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Eco-Kids Graduate

Forty inner-city children received certificates of completion WINNIPEG, MB – A very special graduation involving forty inner-city school children took place at The University of Winnipeg on Friday, June 27. The Grade 6 children from Strathcona Elementary School received certificates for completing the first Eco-Kids on Campus program, which saw them study science and experiment …Read more >

Prof Featured on Nova scienceNow

WINNIPEG, MB – One of the most popular science programs in North America is featuring the work of UWinnipeg Anthropology professor, Dr. Mary Silcox on Wednesday, July 9 (PBS TV). Nova scienceNow, an offshoot of NOVA, will air the story about Dr. Silcox’s work with the most primitive primate skeleton known. The skeleton is of a …Read more >

Board of Regents Approves UWinnipeg Budget For 2008-09

Balanced budget prudently addresses financial challenges WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents last night approved the University’s budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The budget is a balanced budget that projects revenues & expenditures of $88.9-million. Achieving a balanced budget in the face of rising expenses, changing enrolment demographics and a …Read more >

Board of Regents Re-Appoints Lloyd Axworthy As President

UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor given mandate through 2014. WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents last night approved the re-appointment of Dr. Lloyd Axworthy as President for a five-year term ending March 31, 2014. Axworthy’s present appointment continues through to the end of March 2009. The Board formed an advisory committee earlier …Read more >

UWinnipeg Prof Joins Canadian Olympic Medical Team

Dr. Glen Bergeron Off To Beijing This August WINNIPEG, MB – Seven weeks from now, Dr. Glen Bergeron will be helping Canada’s elite cyclists battle the effects of heat, humidity and air pollution in Beijing, China as they head into the Summer Olympics. Bergeron, associate professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied …Read more >


Shaneen Robinson draws national and local accolades WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg congratulates new graduate Shaneen Robinson for a trio of awards she is receiving this week, two of which are national. Robinson, who graduated from UWinnipeg earlier this month with a BA in Communications, is receiving two awards Saturday, June 21, which …Read more >

Kevin Chief To Receive Spirit Of The Earth Award

WINNIPEG, MB – On behalf of The University of Winnipeg’s Innovative Learning Centre’s Eco-Kids and Enviro Tech programs, Kevin Chief will receive a 2008 Manitoba Hydro Spirit of the Earth Award Saturday, June 21, National Aboriginal Day. Chief, Coordinator of the Innovative Learning Centre, will receive the award in a public ceremony at the Red …Read more >

Two UWinnipeg Graduates Head to Kyoto Summit

Marika Olynyk and Kate Dykman will represent UWinnipeg at World Student Environmental Summit in Japan WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg graduates Marika Olynyk and Kate Dykman will be attending the World Student Environmental Summit organized by Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan from June 19-22. This summit will discuss new technologies to curb global warming and ideas …Read more >

Prof is Priestley Prize Winner

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg congratulates English professor Andrew Burke, who received the prestigious Priestley Prize in Vancouver recently, awarded by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English in association with English Studies in Canada. The prize recognizes the best article published during the year by English Studies in Canada. …Read more >

Residential School Survivors Gather For Canada’s Apology

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg was honoured to host, at the community’s request, a gathering of more than 150 residential school survivors, campus and community members on Wednesday, June 11 to hear an historic apology by Prime Minister Steven Harper. A community discussion was co-facilitated by Jim Bear, Southeast Tribal Council and Wabanakwut …Read more >