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Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre


Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

Update: 

July 2, 2021: Plans are currently being made to open the centre in fall as the campus plans to open. Our computer lab has been rearranged to allow for social distancing and will follow COVID-19 health-related protocols. 

Staff are currently working remotely and will be happy to assist you via phone or email. We will be responding to emails and phone calls between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.

For more information contact: 

Julie Hiebert, Program Coordinator: j.hiebert@uwinnipeg.ca
Angeline Nelson, Director, Community Learning & Engagement: an.nelson@uwinnipeg.ca 

 

Computer Lab access hours: CLOSED until further notice. Tentative plans are in place to open for Monday, October 4, 2021. 

 


Please check out UWinnipeg COVID-19 updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


WII CHIIWAAKANAK MEANS “WALKING TOGETHER” IN OJIBWE. THIS CENTRE IS A BRIDGE AND CONNECTION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG, AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.
WII CHIIWAAKANAK IS A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE THAT STARTED IN 2006 ENGAGING THOUSANDS OF YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY EACH YEAR. 

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre’s primary focus is to offer educational and cultural programming rooted in Indigenous knowledge, in order to develop and strengthen pathways for Indigenous students to University. The endeavors of the centre are in alignment with the University’s strategic direction of Indigenization, that includes and values Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives throughout the UWinnipeg.

The centre is open 5 days a week, providing programming and free open access to the Community Learning Commons - a computer lab with staff on-site to assist with anything from resume building and connecting to other local resources. Our Indigenous-designed classroom is also accessible to any community partners that may need it.

Our programming include: after school science and homework club, women’s self-defense courses, STEAM camps, Science kids on campus (in partnerhip with inner-city schools), Indigenous language couses and many other cultural workshops. Visit current-programming for more information.