Opportunity Fund

Chantal Kreviazuk event raises $30,095 to support children and youth

Photo: Chantal Kreviazuk donates her performance, March 26, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB –The University of Winnipeg community is honoured that last night, Wednesday, March 26, award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk performed at a celebratory evening, raising $30,095 to be shared equally by UWinnipeg’s Opportunity Fund and War Child Canada. More than 350 people packed the Pony Corral …Read more >

Axworthy presents humanitarian award at Juno Gala Dinner & Awards

 UWinnipeg President honoured to introduce 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recipients – Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida Photo:  Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida WINNIPEG, MB –Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg is honoured to present the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award to recipients Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida at the 2014 JUNO Gala …Read more >

Winnipeg Police and Boston Pizza support inner-city and North End youth

Donations to Opportunity Fund scholarships reaches almost $100,000 PHOTO CAPTION: Andrew Shefchyk, Director of Marketing with Boston Pizza,  Richard Enright, Franchise Boston Pizza Manitoba,  Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg with members of the Winnipeg Police Service WINNIPEG, MB – This morning in Convocation Hall, Winnipeg Police Chief Devon …Read more >

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 >

UWinnipeg Collegiate grad Chantal Kreviazuk to be honoured at 2014 Juno awards

The University of Winnipeg community congratulates singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband Raine Maida who will receive the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Juno awards in Winnipeg in March. The talented Kreviazuk is a UWinnipeg Collegiate graduate (Class of ’90) who helped launch UWinnipeg’s “Opportunity Fund” in 2006, in conjunction with Dr. Lloyd …Read more >

Former foster kids find support at UWinnipeg

This fall, 12 former foster children will have their tuition and expenses covered by UWinnipeg’s innovative Tuition Waiver Program.

Eco-Kids on Campus Graduate

 130 inner city children receive certificates of completion  Eco-Kids receive their certificates, June 25, 2013  A very special graduation took place at The University of Winnipeg on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 as 130 inner city students in grade six at Strathcona Elementary School, William Whyte Elementary School and Sister MacNamara School received certificates for completing …Read more >

Two Extraordinary Students Graduate

Photos:  Muuxi Adam, Somalian refugee and Vanessa Laurent, Haiti earthquake survivor earn BA degrees at UWinnipeg WINNIPEG, MB – Two extraordinary young people were among the 1,200 students who graduated today from The University of Winnipeg: Muuxi Adam arrived in Winnipeg as a teenage refugee from Somalia, struggling to overcome the effects of working 16-hour …Read more >

Fourth Annual I Heart UWinnipeg Dinner Raises Over $100,000

University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and his wife Ms. Denise Ommanney, with the support of honorary co-chairs alumna Ms. Chantal Kreviazuk and Mr. Michael Bruneau, hosted a sold out fundraising event on May 23, 2013. The fourth annual “I Heart UWinnipeg” dinner attracted more than 600 people and raised over $100,000 …Read more >

I Heart UWinnipeg Dinner May 23 supports inner city youth

The fourth annual “I Heart UWinnipeg” Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at Canad Inns Polo Park.