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Celebrating the ‘Dictionary Ladies’ of St. Laurent

The University of Winnipeg is proud to bestow upon Lorraine Coutu-Lavallee, June Bruce, and Agathe Chartrand each an Honorary Doctor of Letters. The trio was honoured at a Special Convocation during a Graduation Acknowledgement Ceremony hosted virtually by the Manitoba Metis Federation.

Dr. Annette Trimbee honoured with a blanket ceremony

The Indigenous Advisory Circle wrapped Dr. Trimbee in a Star Blanket during a virtual blanket ceremony in May. She is leaving her position at the end of July and moving to Edmonton, where her children reside, to become the new President and Vice-Chancellor of MacEwan University.

Celebrating Indigenous Summer Scholars

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place Sunday, June 21; a time to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. One of the places where the leadership and talent of Indigenous students shines is the Indigenous Summer Scholars Program.

UWinnipeg professor to introduce new form of remote learning

Professor Dr. Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk will be delivering her Applied Child Development through a non-online format this fall to accommodate students without internet access.

UWinnipeg is participating in Blackout Tuesday

The images we have seen the past few days are undeniable reminders of social injustice and racial inequalities. We reject racism in all its forms and proudly stand with those who are rising up to have their voices heard. Our students, faculty and staff at UWinnipeg come from all walks of life and we recognize …Read more >

$75K gift establishes Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship

The Ted Nolan Foundation recently pledged $75,000 over the course of three years to establish the Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship at The University of Winnipeg. Beginning in the fall of 2020, a $5,000 award will be given annually to a female First Nations student at UWinnipeg who demonstrates a superior level of commitment to both …Read more >

UWinnipeg’s tech sector works to bolster remote learning

Since UWinnipeg’s campus closed in March, the Technology Sector has been working hard to assist remote teaching and learning.

Virtual activities encourage student connections

Since fall 2019, Andrea McCluskey has been hosting a weekly quilting workshop for international and Indigenous students, an extension of a mentorship program designed to welcome and connect new students. When the campus closed due to the COVID-19 situation, she continued teaching quilting online.

Mentorship program provides connection for international students

International, Immigrant, and Refugee Student Services has moved their mentor program online and added weekly webinars to keep international students updated during the adjustment to online learning.

Virtual tutoring during COVID-19

UWinnipeg Education student pre-service teachers are offering virtual tutoring for children stuck and their parents stuck at home during COVID-19.