News briefs

Green grannies

As part of the Leap Manifesto started by writer Naomi Klein, the Winnipeg Raging Grannies for Social Justice showed up at Polo Park on Monday to demand that Canada adopt a 100 per cent renewable energy platform by 2050. The Leap Manifesto movement is an environmental campaign endorsed by David Suzuki, Neil Young and other notable Canadians.

 

100 Women sought

A group of Winnipeg women are recruiting more women with the aim to raise $10,000 in one hour for local charities four times a year. The group, called 100 Women Who Care Winnipeg, are seeking 100 women to each bring a cheque for $100. The one-hour idea is geared toward busy women who want to help.

 

Shriners hospital closing

After nearly seven decades of operation, the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on Wellington Crescent. will close in the next few weeks. The centre, formerly known as the Shriners Hospital, will move to a new home at Specialized Services for Children and Youth on Notre Dame Avenue, at the site of the former Christie Biscuit factory. The hospital was in operation since 1949.

 

Wrestling champs

On Feb. 27 and 28, the Winnipeg Wesmen men’s wrestling team won three medals and three individual awards at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Wrestling Championships. Gold Medal winners and National Champions include Finn Higgins and Aleksandr Sofronov while Kyle Nguyen captured the bronze medal in the 120 kg weight class and was the recipient of the Community Service Award. Higgins was named the CIS Most Outstanding Male Wrestler.

 

Arctic 2045

On March 9, the U of W presents the Arctic 2045: Three Scenarios, a lecture from the University of London’s Dr. Klaus Dodds, who considers cultural geopolitics and possible futures in the changing circumpolar north. The lecture runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 5L24. 

 

Multicultural dialogue

On March 10, the U of W presents the Dialogue on Policing in Multicultural Communities, a workshop exploring the perspectives and experiences of community members and police officers. The talk runs at 7 p.m. in Room 2M70, as part of the Global College Igbo Educational Lecture Series (IELS) on peace-building in a multicultural society.

Published in Volume 70, Number 22 of The Uniter (March 3, 2016)

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