Could catastrophic climate change wipe out the human species within the next 20-30 years?
From the UWSA Bike Lab to the compostable spoons at Pangea’s Kitchen, the University of Winnipeg is building a reputation as a green space in the heart of downtown. The majority of these efforts are thanks to Manitoba Eco-Network, whose work with EcoPIA and the Campus Sustainability office keeps the UW up to date on green practices.
Take a moment to think about how you see yourself in terms of health and body image.
Winnipegger Marissa Zurba has been doing a lot of stairs lately, and not just to stay in shape during the winter. Zurba is going to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise $5,000 for SOS Children’s Villages.
The closing of the business occupying the main floor of the Autonomous Zone at 91 Albert Street will undoubtedly leave a hole in the heart of the Exchange District.
Over the next few months, if you find writer’s block setting in, you can seek help from the Mayor. Chandra Mayor that is. While University of Winnipeg English professor Catherine Hunter is on research leave until July, Mayor is keeping Hunter’s office warm with literary ideas and vivacious laughter.
What do the three finalists in this year’s Future Leaders of Manitoba Awards’ age 20-25 category have in common? Apart from their general desire for positive change, Chelsea Caldwell, 21, Cameron Krisko, 20, and Iain Brynjolson, 24, are all students at the University of Winnipeg.
Are science and spirituality mutually exclusive categories, or are they inclusive? Anupam Sharma, organizer of a public forum held at the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall from 1:00 - 4:30 pm on January 29, is asking just that.
Winter can be a hard time of month for many people. You may feel holed up in your home, with added stress from school or work, and experiencing little sunshine to give you that boost of warmth you need. While we almost all experience the winter blues at some point, some suffer from a more serious condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Despite human technological advances and our supremacy on the food chain, humans still don’t know how to handle -40 degree weather quite like Manitoban animals do.
There are a few things in life that transcend the divides of language, affluence, status and belief – a few rituals that connect groups of people on a level that words just don’t do justice. These collaborations creating unspoken bonds most often take the form of music, art, dance and sport. When our most ingrained patterns of social behavior become stripped away, what’s left?
It’s simple: nothing but play.
The University of Winnipeg’s Urban and Inner-city Studies department has clued in to a key for increasing education success in the inner-city, and in turn is transforming Winnipeg communities.
“What we do is food, but what we are is community,” says Dave Cunnin, Assistant Director of Agape Table, a 33-year-old community nutrition centre that aims to help out the homeless. The organization is holding an open house on Friday November 22 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at its 175 Colony Street (All Saint’s Church) location to get others interested in an important mission.
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s important to keep in mind those who don’t have the means to experience the season of sharing gifts the way many of us do. The Shoebox Project, a registered non-profit based in Toronto that collects shoeboxes filled with luxury goods and delivers them to women in shelters, helps to do just that.
This year, don’t use cold weather as an excuse to get out of shape. While many people adjust their activity level during Winnipeg’s cold winter months, Andrew Curtis, president of the University of Winnipeg’s new rugby team, has no intention of letting a little snow get in the way.
There are still well over 13,000 newcomers arriving in Manitoba each year, even though the numbers have dropped since 2011. Over 80 per cent of these foreigners end up living in Winnipeg, the rest elsewhere in the province.
Craft beer culture is taking over Winnipeg, one step at a time.
Does the term sustainability become watered-down in meaning as it gets employed more and more frequently? Does it mean the same thing for everyone that we can talk about it as something part of the common good? And what is the relationship between sustainability (as in perpetual survival of life on this planet) and decolonization – in what ways must one occur for the other to be possible?
A community of local anarchists are hoping that their Winnipeg Anarchist Book Fair and DIY Fest at the Albert Street Autonomous Zone (91 Albert St.) will attract all different types of people to learn about new ideas and hone their skills.
“It was a close race between two themes: Roaring 20s and Post Apocalypse,” says Homo Hop organizer Kevin Tan of the University of Winnipeg event, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (the theme wound up being Roaring 20s - so dress up, there’s a costume contest).