News Briefs

International Powwow

An International Powwow will be held at the MTS Centre as part of the 10th annual Manito Ahbee Festival on Sept. 12 and 13. This year, their goal is to build friendship and community between indigenous and non-indigenous people, so no invitation is necessary. The powwow will also feature food vendors and artisans. Tickets are $10 per day.manitoahbee.ca

West Broadway Youth Outreach Dreams Films Festival

The capstone event from this year-long filmmaking project involving youth from West Broadway will be held on Sept 11 from 7-10 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The festival highlights the results of mentorship and training experienced by core area youth, and all ticket sales support West Broadway Youth Outreach. dreamsfilmfestival.eventbrite.ca

Candidates debate at Portage Place

Downtowns Canada is hosting a federal elections debate at Portage Place on Sept 16 from 5-7 p.m. The debate will focus on the economic role that the downtown area plays. Don Woodstock (Green Party), Pat Martin (NDP) and Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Liberal Party) will be present for the debate, which is free and open for anyone to attend.

UWSA approves darkroom renovations

At a recent board meeting, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) board passed a motion approving the use of funds for upgrades to the darkroom, which includes safety measures such as relocating the eyewash station. The lab was previously used by students in Photo Club for developing film, but had been closed due to health and safety concerns. A date for reopening the darkroom has not yet been set.

Five profs receive funding

Almost $400,000 in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants have been awarded to U of W profs Dr. Candida Rifkind (English), Dr. Kevin Walby (Criminal Justice Studies), Dr. Carlos D. Colorado (Religion & Culture), Dr. Ryan Eyford (History) and Dr. Jenny Willis (English). The funding will support various research projects undertaken by these profs.

Published in Volume 70, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 10, 2015)

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