University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967, but our roots are deep, with more than 140 years of nurturing global citizens. Located on Treaty One land, in the Métis homeland, we are anchored in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Canada. We proudly reflect this reality as one of the top universities in the country for Indigenous participation. Whether science students are engaged in undergraduate research, business students are exploring social enterprise, arts students are engaged in human rights and ending homelessness on our streets, or education students are tutoring incarcerated young offenders – we remain a place that grows leaders and encourages them to make an impact. Our faculty researchers and scholars are tackling relevant and contemporary issues like climate change, Indigenous health, food security, community development, poverty, and refugee settlement.

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Canada’s homeless population has exceeded approximately 35,000 persons. Ev/ Unsplash

A proven way to end homelessness in Canada

In the last decade, Canadian cities have made huge strides in the way policy-makers approach the homeless. The right tool-kit alongside community knowledge can go a long way to curbing homelessness.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister manages to keep the red Tories of his caucus happy and appeal to urban voters in Winnipeg in a province where far-right conservatism would not fly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Manitoba’s pragmatic conservatism may contain lessons for Andrew Scheer

Those hoping to see from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister the fiery right-wing political rhetoric often employed by other Conservative leaders in Canada will walk away disappointed.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba under Brian Pallister is expected to return to power in the Sept. 10 election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba’s summertime election plays well for Conservatives

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called an early election and the summertime campaign will likely help his Progressive Conservative government be re-elected.
Intérieur de l'église Sainte-Famille, qui a été le théâtre d'assassinats collectifs lors du génocide de 1994 au Rwanda. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Le génocide rwandais, comme une vision de l'enfer

Se représenter le génocide comme l'enfer suggère que les horreurs ne sont pas concevables. On ne peut les imaginer que symboliquement. Or, il s'agit de violences provoquées par des événements politiques.
Biafran refugees flee federal Nigerian troops on a road near Ogbaku, Nigeria in this 1968 photo. Between one and three million people are estimated to have died. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)

Nigerian writers compare genocide of Igbos to the Holocaust

Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
An ad for the city of Las Vegas features a lesbian couple who decide to get married. Ads featuring same-sex couples face a backlash, particularly from conservative consumers, but there are ways to make them more accepted. YouTube

Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising

Most North American consumers generally prefer advertising with male-female couples rather than same-sex couples. But changes in how brands frame the messages of advertisements could change that.
The practise of ‘mindful eating’ can help you maximize the pleasure from rich holiday foods, without eating too much. (Shutterstock)

Ten ways to indulge and stay healthy this holiday season

From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
The ‘It’s okay to be white’ poster campaign, seen in the context of reacting to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ cannot be seen as benign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The trouble with saying ‘it’s okay to be white’

Posters with the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?

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