Sustainability

UWinnipeg recognized for improved sustainability efforts

The University has received its second silver STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, joining 26 other Canadian institutions.

UWinnipeg to be home to one of the city’s largest solar panel systems

In total, the 540 solar panels being installed on the Axworthy Health and RecPlex rooftop will provide roughly 20 per cent of the RecPlex’s annual electrical consumption.

Climate Atlas Helps Planners and Landscape Architects Prepare for Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018 WINNIPEG, MB — Today is World Town Planning Day and the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) are working together to ensure that planning professionals have the information they need to design climate resilient natural …Read more >

World Premiere Of “Beyond Climate”

David Suzuki helps launch new film directed by UWinnipeg professor Dr. Ian Mauro’s latest climate change film, Beyond Climate, will have its world premiere at Planet In Focus International Film Festival in Toronto (Friday, October 26) and its Winnipeg premiere at the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival (Friday, November 2). The film takes viewers beyond …Read more >

New Climate Atlas Explains How Climate Change Threatens Canada’s Forests

Today the Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg launched a new section of their groundbreaking Climate Atlas of Canada that explains the effects of climate change on Canada’s forests: climateatlas.ca/topic/forests/. The recent release of the IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C underscores the fact that climate change threatens our irreplaceable forest …Read more >

Diversity Food Services recognized for sustainable campus meals

Diversity Food Services was recognized for their sustainable campus meals, as UWinnipeg was ranked the top-scoring Canadian college or university in the annual AASHE Sustainable Campus Index.

Biomass heating comes to campus

Take a walk down Balmoral Street this spring and you’ll notice a shiny new addition to campus. The large metal silo near the entrance to Manitoba Hall might look out of place in downtown Winnipeg, but it’s an important part of the University’s new biomass heating system. Biomass is a renewable fuel source that comes …Read more >

2018 Commuter Survey results

Transit use is up while bike ridership has fallen slightly among UWinnipeg students, faculty, and staff — these are the main takeaways from the Campus Sustainability Office’s (CSO) 2018 Commuter Survey.  This is the second time the University has commissioned a commuter survey through the Green Action Centre. CSO Coordinator Joseph Wasylycia-Leis is pleased with the increase …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.