Megan Lynne Ronald
‘Police really do one thing’
Winnipeg community groups and members have criticized the local school resource officer (SRO) program, especially in the wake of an equity-based report researcher Fadi Enaab released through the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in October 2022.
What makes a 15-minute city?
Winnipeg depends on cars. This is partially due to urban sprawl, an unreliable public-transit system and an overall lack of walking and cycling infrastructure.
‘A poet’s novelist’
Zoe Whittall is an acclaimed novelist, poet, screenwriter and this semester’s Carol Shields writer-in-residence at the University of Winnipeg.
Academic freedom and anti-trans rhetoric
On March 3, Joanne Boucher, political science professor at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), gave a lecture titled “The Commodification of the Human Body: The Case of Transgender Identities.”
Kern-Hill Furniture stands the test of time
While students may not remember the glory days of local commercials, many Winnipeggers can’t forget Kern-Hill Furniture’s high-energy TV advertisements.
The need to reconnect
Conversational Threads opened at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg on March 2.
We all pay a price
Sayings like “the bigger the dream, the harder the grind” and “hustle, don’t sleep” echo the toxic productivity ingrained in Canada’s cultural consciousness.
Reforms to UWSA election rules ahead of vote
On Jan. 18, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association’s (UWSA) board of directors approved a swath of reforms to the organization’s election rules.
A limited support system
At the start of this month, Manitoba’s provincial government formally recognized Eating Disorders Awareness Week and announced plans to further fund local eating-disorder programs.
The value of informed decisions
Only 57 per cent of young Canadians say the sex education they received at school was or will be useful, according to a study published last year.
Learning from each other
When Jun Fujita and Mei Miyanishi first enrolled in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English Language Program (ELP), it met exclusively online.
The benefits of ‘yes and’
For those who aren’t extroverted by nature, it can be easy to dismiss improv as an activity that demands a certain degree of confidence and social energy.
Out of the closet and into the streets
The term “safe space” can be traced back to lesbian and gay bars in the 1960s.
Concerns about student safety
During this academic year, University of Winnipeg (U of W) students and staff members have requested 236 SafeWalk escorts and 49 SafeRides, according to data published by the Winnipeg Free Press in late December.
‘Creating a plan of action’
Many students feel anxious or uncertain when approaching the end of their degree, especially if they haven’t yet finalized their future career plans.
It’s not just about doors
When Sarah Anderson arrived early to her evening class at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), the classroom door was closed.
Illuminating Indigenous knowledge
For Jaimie Isaac, art is more than expression. It’s power.
Favourite local music venue
1. The Good Will Social Club
2. The Park Theatre
3. The Handsome Daughter
Favourite local outdoor gathering place
1. The Forks
2. Munson Park
3. Assiniboine Park
Favourite local grassroots group
1. Bear Clan Patrol
2. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm
3. Mutual Aid Society Winnipeg