UW Community Renewal Corporation

Two UWinnipeg campus projects highlighted at City Access awards

Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons noted for accessibility features The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has developed two building projects which today are receiving City of Winnipeg Access awards. Leatherdale Hall and Downtown Commons are both included in the “Circle of Merit” category which singles out projects that incorporate accessibility and universal design. …Read more >

Research to chew on

  It might look like an ordinary food truck as it drives into town, but it will actually be a rolling research station sizzling with surprises inside. Dr. Janis Thiessen is cooking up a plan to hit the road and ask Manitobans to share their food memories, histories, family recipes and even hop aboard to …Read more >

Diversity Foods a leader in North America – Sierra Club magazine

The University of Winnipeg and Vermont’s Sterling College are tied for number one spot in Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools 2017 ranking in the food category, out of 227 undergraduate colleges and universities in North America which participated. Diversity Foods was founded as a partnership between UWinnipeg’s Community Renewal Corporation and SEED Winnipeg in 2009 to …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.

Artwork on campus inspired by ancient Indigenous medicine wheel

Wall etching creates visible welcome at Axworthy Health and RecPlex WINNIPEG, MB –In partnership with Ebb and Flow First Nation, The University of Winnipeg today unveiled a new collaborative public artwork that becomes the welcoming entrance of the Axworthy Health and RecPlex, at 350 Spence Street. The wall etching, entitled ASIN, meaning stone in Ojibwe, …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 >

LEED Gold for Axworthy Health & RecPlex

UWinnipeg’s Axworthy Health & RecPlex today joined sustainability leaders with a LEED Gold designation. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental …Read more >

Downtown Commons Grand Opening

Dignitaries cut the ribbon at 320 Colony Street today, officially opening the unique 14-storey apartment complex that adds more living options in downtown Winnipeg.

Campus Construction Update

The campus community is advised there will be a temporary pedestrian detour this fall, to facilitate the safe access of transport and delivery trucks to the Leatherdale Hall construction site. Effective August 22nd, Spence Street will be divided into two lanes: the west side is for pedestrian and cyclist use; the east side is reserved …Read more >

Construction begins on new Leatherdale Hall

  A ground-breaking ceremony was held today to celebrate construction of Leatherdale Hall, a $ 4.75 million dollar addition to The University of Winnipeg’s Wesley Hall and the Collegiate high school on campus. A generous lead gift of $2.5 million in November 2015 from the late Dr. Douglas W. and Mrs. Louise Leatherdale has attracted …Read more >