U of W Homecoming
Alumni from the University of Winnipeg are invited back to school to schmooze on homecoming weekend from Sept. 25-27. Milestone classes from 1950, 1955, 1965, 1975 and 2005 are planning to attend. Not to mention there will be a wine and cheese reception at the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex on Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m. So there’s really no reason to skip this shindig (other than maybe lactose intolerance).
It’s year five for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s fall fundraiser to help end homelessness. On Sept. 24, 135 corporate bigwigs, activists and local celebrities will camp out for one night near Portage and Main. They hope to spur discussion about the city’s most vulnerable populations and raise $200,000 to create jobs for the homeless. downtownwinnipegbiz.com
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association is bringing dogs to the Bulman Centre multi-purpose room on Sept. 25 because…well, why the hell not? Animal therapy is a fun and free way to relieve school stress and Manitoba Mutts will be bringing dogs to the U of W on the last Thursday of every month for some complimentary TLC. theuwsa.ca
If you couldn’t get enough of the Movember action, Justache October is a growing movement for fans of scruff and social justice. Starting Oct. 1, Justache encourages men to grow beards, then shave them into weird shapes to raise awareness about modern-day slavery and to raise money for the International Justice Mission Canada. justacheoctober.com
Student Group Fair
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in Riddell Hall, discover all the weird and wonderful student groups the U of W has to offer. Among the dozens of groups are Fun Class, for politically-minded people dedicated to fighting oppression; the Photo Club, for aspiring photographers; and more.