Volume 74, Number 19
Published February 27, 2020
Charles Lauder (Sleepy) is the current president of the Winnipeg Circus Club (WCC). This is the third time Lauder has been elected to the position. One of the reasons Sleepy loves being a clown is “because you can dabble your giant tippy-toe in pretty much anything,” including juggling, balloons, comedy, stage shows and birthday parties.
A note on the editorial process
Around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, The Uniter received a news tip regarding allegations against current and former members of the UWSA executive, which were published anonymously online. With the help of the entire staff of our city and campus section (city editor Lisa Mizan, city reporter Alex Neufeldt and campus reporter Callum Goulet-Kilgour), we managed to put together as comprehensive an article as we could on the shortest possible notice.
A warm family home
For Ugonna Chigbo, the volunteer co-ordinator at CKUW, the best part of the job is meeting volunteers and bringing their ideas to life.
Pop Up Drag Show // Sea Moya (Germany) // Micah Erenberg/Slow Leaves // Urban Ecology Walk: Energy and the Cosmic Whole // Keynote: Dr. Otto on ”Gender, Sexuality, & the Bauhaus“ // Decolonizing Lens: Art and Activism
‘Unique and irreplaceable’
Writer Carolyn Gray took the reins as editor of literary journal Prairie Fire at the end of 2019, taking over from the legendary Andris Taskans, who died on Sept. 27, 2019. Taskans, whose parents were post-war Latvian immigrants, was a born-and-raised Winnipegger who “became, at some point, Mr. Winnipeg,” his wife, Katherine Bitney, says.
Canada is good enough
Although Canada may have a smaller music industry than the United Kingdom or the United States, there are a variety of opportunities to grow here, and there are young artists taking advantage of them.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (RMTC) launched its season programmed by new artistic director Kelly Thornton. There is a clear shift in direction from previous seasons, highlighting stories from and about women and BIPOC.
Winnipeg for All
Feb. 25 marked the one-year anniversary of the introduction of private security guards using metal detectors and performing bag checks at the Millennium Library.
Fast Pitch hits home run
For charitable organizations that need to pitch themselves to potential donors, The Winnipeg Foundation's Fast Pitch event provides valuable training.
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) is denying anonymous allegations that its current executive covered up embezzlement by a former colleague who was removed from office. With the allegations coming just days before University of Winnipeg (U of W) students go to the polls for the 2020 campus election, it’s indicative of a messy campaign season.
PROFile: Andrew Forbes
Although Andrew Forbes has taught at the University of Winnipeg since 2006, it was only recently that he started teaching full-time for the Department of Theatre and Film.
‘Reconciliation & its Discontents’
On Friday, Feb. 28, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) will host “Reconciliation & its Discontents,” a panel discussion on the state of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. This event, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 3C01, is part of the Department of Political Science Speaker Series.
Food is a powerful storyteller, so rich and multi-sensory that the mere image of it brings potent memories and associations. Many diasporic artists work with food iconography and names, because it is an accessible way to communicate cultural identity, lineage, home and double-meanings.
You may have plenty of images in your head already after reading that headline. When you think about bipolar disorder, what first comes to mind? Let me guess: probably someone with two personalities, right?
New virus, old racism
One year ago, I sat on the streets of Hunan, China, eating barbeque rabbit and drinking Tsingtao beer with friends. I had no idea that I was one hour away from the city of Wuhan: a place that would become the centre of the virus outbreak COVID-19 (coronavirus) in December 2019.
Election season at the U of W // Wet’suwet’en protests continue // Graph Colourings // Creative writing seminar // Neurobiological seminar // Protection for people with criminal records