The University of Winnipeg has received just under $450,000 from the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council of Canada. The group awards research and scholarship funding to three researchers at the university over a five-year period. These three recipients will study biology, physics and mathematics and statistics. Three other researchers were also awarded $60,000 for a Discovery Development Grant.
Dine in the Dark
On Thursday, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind will host their fifth annual fundraiser, Blind Dine in the Dark, where guests will eat blindfolded to raise money to support programs that help people living with visual impairment. Tracy Garbutt, a legally blind Winnipegger and marathon runner, will be there to coach guests through the meal.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s first phase of hospital overhaul will affect workers at St. Boniface Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Grace Hospital. Around 700 health-care support workers’ jobs will be affected and they could be moved to different units or to another facility, or their shifts and rotations could change.
Marathon of Sport
On Sunday, Sept. 17, the University of Winnipeg will host a Marathon of Sport to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Canada Foundation. The event will run from 2-6 p.m., and teams will play sports like basketball, benchball, football, ultimate, soccer, floor hockey and more. To register, visit the University of Winnipeg Marathon of Sport Facebook page.
Hermetic Code Tour
The Manitoba Legislative Building is opening its doors for a tour around the architectural landmark. Dr. Frank Albo will take the group around the building to look at hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes and Freemasonic symbols. The tour will take place on Sept. 19 from 4:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $41.81 per person, including tax.
The University of Winnipeg is hosting a Charter Day social to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 15. The theme is “Party Like it’s 1967,” and there will be a prize for the best retro outfit from 1967. Admission is free, and the event will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the David F. Anderson Gymnasium (Duckworth Centre).