Community Learning

Indigenous UWinnipeg

Wii wiiThe Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is located at 511 Ellice Avenue

Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

The University of Winnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is a bridge between The University of Winnipeg and the Aboriginal and inner-city communities.  The Centre is a partnership led by a community advisory committee that provides educational and capacity building opportunities for children, youth and families.  It is designed to reflect community need for an educational gathering place that is inclusive, and breaks down the barriers to post-secondary education.  The Centre provides free and open access to computers in the RBC Community Learning Commons, meeting space such as the North West Company Heritage Room, as well as a number of free educational and cultural after-school and summer programs. More than 1,700 community members use the Centre each month.

The University of Winnipeg's Board of Regents approved a Community Learning Policy [PDF]

Model SchoolModel School students field trip to Turtle Lodge, 2017

Model School

The University of Winnipeg’s Collegiate Model School is a high school within a high school that opened in September 2008. Students who show potential but need a different kind of learning environment are referred to the Model School. Approximately 50 high school students attend annually and receive individualized learning plans so they can reach their full potential. To date, 59 students have graduated high school and 80% have attended post-secondary institutions. All students are enrolled in the University’s Opportunity Fund Tuition Credit Account program, where they can earn up to $3,000 in tuition credits. They can use these tuition credits upon completion of Grade 12 to attend UWinnipeg.

Science kidsScience-Kids on Campus  involves inner-city and North End elementary school students who visit the University once a week over the course of 10 weeks to engage in science-focused activities with University faculty and students. The activities are chosen specifically to support the school curriculum with the goal of making science more fun and relevant.