Campus News Briefs

Collegiate girls basketball champs

The University of Winnipeg Collegiate Girl’s Basketball team beat St. Norbert Collegiate for the number one spot of the season on March 20. Hosted by Brandon’s Neelin High School, the U of W Collegiate girls won 68-61.

The team’s track record is evidence that this is no big surprise. According to the U of W, they have already won three AAAA tournaments and went into this year’s championships with a record of 25-3. They had already won the zone 12 championship. Breanne Klump won the award for Player of the Game, Raven Boulanger was named Tournament MVP, Kenesha Giles was Tournament All-Star and Deanna Taras won the HARV award.

Master peace

The University of Winnipeg will be offering new degree programs in peace and conflict studies for the Fall 2010 term. The university announced that this partnership with the University of Manitoba will distinguish Winnipeg as the second city in North America to offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in peace and conflict studies, next to Washington, D.C. The master’s program will run through the U of W’s Global College, headed by the college’s principal Marilou McPhedran. The U of W already offers the first BA in human rights and global studies in Western Canada. The partnership with Menno Simons College also offers BA degrees in conflict resolution studies and international development studies. U of W Dean of Graduate Studies Sandra Kirby considers this to be part of Winnipeg’s growing reputation as an international human rights city, saying this kind of academic base is a complement to the Human Rights Museum being built at the Forks.

New summer sport camps

The Wesmen’s summer sport camps have added two more programs to the “Learn to Play the Wesmen Way” lineup. Previously just for kids, the new programs offer spots for adults, too. New this year are the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Camp and adult basketball or volleyball camps. The Steve Nash camp will include a half-day of basketball under the new Steve Nash and Canada Basketball curriculum, available to boys and girls in grades 1-5 and 6-9.

Adult basketball and volleyball camps will meet once a week for four weeks and will include refreshments at the end of each day along with a “chalk talk or video session.”

What’s on this week?

Classes for the winter semester are done on Monday, April 5 with a makeup day for Good Friday on Tuesday, April 6. But just because classes are winding down doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do but study.

Global Citizens: Manitobans Working Together for a Better World is on display in the Hamilton Galleria, fourth floor of the library, until Monday, April 5.

The U of W theatre department is presenting The Diary of Anne Frank at the Gas Station Theatre (445 River Ave.) until Saturday, April 3.

I Heart U of W dinner fundraiser is happening Tuesday, April 13 at Canad Inns Polo Park.

Published in Volume 64, Number 25 of The Uniter (April 1, 2010)

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