Campus News Briefs
CKUW exceeded fundraising goal
U of W’s radio station, CKUW (95.9 FM), exceeded their Fundrive goal of $50,000. CKUW would like to thank all those responsible for their financial support. It has allowed CKUW to continue in their mission to provide alternative radio through community access. Although the Fundrive is over, CKUW is still accepting donations at the info booth at the University of Winnipeg or online at fundrive.ckuw.ca.
New joint programs
The University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Technical College (WTC) have joined together for the first time to create new joint programs. Current joint programs are in disciplines such as information technology, theatre and film and business, with other programs to be added in the future. U of W President Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and WTC President Dave Thorlakson signed a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 24 to plan more joint degree programs that students may potentially begin taking advantage of in just a few months.
The WTC will also join up with U of W’s high school, The Collegiate. Culinary arts and design, electrical applications, production art and industrial electronics are areas of joint interest. The WTC and U of W are developing a program so some high school credits and classes will have the flexibility to cross over.
Wesmen Women Volleyball players recieve honours
Wesmen Volleyball player Sonia Rossy has been named Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year by Canada West Universities Athletic Association. Rossy is a first-year arts student at the U of W. Other awards under her belt include the University of Winnipeg’s Female Athlete of the Month for November 2009. She is also the second Wesmen to receive Canada West’s honour of Rookie of the Year. Rossy’s Wesmen teammate, Ariel Smith, is also getting some recognition as she has been included in Canada West Women’s Volleyball second all-star team.
Smith’s awards include University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Challenge Female Player of the Game in October and University of Winnipeg’s Female Athlete of the Month for January 2010.
Faculty of Business and Economics open house
The U of W’s Faculty of Business and Economics will be having an open house on Wednesday, March 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the Duckworth Centre. Light refreshments will be served as the dean, professors and students talk about the benefits of a business education. Future students will be studying in the new Buhler Centre, a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly building. More bursaries and scholarships will be available to students through the new Buhler Knowledge Access Fund. The new faculty aims to educate business students in the ever-changing needs of the modern business world and in leadership in a socially-conscious manner.
Tuition tax deduction form has new process
The T2202A tax form (Tuition and Education Deduction Form) from the University of Winnipeg for the 2009 tax year will not be mailed out to students as they have been in the past. The form will be exclusively available to students online through WebAdvisor accounts by Feb. 28. Undergraduates and graduates must use WebAdvisor to obtain the form, as well as Division of Continuing Education students and TCP students.
Published in Volume 64, Number 21 of The Uniter (March 4, 2010)