City briefs

Divest UWinnipeg launches another campaign

Divest UWinnipeg launched its 2020 campaign on Jan. 29 at The Hive with the support of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) and president Meaghan Malcolm presenting. The University of Winnipeg has $2.58 million invested in the fossil-fuel sector, and the UWSA is calling on the university to become the first institution in Manitoba to fully divest in a long line of efforts to help fight climate change.

Library research workshop

The University of Winnipeg library will host a Ready, Set, Go workshop, which helps new students get started doing academic research in the library, on Feb. 5 called Searching for Academic Sources. It will explore "how modern search services like Google are designed to retrieve what’s popular, not what’s relevant" and teach students how to construct thoughtful searches. All workshops take place on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Library Learning Commons (fourth floor of Centennial Hall).

Indigenous film screening at the WAG

The Winnipeg Art Gallery will host a free screening of Tasha Hubbard’s award-winning film, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The film centres around the Colton Boushie case and subsequent trial and acquittal of Gerard  Stanley that captivated Canada’s attention in 2018. A panel discussion with Hubbard and Winnipeg-based Cree lawyer Jessica Saunders will take place after the screening.

Bell Let’s Talk supports local women’s resource centre

West Central Women’s Resource Centre is receiving a donation of $20,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to “create a unique Creative Wellness and Healing Project for women with mental health challenges in Winnipeg.” The money will help fund a trauma-focused therapist and several creative outlets like art therapy, beading and sewing. West Central is among 650 organizations supported by Bell as part of its Bell Let’s Talk initiative that takes place annually on Jan. 29.

Second beading symposium to take place in Winnipeg

Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is the second iteration of the Beadwork Symposia, organized by the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) in partnership with Urban Shaman, the Manitoba Museum and MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art). Registration costs $150 and includes breakfasts and lunches and a pass to the Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Ave.), which is where the event is taking place from Feb. 6 to 9. Registration for both regular and student passes can be done through c2centreforcraft.ca/2019/08/21/wpg-beading-symposium-2020/.

Free Royal Canoe show

Royal Canoe, a Canadian indie-pop band from Winnipeg and Steinbach, will perform a free show at The Forks on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. They will collaborate with the creator of the Ice Hotel from Sweden as the invited artist for Warming Huts v2020: An Art + Architecture Competition On Ice. Renowned ice sculptor Luca Roncoroni, instrument designer Andy Rudolph, projectionist Stephanie Kuse and sound tech extraordinaire Elliot Filbert will help create the show.

Published in Volume 74, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 30, 2020)

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