News briefs

Indigenous perspectives on land

Kevin Settee and Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie of the UWSA will host the first of a three-part series called “Re-Storying Education: Indigenous Knowledges in Motion” on Oct 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m in The Hive. This session’s topic will be Our Lands, and the series is presented as part of the Manitoba Education Research Network’s Indigenous Education Research Group. The event is free, but registration is required via admin@mern.ca.

Downtown Commons opens

The mixed-use apartment complex is now open at 350 Colony St. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many local dignitaries. Downtown Commons includes affordable housing units that can improve access to education, Dr Annette Trimbee, University of Winnipeg president, says. Rental information can be found at downtowncommons.ca. 

UWSA by election

Nomination forms are due on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. for Board of Directors positions as part of the UWSA by-election. Open positions include International Students’ Director, Recreation & Athletics Director, Student Living Director and Graduate Students’ Director. Forms and more information can be found at the UWSA office and online at theuwsa.ca/elections. 

Fall in love with Winnipeg

Clinic Psychology Manitoba has launched an initiative called WinnLove, which provides tips Winnipeggers can use to actively change their perception of our city. The initiative aims to build civic pride and share positive energy, as well as educating the public about mental health. The website – winnlove.ca – provides
tips in postcard-style memes that they invite readers to share.

Future of feminist activism

A panel titled Building Feminist Futures will be held on Oct. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall. Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai from the Women’s and Gender Studies department will host the panel, including activist guests from Iran, Syria, Columbia and Burma. During this panel – which is free and open to the public – guests will share their stories and discuss feminist leadership and activism.

Launch a pop-up

The Launch It! Downtown Incubator & Pop Up Shop program is accepting applications for their next round of business initiatives. This program is run through the Downtown Winnipeg Biz and provides free storefront space as well as support and networking opportunities to new businesses. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31 and more info can be found at downtownwinnipegbiz.com/launchit/.

Published in Volume 71, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 29, 2016)

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