Chris Hunter

  • Suggestions for Unseasoned Sailors

    Here you stand, on that threshold of uncertainty, prepared to disembark on an arduous and enlightening adventure. Before you set sail, consider the following: As you wander off course, which you will, do not lament the cost of your degree, for its true value is determined only by you.

  • Stripping and tugging the hair away

    A couple weeks ago, over drinks with The Uniter’s culture editor, Dunja Kovacevic, I sarcastically suggested it would be great to have hair torn from my pubic region with sticky, warm gel so I could write about it.

  • The grand tale

    Stigma plagues fantasy fiction like a dwarven mine overrun with goblins. Naysayers denounce the genre as escapist, adolescent and unbelievable. However, there is much reason to think otherwise.

  • Location, location, location

    As Occupy encampments across Canada face eviction, protesters are questioning the best means of reorganizing themselves without becoming victims of legal loopholes.

  • Learning to learn

    Closing permanently this spring, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has released its final report, outlining recommendations for better Canadian education.

  • The new Canada

    The federal Conservative government has introduced a series of initiatives dedicated to constructing a Canadian national identity based on the British monarchy and war according to Queen’s University professor Ian McKay.

  • ‘Hipsters don’t pretend they are changing the world with their moustaches’

    “Being a philosopher is a lot like being in the NHL,” quips Joseph Heath, public intellectual and philosophy professor at the University of Toronto. “You just can’t believe you’re getting paid so much for such a fantastic job.”

  • The end of federal eco-funding

    Many Manitoba environmental organizations are being driven to a dismal state because of half a million dollars in funding cuts to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), a federal organization.

  • One small pin

    Torture, imprisonment and death sentences were amongst the tribulations Ali Saeed and other members of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party (EPRP) endured when living in Ethiopia.

  • Doing it for the team

    In light of the Neepawa Natives hazing incident, the psychological effects of victimizing and team building are being called into question.

  • Another downtown upgrade

    By way of larger sidewalks and new restaurants, the Sports Hospitality and Entertainment District (SHED) means to reinvigorate downtown Winnipeg’s former crime-free, cosmopolitan splendour.

  • Honorary degrees awarded to three aboriginal leaders

    Bringing to light the exceptional achievements of three prominent aboriginal leaders, the University of Winnipeg awarded three honorary degrees during this year’s fall convocation.

  • The truth behind detoxification

    The rising popularity of a wide range of detoxification products is somewhat reflective of the ambiguous definition of the word toxin, critics say.

  • The long, cold protest

    In the face of cold Winnipeg nights, food burglars and safety threats, the Occupy Winnipeg campers still have no impulse to budge.

  • Freedom of Expression on University Campuses

    Do you think universities uphold and encourage freedom of expression? Why or why not?

  • The debate over freedom of expression on campus

    The upcoming publication of the Campus Freedom Index raises questions about the University of Winnipeg’s capacity for supporting freedom of expression on campus.

  • The restraining chains of justice

    With only a marginal demographic qualifying for legal aid in Manitoba, it has become imperative for individuals seeking justice to rely on third party organizations.

  • Planning Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods

    Introduced in the 1920s with the intention of safeguarding residential space from squalid industrial development, Winnipeg’s use-based zoning codes now seem to impede developments rather than protect them.

  • Meet Merchants Corner

    With an offer to purchase the infamous Merchants Hotel in the North End, the group behind the deal is still considering what should become of the building.

  • Federal crime bills in a violent province

    Though it is difficult to predict the full effects of new legislation, the federal government’s new omnibus crime bill may pose problems for Manitoba’s First Nation communities and courtroom resources, legal experts say.

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