Athletics

Congratulations Keneca, CIS top basketball player

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates alumna Keneca Pingue-Giles, CIS basketball player of the year. Read the Winnipeg Sun story here. In 2011, she received the prestigious Harry Jerome Award which honours excellence in African-Canadian achievement. Keneca Pingue-Giles got involved in sports through a Winnipeg Boys & Girls Club after-school program. She soon caught the …Read more >

UWinnipeg welcomes wrestling championship event this weekend

For the first time in school history the University of Winnipeg is ready to welcome Western Canada’s best university wrestlers, as the Duckworth Centre plays host to the 2016 Canada West Wrestling Championships this Friday and Saturday. The weekend marks the first time since 2006 that the Championships will be hosted outside Alberta, or Saskatchewan, …Read more >

UWinnipeg to be Grey Cup Central for family fun

Preparations are in full swing for the 103rd Grey Cup Festival in Winnipeg, November 25th to the 29th. Details about the highly anticipated Festival were revealed today including the headliners for the 103rd Grey Cup Festival Concert Series, award winning Canadian artists Dallas Smith and The Sheepdogs. The announcement of the Festival line-up took place …Read more >

Homophobia in sports – new international study

The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Sandra Kirby (Professor Emerita) is one of seven international experts who have just released a new study entitled Out on the Fields, on the prevalence and impact of homophobia in sports. Read the summary here.Out on the fields summary Read the country comparison here.Out on the fields – Country Comparison

Wesmen Wrestling Wins Four Medals At CIS Championships

  The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Wrestling teams won four medals at the CIS Championships this past weekend.  Get the details here.

UWinnipeg diabetes team empowering inner city youth

  Team to share early successes of the Sun Life Youth Diabetes Awareness and Education Program at international conference Program supporters Canadian Footwear and Roblin Athletics donated shoes and advised students on the benefits of proper footwear in an active lifestyle – Brian Sharfstein from Canadian Footwear fitting one of the Grade 11 Gordon Bell …Read more >

Wesmen coach nominated as woman of distinction

The UWinnipeg community would like to congratulate Wesmen Women’s Basketball head coach Tanya McKay on her recent YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination. McKay was nominated by women’s basketball team member Kerri Kuzbyt in the Education, Training & Mentorship category. The award recognizes an outstanding woman who is an educator or mentor in many avenues of …Read more >

Kleysen, Wesley Named Athletes Of The Year

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen is pleased to announce that Basketball players Stephanie Kleysen and Steven Wesley have been chosen as the 2013-2014 University of Winnipeg Wesmen Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The announcement was made this evening at the annual Wesmen Athletic Awards Banquet held at the Radisson Hotel. Female Athlete of the …Read more >

Wesmen events and news briefs

Upcoming Events Home: Tue. Sep. 17 – Women’s Volleyball Reception/Intersquad – 5:30/7:30 p.m. Wed. Sep 18 – Men’s Basketball Reception/Intersquad – 5:30/7:30 p.m. Wed. Sep 18 – Women’s Basketball Alumni Game – 7:00 p.m. Away: Fri. Sep 20- Men’s Soccer at UNBC – 9:00 p.m. (Wpg Time) Sat. Sep 21 – Women’s Socccer at Manitoba …Read more >

Krykewich Named To Team Manitoba Coaching Staff

Wesmen Baseball head coach Mike Krykewich has been involved in baseball for more than 30 years. Krykewich will be putting his experience to good use next week as one of the assistant baseball coaches for Team Manitoba at the upcoming Canada Summer Games taking place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 1 – 10. Coaching at …Read more >