Courtney Schwegel

  • A financial balancing act

    In the current release of the 2010-2011 post-secondary budget, the provincial government has increased the University of Winnipeg’s operating grant by two per cent from last year. However, this increase is less than half of the five per cent increase that has been granted for the past several years.

  • Honorary degrees recognize achievements in a wide range of areas

    Having received 15 honorary degrees from universities across Canada and the U.S., University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy considers them all special.

  • The bland and the beautiful

    Resto Gare, a trendy French bistro located in the old St. Boniface train station on Des Meurons Street, is certainly more of a feast for the eyes than for the palate. Diners can opt to sit in the historic observation car, built in 1914, or the dining room, both of which are stylistically stunning.

  • Know your university: The battle of the beds

    You see them everywhere – dozing in corners of the library, napping on their notes in lecture halls and snoozing on various sofas. For stressed out students, sleep is a precious thing.

  • The students have spoken

    After a week of intense campaigning and four days of voting, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) has a new executive team and board of directors. However, only 9.1 per cent of the student body cast votes (849 ballots), a decrease of 4.2 per cent from last year’s general elections.

  • Graduates making a difference

    The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association Council is currently receiving nominations for this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Since it was first given out in 1990, the award has acknowledged the exceptional accomplishments of some of the U of W’s most notable graduates.

  • A pipe band, speeches and more speeches

    Receiving a diploma is a moment most students look forward to throughout their university careers. But through all the excitement on this special day, students may overlook many of the deeply-rooted traditions of the convocation ceremony.

  • The Frenchway is the way to go

    The Frenchway Café and Bakery, a quaint little spot on Academy Road, offers one of the most pleasurable culinary experiences in Winnipeg. Owner and chef Olivier Fortat from France has managed to bring an authentic taste of his homeland to the Winnipeg food scene.

  • Taxi driver safety

    Is enough being done to make taxi drivers safer?

  • An election unlike any other

    This year’s general elections for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are shaping up to be different from those in the past, according to chief elections commissioner Jenna Myles.

  • Use your brains… and your hands!

    University of Winnipeg students will soon be able to combine their theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on experience.

  • From provost to president

    Becoming a university president was never something Brian Stevenson aspired to do. But as of Aug. 1, 2010, University of Winnipeg’s outgoing provost and vice-president (academic) will become president of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

  • Is Facebook the new spitball?

    It must be discouraging to give a lecture to a bunch of students who are plugged into Facebook or Twitter and not paying attention. And while one may assume that professors would completely despise such social networking sites and blame them for cultivating a crop of lazy students, this is not necessarily the case.

  • More than just a couple of crepes

    This cute, creative little creperie is the brainchild of two young Winnipeg women, Candy Lam and Erin Kroeker.

  • Students have the power

    Although university procedures are complex and at times difficult to understand, students are not powerless against the system. In fact, the right to make appeals is a right many students do not know they have.

  • Cry havok and release the dogs of war!

    For most of us, deciding what to put on our toast in the morning can be the most exciting part of the day. For others, coming face to face with an angry minotaur doesn’t even come close to how thrilling things can get.

  • Take a tour through the curvy and creative McFeetors Hall

    Last fall, McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence became the new home for 159 students and community members. The building – whose primary donors are University of Winnipeg alumnus and CEO of Great-West Life, Ray McFeetors – has dorm rooms to accommodate 172 students, as well as 25 apartments for community members and their families.

  • ASC prepares for annual Spring Pow wow

    The Aboriginal Students Council (ASC) is hard at work fundraising for its eighth annual Spring Pow wow to be held on Friday, Mar. 12. Although their request to the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association for additional funding for the event was denied, Pow wow co-ordinator Courtney Berthelette expects to be able to meet the costs of the event.

  • U of W owes province $8.8M for vanished pension surplus

    The University of Winnipeg is looking to increase revenues and reduce operating budget costs over the next 40 years to pay back an $8.8 million provincial government loan.

  • Let your taste buds say, ‘Olé!’

    Located just off Osborne Street on Stradbrook Avenue, Segovia, Winnipeg’s newest tapas bar, introduces some much-needed Spanish flair into Winnipeg’s dining scene.

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