City Briefs

Thrive Week online

The University of Winnipeg’s annual Thrive Week, which aims to support student wellness and mental health through week-long programming, will happen online this year from Nov. 23 to 27. The programming includes webinars on meditation and exam prep, virtual therapy-dog sessions and videos.

State of the university address

The interim president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, Dr. James Currie, will give the state of the university address virtually on Nov 30. The address will include a presentation and question period. While the event is open to all in the university community, participants must register to attend.

Black Writing in Canada Speaker Series

The fifth event of the Black Writing in Canada Speaker Series will feature a reading from and conversation with Chimwemwe Undi and will take place on Dec. 2. The event will be closed-captioned, and those interested in participating can register on the university website.

City investment in non-police safety programs

The City of Winnipeg has announced $100,000 in funding to organizations providing services that increase public safety through the Community Safety and Crime Prevention program. The program is providing funding to 23 different organizations, including community patrol programming, seminars and harm-reduction initiatives.

Healthcare For All campaign announced

Healthcare For All, a coalition of organizations providing support to migrants and united in a shared vision for equitable healthcare access for all residents of Manitoba, launched a campaign for universal provincial healthcare on Nov. 25. The campaign featured Dorota Blumczynska, Maggie Yeboah and Marie Paule Ehoussou as speakers.

Wii Chiiwaakanak virtual toy drive

Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is holding a toy drive as part of its annual community holiday dinner. The Wii Chiiwaakanak team, members of Les Marmiton and volunteer drivers will deliver turkey dinners prepared by Diversity Foods as part of the event. Toys and monetary donations will be accepted until Dec. 9, and toys can be dropped off at the toy box by the campus security office.

Published in Volume 75, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 25, 2020)

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