City briefs

June graduation deadline

The application deadline for students who will finish their final courses in April and who are interested in graduating in June is Feb. 1. Applications can be submitted on WebAdvisor, and students will be contacted if there are any issues. 

The interim president’s gambit

Dr. James Currie, the interim president of the University of Winnipeg, is hosting an online chess competition from Feb. 1 to 5. A successful participant will play against Dr. Currie, who is a skilled blitz chess player. Registration for the tournament is now closed. 

Aging policy maturation

The Manitoba Liberal Party will host a policy incubator event on aging in Manitoba. The event will focus on issues in senior-care policy in Manitoba that have come to light as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible policy solutions. Registration for the event is available on the Manitoba Liberal Party website.

Hone your study skills

The Academic Advising team from Student Services is offering two new study skills workshops as midterms and reading week approach: Writing in Style: Tips for Writing Academic Essays on Feb. 1 and Acing your Exams: Memory & Test-Taking Strategies on Feb. 3. Registration details are available on the University of Winnipeg website. 

Virtual reading with Dr. Afua Cooper

The next event in the English department’s Black Writing in Canada Series will take place on Feb. 4 and feature Dr. Afua Cooper, who is a professor at Dalhousie University and is Halifax’s seventh poet laureate. Registration for the event is available on the University of Winnipeg website. 

Religion, migration and landscape in Latin America

The Department of Geography’s second public lecture in their 2020-21 Speaker Series will take place on Feb. 3 and feature Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, who will speak on his recent book, Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia’s Tropical Frontier Since 1952 and his other research into religious communities and environmental change in Latin America. 

Published in Volume 75, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 27, 2021)

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