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ERIC Number: EJ923540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The University of Winnipeg and Community Learning
Axworthy, Lloyd
Education Canada, v51 n2 Spr 2011
An intensive consultation undertaken by the University of Winnipeg revealed that many residents--especially new Canadians and Aboriginal peoples living in the downtown neighbourhoods--face barriers to higher education, and for many the university was an unknown and unwelcoming territory. Winnipeg is home to the largest urban population of Aboriginal peoples in Canada--nearly 70,000. It is a distinctly young and growing population. These shifting demographics represent a growing pool of learners and place enormous pressure on our institutions to ensure that their transitions are successful ones. Recognizing the responsibility of the university to function in an accessible manner and to open itself up to the wide diversity of knowledge and experience represented within society, The University of Winnipeg has introduced several initiatives to engage the University with the community surrounding it: an Innovative Learning Centre, a Model School, an Opportunity Fund, and the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, a drop-in center for inner-city residents. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Winnipeg)