Projects

The UWCRC is responsible for campus development at the University of Winnipeg. Buildings are designed to achieve LEED Silver status or better.  The residence, McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence, combines dorms with affordable apartments and reserves half of the units for community residents. The UWSA Day Care serves children from the University community as well as children from the local neighbourhood. The new Downtown Commons provides an opportunity for creating a community with a wide cross-section of people from different cultural, economic and social backgrounds. It is a place built to respect the diverse needs of people.  Leatherdale Hall is to improve the functionality and accessibility of Convocation Hall and accessibility of Wesley Hall in order to enhance opportunities for dialogue and knowledge sharing. The Buhler Centre which houses the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Professional, Applied and Continuing Education program, is a joint venture between the University and the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. The Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex, targeted for LEED Gold, includes a multidisciplinary centre for sustainability as well as state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The Axworthy Health & RecPlex, having achieved LEED Gold, will guarantee significant community programming and access through a community charter. Both McFeetors Hall (2010) and the Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex (2012) are also recipients of the City of Winnipeg Accessibility Award. The Buhler Centre has achieved LEED Silver certification.

Beyond the University’s downtown campus, UWCRC is overseeing the redevelopment of the Merchant’s Hotel in Winnipeg’s North End for both University and other purposes, including housing and commercial enterprises.

Brandon University has engaged the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC), through its sister organization, UWCRC 2.0, to support additional consultation sessions and to develop further details and plans for the downtown Brandon initiative.