Volume 74, Number 8

Published October 31, 2019

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  • International health-care plans at the University of Winnipeg

    According to the Bureau of International Education, Canada’s global image as a tolerant and non-discriminatory country is what makes it a top destination among foreign students looking to make it their new home. But today, as international students face increasing obstacles and burdens for the duration of their study, Canada’s image is not looking as bright in the near future.

  • Many nations under Brian

    Winnipeg is an international city. From the many ancestral nations of Indigenous Winnipeggers, to the many far-flung countries of origin for settlers, Winnipeg is a meeting place for people from across the globe.

  • Artistic abode

    “I just know that I love the arts."

  • CRITIPEG: Poetry book is heavy reading

    Romans/Snowmare, Cam Scott, 104 pages, ARP Books, September 2019

  • Arts briefs

    Real Love Halloween // Mystery Slunt Theatre 3000 // Gimme Some Truth: Freedom Road Full Gestures // Jordan Stranger at aceartinc // Apps and more!

  • Carbon-negative consumption

    Cultural awareness surrounding food security and its relation to climate is growing, and some Manitoba farmers are choosing to make use of agricultural methods that provide an actively positive impact on their land and animals, instead of just maintaining the status quo.

  • ‘The status quo is not good enough’

    Working among Racial Difference on Colonized Land: Strengthening Cultural Competency in our Organizations takes place on Nov. 13 and 14 at United Way Winnipeg. 

  • This is who dreams are made for

    Lizzie McGuire, the beloved 2000s TV show, is back in business. 

  • Anger, complacency, Chastity

    Ontario-based alt-rock band Chastity performs at the Good Will Social Club on Nov. 5. Its leader, Brandon Williams, who is from Whitby, Ont., says the concert will be comprehensive and include much of his past work.

  • City briefs

    Thrive Week // Introduction to Bluegrass // Winter Storm Benefit Concert // Radicalism-Driven Violent Extremism // Canadian Transplant Games // Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada launches campaign

  • Learning to coexist with coyotes and beat the beetles

    Not everyone is aware of all the plants, insects and non-human animals that reside in Winnipeg, which is part of why Sustainable Development Manitoba will run several public awareness sessions about coyotes in Winnipeg in the upcoming weeks.

  • Social games for social good

    On Nov. 2, two fundraisers for children’s charities will happen with very different types of activities at their centres: Lee-Ann’s 5th Annual Pool Tournament to benefit Snowflake Place children’s advocacy centre and the Extra-Life Charity Marathon (a worldwide gaming marathon fundraiser for local children’s charities), in which Ctrl V Virtual Reality (VR) will take part.

  • Canadians elect Liberal minority government

    On Oct. 21, Canadians elected a Liberal minority government, giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second term. His new cabinet will be unveiled on Nov. 20.

  • Dr. Samir Gandesha to give public lectures

    Dr. Samir Gandesha, director of the Institute for Humanities at Simon Fraser University, will give three public lectures at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) next week.

  • PROFile: Phil Baker

    Phil Baker is an instructor for the Access Education programs at the University of Winnipeg (U of W). This is his 50th year as an educator.

  • The ivory tower, the vast and the aimless

    Economic factors are significantly impacting the lives of post-secondary graduates in Canada.

  • Feeding Diaspora

    What do you think of when you think of tables? Does the physicality of being seated at a table invoke memories of shared meals? Leisure? Meetings? Work? Your imagined self at a table is always characterized by context: where you are, who you are with and why.

  • City roots

    Over the past year, I have been learning about the history of colonialism on the prairies, and I have begun to wonder: how do trees fit into the early settler vision for the plains?