uWinnipeg looks to transform underserviced neighbourhood with education hub

July 22, 2015

The University of Winnipeg has undertaken a $12.8 M project to transform Winnipeg’s Selkirk Avenue into a hub for creativity and education. The location is currently an underserviced portion of the city that university community members hope to turn into a “beacon of hope.” The project will be funded primarily by the Manitoba government. It will be designed to provide classroom learning by day and will host the Winnipeg branch of Pathways to Education, a tutoring and mentorship program for secondary students. It will also offer daycare, literacy classes, a community café, and 30 units of affordable housing. Globe and Mail