uWinnipeg adopts community learning policy

May 12, 2011

The University of Winnipeg's board of regents has approved a community learning policy whose primary focus is supporting youth from Indigenous and new Canadian families so they may graduate from high school and achieve post-secondary success. Under the new policy, the institution's Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre and Innovative Learning Centre will merge operations and be governed by an arm's-length advisory board comprising 50% of community members and 50% of uWinnipeg members. The policy affirms 4 important initiatives: the Model School, which becomes fully part of uWinnipeg's Collegiate; the Global Welcome Centre, which remains part of the English Language Program; the New Digital Learning Lab, operated by the Library; and the Opportunity Fund, which becomes part of the Office of Awards and Financial Aid. uWinnipeg News Release