On Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m., the University of Winnipeg will host Weweni Dialogue: Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Times of Pandemic.
“I can’t be grieving. I haven’t lost anyone.”
Back in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many services closed their doors, but the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) soldiered on with their essential service of animal care and rescue. During this pandemic, many families have opened their homes to new pets.
Until a few months ago, most students would probably have never imagined that going to university would mean sitting at home and attending a video call with their instructor.
A crunchy, satisfying snack (or lunch or dinner, no judgments here) that is vegan and gluten-friendly.
Most days, I don’t even know who I am. Similar to the way that people sometimes Google themselves, I often review my Facebook timeline. Who am I? What qualities do I present? Are my political memes dank enough?
From youth organizing to civil rights movements to the evolving social discourse, a lot has changed for people engaging in activism, community work and advocacy in Winnipeg during the past decade.
Winnipeg’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has ranged from a toilet paper hoarding frenzy to a general sense of malaise as students try to navigate online classes, with many scrambling to apply for EI.
Amid the flurry of information and misinformation and speculation that has saturated every online platform for the last couple weeks, there has been a thread of cringe-inducing positivity regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
This recipe is easy, delicious, and you can use basically whatever you have in your fridge to make it! It can be made vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and modified for any diet.
I woke up this morning before sunrise, feeling well-rested and ready to start my day. It’s a rare experience.
When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, I was living with my parents while I transitioned between apartments.
On March 19, the Government of Manitoba delivered its budget amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – and eight days later than planned. The opposition New Democratic Party had used various tactics to stall house proceedings, in order to prevent certain pieces of legislation from being introduced.
The World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference (WISPC) is coming to Winnipeg. Originally scheduled for August, in light of COVID-19, the conference will be postponed until a later date.
As the provincial government reacts to COVID-19, their responses will be impacted by the state of Manitoba’s healthcare system prior to the virus' arrival in Manitoba and the provincial budget.
New U of W chancellor // Support for Manitoba tenants // Wellness checks during pandemic // UWSA’s response to COVID-19 // Employment insurance top-up during pandemic // Transit union calls for improvements
COVID-19 and social distancing have seen the cancellation of concerts, fundraisers, socials and theatre productions on a mass scale. This has left many independent theatre artists out of work, and the specifics of the Emergency Support Benefit, which will be available to independent contractors, are yet to be determined.
Like nearly everyone else right now, the staff of The Uniter is stuck at home. Social distancing, self-quarantine and the sudden global aversion to human contact all make it particularly tricky to put together a newspaper.
As we keep self-isolating and practicing social distancing, the apocalyptic jitters can rise to a fever pitch. We are being warned by many mainstream media outlets, health experts and government officials that this is just the beginning, and that, especially if people keep going out and about and conducting business as usual, this new reality could last for months – if not an entire year. So, how do we deal?
Making a newspaper during the COVID-19 pandemic requires constant updating to accommodate the ever-changing atmosphere. Stories pitched weeks ago, which initially had nothing to do with public health, suddenly change on a dime. The pandemic affects every aspect of social life. Organizations and individuals have had to act quickly to adapt to the crisis.