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Equipping students to make a difference - Victor Nwankwo shares his story

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International Development and Conflict Resolution Studies student Victor Nwankwo is fast approaching the end of his academic career at UWinnipeg. After packing his fall and summer semesters full of coursework for the last few years, 2023 will mark the end of Victor’s 4th and final year on campus.

With graduation around the corner, Victor goes on to say that, “Receiving the Opportunity Fund has made a big difference for me during my tenure at university. For both myself and so many others, the fund has become the pillar that has allowed me to see my education through to the end…I’ve always enjoyed helping people and working with them to resolve challenges—and after receiving support from the fund in 2021 and 2022, I hope to graduate and become a qualified professional in the field of conflict resolution so that I can better support those in need in my community and beyond as part of an NGO or international organization.

Established in 2007, the Opportunity Fund has helped students at UWinnipeg achieve their academic dreams by providing financial support to those in need so as to help alleviate the cost and financial barriers associated with post-secondary enrollment.

Currently, Victor works at Life’s Journey Inc., a non-profit social services agency that operates across Southern Manitoba and provides support to adults and youth transitioning from Child Family Services who are impacted by neuro-diversities. As a House-leader, he is responsible for managing the needs of both his staff members and those currently living at the residence. Moving forward, Victor plans on volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross and putting his disaster management skills to work helping displaced citizens and relief efforts.