Rhetorical Legacy

Written by Naniece Ibrahim

Dr. Michael Collins McIntyreDescribed by his students as a brilliant professor with a great passion for teaching, a storyteller of science, a mentor, and a friend, Dr. Michael Collins McIntyre, professor emeritus, has contributed to the fabric of UWinnipeg for decades in a multitude of ways. 

When he served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, he established UWinnipeg ’s Centre for Academic Writing, the first of its kind in the country; it eventually became the Rhetoric, Writing and Communications program. McIntyre was propelled by a teaching philosophy that places high value on the art of written expression.

In addition to his generosity of commitment and time, McIntyre has created two awards—the Dr. Donald Kydon Prize and the incoming Don Kerr Scholarship — to honour his friends and peers who have passed away. McIntyre also created The Eleanor Collins Wenners Collection Fund to honour his late mother and support library acquisitions in art history at UWinnipeg. 

However the true testament to his impact is the Michael Collins McIntyre Rhetoric, Writing and Communications Scholarship, which was created in McIntyre’s name as a tribute from his colleagues. 

Current department chair Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers notes that many of the curricular and design features McIntyre implemented still influence the delivery of writing and tutoring. “We continue with small class size and still rely on collaborative writing and peer tutoring approaches—all pillars of the program that Michael installed.” 

To make a gift to the Michael Collins McIntyre Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Scholarship:

  • Please visit our online donation page: donate.uwinnipeg.ca/
  • Under the “Direct my gift to*” section select the “A Faculty/Department, Project or Scholarship/Bursary” button
  • Select "Arts", "Rhetoric, Writing and & Communication", and "Michael Collins McIntyre Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Scholarship" options in the drop down options that appear

Or please contact:
Cindy Doyle