City briefs

Judges to be sworn in

The swearing-in ceremony of Justice Shawna McCarthy and Justice Anne Turner to the Court of Queen’s Bench will take place on Friday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 210 in the Law Courts building at 408 York Ave. The Order of Proceeding and the curriculum vitae of both judges will be available at the ceremony for the public.

Poetry and music recital

Glitter & Fall: A Gala Poetry and Music Recital will take place on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in Eckhardt Grammatté Hall at the University of Winnipeg and will feature performances of Di Brandt's poetry and translations by contemporary Canadian composers David Lidov, Kenneth Nichols and Jana Skarecky. The event will also include the launch of Prairie Fire magazine's fall issue and a memorial tribute to longtime editor Andris Taskans.

Library research workshop

Ready, Set, Go, a series of workshops for new students doing academic research in the University of Winnipeg library, will hold another session on Nov. 20 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Library Learning Commons (fourth floor of Centennial Hall). The topic will be “Selecting and Summarizing Sources,” and it will teach techniques to help students find suitable sources for their academic work and how to summarize information into their projects.

1BUW artist talk

1BUW special guest Cole Pauls, a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator and printmaker from Yukon will deliver an artist talk titled "Keeping Our Cultures Alive: Language Revival and Indigenous Comics” on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Leatherdale Hall at the U of W. The event is sponsored by Gallery 1C03, the Weweni Indigenous Speakers Series and the University of Winnipeg Collegiate.

K to 12 math education

Anna Stokke, professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Winnipeg, will deliver an address titled “What’s Going On With K-12 Math Education?” on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Caboto Centre (1055 Wilkes Ave.). Stokke will discuss the history of how math education in Canada has evolved and the importance of evidence-based teaching in mathematics curriculums.

1BUW Student and Faculty Symposium

The 1BUW Student and Faculty Symposium: “Reading This Place: 150 Years Retold at UW,” featuring presentations by students and faculty, will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 2M70 of the Manitoba Hall at the U of W with the participation of Indigenous Studies faculty members Dr. Lorena Fontaine and Dr. Julie Pelletier. Keynote speaker David Alexander Robertson will also deliver an address titled “Truth, Representation and Reconciliation in Comics” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Eckhardt Grammatté Hall.

Published in Volume 74, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 14, 2019)

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