Opportunity Fund

UWinnipeg scholarship receives $20,000 from generous donors

Today, the University of Winnipeg Foundation has received a donation of $20,000 in support of The Winnipeg Police Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers.

Tip a Cop: Come Out and Support Our Inner-City Youth

On Wednesday, March 15, the Winnipeg Police Service is holding its fourth annual Boston Pizza Tip A Cop event in support of education for inner-city youth. Uniformed officers will be serving food over lunch (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) and dinner (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm). Below are the event locations and phone numbers to …Read more >

10th Duff Roblin Dinner raised more than $160,000 for UWinnipeg

Over 500 guests gathered at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre on November 15th, 2016 to honour Dr. Gerry Price, Chairman and CEO of the Price Group of Companies, with the 10th Annual Duff Roblin Award. A beloved UWinnipeg tradition in its tenth year, this prestigious award pays tribute to former Premier and …Read more >

The Winnipeg Police Service committed to education

UWinnipeg student Taina Theano-Pudwill is this year’s recipient of the Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers.

I Heart Celebration supports students and community programs

WINNIPEG, MB – Everyone is invited to attend an exciting evening of celebration in support of growing leaders. At this year’s I Heart Celebration The University of Winnipeg will honour two students with the inaugural Tióšpaye Leadership Award to be presented by Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor. The award recognizes Indigenous students for their …Read more >

Generous UWSA donation strengthens Opportunity Fund

A surprise gift of $200,000 by The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association at last night’s I Heart UWinnipeg dinner will allow hundreds more youth who face barriers to post-secondary education get the financial support they need to attend school and follow their dreams. It is among the largest single gifts made to the Opportunity Fund …Read more >

Nine more Model School students graduate

Photo: Marik Beraki is graduating this Wednesday – Note: media welcome to attend WINNIPEG, MB –Nine inner-city youth are poised to graduate from The University of Winnipeg  Collegiate Model School  with high school diplomas this Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 pm in the Duckworth Centre. The Model School began in September 2008 for students from …Read more >

I Heart Dinner on May 21 helps inner city youth

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg invites everyone from the community to attend the 6th Annual I Heart UWinnipeg Dinner in support of the Opportunity Fund. Since its inception in 2007, the Opportunity Fund has provided $2 million in assistance to more than 1,765 students. Tracy Benjoe is an Opportunity Fund student. An adult …Read more >

First Chantal Kreviazuk Opportunity Fund Bursary awarded

WINNIPEG, MB – Tracy Benjoe says she was “shocked and grateful” to learn she’s receiving the inaugural Chantal Kreviazuk Opportunity Fund Bursary. Benjoe, who is an adult learner with a nine-year old child, receives $1,000 to help her do the groundwork to one day become a teacher. Benjoe grew up on the Saskatchewan reserve of …Read more >

Lindor Reynolds gift to students surpasses goal

Helping more former foster children receive the gift of education WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg alumni and award-winning Winnipeg Free Press columnist, the late Lindor Reynolds, will be helping disadvantaged youth receive a university education for many years to come.  In just one week, her special Opportunity Fund gift to UWinnipeg has not only …Read more >