While some private gyms have resumed service as part of Manitoba’s reopening policies, the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) athletics facilities and programs have remained closed, and varsity sports, including the Wesmen, may or may not happen during the winter 2021 semester.
When the University of Winnipeg officially announced that classes would be almost exclusively online for the 2020 fall semester, Sam Sarty and her team knew that they needed to think outside the box and inside the screen when planning Roll Call.
With the end of CERB benefits on Sept. 26 fast approaching, many Canadians are making the case for a universal basic income.
On Sept. 6, all three routes of the Downtown Spirit were terminated. As Winnipeg’s only free bus line, its fleet covered popular downtown destinations including The Forks, the University of Winnipeg and parts of the Exchange District for inner-city residents, commuters and tourists.
September street closures // Correctional Worker Day // Diversity Foods, delivered // Refurbishing Whiteshell trails // $8M to detention centres // UWSA executives resign
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.
The global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted the local theatre community and its historically white-led organizations to acknowledge and try to dismantle age-old barriers for local BIPOC artists.
I remember looking at my phone and scoffing, in mild disbelief, when my Instagram feed suddenly filled with posts about the NBA suspending their season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That was back in March, and now, sports as we knew them no longer exist.
The 2020/21 academic year hasn’t even started, but the newly elected executive of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) is already facing a scandal. With calls from students mounting for the executive to resign, an apology from the president and vice-presidents leaves many questions unanswered.
Neighbourhood change, especially in trendy, upscale neighbourhoods, is a heated topic across Canada. But Green Party of Canada leadership hopeful Glen Murray’s take on the issue is at odds with the party’s climate goals.
Day in and day out, Black people are forced to be hyper-aware of how the pigmentation of their skin, as trivial as it may seem, influences how they are perceived. Anti-Black racism manifests itself in many ways, which is especially evident in the video of the recent murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
lt is imperative that provincial leaders attend Friday’s #Justice4BlackLives rally. While pandemic-related concerns are an obstacle, they should not be an excuse for total absence.
Premier Brian Pallister’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has prioritized the free market over the public services that have acted as the backbone of Manitoba before and during the current crisis.
With social distancing, proper handwashing and self-isolation remaining as crucial preventive practices to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Winnipeg’s Athletic Therapy Centre (ATC) and its Department of Recreation Services have created programs to aid in physical wellness.
If someone had said that 2020 would be marked by a pandemic, economic slowdown and an increase in police shootings, many people may have laughed them off. Well, we’re only five months into the new year, and here we are.
Winnipeggers have found new ways to protest cuts by the provincial government in the era of social distancing. With universities on the chopping block, student and faculty organizations are voicing their concerns about the future of post-secondary education.
Food insecurity affects thousands in Winnipeg. With the COVID-19 pandemic leaving people unemployed and businesses shuttered, an increased number of people have trouble feeding themselves and their families. But the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Foodbank is finding ways to provide emergency food delivery for students.
Students at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) will have multiple options for how course marks will appear on their transcripts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a motion from University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).
I remember sitting in my inaugural meeting as the first Indigenous woman president of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) almost a year ago, listening to discussions on Indigenization – a term that has never sat well with me.
Over the past few months, this column has made a case for a closer look at Winnipeggers’ relationship with trees, both past and present. I have been able to consider what they do for humans, as well as their own agency, and to think about how they became so central to Winnipeg’s identity as a city.