News Briefs

Reduced speeds in school zones

Now that it’s September, reduced speeds of 30 km/h are being enforced in school zones on weekdays. During a day-long assessment, CAA Manitoba, along with members of the Winnipeg Police Service and other volunteers, watched commuters around three schools and noted 548 “instances of risky driving behaviour.” They encourage drivers to slow down in school zones to avoid costly fines.

Wesmen women’s soccer home opener

The women’s soccer team kicks off their season with two games at home this weekend. On Sept. 17, they play Regina at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex at 6:30 p.m., and on Sept. 18, they play Saskatchewan at the University of Manitoba West turf field at 2:30 p.m. On the road so far this month, the team won against UNBC and tied Alberta. 

Grad funding FAQ

A seminar on grad school funding and applications, especially SSHRC funding, is being presented for 3rd and 4th year undergrad students. Deanne England, from the Graduate Studies Program, will offer a presentation and other grad students will do a Q and A. If you’re curious about grad school possibilities, stop in room 3D01 on Sept. 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Downtown conference in 2017

Winnipeg was picked to host the International Downtown Association (IDA) conference in 2017, after last hosting the conference 20 years ago. The IDA bills itself as “an industry that can solve 21st century challenges,” and Mayor Brian Bowman hopes that with the return of the conference, Winnipeg can show off the developments made over the past few decades. See ida-downtown.org for more.

U of W celebrates SSHRC funding

Through two streams – Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants – University of Winnipeg researchers received a total of $1,066,322 to fund their projects. Grant recipients include Steven Kohm, Ian Mauro, Julie Nagam, Mirjana Roksandic, Justin Friesen, Peter Ives, Gabriel Nemoga, Manish Pandey and Conor Whately. Congratulations, researchers!

Arthritis awareness forum

September is Arthritis Awareness Month, and on Sept. 17, a public forum will be held at the Radisson hotel starting at 9:30 a.m. The event is presented by the Arthritis Society, and features a variety of health professionals who will make presentations and answer questions. Noting that over half of Manitobans living with arthritis are under 65, the Arthritis Society hopes to share information to help people manage their health.

Published in Volume 71, Number 2 of The Uniter (September 15, 2016)

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