Campus News Briefs

A fair trade coffee break

On Friday, March 26, the Bulman Centre mezzanine will have free fair trade coffee available from 10:30-11 a.m. while playing host to special guest Ian Hussey, the founder of the Canadian Fair Trade Network. Your morning cup of joe will be accompanied by an interactive event on how students can support fair trade on campus. Hussey has an impressive resumé as a fair trade activist, including being the founder and national co-ordinator for the Canadian Student Fair Trade Network (CSFTN) from 2004-2007. He will be joined by Derryl Reid, the roaster and importer of Green Bean Coffee Imports.

Theatre department wraps up with Anne Frank performance

The University of Winnipeg theatre and film department will wrap up its 2009-2010 season with the true story of Anne Frank. The play, which documents the experience of 13-year-old Anne Frank as she hides with her family in a secret annex against Nazi capture, will be directed by Ann Hodges and performed by the students of the Acting IV: Honours – Acting Style and Genre class. The production will receive technical support by the department’s design and production students. It will run at 8 p.m. nightly from Tuesday, March 30 to Saturday, April 3 at the Gas Station Theater. There is no charge for tickets, but reservations are recommended.

Atheist student group to give presentation ’debunking’ God

The University of Winnipeg Atheist Students Association is holding a presentation by its members on Wednesday, March 31 with the goal of educating the public on what it means to be a non-believer. It will be held in an open-forum style, with a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation. Presentations will focus on a wide range of topics, including the discrimination of atheists by believers, definitions of various forms of secularism, a discussion of morality and a presentation debunking an old theistic argument (“Pascal’s Wager”). The event will be held during the free period, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in room 3D01.

Mayor, U of W partner for aboriginal business development

Early in March, Mayor Sam Katz, Wayne Helgason (president of the Aboriginal Business Development Centre) and Michael Benarroch (dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the U of W) announced funding for the Virtual Business Innovation Centre, a joint project between the Aboriginal Development Centre and the U of W. The Virtual Business Innovation Centre will serve aboriginal Winnipeggers of all stripes. Participants in the program receive comprehensive business training and any other management consulting services that are needed. The funding announcement of $50,000 will help support the beginning of up to three to five new businesses and create numerous jobs in Winnipeg this year.

Wesmen to offer new, exciting summer camps

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball and volleyball teams are offering two new summer camps to complement their slate of day-, week- and month-long fitness camps. Over the course of July and August, the Wesmen will host the new Steve Nash Youth Basketball and Multi-sport All-Day Camp, a full-day camp that offers a morning of rigorous basketball training, while letting kids experiment with sports ranging from volleyball to racquet ball in the afternoon. The other new offering is the Adult Basketball or Volleyball Camps, a camp that runs one night a week for four weeks and offers adults over 18 years old the opportunity to hone their skills in either of the two sports.

Published in Volume 64, Number 24 of The Uniter (March 25, 2010)

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