‘Canadians have connections to lakes and forests’
In October, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) bestowed geography associate professor Dr. Nora Casson with the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.
Plays until Jan. 15 on Cinematheque at Home
Creativity in choice of work
Originally from Kingston, Ont., Dr. Sara Good has lived in Winnipeg and worked at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) since 2008.
Origin Stories: Tom Jackson
Celebrated Canadian actor, singer and activist Tom Jackson was born to a Cree mother and an English father
Favourite local politician
1. Uzoma Asagwara
2. Leah Gazan
3. Wab Kinew
Favourite local gallery or artist space
1. WAG & Qaumajuq
Favourite local activist
1. Omar Kinnarath
2. Michael Redhead Champagne
3. Lara Rae / Uzoma Asagwara (tied)
PROFile: Telling Indigenous Hawaiian History
“Typically, I say that my specialization is in the study of the United States after World War II but with a focus on Pacific worlds,” Dr. Leah Kuragano says.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Plays until Nov. 24 on Cinematheque at Home
PROFile: ‘A positive perception of North American Indigenous people’
Born in Dortmund, Germany, Roland Bohr remembers his mother reading him the biography of Sitting Bull, the Lakota spiritual leader from South Dakota.
Origin stories: Adam Brooks, Award-winning artist and filmmaker
Born in Winnipeg and originally from the Riverview area, Adam Brooks doesn’t feel there is anything unusual about his start in life.
PROFile: ‘A holy grail of diagnostics’
Born in India, Anuraag Shrivastav arrived in Winnipeg by way of Saskatoon in 2009.
Origin stories: Fred Penner, entertainer and musician
Children’s performing legend Fred Penner recently returned to Manitoba for gigs in Winkler and Portage la Prairie.
PROFile: Colonization of ‘New Iceland’ displaced First Nations
Sitting in his home office, Ryan Eyford explains his Icelandic last name. “It’s an anglicization of an Icelandic place name,” he says.
Origin Stories: Sierra Noble, Canadian Singer/ Songwriter
Born in Ottawa, Sierra Noble moved to Winnipeg as a baby. They started their artistic career at 10 years old.
PROFile: Bestselling author arrives at U of W
Critically acclaimed novelist Lindsay Wong is a new faculty member at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) after holding a writer-in residence position at the University of Manitoba.
Origin stories: Bif Naked, Canadian Singer
Born Beth Torbert, Bif Naked talks about her atypical childhood.
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.