UWinnipeg Honours Students With Environmental Award


WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to present the Campus Sustainability Recognition Award at Spring 2013 Convocation to the Geography and Environmental Students’ Association, in recognition of the group’s commitment to fostering sustainable practices on campus. 

The Geography and Environmental Students’ Association (GESA) created a unique Eco Grant to support campus-based projects that have a focus on sustainability and are spearheaded by students, faculty members, staff, or community members who have direct affiliation with the University. GESA members conduct fundraising campaigns to support this idea. This year, the Eco Grant was awarded to establish two beehives on campus in an effort to help declining honeybee populations in North America. The hives will be visibly located and signage will educate students and other passers-by about the project. A small student group will assist with the beekeeping.

Honey bees

Honey bees in residence at UWinnipeg

“This award allows the University to recognize the exceptional contributions that both students and staff make to support our overarching goal of being a truly sustainable campus,” said Laurel Repski, Vice-President Human Resources, Sustainability and Audit, UWinnipeg.  “It is only through the efforts being made by all members of the University community, as demonstrated by this award winner, that we will achieve our Kyoto goal. Congratulations to GESA.”


Spring Convocation 2013 takes place June 6 and 7 in the Duckworth Centre.  Find out more about sustainability initiatives on campus .

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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca



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