Opportunity Fund supports non-traditional students

Financial barriers removed for those under-represented in post-secondary education WINNIPEG, MB – Chelsea Grove is a single mom with a seven year-old son who is pursuing her dream of attending The University of Winnipeg – and she says she could not have done it without the financial support she received from UWinnipeg’s unique Opportunity Fund. …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 >

Passing of Nelson Mandela – Axworthy

Statement from Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg on the passing of Nelson Mandela It is with a deeply sad heart that I acknowledge the passing of Nelson Mandela. The University of Winnipeg students, staff and faculty join the global community in mourning the loss of this extraordinary leader and champion of …Read more >

UWinnipeg supports hands-on learning projects for students

WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg students are experiencing some unique hands-on opportunities this academic year with the support of an innovative Experiential Learning Fund – they will be kayaking, traveling to Greece and Serbia on archaeological excavations, participating in local Indigenous ceremonies and building Roman artillery. Eleven projects on campus have received funds totaling …Read more >

UWinnipeg student president wins human rights award

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg community congratulates UWSA President Megan Fultz who today was selected to receive the 2013 Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award. The Association for Rights and Liberties, The Manitoba Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Commission announced the recipients of the 2013 Human Rights Commitment Award of …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s new apartment complex will be home for families, students

112,000-sf building will be near the intersection of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard, across from The Bay. It will contain 102 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms.