Bay offers uWinnipeg space for Aboriginal centre, programming

August 23, 2010

The Hudson's Bay Company has approached the University of Winnipeg to develop some vacant space in the downtown Bay building for both institutional and other purposes. uWinnipeg is considering transforming the building's 2 vacant floors into a national Aboriginal centre focusing on research and cultural issues. The plan also involves relocating the university's existing undegraduate and graduate Aboriginal programming into the Bay building. uWinnipeg's senior executive officer says the potential at the Bay location is so immense that the university is seeking out partners, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to develop the concept of a hub of indigenous studies, culture, and art. Winnipeg Free Press