New Directions in Classics is a hugely successful speaker series held each year by the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. The series has featured local, national and international speakers on a range of engaging topics - right here in Downtown Winnipeg!
We need $1000 dollars to help support this free, publicly-accessible, engaging lecture series that has already entertained and educated hundreds of staff, faculty, students, and community members.
We believe that bringing in speakers from Canada and around the world is central to the University’s mission as a hub for knowledge mobilization, innovation, and accessibility in Downtown Winnipeg. We’re excited to work with staff, donors, and the community to create a permanent, self-sustaining, and free lecture series that will bring the best new perspectives on the ancient world. Examples include new research on indigenous writing in Latin; a new take on ancient gladiators; the latest in re-creating ancient beer; or a new investigation into UWinnipeg’s own collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
We’re starting small and asking for donations to support one speaker from Canada per year. Your donations will support airfare and accommodations. We’re committed to bringing in the best academics in Canada, doing the most cutting-edge, most relevant, and most publicly-accessible research in the country.
Your donation – however small – will help make Downtown Winnipeg a hub for Classics research and a centre for the public delivery of the highest-quality lectures and public talks.
All gifts made are tax deductible.
If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada
*Note: Please make sure to mark your cheque for "CLASSICS LECTURE SERIES" and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!
Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050
Please visit the links below for more information on New Directions in Classics and UWinnipeg's Department of Classics:
- Fall in love with the Classics - UWinnipeg News Centre
- Ancient Beer in a Modern World - UWinnipeg News Centre
- Egyptian alchemist's recipe brings ancient beer to life in Winnipeg - CBC News
- Research on war and warfare at the end of antiquity - UWinnipeg News Centre
- Department of Classics develops language learning apps - UWinnipeg News Centre