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UWinnipeg Professor to Launch Book On Public Housing

WINNIPEG, MB – Good Places to Live: Poverty and Public Housing in Canada written by The University of Winnipeg’s Professor and Director of Urban and Inner-City Studies, Dr. Jim Silver will be launched on Wednesday April 13, 8:00 pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park, Prairie Ink Restaurant. Silver contends that public housing projects can be good …Read more >

UWinnipeg Welcomes New Minister

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Erin Selby as Manitoba’s new Minister of Advanced Education & Literacy. Premier Greg Selinger appointed her to the post this morning. Commitment to Community “We welcome Minister Selby to her new post and look forward to working with her to address the …Read more >

Summer Institutes 2011 – enroll now

Summer Institutes are intensive 3 credit-hour courses taught in 2 week blocks. Participate in class or online with full video lectures. Available for credit or audit. May 2011: •Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America •Migration and Human Rights in Latin America July 2011: •A Global History of Slavery • Disability Rights: (Re)Imagining Disability August …Read more >

UWinnipeg mourns loss of Olive Dickason

Honorary Degree recipient was renowned journalist, scholar and elder WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg today is mourning with profound sadness the passing of renowned journalist, scholar, elder and Honorary Degree recipient Olive Dickason. Dickason passed away in Ottawa on March 12 at the age of 91. Born in Winnipeg in 1920, Dickason received an …Read more >


The Media Shoot will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Gas Station Arts Centre (445 River Avenue). Members of the media are invited to register their attendance with Patty Hawkins at 204.786.9955 or by noon on Monday, March 28. Director Andrey Tarasiuk will be present …Read more >

Bell Buzz on `The New Middle East’

WINNIPEG, MB – Former Canadian ambassador to Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories Michael Bell, will be speaking on The New Middle East at The University of Winnipeg on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 12:30pm in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall., (515 Portage Ave.), as part of The University of Winnipeg’s Bonnycastle Lecture Series. “With the quickly changing …Read more >

Lloyd Axworthy – Geo Blogger and “Leading Thinker”

WINNIPEG, MB – Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg, former Canadian foreign affairs minister and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is adding a new skill to his repertoire – global blogging for Global Brief. Global Brief is a Canadian International Affairs Magazine, as well as a multi-lingual website. Its geo-bloggers represent scholars and …Read more >

The Decade of The Métis Nation & Globalization

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Indigenous Studies hosts the Métis Nation as they declare the Decade of the Métis Nation 2011-2020 on Wednesday, March 23 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in Convocation Hall (515 Portage Ave.). A light lunch will be served, catered by Elsie Bear’s Kitchen, the food provider for …Read more >

Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba on Campus

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg hosts the panel discussion called We Are All Treaty People in partnership with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 12:30 – 2:00 pm in Convocation Hall (515 Portage Avenue), and a light lunch will be provided. This event is free and open …Read more >

UWinnipeg Seeks Distinguished Alumni

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is actively seeking graduates who have made a difference for the 2011 University of Winnipeg Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. UWinnipeg’s Alumni Association honours alumni for outstanding contributions to their professions or their communities. Established in 1990, the award is the Alumni Association’s highest tribute. Graduates of The …Read more >