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Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Carol Colorado, chair of the board of directors of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. (UWINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall received an honorary doctor of laws degree Friday from the University of Winnipeg.

Holding her favourite stuffed chimpanzee during the ceremony, Goodall was acknowledged for her lifetime of work dedicated to conservation.

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University of Winnipeg Turns 50

University of Winnipeg Turns 50

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Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor, and mascot Wes Lee hold the original Charter signed by Premier Duff Roblin on September 15, 1967. (UWINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

The University of Winnipeg has turned the big 5-0.

Premier Duff Roblin signed the University Charter on September 15, 1967 — the day UWinnipeg became a university. At that time, the student population was only 3,008 and tuition for a full course load in arts or science was $407.

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Wesmen Classic Expanded to Be More Gender, Sport Inclusive

Wesmen Classic Expanded to Be More Gender, Sport Inclusive

By Brian Schultz

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The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic will be more gender- and sport-inclusive beginning later this year. (WESMEN.CA)

The annual University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic has expanded to a more gender- and sport-inclusive format.

The expanded tournament, which begins this December, will now include women’s basketball, as well as men’s and women’s volleyball, which join the existing men’s basketball tournament.

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Police Charge U of W Bathroom Creep with Voyeurism

Police Charge U of W Bathroom Creep with Voyeurism

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A 22-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged after police say he walked into a women’s washroom at the University of Winnipeg on June 13 and looked underneath stall doors. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have arrested a man accused of looking underneath the stalls of a women’s washroom at the University of Winnipeg earlier this month.

A 22-year-old Winnipeg man is facing voyeurism charges after police say he crawled on the washroom floor looking under stall doors on June 13.

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Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Don Dayrit
Wesmen basketball recruit Don Dayrit with head coach Mike Raimbault (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

Sisler Spartans’ Don Dayrit has committed to the University of Wesmen men’s basketball team.

The 6’0″ guard is a Winnipeg native and averaged 27.9 points and four rebounds per game while connecting on 48 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.

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UWinnipeg Wesmen Eliminating Three Teams Due to Provincial Belt-Tightening

UWinnipeg Wesmen Eliminating Three Teams Due to Provincial Belt-Tightening

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University of Winnipeg Wesmen mascot Wes Lee Coyote (KELLY MORTON PHOTO)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen athletics program is just one area at UWinnipeg forced to make budget cuts amid direction of the provincial government.

The UWinnipeg Board of Governors approved its 2017-18 operating budget on Monday night, which included $3.7 million in cost-cutting measures.

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New York Native Madison Fehr Commits to Wesmen Volleyball

New York Native Madison Fehr Commits to Wesmen Volleyball

Madison Fehr
Madison Fehr (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen volleyball squad has received the commitment of middle blocker Madison Fehr for the 2017-18 Canada West season.

The 5’10″ New York, NY native — who moved to Steinbach in 2011 — recently completed her final season at Steinbach Regional Secondary School, where she was named both an SCAC and a Manitoba Volleyball Association Graduating All-Star.

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