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 >

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.

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 >

The late Lindor Reynolds gives back to UWinnipeg

The late Lindor Reynolds, popular columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press, humanitarian and UWinnipeg alumni, is giving back to UWinnipeg to help youth who grew up in the child welfare system attend university. Find out more about the Lindor Reynolds bursary.  

UWinnipeg Brings Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to the Prairies

Eye-opening program brings incarcerated women and post-secondary students together to learn as peers, behind correctional facility walls. UW RELEASE – 2014/073 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, May 8, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB – This week six University of Winnipeg students boarded a bus to meet with their new classmates: six inmates at the Women’s Correctional Centre …Read more >

Get your Mother’s Day gift and support inner city youth

Druxman “Bling Key” charm available now at UWinnipeg’s bookstore Just in time for Mother’s Day, renowned Winnipeg jewelry designer Hilary Druxman, a graduate of UWinnipeg’s Collegiate, has created a new one-of-a-kind charm in support of UWinnipeg’s Opportunity Fund. The “Bling Key” design is the third and final companion charm to Druxman’s “Education is Key” series …Read more >