Campus News Briefs

U of W appoints temporary dean of business

Dr. Michael B. Percy of the University of Alberta will temporarily replace Dr. Michael Benarroch as dean of the faculty of business and economics beginning Nov. 15 until the university finds a permanent dean. The university expects to find and hire a permanent replacement by July 2012. Percy’s goals in the next few months include finding a Canada research chair in sustainable economics and making three new faculty appointments in marketing, ethics and human resources, and international business.

Province honours U of W professor

On Oct. 26, the Government of Manitoba honoured feminist activist, writer and artist, Dr. Roewan Crowe in celebration of Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change as part of Women’s History Month. Crowe is co-director of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg and associate professor in the University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. As an activist, Crowe is known for initiating projects that engage others in community cultural life. Crowe mentors Winnipeg’s FemRev Collective, a group that works at improving women’s lives through marches and education campaigns. As a writer, Crowe is known for exploring the relationships among words, images and experiences of trauma in her writing.  She recently published her new novel, Quivering Landscape.

Elements on campus now open

Elements - The Restaurant opened on Oct. 28 in the University of Winnipeg’s Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex. Chef Aron Epp leads the restaurant team under U of W’s Diversity Food Services, which employs people from ethnically diverse origins, offers nutritious, fairly priced and ethnically diverse food options with a focus on locally sourced foods, organic ingredients and fair-trade practices. Elements will be hiring 25 people in both full-time and part-time positions. Diversity Food Services has increased food sales at the University by 20 per cent since the program began in 2009.

U of W rises in Maclean’s survey

The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s most innovative and successful campuses in nurturing indigenous knowledge and excellence, according to Maclean’s magazine. The university was featured in the 2011 Maclean’s University Rankings. Since last fall, the number of aboriginal student applications increased by 24 per cent at the U of W. Most notably, the U of W ranked fourth for overall reputation (ranked fifth last year), first in Western Canada and second for lowest tuition fees among primarily undergraduate universities in Canada.

Wesmen win soccer championships

Both the University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s and women’s soccer teams took gold at the MCAC soccer championships. The women’s team beat Providence 6-0 while the men’s team beat Red River 3-1. For the women, Serafina Trunzo was named the Wesmen player of the game and regular season MVP. Sheri Hince was named tournament MVP. Yiannis Tsalatsidis was named Winnipeg Wesmen player of the game for the men’s team.  The Wesmen women trounced the Red River College Rebels, the tournament host, 9-0 in the semi-finals. The men’s team bested St. Boniface College 6-1 in the semi-finals.

Published in Volume 66, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 2, 2011)

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