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Independent Filipino film highlights human rights abuses

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is screening an important, award-winning film called Dukot (Abduct) on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 which exposes human rights abuses in the Philippines. The producer, screenwriter as well as leading actor will be travelling from the Philippines to promote the film and will be available for …Read more >


WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is partnering with Winnipeg Transit to redevelop the former Greyhound Bus depot into the new UWinnipeg Balmoral Transit Terminal, providing improved service to students and thousands of downtown commuters. Winnipeg City Council today approved the deal, which will accommodate eight existing bus routes that currently terminate on Balmoral …Read more >

Sport Chek Outfits Inner-City Girls

WINNIPEG, MB – Twenty-five teenage girls from Winnipeg’s inner-city are hitting the basketball circuit in style this week, thanks to the generous donation by Sport Chek Polo Park, which supports the Power of Sport for Kids program run by its parent company The Forzani Group Ltd. The girls, many of whom are new Canadians aged …Read more >

UWinnipeg Names Its 2010 Fellows

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg will recognize The Honourable Raymond E. Wyant with a Fellowship in the University of Winnipeg and Dr. Rais Khan with a Fellowship in United College at its June Convocation ceremonies. The Honourable Raymond Wyant The Honourable Raymond Wyant, former Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, has …Read more >

Jane’s Walk

WINNIPEG, MB – On Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, Winnipeg will join 60 North American and seven international cities in hosting Jane’s Walk, a tribute to the late Jane Jacobs, renowned urban thinker, writer and promoter of livability and walkable cities. Winnipeg is offering eleven unique walks that range from Echoes of Our …Read more >

UWant Winnipeg Weather, UWinnipeg Has It

WINNIPEG, MB – An innovative mind in the UWinnipeg geography department has created a Winnipeg weather application that will give the user minute-to-minute accuracy with a downtown perspective to be used on an iPhone, iPod and soon, an iPad, as recorded by the University of Winnipeg’s rooftop weather station. Ryan Smith, a research assistant working …Read more >

UWinnipeg Writers Win

WINNIPEG, MB – Two University of Winnipeg faculty members and authors each took home a prize at the Manitoba Book Awards on Sunday, April 25, held at culturel franco-manitobain and hosted by UWinnipeg’s Neil Besner, Vice President (Students and International) and former Dean of Arts. The Winner’s UWinnipeg’s history professor emeritus, Robert J. Young earned …Read more >

Exploring Northern, Fur Trade and Aboriginal Studies

WINNIPEG, MB – Close to 70 diverse presenters and 150 delegates from across North America will gather at The University of Winnipeg to explore Rupert’s Land studies from many different angles. Sessions will feature new work on Aboriginal history, the fur trade, Aboriginal-missionary relations, material culture, research on national historic sites, and many other topics. …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s 8th Annual Student Film Festival Winners

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s 8th Annual Student Film Festival wrapped up Friday April 23, 2010 with the premiere of Cloud City, (a half-hour drama written by Matthew Kennedy and shot by senior filmmaking students from UWinnipeg, and special guest, experimental filmmaker Michael Maryniuk). Friday evening’s event also celebrated award-winning films and their …Read more >

Award-Winning Prof Goes To Uganda

WINNIPEG, MB – Jan Stewart boards a plane in Winnipeg tomorrow headed to a northern part of Uganda hit hard by years of civil war. She will spend the next two weeks with up to 100 regional teachers who will gather in Kitgum to learn from each other how to best reach children who have …Read more >