Axworthy joins International Institute for Sustainable Development Board

WINNIPEG—JUNE 26, 2014—The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy and Ian Charles Stewart to its Board of Directors. “Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Ian Charles Stewart are both highly respected thought leaders with a deep commitment to sustainable development. We are excited to welcome them …Read more >

UWinnipeg budget woes resolved by President’s Office lotto pool win

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg will present a balanced operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year to its Board of Regents thanks to a fortuitous cash influx. The winning $2.5 million Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in early March through the President’s Office staff lottery pool at a West End convenience store will help …Read more >

“Indspired” on campus

UWinnipeg’s Aboriginal Student Service Centre is a hub of activity on campus More than 145 First Nation, Metis and Inuit high school students spent the day on The University of Winnipeg campus Thursday, March 20, 2014 learning how they can develop their unique talents as university students. The students heard from inspirational Indigenous leaders such …Read more >

Reaction to Provincial Budget – Axworthy

Reaction to Provincial Budget – Statement by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg March 6, 2014 We appreciate the provincial government’s decision to increase our base grant by 2.5% for the coming year. We also applaud the intention to restructure COPSE which will be rolled into the Department of Education. We look …Read more >

UWinnipeg and Nunavut Arctic College forge partnership

Northern technology grads can earn Bachelor of Science degree The resource development boom underway in the North and specifically Nunavut requires a well-educated and skilled workforce. Nunavut Arctic College and The University of Winnipeg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see graduates of NAC’s Environmental Technology Program transfer to Winnipeg to continue their …Read more >

Future Fund distributes $75,000 to support faculty projects

Private donor adds $26,000 to sponsor Faculty of Arts – CBC Investigative Journalism Conference in June 2014 President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy is pleased to announce the latest round of UWinnipeg’s Future Fund grants to support academic programming, faculty research and experiential learning opportunities for students, totaling $75,000. Launched in fall 2012, the goal …Read more >

Campus talk by Dr. Phil Fontaine to be rescheduled

STATEMENT BY DR. LLOYD AXWORTHY, PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG RE: PROTEST AT PUBLIC LECTURE BY DR. PHIL FONTAINE – JAN. 22, 2014 “The University of Winnipeg is located on Treaty One land in the heart of the Metis Nation within one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. We nurture an inclusive campus …Read more >

Supporting Metis scholarship

UWinnipeg Metis student receives $5,000 Fellowship WINNIPEG, MB – Brielle Beaudin is a 25-year-old University of Winnipeg student originally from St. Eustache, Manitoba with a keen interest in land use, food production and the environment. She has just received the $5,000 Audreen Hourie Graduate Fellowship, established at UWinnipeg in 2008 by the Manitoba Metis Federation, …Read more >

Axworthy at United Nations: Legal Empowerment of the Poor

WINNIPEG, MB – Despite significant progress made in addressing global inequalities, many poor and marginalized people lack access to basic services and the social protection they are entitled to. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor – an independent high level commission set up in 2005 –  noted in its 2008 report that more …Read more >

UWinnipeg to participate in safer cities for women

WINNIPEG – The government of Manitoba announced today that Winnipeg has been selected as the first city in Canada to join the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative to address sexual violence against women and girls, Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Family Services and Status of Women, and City Councillor Scott Fielding made the announcement at The …Read more >