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Jane’s Walk

Explore 14 Winnipeg neighbourhoods on foot this weekend  WINNIPEG, MB – On Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, Winnipeg will join ten North American cities in hosting Jane’s Walk, a tribute to the late Jane Jacobs, renowned urban thinker, writer and promoter of livability and walkable cities. The walks are free and open to …Read more >

Artists & Activism: Creating Change

Art Building Community Symposium takes place from May 9-11, 2008 WINNIPEG, MB – A rich palette of local, national and international artists, activists, curators and cultural workers will descend on the UWinnipeg campus for the Art Building Community Symposium (ABC) from May 9-11, 2008. The symposium sponsored by The University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s …Read more >

Attracting Chinese Students

UWinnipeg partnership with Beijing school offers new opportunities WINNIPEG, MB – More students from China will be able to attend The University of Winnipeg beginning September, 2008 as a result of an agreement signed today by UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Dr. Francis Pang, Chairman of Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada. Concord College …Read more >

UWinnipeg Opens its Doors to More Students

Extra supports designed to enhance first-year student success WINNIPEG, MB – Being a first-year student at The University of Winnipeg just got better. The University’s Senate approved significant changes to its first-year admissions requirements that will increase post-secondary access for students. As well, the Senate approved increases to student supports that will enhance student success …Read more >

Public Health Lecture Focuses on Aboriginal Women’s Health

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Urban and Inner-City Studies and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invite students, faculty, staff and the community to a free lecture featuring Dr. Priscilla Settee on Tuesday May 6, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 pm at UWinnipeg, Room 2M70, (Manitoba Hall, 515 Portage Avenue). She will be speaking …Read more >

Collegiate Students Walk for Water

Event to help people in Kenya access clean drinking water WINNIPEG, MB – Rain showers bring clean water opportunities to Kalimini, Kenya with the help of Grade 10 students at The University of Winnipeg Collegiate. The students will Walk for Water on Friday, April 25 at 12:00 pm meeting on the Front Lawn of UWinnipeg …Read more >

Three UWinnipeg Writers Nominated for Manitoba Book Awards

WINNIPEG, MB – Celebrating 20 years of exceptional Manitoba writers, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and McNally Robinson Booksellers will pay tribute to Manitoba’s writing community this weekend. Three UWinnipeg writers are among those up for book awards – Hans Werner, Perry Nodelman and Deborah Schnitzer – have each been nominated in different categories. The winners will …Read more >

UWinnipeg Pedals Closer to Bike Station

First Sustainable Transportation Hub for city WINNIPEG, MB – Yesterday, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau announced a $15,000 grant for UWinnipeg’s Sustainable Transportation Hub & Bike Station (HUB). This money will go towards the architectural concept and development of this eco-friendly transportation HUB. “This generous grant is great for The University of …Read more >

Aboriginal Housing Plan Alerts to Potential Crisis

MUNHA Report outlines challenges and possible solutions WINNIPEG, MB – Aboriginal housing in Winnipeg is nearly at a crisis level according to the Manitoba Urban Native Housing Association (MUNHA), which today launched its Winnipeg Aboriginal Housing Plan that outlines the challenges and potential for creating a positive change in Winnipeg through the long-term investment in …Read more >

ecoEnergy for Personal Vehicles Program Launched on Earth Day

Driver behaviour studied WINNIPEG, MB – The Centre for Sustainable Transportation (CST) at The University of Winnipeg today announced the “ecoEnergy for Personal Vehicles Program” supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). The project involves a year-long study aimed at raising driver awareness about idling and Green House Gas emissions, using a device called “Otto.” Otto …Read more >