City Briefs

Soldiering on

In the upcoming New Directions in Classics session on Nov. 20, Dr. Conor Whately will discuss the lives of soldiers in Ancient Rome, in addition to launching his new textbook, An Introduction to the Roman Military. Participants must register online to take part in the session.

ISSP open for applications

The U of W Indigenous Summer Scholars Program, a experiential learning program hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and aimed at Indigenous senior undergraduates, is accepting applications for its May 3 to Aug. 3, 2021 program. Applications will be accepted until Feb 4.

Green office program for staff

On Nov. 26, U of W staff members are invited to the Green Office Program: Home Energy Savings virtual workshop hosted by the Campus Sustainability office and featuring Sustainable Building Manitoba and Efficiency Manitoba. The Zoom workshop will focus on energy-saving measures to be used in the home.

Dissertation award in the English department

An instructor in the University of Winnipeg’s Department of English, Dr. Melanie Unrau, has won the 2020 Canadian Studies Network Dissertation Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Canadian studies. Her winning dissertation is titled “Tend the Rusted Steel Like a Shepherd: Petropoetics of Oil Work in Canada.”

Indigenous activism in modernity

As part of the University of Manitoba’s Native Studies Department’s weekly colloquium series, Niigaan Sinclair will host a panel discussion with Winona LaDuke and Pam Palmater. The panel will include discussion of both panellists’ new books, To be a Water Protector: The Rise of Windiigoo Slayers by LaDuke and Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence by Palmater.

Update on silica mining project

The provincial government has released the public and Technical Advisory Committee comments regarding the Can- White Sands Corp. proposed silica sand mine, and the Manitoba Director of Environmental Approvals has decided not to recommend a hearing be held by the Clean Environment Commission regarding the effects of the project. A public statement by a coalition of groups concerned about the impact of the project has been released, requesting a joint Federal/Provincial Panel Review process take place.

Published in Volume 75, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 18, 2020)

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