Favourite local social media presence
2. Winnipeg Wildin
3. Faceplam / mbpolidragrace (tie)
Favourite local restaurant
1. Magic Bird Fried Chicken
2. Roughage Eatery
3. Yafa Café
Favourite local politician
1. Leah Gazan
2. Uzoma Asagwara
3. Adrien Sala
So, what do you want to be when you grow up?
For many students, the experiences of growing up, graduating high school and possibly starting post-secondary programs are often plagued by social pressures.
The show must go on
After a year of online learning, students and staff in the University of Winnipeg Theatre and Film Department are happy to be back together in the classroom and on stage.
On Nov. 2, End Homelessness Winnipeg released the 2021 Interim Street Census. The data for this report was gathered over a 24-hour period from April 21 to 22 of this year and offers a glimpse into houselessness in Winnipeg and the most-impacted demographics.
‘A donation of your time’
On Nov. 3, Career Services at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), in partnership with Volunteer Manitoba, hosted nine exhibitors and many students at the Volunteer Fair. At this event, students had the opportunity to learn about volunteerism and connect with different organizations that are currently recruiting volunteers.
Revitalizing Indigenous languages and preserving cultures
As students browse the glossary of undergraduate programs offered at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), they will now see the new Bachelors of Arts in Indigenous Languages program. This program, which is offering three- and four-year degree options, was made available to students in the fall 2021 term.
U of W researchers working on global HBV study
Members of the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Caribbean Research Institute have been working with a team of researchers from across the globe to uncover the historical evolution of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
The intersection of colonization, climate change and mental health
The University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) released new content regarding the intersection of climate change and mental health in the Climate Atlas of Canada on Oct. 10 – also known as World Mental Health Day.
UWSA 2021 byelection
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) 2021 byelection season is in full swing, and many student candidates hope to gain their peers’ votes.
What if superman didn’t exist?
On Oct. 15 and 16, 80 Years and Beyond: A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics highlighted speakers from across Canada and brought the world of Canadian comics into the limelight.
Winnipeggers need to get their butts on bikes
The UWSA Bike Lab has been a downtown hub for cyclists in Winnipeg since 2011. The lab is an accessible on-campus pit-stop for students and community members who need help with bike maintenance, biking information and support.
‘This city is a car city’
During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were required to work and study from home. As fewer people travelled into the downtown core to go to the office or classes, the streets were fairly quiet, and parking was much easier to find.
Accessibility services is ready to help
Accessibility Services and accommodations play a major role in many students’ educations. Things like extended time to write tests, having a volunteer notetaker, a private testing room and more work to support a student to reach their full academic potential, regardless of the challenges they may face.
Re-Indigenizing Treaty 1 and beyond
A new initiative is being brought to life by University of Winnipeg (U of W) art history professor Dr. Julie Nagam. Nagam is working alongside an international team of BIPOC artists and researchers, who are passionate about re-Indigenizing urban centres and universities through public art and technology.
Institutionalized racism and academic misconduct
In many cases, academic misconduct is something professors discuss on the first day of classes – but individual instances of academic dishonesty aren’t often spoken about by the greater campus community.
‘It’s not your fault…you’re not alone’
On Sept. 17, approximately 10,000 Western University students, faculty and staff walked out of classes to protest the rape culture and sexism impacting their campus and campuses everywhere – as well as to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.
Planning more equitable cities
The University of Winnipeg, which is home to the Institute of Urban Studies (IUS), has recently welcomed a new director: Dr. Gina Slyvestre, an environmental gerontologist. Sylverstre is an accomplished academic and earned her bachelor of arts, master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Manitoba.
‘More than students’
Post-secondary students across Canada have been overwhelmed with challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate poverty, mental-health issues, the housing crisis and overall quality of education. Many students have found themselves without work, without community and without support from their homes away from home – their universities.