Bill 57 delayed
The Protection of Critical Infrastructure Act (PCIA) or Bill 57, which would institute higher fines for protesters occupying infrastructure deemed “critical,” is being delayed until the fall, in addition to Bill 35 and Bill 16. Many groups have raised concerns that Bill 57 could be used to suppress dissent and protest, especially from Indigenous land defenders.
UWSA election campaigns underway
At the time of publication, University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election campaign week is taking place, with many candidates campaigning over social media. Voting will take place next week, and the new UWSA leadership team will be announced shortly after the election.
Code Red to continue
After the Government of Manitoba had suggested the province may go from Code Red pandemic restrictions to Code Orange, the direction has reversed. Brian Pallister and Brent Roussin announced on March 23 that the province will stay in Code Red in response to public input, variant spread and concerns about maintaining health-system capacity, with select restrictions being lifted.
Podcasting workshop for U of W community members
The U of W Oral History Centre is holding a workshop on producing narrative-style podcasts on April 23. The workshop is open to students, staff and faculty and will cover audio storytelling structure, scripting, equipment, editing, producing on a budget and remote interviewing. Pre-registration is required.
Meet U of W’s Indigenous engagement librarian candidates
The University of Winnipeg Library is hiring an Indigenous Engagement Librarian and has narrowed down their selection to four potential candidates. Members of the university community are invited to attend the candidates’ public presentations on April 5 to 7. All presentations will take place over Zoom.
Dr. Deborah McGregor on Reconciliation, Colonization, And Indigenous Climate Futures
On March 26, Dr. Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, will give a talk titled Reconciliation, Colonization, And Indigenous Climate Futures. Dr. McGregor is hosted by the U of W Department of Biology and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. All are welcome to attend.
Published in Volume 75, Number 23 of The Uniter (March 24, 2021)