“So how’s Winnipeg?” is the question my friends back in Calgary keep asking me. I moved from there to here five months ago, in November, which is widely regarded as a curious move from both Calgarians and Winnipeggers alike. I always skirt around the question, mainly because it’s a pretty complex answer I’m still figuring out.
When searching the words “Winnipeg is” on Google, the first three phrases to appear were “a dump,” “a death sentence” and “frozen.” The fourth phrase, however, was “a great city.”
Both the Winnipeg city council and the Manitoba provincial government announced budget cuts that will see 2017 public services scaled back, as well as hiring and wage freezes for those employed by both levels of government.
Gender is fluid, and not some clear-cut Venus versus Mars binary, but many issues tend to disadvantage those who present as women. So the distinction is important, and, as a general rule, women feel men can be better allies in the work of ending gender-based inequities and violence.
There’s a system of sexism in how entertainment companies advertise based on gender stereotypes. This happens prominently among game companies and on TV, especially in media targetted at youth.
Many Winnipeggers are dissatisfied with the local taxicab industry and feel Uber and other similar companies are the answer.
Manitoba must consider the importance of quality mental health care in the province.
The pronunciation of a name and cultural identity are connected. But what about students who no longer identify with their given name and wish it to be changed altogether?
Ableism within university institutions is consistently permitted, accepted and encouraged, and the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is no exception.
It’s important to understand the difference between “Vince Li suffering from psychosis” and “Vince Li.”
The City of Winnipeg is failing to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goal.
Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, even the premier of Manitoba.
In the early days of comic books, the majority of the characters created were frail, white, male nerds. Cue the modern era, where the majority of comic readers are women of non-Caucasian descent; and these women are hungry for heroes that look like them.
“People gonna rise like the water, gotta slow this crisis down, hear the voice of my great granddaughter singing climate justice now!”
Through November and December, 93 members of the CanLit elite signed a letter shaming the University of British Columbia (UBC) for their lack of due process in regards to the treatment of the Steven Galloway case.
This year, The University of Winnipeg (U of W) will celebrate the 50 years since United College became the U of W. The milestone is a time for nostalgia and festivities, but it should also offer a chance to reflect.
The University of Winnipeg will offer new gym hours exclusively for females and non-binary persons beginning next September.
Starting conversations doesn’t end discrimination
Treat social media as a public funeral, not a news ticker
Responsibility lies with everyone when considering newcomer policies