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CIHR grants fund Indigenous health research

The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Jaime Cidro, (Associate Professor, Anthropology) has recently received two Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants totaling over $835,000 combined.  Her project grant, worth $688,500, is the largest CIHR grant ever received by UWinnipeg. The new project is a collaborative partnership between Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag (Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative), Nanaandawewigamig (First …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof earns the 2016 Gabrielle Roy Prize

The 2016 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) has been given to ‘Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives’, edited by UWinnipeg’s Dr. Candida Rifkind and her colleague Dr. Linda Warley (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

Raising Pride photo gallery

On Friday, May 26, UWinnipeg raised the Pride and Two Spirit Flags to help kick start Pride Winnipeg. The event included an honour song presented by the Two-Spirit People of Manitoba Drum Group.

Jan Stewart receives RJ Cochrane award – CBC feature

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates Dr. Jan Stewart, Professor, Faculty of Education, who is being awarded the RJ Cochrane award.  CBC Manitoba presents a feature story here.

Queer Cocktails photo gallery

The University of Winnipeg kick started Pride week with an inaugural Queer Cocktail Party. UWinnipeg wants to thank everyone who came out to show their pride.

UN trip helps UWinnipeg student give voice to Indigenous issues

Jazmin Alfaro is passionate about oral history and the authentic stories of Indigenous people. As a Masters student in UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Governance program, in April she attended a unique workshop with 17 other delegates from around the world in New York City offered by the United Nations. “I believe in participatory research that is action-oriented, …Read more >

UWinnipeg bat lab gets financial boost to help save bats

The University of Winnipeg Bat Lab was awarded $148,406.80, over three years, from the Species at Risk Fund of Ontario to support innovative bat conservation research to help combat white-nose syndrome (WNS).

Marlys Koschinsky to receive Distinguished Alumni Award in June

  The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association is proud to recognize Dr. Marlys Koschinsky, alumna of both The Collegiate and The University of Winnipeg, as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award. As the Scientific and Executive Director of the Robarts Research Institute, Koschinsky is internationally renowned for her innovative research into lipoproteins and cardiovascular …Read more >

National conference highlights refugee research; child soldier keynote

WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Education is hosting a national conference from July 12 to 15, 2017 where results from a three-year study led by UWinnipeg on refugee youth will be the main theme. The conference will also feature keynote speaker, Ishmael Beah, former child soldier from Sierra Leone and best-selling author. …Read more >

UWinnipeg student selected for feminist art residency in Toronto

UWinnipeg student and self-taught artist Christina Hajjar is in Toronto, ON, for a two-week residency with the Feminist Art Conference to work on her scholarly art project titled ‘Iterations of Home, a multidisciplinary, multi-media project reflecting on her Lebanese-Canadian identity’.