New business and economics dean
As of Aug. 15, Dr. Sylvie Albert is now the university’s dean of the faculty of business and economics. After working as the associate dean of the faculty of management and an associate professor of strategy, Albert brings experience and expertise to her new role on campus. “Business and economics is one of the fastest growing areas of study on campus, and Dr. Albert’s broad experience in both the private and public sectors adds depth to our faculty,” said university president Lloyd Axworthy in a press release. Albert will be filling this position for a five-year term.
UWSA VP visits San Francisco to learn about climate change
Andrée Forest, vice-president internal of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, recently headed to San Francisco, California, to participate in a conference led by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore. Forest was one of three representatives from Manitoba selected to participate in the All Climate Reality Canada training conference from Aug. 23 to 26. With 800 presenters from around the world, the conference focused on techniques and tools that can be used to deliver motivating presentations and lectures on climate change. “This program led by Al Gore will allow me to thoughtfully present this information to help the community participate in change,” Forest said in a university release before leaving for the trip. “I believe this will be a great asset in furthering the discussion on campus and in Winnipeg.” For more information, visit www.climatereality.ca.
Moulaison named dean of arts
Dr. Glenn Moulaison has recently accepted the five-year appointment as the university’s dean of arts. “Our job is to help construct the world that should be - by understanding the world that was and the world that just simply is. We do this job exceptionally well at the University of Winnipeg, and I am proud to continue to be a part of it,” Moulaison said in a news release. Since 2005, Moulaison has served different roles and positions at the university, including associate dean and acting dean of the arts faculty. With a background that ranges from literary criticism to 19th-century poetry, Moulaison is currently working on a manuscript on poet Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell.
University introduces master of arts in environmental economics
Starting this September, the University of Winnipeg will be offering a master of arts in environmental, resource and development economics. “This new master’s degree builds on U of W’s unique mission to provide students with relevant academic programs that give them interdisciplinary skills to tackle the most challenging problems of our time,” said university president Lloyd Axworthy in a news release. Students in the one-year program will have the opportunity to analyze the economic impact of climate change, sustainable development of natural resources, take courses in economic theory, field courses in economics and more.
Storytime at Gallery 1C03
The university’s Gallery 1C03 has been transformed into a small library reading room featuring oversized children’s books and animated films by Glen Johnson and Leslie Supnet. If you’re lucky you can catch Johnson reading his stories as Uncle Glennie, where he replicates children’s storytime. Despite the fact that the books appear to be for children, the content is dark and aimed towards an older audience. Supnet’s images deal with isolation, longing, identity and despair while being whimsical and surreal. Through her images Supnet “invoke(s) a sense of childhood wonder, and inspire(s) playfulness in the lives of the viewers.” Storytime runs from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6.
Published in Volume 67, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 5, 2012)