On Thursday, Jan. 28, 10 Manitoba women were honoured at the Nellie Awards gala celebrating 100 years of Manitoba women’s right to vote. The awards were given to five urban women and five rural women, and were named for Nellie McClung, the politician and social activist who was instrumental in securing the right to vote for women.
The newly renovated campus Wellness Centre celebrated its open house on Friday, Jan. 29. The Campus Wellness Centre offers one-stop counselling and health services and is now open on main floor Duckworth Centre for students, faculty and staff. Students also can access a general and specialized counselling team and health services for free through Klinic on Campus within the new Wellness Centre.
On Feb. 29, Convocation Hall will host the 2016 Leadership Symposium presented by U of W, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. Panelists include Paul Mahon, president and CEO of Great West Life and Jay Forbes, president & CEO, MTS. The event will also feature Donna Burnett Vachon from Leadership and Human Resources Research presenting on the Conference Board of Canada’s recent research report on leadership.
Chinese New Year
Celebrations to ring in the Year of the Monkey for Chinese New Year 2016 will happen on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre at 180 King St. The party on Sunday will begin with a lion dance while the banquet will feature 10 courses with Chinese staples including long life noodles and fish, which symbolizes fortune.
Social Justice fair
Over 30 organizations will attend the 10th annual Social Justice fair, Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Riddell Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event serves as an opportunity for students to network with and learn about social justice work locally and beyond. Organizations working in development, human rights, newcomer support, Indigenous solidarity, youth programming and environmental sustainability will be present.
On Thurs. Feb. 4, The Uniter and Red Rising Magazine will host a free panel discussion on Indigenous representation in media at the Urban Shaman Gallery at 203-290 McDermot Ave. Panelists include Billy-Ray Belcourt, an Indigenous Rhodes scholar, Michael Champagne, a public speaker and community activist and Sheila North Wilson, a former journalist and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief. The event gets underway at 7 p.m.