Snowed In 2021
The UWSA is hosting Snowed In events from Jan. 6 to 8 to celebrate the beginning of the winter term, with events for students using a variety of streaming and social media platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, Netflix and Zoom. To find out more about the events, visit the UWSA’s website or social media pages.
New local delivery portal
Let’s Order Delivery - WPG, a website that catalogues and sorts Winnipeg-based restaurants that offer direct delivery by neighbourhood, launched in early December. The website helps consumers find and contact local restaurants directly without using services like Skip the Dishes or DoorDash.
From Winnipeg to Hague
The Global College Student Advisory Council will host a Zoom event with Kimberly Prost a judge with the International Criminal court, on Jan. 13. Prost, is an alum from the University of Manitoba and will be reflecting on her career and work with the Court. Registration is available on the U of W website.
A new social media campaign, Not My Siloam, is aiming to expose anti-Indigenous racism within Siloam Mission’s leadership, specifically its board and CEO. The campaign’s material on Instagram and Twitter aims to establish a pattern of distancing from reconciliation philosophy and actions, cultural-competency training and services and programming designed to specifically support and accommodate the needs of Indigenous people who use Siloam’s services.
Ojibwe radio drama joins the airwaves
Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama will begin airing on Jan. 13 on NCI, with new installments every second Wednesday. The show was made in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre and Oral History Centre, along with NCI, Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc. and Mazinaate Publishing Partnership.
Senate passes alternate grade options
The UWSA’s motion on alternate grading options was passed by the University of Winnipeg Senate on Dec. 22, 2020. Students can now request to have a grade excluded from the calculation of their GPA and may request that passing grades be changed to an “S” (Standing), which will not be counted towards GPA. Students must consult with an academic advisor or program advisor before making a request, and requests must be submitted by Feb. 12, 2021.
Published in Volume 75, Number 13 of The Uniter (January 7, 2021)