Registration - In-house Organization

The University of Winnipeg / James Currie, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: The University of Winnipeg
Responsible Officer Name: James Currie, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-25
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 946785-5302
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 85

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 2

Version 1 of 39 (2005-08-25 to 2006-01-16)

Version 1 of 39 (2005-08-25 to 2006-01-16) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2E9
Canada
Telephone number: 204-786-9214
Fax number: 204-786-1693  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Lloyd Axworthy, President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. The founding colleges were Manitoba College (1871) and Wesley College (1888), which merged to form United College in 1938. Located in the heart of downtown. The University of Winnipeg is a compact, diverse, multicultural academic community committed to access and excellence. Ranked by our graduates in Maclean's magazine University Graduate Survey (November 15, 2004) in the Top Ten of all Canadian universities when asked about their "Entire Educational Experience." UWinnipeg is home to more than 8,700 full- and part-time students.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The University has a bi-cameral governance structure. It has a Board of Regents and a Senate.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2004-03-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Camada Foundation Innovation $183,000.00
Other Federal $914,000.00
Provincial $37,287,000.00
National Science Engineering Research Council $606,000.00
Social Science Humanities Research Council $736,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
Position title: VP Research International & External Affairs
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Robert Bend
Position title: Dean of Collegiate
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Pamela Harrod
Position title: Corporate Secretary & General Counsel
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Jennifer Rattray
Position title: Director Strategic Initiatives
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Lesley Thomson
Position title: Sr.Executive Officer & Advisor to President
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Stephen Willetts
Position title: Vice-President Finance & Administration
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Claudia Wright
Position title: Associate VP Academic
Public offices held: Unknown
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, National Energy Board (NEB), National Film Board (NFB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Arts and Culture, Constitutional Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Forestry, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Sports, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Made representations, sought public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the following: University Funding, Aboriginal Affairs, Sustainability in the Environment, Western Economic Diversification, and other issues pertinent to post-secondary education system.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Will make representations, seek public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the following: University Funding, Aboriginal Affairs, Sustainability in the Environment, Western Economic Diversification, and other issues pertinent to post-secondary education system.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Aboriginal Affairs. 1. Youth employment strategy, ( Indigenous Centre co-ordinator )2. Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres Initiative (Urban aboriginal artifact program)3. Summer career placements 2006




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