Senior Community Lectures
The University of Winnipeg offers a diverse lecture series at four 55+ senior centres across the city. UWinnipeg faculty and some students volunteer their time and cover subjects from archaeology to various kinds of evolutions (including intelligent cities, physical education) – science – the arts – and everything in between. These lectures contribute to the cultural life for seniors and for the centres .
“It’s very important for a university to share its research and scholarship with the community at large,” Dr. Danny Blair, Associate Dean of Science, Acting Principal, Richardson College for the Environment. “We regard–and have long regarded–these lectures for seniors as important components of this process of sharing. It is also important to note that the life-long learners who attend these lectures always make the lectures a rewarding experience for the speakers.”
The participating centres are Fred Douglas Place, the Charlsewood Senior Centre, the Portsmouth Retirement Residence and the Wellington Retirement Residence. Each of these centres offers a scholarship or bursary* to thank and honour the UWinnipeg faculty members (and some senior students) who have so generously and voluntarily shared their knowledge and learning with their community.
*each bursary or scholarship has its own criteria and is named after each of the centres. For information on these awards please visit UWinnipeg. To donate to these awards please visit the UWinnipeg Foundation.