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UWinnipeg Faculty Member Awarded Boeschenstein Medal

The University of Winnipeg congratulates Dr. Linda Dietrick, Associate Professor of German Studies and Acting Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, on being awarded the prestigious Boeschenstein Medal, the highest honour of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG). The Medal has been awarded 11 times since it was commissioned in …Read more >

UWinnipeg talent heads to Pan Am Games

  WINNIPEG, MB – Dedicated University of Winnipeg folks with specific areas of expertise are heading to Toronto to participate in the 2015 Pan Am Games, which run from July 10 to 26. Larry McKay will be putting his coaching skills to good use. McKay is head coach of UWinnipeg’s Wesmen Men’s Volleyball Team. During …Read more >

Talented alumni performing on Canada Day

The UWinnipeg Alumni Association is joining forces with the Gas Station Arts Centre in hosting its Canada Day (Week) celebrations. The roster of talented all-UWinnipeg alumni performers at the celebratory event includes: Readymix DJs (Dan Lacho and Kevin Fawley – class of 2009) Guerillas of Soul (Darryl Reilly and Noma Sibanda – Class of 2009) …Read more >

Bob Silver reappointed UWinnipeg Chancellor

  The University of Winnipeg is proud to announce the reappointment of Robert (Bob) Silver to serve a third term as Chancellor — to 2018. The Board of Regents and Senate jointly reappointed the well-known Winnipeg business and community leader last evening (June 23). Silver, President of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Warehouse One …Read more >

Centre for Climate Risk Reduction on the Prairies to be established

The University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are pleased to announce a new joint initiative – The Centre for Climate Risk Reduction on the Prairies. This new initiative will become a one-stop shop offering research, advice and policy development to governments, businesses and community members on the pressing and increased …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s Board of Regents approves 2015-2016 operating budget

WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents this evening approved an Operating Budget of $125 million for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The budget provides fiscal stability along with key strategic investments while UWinnipeg officials work in collaboration with the provincial government to address the historical funding imbalance UWinnipeg faces compared to other post-secondary …Read more >

New student housing comes to life

With Government of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg support, UWinnipeg creates more housing options downtown for students and broader community Construction is now underway at 320 Colony Street on a 14-storey apartment complex that will add more living options in downtown Winnipeg for students, families and individuals. UWinnipeg Commons, a 112,000-square-foot building, will contain 102 …Read more >

UWinnipeg awarded nearly $1.3 million for scientific research

UW RELEASE – 2015/066 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, June 22, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has been awarded $1,294,620 in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funding; the latest awards come via eight Discovery Grants, two Discovery Development Grants, a Discovery Accelerator Supplement, and a NSERC Graduate Scholarship. …Read more >

UWinnipeg faculty member receives Starkey-Robinson Award

The Canadian Association of Geographers has awarded Dr. Matt Dyce, Assistant Professor in UWinnipeg’s Department of Geography, the 2015 Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada. The award is in recognition of Dyce’s dissertation A spatial history of Canada : archives, knowledge, and geography, which explores in detail the great influence geographers and geographical knowledge …Read more >

Truth and Reconciliation: a model for Education

By Dr. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg President; Dr. Neil Besner, Provost & Vice-President Academic; Dr. Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs; Peyton Veitch, UWSA President; Kevin Settee, UWSA Vice-President External; Sadie Phoenix-Lavoie, UWinnipeg Aboriginal Student Council Female Co-President This week questions arose on our campus regarding the role of Indigenous spirituality at our institution, specifically concerning …Read more >