Sustainability

Diversity Food Services wins provincial sustainability award

Diversity Food Services is once again being recognized for their sustainability efforts, this time by the Province of Manitoba. The social enterprise, which operates six food outlets at The University of Winnipeg, was named the ‘Champion for Sustainability’ in the annual Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards. This specific award is given to an individual, organization, or …Read more >

Building community through plants

The Department of Biology’s 3rd annual Plant Giveaway takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Students get hands-on experience with waste audit

Earlier this month, student volunteers helped sort and weigh nearly all of the garbage, recycling, and compost generated by the UWinnipeg community for the Campus Sustainability Office’s triannual waste audit.

Communicating Climate Change – a unique internship

Finding practical ways to tackle and talk about climate change is keeping three students busy this winter and spring. Caitlin McVicker, Maureen Hanlon and Avery Letkemann are interning with The City of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Stakeholder Group which is helping to develop a city-wide climate action plan. For Caitlin, who is studying business and rhetoric, …Read more >

Diversity Foods a top performer in North America — again

Students and visitors at The University of Winnipeg are eating some of the best and most sustainable campus meals in North America, thanks to Diversity Food Services. This week the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)  released its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and for the third year in a row, UWinnipeg …Read more >

GoManitoba makes commuting to campus more sustainable

UWinnipeg’s Campus Sustainability Office has teamed up with GoManitoba, a brand new ride matching service, to help the University community get to class and work in a more sustainable way.

Campus sustainability awards to be given at convocation

UWinnipeg honours two campus sustainability champions, Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick and Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, for their meritorious contributions to campus sustainability at the 2017 Autumn Convocation.

Norwegian students study energy, sustainability at UWinnipeg

The University of Winnipeg hosted its first cohort of Norwegian exchange students this week as part of its ongoing Norway-Canada Sustainable Energy Project.

Growing biodiversity at home

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Alan Diduck is involved in a study on the experiences of Winnipeg gardeners and the reasons some of them choose to incorporate native flora and fauna into their yard.

Harmful algal blooms investigated in water bodies across Canada

WINNIPEG, MB – A new scientific article published today, co-authored by a University of Winnipeg researcher, contains news relevant to the health of Canada’s freshwaters. Manitobans love their lakes and are keenly aware of the impact of algal blooms. The new study investigates why and how the blooms exist. Lead author, Dr. Diane Orihel, is …Read more >