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.

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.

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 >

UWinnipeg launches new institutional Sustainability Strategy

This week, the University launched a new Sustainability Strategy that builds on the successes of the last decade and provides concrete, measurable targets for reducing our overall environmental impact.

Carbon pricing in Manitoba essential, says new coalition

WINNIPEG—A new coalition, the Manitoba Carbon Pricing Coalition, is urging the provincial government to introduce a Manitoba carbon price in 2018. The Manitoba Carbon Pricing Coalition, comprised of a group of diverse local organizations, encourages the province to commit to a carbon price. While members of the coalition have different recommendations for how to best …Read more >

Winnipeg research helps Calgary and Edmonton with climate change

Cities that invest in climate resilience can save residents money while preparing for climate risks, says new research commissioned by Calgary and Edmonton. The research series Building a Climate-Resilient City by the Winnipeg-based Prairie Climate Centre outlines steps that cities can take to engage in climate risk management in a range of areas, including transportation, …Read more >