Published April 5, 2012
There are many biased claims made in the article “Former employees speak out on Global College.” However, I will simply respond to Mr. Garcia’s statement that “working at the Global College and being part of the Human Rights Program has made me question its validity,” as well as his comment, “there is no real leadership demonstrated… (and) no long-term planning.”
It’s hard to believe that the University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this April - mostly because few festivals in the city have lasted as long.
From the obvious resurgence of civic pride, to increased traffic and visitors to Winnipeg’s downtown, the NHL’s return has had a snowball effect on this city.
More Music this Month
Ross McMillan and Sarah Constible are two mainstays of the Winnipeg theatre scene. They’re being directed by Bill Kerr in Theatre Projects Manitoba’s current production of Steve Ratzlaff’s Dionysus in Stony Mountain, a play in which a prison psychiatrist and her patient (who’s chosen to go off his meds) debate Nietzsche, Canada’s prison system and the inability of institutions to facilitate personal healing. The Uniter caught up with them between rehearsals.
Frank Turner is one of the hardest-working touring musicians in music today - he played approximately 184 shows last year alone.
Over the course of several years working for The Uniter and following the day-to-day events at City Hall, I have noticed a propensity among Winnipeg administrators and politicians to skirt responsibility when faced with media inquiries and public criticism.
It all started as a joke last year at the University of Winnipeg’s Student Film Festival.
We here at The Uniter’s Arts & Culture section spend the better part of the year focusing on artists and the events that happen in the downtown area. From shows at the Lo Pub to exhibitions on the University of Winnipeg campus, there is a lot going on right here.
But where does this art and culture come from? Since nobody was born cool in the basement of the Royal Albert, we decided to find out what kind of great art was being made and what trends were happening all around Winnipeg.
A person born in the 1990s will be forgiven if they are unfamiliar with the fact that the city in which they currently reside is not the same one that existed prior to Jan. 1, 1972.
We asked our regular comments contributors and our readers what they would do if they had Sam Katz’s job. This is what they had to say.
The University of Winnipeg is growing at unprecedented rates, yet still remains among the most crowded universities. As faculty cuts increase, students and professors are demanding more budget transparency, while the university demands funding equality from the province. Is the university growing beyond its means?
With Winnipeg’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) days away from opening to the public, it is clear that our city is moving towards a more efficient form of public transportation.
The endless flip-flopping transit saga has played out before us all, year after year - on the pages of local newspapers, by hands raised (or not raised) at city council meetings and in the bitter words of impatient bus stop acquaintances.
Is the City of Winnipeg exploiting aboriginal people to subsidize urban sprawl?