Manitoba

Collaboration and urgency needed now more than ever to save the poweshiek skipperling  WINNIPEG, MB – Wednesday,  July 19, 2017  —  The Nature Conservancy of Canada, The University of Winnipeg and research teams from across the continent are excited and relieved to confirm the presence of the endangered poweshiek skipperling butterfly in the Tall Grass …Read more >

Leatherdale Hall grand opening

This $5 million project adds new meeting space for campus, community and Collegiate. Leatherdale Hall today officially swings opens its doors as a new meeting space on campus for students and the community, made possible by the generous lead gift of $2.5 million from Louise and the late Dr. Douglas Leatherdale.

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 >

Besner establishes memorial scholarship in creative writing

Dr. Neil Besner, Provost and Vice President, Academic has made a generous gift to The University of Winnipeg to create an endowment in support of the new Judith F. Gainsbury Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, established in honour of his mother. As a woman with a passion for the written word, Judith, who passed away in 2003, …Read more >

Reserved seating available now for individual May lectures

May lectures bring thought-provoking ideas to campus Anyone who is interested can secure reserved seating to each individual lecture now for a donation of $30 (all funds go to support future public lectures in this series). Two extraordinary individuals will deliver the Spring 2017 Axworthy Distinguished Lectures on Social Justice and the Public Good — …Read more >

Help support Merchants Corner

WINNIPEG, MB – An exciting educational and community initiative is underway in Winnipeg’s North End and people can help support the transformation: A crowdfunding campaign is now live to fund community-based educational and cultural programs, language programs and youth social enterprise employment programs. The 100-year-old Merchants Hotel, along with six adjoining city lots, has been …Read more >

Celebrating student success – awards night

Awards Night honours students and donors for valuing academic excellence.

50/50 Raffle draw celebrating 50th anniversary on January 9

2017 is special for The University of Winnipeg as we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a year of events and activities. We have created two unique funds in honour of the anniversary to support students – the   50th Anniversary Opportunity Fund Bursary and the 50th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship. Tickets are available on campus Mondays and …Read more >

10th Duff Roblin Dinner raised more than $160,000 for UWinnipeg

Over 500 guests gathered at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre on November 15th, 2016 to honour Dr. Gerry Price, Chairman and CEO of the Price Group of Companies, with the 10th Annual Duff Roblin Award. A beloved UWinnipeg tradition in its tenth year, this prestigious award pays tribute to former Premier and …Read more >

UWinnipeg celebrates the Susan A. Thompson Building

Today, Winnipeg’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming the Administration Building (510 Main Street) the Susan A. Thompson Building.