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Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Photo of  Jennefer Nepenek

Jennefer Nepinak is the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement at The University of Winnipeg. She is a citizen of Minegozhiibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) and is fluent in Ojibwe.

Jennefer has held leadership roles at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, and with various First Nation governments, as well as with the governments of Canada and Manitoba. She also has extensive governance experience, having served as a board member with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Elders Council, the Treaty Legacy Foundation, Rossbrook House, the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation, The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, the Canadian Education Coalition, and Manitoba Hydro.

Jennefer is a UWinnipeg alumna. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (1997) and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance. She also completed her Law degree at the University of Manitoba and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (2000), and recently received her designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors at Rotman School of Management (2018).