City briefs

Byelection period begins

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association will start its byelection period on Sept. 30. This election will fill vacant UWSA positions, including community liaison director, education director, director of student living, LGBT* director, PACE director, part-time/mature students' director, women and non-binary students' director and Board of Regents representative. Nomination forms are available online and at the UWSA office as soon as the nomination period opens on Sept. 30.

U of W United Way campaign

The University of Winnipeg United Way committee will launch its 2019 campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 12 to 1:20 p.m. at FIELD A on the main floor of the Axworthy Health and RecPlex. United Way Winnipeg is a charity in Winnipeg with “a vision of a thriving community where everyone can realize their potential and mission to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.” Registrations can be done by emailing Jenna Russell at je.russell@uwinnipeg or through purchasing a $5 ticket.

‘What the Chickadee Knows’

The Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series will host guest lecturer Dr. Margaret Noodin, who will deliver a presentation titled “Gijigijigaaneshiinh Gikendaan (What the Chickadee Knows): Anishinaabe Philosophy in Poetry,” which discusses Anishinaabemowin alongside the relationship between climate and culture. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Convocation Hall in the U of W.

Reformation lecture

Diarmaid MacCulloch, British historian and famed academic from the University of Oxford, will speak on Monday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 2M70 at the U of W about his work surrounding the reformation in Europe. MacCulloch is an expert on Christian history, Tudor politics and the intersection of ecclesiastical history with gender studies. A reception will follow the event, where guests can meet with the lecturer.

Systems maintenance to take place

Campus members are alerted that on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 p.m. to Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., there will be a system outage for maintenance issues. Colleague, WebAdvisor, Self-Service and online applications for undergraduate, graduate studies and PACE will be unavailable during this time period.

Orange Shirt Day

On Sept. 30, the UWSA will hold an event for Orange Shirt Day at the Aboriginal Student Lounge from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with the Indigenous’ Students’ Association. The event will honour residential school survivors and will discuss contemporary issues faced by Indiginous children and youth. Community members are encouraged to wear an orange
shirt to show their support.

Published in Volume 74, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 26, 2019)

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