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University of Winnipeg Puts Call Out for Indigenous Artist to Create Podium

University of Winnipeg Puts Call Out for Indigenous Artist to Create Podium

By The Canadian Press

University of Winnipeg Convocation
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WINNIPEG – The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation.

The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of the Métis.

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Junior Wesmen Volleyball Teams Off to Nationals

Junior Wesmen Volleyball Teams Off to Nationals

Junior Wesmen Volleyball
The Junior Wesmen boys and girls volleyball teams are off to nationals. (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

Two University of Winnipeg Junior Wesmen volleyball teams have punched their tickets to the club national championships.

The Jr. Wesmen 18U boys team won the provincial gold medal last weekend in Brandon, while the Jr. Wesmen 18U girls team battled to a bronze-medal finish.

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U of W’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre Sharing in $55K IKEA Investment

U of W’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre Sharing in $55K IKEA Investment

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Eager shoppers prepare to camp out overnight at the new IKEA store in Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

IKEA Canada is partnering with a Winnipeg organization to outfit it with renewed home furnishings as part of a $55,000 national investment with 13 local organizations.

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg benefits inner-city youth through educational programs rooted in Indigenous language and culture.

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Wesmen’s McKay Named Canada West Coach of the Year

Wesmen’s McKay Named Canada West Coach of the Year

Larry McKay
Larry McKay, UWinnipeg Wesmen men’s volleyball coach (HANDOUT)

University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s volleyball coach Larry McKay has earned coach of the year honours for the third time in his career.

The Canada West distinction comes as McKay marks 29 seasons leading the men’s team, which travels to UBC on Friday to play for a conference bronze medal.

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One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

UWinnipeg Wesmen
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The Winnipeg Wesmen want to share their playoff celebrations with a youth basketball team in the province.

The University of Winnipeg basketball squad is holding a contest to reward one lucky youth team with the chance to party in the Duckworth Centre’s corporate suite with pizza and drinks at Thursday night’s Wesmen playoff games.

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Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

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The 27th annual Duckworth Challenge concludes on Friday night with basketball at the U of M. Both volleyball teams are in action tonight at UWinnipeg. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a cross-town rivalry in its 27th year and it’s never been stronger.

The annual Duckworth Challenge continues tonight as the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg battle it out on the volleyball court on Wesmen turf (Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium).

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Expanded UWinnipeg Daycare Makes Room for 32 More Children

Expanded UWinnipeg Daycare Makes Room for 32 More Children

By Sarah Klein

UWinnipeg Daycare
UWSA Daycare staff and children play in one of the daycare’s new infant rooms. (CLEO CURTIS / UWSA)

WINNIPEG — Fewer children are on the waitlist to join daycare at the University of Winnipeg following the recent opening of a new building expansion.

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Daycare added 2,370 sq. ft. of space earlier this month to accommodate up to 128 infants and pre-schoolers and adds eight early childhood educators to the centre’s full-time staff. The new addition adds room for 32 more children.

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Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people were stabbed at the University of Winnipeg Thursday night.

Police say a 19-year-old man was approached by another man with a knife who demanded his laptop at around 8:20 p.m. The victim held onto his computer, but the suspect took his cell phone instead and stabbed him in the upper body before walking away.

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