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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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In this photo from 2015, newly arrived Syrian refugees take part in a mass at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal election 2021: What the Conservatives don’t understand about refugee resettlement

The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
The swelling affects people’s lives in a multitude of ways. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Why it’s hard to end elephantiasis, a debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes

The main sign of the illness is disfiguring swelling followed by peeling of the affected area. In women this swelling mainly affects arms and legs. In men it can cause enlargement of the scrotum.
Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

What Joe Biden can learn from Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program

Joe Biden’s efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada’s experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
Annie Storey holds a cross with a photo of her late son Alex Storey, before a march to mark the five-year anniversary of British Columbia declaring a public health emergency in the overdose crisis, in Vancouver, on April 14, 2021. CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Overdose crisis: The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare decades of drug policy failures

Across the country, overdose deaths have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Une infirmière prépare une injection pour un essai clinique d'un candidat-vaccin contre la COVID-19 développé par les National Institutes of Health et Moderna, le 27 juillet 2020 à Binghamton, N.Y. AP Photo/Hans Pennink

Covid-19 : six choses que vous devez savoir sur les résultats des vaccins

Les nouvelles sur les essais cliniques de vaccins contre la Covid-19 font les manchettes. Mais que signifient vraiment ces résultats ? Voici six questions à se poser pour bien comprendre.
A nurse prepares a shot for a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., on July 27, 2020 in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: 6 things to look for in clinical trial results

With COVID-19 vaccine announcements making headlines, non-scientists need to know what clinical trial results mean. Here are some key points to look for in vaccine trial reports.
Des jeunes réfugiés syriens s'amusent tandis qu'ils assistent à leur cours de francisation dans une école de Montréal, le en février 2016. La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz

Pourquoi Québec ne devrait pas suspendre le programme de parrainage collectif des réfugiés

La suspension partielle par le Québec du parrainage de réfugiés par des organismes privés dans la province met en évidence les défis que pose leur réinstallation.
Syrian refugees play with their classmates in February 2016 at a Montréal school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Why Québec’s refugee sponsorship suspension is so misguided

Québec’s partial suspension of refugee sponsorship by private organizations in the province highlights the challenges of Canada’s reliance on resettlement to welcome refugees.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and the cast of “Hamilton” perform at the Tony Awards in New York on June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Evan Agostini

‘Hamilton’ ignores the statesman’s strategy to fund genocidal warfare against Indigenous Peoples

Alexander Hamilton’s commitment to a well-funded national army and his support for territorial expansion had grave repercussions for the Indigenous Nations west of the Appalachians.
Both when planning family activities and choosing a child care provider, parents should be mindful of how much physical activity their children are getting. (Shutterstock)

Kids’ physical activity before age 5 matters so much because of the developing brain

When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of “physical literacy,” a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
Doctors reported the first cases of MIS-C in April. Learning more about how SARS-CoV-2 affects children is essential to the safe reopening of communities. (Pexels/August de Richelieu)

Rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children linked to coronavirus

A rare new disease syndrome appears to be caused by an overactive immune response in children, often hitting weeks after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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