Free public panel on community economic development

Everyone is welcome to attend a free public panel on November 21st which will explore

the role a university can play in anchoring community economic development. Panelists will highlight concrete Winnipeg projects such as redevelopment of the Merchant’s Hotel on Selkirk Avenue and creation of Diversity Foods at UWinnipeg, and the critical role that collaborative partnerships play.

This model is built on the assumption that anchor institutions (universities, hospitals, etc.) can provide many of the solutions to lessen enterprise development risk, including leadership, investment capital and protected markets. Complete details here.


  • Sherman Kreiner, Managing Director, University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC)
  • Nathan McCorrister, Executive Director, Peguis First Nation TLE Implementation Unit
  • Wayne Flamand, Senior Business Analyst, UWCRC
  • Robert Neufeld, Executive Director, North End Community Renewal Corporation
  • Jeff Palmer, Manager of Real Estate, Planning, and Development, UWCRC
  • Vera Goussaert, Executive Director, Manitoba Cooperative Association
  • Dr. Sylvie Albert, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, UWinnipeg
  • Dr. Claudia Sanchez Bajo, Chair of Co-operative Enterprises, UWinnipeg
  • Cindy Coker, Executive Director, SEED Winnipeg
  • Lydia Warkentin, Senior Financial Officer and Manager of Campus Living (Food Services),  UWCRC


Thursday, November 21, 2013

12:30 to 2:00 pm



Convocation Hall

2nd floor, Wesley Hall

The University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation is presenting the panel as part of a national series of discussions called OPEN DOORS created by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to promote community engagement.


The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation, created to develop a sustainable UWinnipeg community. Half of its 16 member Board is drawn from the University community, including the President, who serves as chair. The other half is drawn from the community, including neighbourhood organizations, developers and development professionals.

UWCRC is guided by a four pillared concept of sustainability – environmental, social, economic and cultural – and is mandated to develop partnerships with community, private and public sector organizations.


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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E:



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