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Haiti Student Bursary Appeal

Fourteen months ago, The University of Winnipeg welcomed to our campus five students from Haiti: Jean Widny Pervil, Vanessa Laurent, Samy Archille, Héléna Vickaina Lafleur and Jaquet Duval. All five students lived through the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti in January 2010. The catastrophic quake killed an estimated 316,000 people, injured 300,000 and left one …Read more >

Debbie Patterson Named 2012 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence

  WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg English department is pleased to announce that Winnipeg playwright Debbie Patterson will be our seventh Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence, from January to April, 2012. Her inaugural reading, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:30 pm Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Patterson is …Read more >

Holiday Hours and Services on Campus

GENERAL HOLIDAY HOURS  The University of Winnipeg closes Thursday, Dec 22 at 6:00 pm and reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at 7:00 am. Lectures begin Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. The Collegiate closes Thursday, Dec 22 at 4:30 pm and reopens on Monday, Jan. 9 at 8:00 am. UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG FOUNDATION (7th floor, Rice …Read more >

UWinnipeg Dedicates The Babs Asper Lilac Garden

New garden planned adjacent to the newly renamed Asper Centre for Theatre and Film WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg announced today the creation of the Babs Asper Lilac Garden in memory of Ruth “Babs” Asper, as part of a ceremony officially renaming the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. Located on Colony Street, this garden …Read more >

UWinnipeg on Course to Meet Kyoto Commitments

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg remains committed to the Kyoto Protocol and recognizes its obligation as a leader in sustainable practices and policies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its facilities to 6% below 1990 levels by the end of 2012. UWinnipeg and its Board of Regents made this commitment in March …Read more >

Three “Intrepid” Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

WINNIPEG, MB – A future climate change researcher and chemistry professor today received The University of Winnipeg’s prestigious Sir William Stephenson Scholarship and a future teacher received the Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship for demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities and the potential to make a valuable contri­bution to Canada. UWinnipeg students Paul Sarte, Matthew Morison …Read more >

Salisbury House Supports Inner City Basketball

The Inner City Jr. Wesmen program, together with Salisbury House of Canada Ltd is pleased to announce a fundraising opportunity for inner city youth and the Inner City Jr. Wesmen Program. Bob Axworthy, coach and program director of the Inner City Jr. Wesmen Program along with Earl Barish President and CEO of Salisbury House of …Read more >

Two New Appointments for MDP

WINNIPEG, MB – Dr. Julie Pelletier, Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Master’s in Development Program (MDP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Allan Benoit as the MDP Program Coordinator, and Leona Boucher, Employment Placement Counsellor in the new CN Indigenous Resource Centre. “It is a real asset to …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s MDP Global Classroom Prof Speaks to the Guardian

UWinnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice’s global classroom professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks to the Guardian on the chaos in the European markets. Sachs, a former special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, is one of the leading international economic thinkers of his generation in addition to serving as part of the Global Classroom at …Read more >

First Director of Cisco Innovation Centre named

WINNIPEG, MB – It was Winnipeg’s Marshall McLuhan, scholar and prophet of the information age, who coined the phrase “the global village” and predicted the coming of the Internet more than three decades ago. Today, breakthroughs in communication technologies arrive with dizzying speed, allowing people to connect around the globe instantly. Understanding the potential of …Read more >