Armande Martine

Features reporter  

  • PROFile: Exploring a less male-oriented perspective

    Aileen Friesen was raised in Charleswood and is of Mennonite descent on both her parents’ sides.

  • Origin stories: Greg MacPherson singer-songwriter

    Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Greg MacPherson has moved a lot in his life – a total of 41 times. His father was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and was transferred to Winnipeg in 1986, where MacPherson lives today.

  • PROFile: ‘Everyone has a story to tell’

    Originally from Toronto, Robyn Flisfeder moved to Winnipeg with her husband Matthew and their two children in 2016.

  • Origin stories: Mitch Dorge, Crash Test Dummies

    Mitch Dorge, drummer for the band Crash Test Dummies (CTD), celebrated his 62nd birthday while (virtually) sitting down with The Uniter in Red Deer, Alta. while on tour with the multi-platinum-selling band.

  • The slow movement

    A cultural shift is slowly working its way into society. Promoting connection to people, community, oneself and food, followers of the slow movement advocate for a deliberate and unhurried way of life.

  • PROFile: Beyond the observable universe

    Originally from Kingston, Ont., Evan McDonough obtained his PhD at McGill University.

  • Alma’s Rainbow

    Plays at Cinematheque until Sept. 18

  • PROFile: ‘Art is what centres me’

    Cathy Mattes, associate professor in Canadian art history, talks about her Métis origins as she sits in her parents’ St. James home.

  • Critipeg: Official Competition

    Although the Argentinian film Official Competition is billed as a comedy, there are some dramatic twists, and the story has a different ending than one usually associated with the comedic genre. 

  • Pairing ‘emerging’ with ‘experienced’

    For performers, actors and musicians alike, the work lifestyle depends on getting the next gig. There’s an uncertainty inherent with these career paths that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • PROFile: Adopting Indigenous philosophy

    Prior to completing her PhD, Romanow finished a master’s in economics and then worked with a tribal council on economic development. From there, she went into consulting with First Nations in Manitoba and across Canada.

  • Origin stories: James Peebles

    Former Winnipegger and astrophysicist James Peebles recalls receiving a 5 a.m. phone call from Stockholm back in 2019. The call informed him he was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics.

  • Return to the earth(ship)

    Kim Chase has lived in many homes, but none as unique as her current residence. The sustainable house is mostly buried into the ground.

  • PROFile: Forming social cohesion from diversity

    As a Quebec native, Félix Mathieu has firsthand experience being part of a minority population within a country. This perspective helped pique his interest in researching pluralism policies.

  • Origin Stories: Lubomyr Melnyk

    Lubomyr Melnyk is known for his “continuous music” style of piano playing. The rapid note-playing method was developed over many years of classical piano practice.

  • PROFile: An icon and a commodity

    This is Yongshan He’s first year teaching for the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. He originates from the landlocked Sichuan province in Southwest China.

    “It’s the place in China known for its spicy food,” she says.

  • Origin story: Heather Bishop

    When Heather Bishop relocated from her hometown of Regina to Manitoba in 1975, it was a career move for the folk singer – one that turned out to be highly successful.

    “Winnipeg was the heart of folk festivals in Canada, if not also influencing the US. I was thinking of launching a music career, and Winnipeg seemed like a good kickoff place,” Bishop says.

  • PROFile: ‘A Life Dream’

    Growing up in a colonial village in Havana, Cuba, Yadira Chinique de Armas was fascinated by major archaeological findings in Mesoamerica and Peru.

  • Critipeg: Nationtime

    Plays until March 11 on Cinematheque At Home

  • PROFile: Bias toward body type

    Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, Olya Bryksina considers herself a Winnipegger after 20 years living in the city.

    She teaches consumer behaviour, a psychology-based approach to understanding what motivates consumers. Bryksina’s research recently won a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2020, gaining recognition for her work.

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