Ten years ago, Nora Decter, an English instructor at the University of Winnipeg, was finishing up her undergraduate degree.
Four years ago, Angie St. Mars decided to take the chance to try standup comedy, and she never stopped.
Many of Winnipeg’s marginalized artists are multitalented people who fall into a wide spectrum of racial categories. Their stories need to be heard, their accomplishments deserve celebration and more work needs to be done to create a more inclusive and truly diverse space.
Growing up, Jens Franck, a biology professor at the University of Winnipeg, always had an interest in science.
As an actor, performance artist, photographer, singer, clown and so much more, Ady Kay is certifiably busy.
Dr. Darshani Kumaragamage joined the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at the University of Winnipeg in 2009.
Jude Hayes is an AFAB (assigned female at birth) performer who’s been doing drag for a little over a year now.
Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick, an associate professor for the geography department at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), is doing remarkable work while on study leave.
Karen Sharma is an organizer with QPOC Winnipeg who does the important work of creating safe spaces for 2SQTBIPOC.
Although Andrew Forbes has taught at the University of Winnipeg since 2006, it was only recently that he started teaching full-time for the Department of Theatre and Film.
For Ugonna Chigbo, the volunteer co-ordinator at CKUW, the best part of the job is meeting volunteers and bringing their ideas to life.
For Dr. Evelyn Mayanja, an instructor for the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Winnipeg, teaching is about forming a meaningful connection with students.
Sara Usman, co-founder of The Shameless Circle, is not ashamed to tell her story.
Whether it be for cosplay or dollmaking, Emma Horning finds a great deal of delight in creating some really cool stuff.
When Milos Mitrovic teaches Introduction to Film at the University of Winnipeg, he brings his passion for filmmaking into the classroom with him.
“How do I describe myself in the world of theatre? I guess (as) a professional amateur.”
One of the things Dr. Durdana Islam loves about the University of Winnipeg is its small campus and the sense of community that comes with it.
For many gamers, it’s important to have a space to settle down and get comfortable before diving headfirst into a video game. Ryland Bird has just that space.
For Karen Ridd, becoming an instructor for the Conflict Resolution Studies program at Menno Simons College was the result of an unexpected but adventurous journey.
Lindsay Brown is the kind teacher you wish you had in high school.