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Dec. 6 Day of Remembrance Vigil

The University of Winnipeg and the UWSA invite Students, faculty and staff to attend the: December 6 Day of Remembrance Vigil Thursday, December 6, 2007 12:30 p.m. InfoBooth foyer (1st Floor, Centennial Hall) All are welcome and encouraged to attend. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were shot and killed at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal solely …Read more >

Bill Blaikie, UWinnipeg Alumnus and Future Faculty Member, Honoured

UWinnipeg graduate/professor named Parliamentarian of the Year WINNIPEG, MB – The Honourable Reverend Bill Blaikie, MP, PC has another impressive achievement to add to his lengthy list of accomplishments today, as Maclean’s Magazine named The University of Winnipeg alumnus and future Theology and Politics faculty member, its Parliamentarian of the Year. “The University of Winnipeg …Read more >

A World Of Opportunity: UW Launches Capital Campaign

UWinnipeg Announces $70-M Fundraising Target, Largest In University’s History WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy and Campaign Chair R.M. (Bob) Kozminski today announced the launch of The University of Winnipeg’s $70-million ‘A World of Opportunity’ Capital Campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history. To date, the Campaign has …Read more >

New $14.5-Million Housing Fund to Help Renew Winnipeg’s Inner City: Mackin..

238 New Housing Units in Spence, North Portage Neighbourhoods To Receive Support Building on Manitoba’s $188-million, low-income housing strategy, Winnipeg’s inner-city will benefit from a new fund established by legislation earlier this month, which is expected to reach $14.5 million over the next four years, Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today. Two …Read more >

Night of a Thousand Dinners

Fundraiser dinner hosted by UWinnipeg Wed., November 28, 2007 7:00 p.m. Convocation Hall (2nd Floor, Wesley Hall) The University of Winnipeg Tickets: $75 (with a charitable tax receipt of approx. $50) Student tickets: Only $25 To purchase dinner tickets, please call 204.988.7135 or email All money raised will be donated to the Canadian Landmine Foundation …Read more >

Aaron Trachtenberg Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Science graduate becomes UWinnipeg’s 30th Rhodes Scholar WINNIPEG, MB – The Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee today named University of Winnipeg graduate Aaron Trachtenberg one of its three Rhodes Scholarship winners in the Prairie Region. The 21-year-old Trachtenberg – a June 2007 Bachelor of Science graduate with a major in Biopsychology – becomes UWinnipeg’s 30th Rhodes …Read more >

Taking a Stand Against Landmines

WINNIPEG, MB – Students and concerned citizens are invited to participate in an Interactive Landmines Workshop on Tue. Nov. 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm, 2M70 (Manitoba Hall) led by Michelle Hassen, The Canadian Red Cross Society Humanitarian Issues Program Coordinator. This event is one of many interactive events taking place at UWinnipeg during the Landmines Action …Read more >

UW Research Team in Nature

Biology Professor Alberto Civetta leads Genomics research at UWinnipeg WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg Biology professor Dr. Alberto Civetta is part of an international genomics research team featured in the Nov. 8, 2007 issue of the journal Nature. The cover of this month’s Nature magazine highlights an article by the Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, …Read more >

Technology, Religion & Human Security In The 21st Century

A free public lecture by distinguished alumnus Peter Denton WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association presents a lecture with Dr. Peter Denton on Technology, Religion and Human Security in the 21st Century on Thurs. Nov. 22 at 4:00 pm at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, The University of Winnipeg. This free public lecture is part …Read more >

UWinnipeg Announces New Graduate Fellowships in the History Of The Mennonites

WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy today announced the establishment of two new graduate fellowships in the history of Mennonite society and culture. The fellowships, which will honour the contributors of two prominent Manitobans – C.P. Loewen and D.F. Flett – will be available immediately to students who wish …Read more >