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  • Campus briefs

    Undergraduate add/drop period // Study Skills Workshops // Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers // On a Waitlist? // Health Plan & U-Pass Updates // Pay Tuition the Easy Way // Apply now for Fall/Winter Awards // Use the MyVisit app

  • Drawn to the past and all its weirdness

    From a young age, Dr. Carla Manfredi – assistant professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department – found herself pulled to the past.

  • ‘More than students’

    Post-secondary students across Canada have been overwhelmed with challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate poverty, mental-health issues, the housing crisis and overall quality of education. Many students have found themselves without work, without community and without support from their homes away from home – their universities.

  • It’s not just about convenience

    On Aug. 27, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) announced on their website that the transit U-Pass will, once again, not be available to students for the 2021-22 school year.

  • Affordable housing and the federal election

    With less than a week left in the federal election campaign, affordable housing is at the forefront of policy discussions, and all parties have released their plans to address it. House prices have been rapidly increasing in most areas of Canada, and, according to a recent poll, affordable housing is one of the most important issues for voters.

  • Bill 64 is no more

    After a summer of seeing “Stop Bill 64” lawn signs across Manitoba and much organized opposition, Bill 64 is dead. Earlier this month, Manitoba’s interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the cancellation of the unpopular education reform legislation spearheaded by his predecessor.

  • City briefs

    Last late-summer late-night market // Defining research data // Walk in a United way // National Day for Truth and Reconciliation // Shoal Lake 40 water update // Vaccine mandate updates

  • Winnipeg Twitter hates itself

    What are the rules of creating humour from Winnipeg? A tweet from the account @MasonDRM sums it up nicely: “You are only allowed to make fun of Winnipeg if you are from Winnipeg, anybody else & we’ll fight you & steal your bike.”

  • See you there

    With the return of live events and music picking up steam, organizers and artists are thinking outside the box and putting in extra effort to bring in-person events to fruition.

  • The wrong election

    On Sept. 20, Manitobans will, like the rest of Canada, head out to the polls to vote in the upcoming federal election. The election was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two years early, a decision that left many Canadians scratching our heads. Conventional wisdom is that Trudeau, whose popularity rose due to his COVID-19 pandemic response, hoped to seize the moment and snag a majority government. The unpopular decision to call the election in the middle of said pandemic, however, has that popularity rapidly declining.

  • Campus briefs

    Undergraduate add/drop period // Study Skills Workshops // Student ID Cards // Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers // On a Waitlist? // UWSA's Health Plan and U-Pass Updates // Pay Tuition the Easy Way // Apply Now for Fall/Winter Awards // Use the myVisit app

  • Creative writing and internationality

    As the new assistant professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department, Dr. Sandy Pool has ideas for incorporating her international experience into the creative writing stream.

  • A (somewhat) normal back-to-school

    After more than a year of closure, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) reopened its doors to students and instructors on Sept. 7. This long-awaited return to on-campus instruction comes after the 2020-21 academic year, which was delivered almost entirely online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Hayer takes the helm of UWSA

    Back to school at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) means new student leaders and lots of planning for the coming year. At the end of last year, U of W students chose a new slate of representatives.

  • City briefs

    U of W vaccination mandate update // Doors Open Winnipeg is back // Rock climb online // Virtual Pride panel // Federal election voting details // When Veins Meet Like Rivers at Plug-In

  • The feds giveth, and the feds taketh away

    While liberal and conservative political commentators alike characterize youth in post-secondary programs as politically engaged in the extreme, voter turnout rates over the past 30 years suggest that while the youth (typically defined as those between 18 and 24 years of age) vote is currently the largest voting bloc by age, young people have been casting fewer and fewer votes since the 1990s.

  • Distress from afar

    Close your eyes and envision education for all, peaceful gatherings and women rising the workforce ladder. This was Afghanistan’s trajectory before the atrocities that have flooded media outlets in the past weeks.

  • Vaccines mandated on U of W campus

    After weeks of advocacy from faculty unions and pressure from students, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is set to follow in the footsteps of other Canadian universities by implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the fall term. 

  • Finding common ground

    As Manitoba reopens and news articles turn to discussion of booster shots, it may feel like we’re finally leaving COVID-19 behind. But we’re not out of the woods just yet, as vaccine uptake in the province continues to plateau. 

  • London, Ont. terror attack ignites calls for change

    The Muslim community in Winnipeg has been thrown into a state of grief. On June 6 in London, ON, four members of the Afzaal family were killed by a driver who was targeting them because of their faith.

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