City briefs

Election schedule updates

The nomination period for the UWSA general election ends on March 11. On March 12, all candidates will have a meeting and begin a week of training and preparation for their campaigns. Dates for candidate speeches have not yet been announced. 

New 1C03 workshop series

A new artist-led workshop series, Creating as Care, has been co-ordinated by the 1C03 gallery. The series, which will be posted to 1C03’s IGTV channel on Wednesdays, leads participants in creative exercises as a form of wellness and self-care. 

MSC social justice fair held virtually

On March 10, Menno Simons College will hold its annual social justice fair virtually. The event will provide opportunities for students to network with local organizations and community members, and there will be prizes for participating students to win. 

Sharing accessible sport stories

Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba is hosting its second online event in the Disabled People Talking: Stories and Conversation about Accessible Sport and Recreation in Manitoba series on March 6. The organizers invite participants to share a story about accessible sport or recreation as part of an effort to unite the disabled community. 

Bus drivers win fair wages

After almost 90 days of picketing last fall, an arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg School Division bus drivers a fair-wage package. The ruling comes after the Government of Manitoba announced their intent to remove Alternate Dispute Resolution legislation in the Labour Relations Act later this year, which could lead to longer strikes in the future. 

Presentations and readings this week

On March 8, Chantal Gibson will give a presentation titled “What does it mean to decolonize your mind?” as part of the English department’s Black Writing in Canada Series. Another event from the English department, a reading and discussion with Rita Wong, which was originally scheduled for March 9, has been moved to March 16. 

Published in Volume 75, Number 20 of The Uniter (March 3, 2021)

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