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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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?
Technology and artificial intelligence are already profoundly changing how we live, work and travel. Are we ready for more profound changes? (Shutterstock)

Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Barn Hammer Brewing Company Head Brewer Brian Westcott, Matt Gibbs of the University of Winnipeg and Barn Hammer owner Tyler Birch teamed up to re-create an ancient beer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

We brewed an ancient Graeco-Roman beer and here’s how it tastes

Beer is the most consumed beverages in the world with a long history. What does the ancient art of brewing tell us about culture and tastes?
Current IOC President Thomas Bach touches a monument to Olympic founder Pierre de Coubertin in ancient Olympia, southern Greece, in 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Would the founder of the Olympics approve of the Games today?

As the Olympics get underway, what would the man who founded the modern Olympic movement think? Pierre de Coubertin's vision of the Olympics as a tool of peace and faith in youth still resonates.
Members of the police SWAT team gather outside a small apartment building in Montréal in 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Rise of the SWAT team: Routine police work in Canada is now militarized

The deployments of SWAT teams by public police for routine police activities have risen in major Canadian cities. This militarization will likely fall disproportionately on those from minority groups.
The confidence to navigate the borders between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Why not start the education this holiday, with adventure stories?

Five winter adventure stories to build a global mindset

The confidence to navigate between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Start the education this holiday, with adventure stories from Guam to the North Pole.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the launch of Oculus Go virtual reality headset in October. (Handout)

Oculus and our troubles with (virtual) reality

Will the arrival and popularity of Oculus Go and other VR systems make us think differently about alternative realities and so-called alternative facts?
Strange new materials that propel the fictional Star Trek universe are being developed by scientists in reality today. Above, the USS Discovery accelerates to warp speed in an artist’s rendition for the TV series Star Trek Discovery. (Handout)

How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology reality

Advanced materials that seem like they come from Star Trek are becoming reality today.

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