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Fall Of The Berlin Wall events on campus

Exhibit And Film Series On Campus marks 20th anniversary WINNIPEG, MB – It was a day the world held its breath. On November 9th, 1989 Gunter Schabowski, Minister of Propaganda for East Germany, announced at a press conference that the border to West Berlin would be opened for “private trips abroad”. The news spread like …Read more >

Theatre Students Perform Original Solo Works

Flying Solo WINNIPEG — From Wednesday, November 11 to Saturday, November 14, 2009, UWinnipeg’s Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film will come alive with a unique and exciting presentation, Chromotope: an evening of solo performances. This series of one-person vignettes is conceived, developed, and performed by members of the fourth-year Honours Devised Theatre class and …Read more >

Pumpkin sale to help inner-city youth

Help Us Grow WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg today launched Help us Grow, a fundraiser to support the Inner-City Jr. Wesmen basketball teams. You can participate by purchasing your locally grown Manitoba pumpkin for Halloween, or buy 20 pumpkins to be donated to inner-city families ($100.00 with charitable tax receipt provided). A 15-pound …Read more >

H1N1 Etiquette Video Aimed At Youth

A group of creative students in The University of Winnipeg’s Theatre and Film department has produced an irreverent video called H1N1 Survival Guide to show youth the do’s and don’ts of H1N1 etiquette. It runs approximately two and a half minutes. View the video on YouTube at Or watch a video here UWinnipeg Theatre …Read more >

A celebration of life – Claudia Wright

A celebration of Claudia Wright’s life will be held Saturday, October 24, at 12:30pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Reception Center, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Advancement of Human Rights & Dignity Claudia was a professor and administrator at the University of Winnipeg for almost 40 years. In addition to her dedication to academia …Read more >

Axworthy presents at national conference

Presidents’ National Dialogue looks at change and improved public policy WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy will be presenting at the Presidents’ National Dialogue at the University of Ottawa on Friday, October 23, 2009 on Aboriginal Affairs. Axworthy is one of five Presidents of Canada’s leading research universities that will join forces to present at …Read more >

UWinnipeg rates highly in Globe & Mail rankings

Survey puts UWinnipeg among Canada’s best for quality of education, academic reputation WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg continues to be one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities, particularly in the area of academic excellence, according to today’s  The Globe & Mail Canadian University Report 2011. UWinnipeg ranks 1st or 2nd in 10 important categories including class …Read more >

All-Star Filipino Basketball at UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – On Friday, October 30, 2009, ex-Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) all star players will be at the Duckworth Centre, University of Winnipeg to play against Winnipeg’s best Filipino basketball team. The event will kick off with a preliminary game at 4:00 PM of the two best Filipino basketball teams composed of players selected …Read more >

Official Opening: H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is the new hub for the study and appreciation of Canadian history with the official opening on October 19, 2009 of the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History. The Riley Centre, located in Bryce Hall on the main campus of UWinnipeg, brings together in one location associations …Read more >

See the Convocation Webcast

The 2009 Fall Convocation ceremonies can now be seen online in both video and photo formats. To see the Convocation webcast, please visit the archives at this link: