Volume 76, Number 18
Published February 17, 2022
Foreign labour, homegrown precarity
Canadians often don’t think about the food supply chain until their favourite leafy green or salty snack is absent from grocery-store shelves.
What many fail to realize is that an absence of a product is often the result of the absence, or lack, of a person, too.
Verdict on a Winnipeg urban legend
Longtime readers of The Uniter may know that I have a fascination with odd bits of Winnipeg past and its many urban legends. Over the years, I’ve written stories about the histories of various Winnipeg things, including vaudeville, movie theatres, funeral homes and prohibition.
Literacy campaign sheds light on Black History
The month of February is dedicated to recognizing Black history, as well as promoting readership through I Love to Read Month. When taking both subject matters into account, storytelling and literature are crucial resources to understanding Black history and deconstructing racism. Aware of this, Black History Manitoba (BHM) offers various resources to help expose the community to Black history, which is often overlooked in school textbooks.
‘There must be something (better) out there’
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the streaming era has drastically affected artists with its significantly low pay per stream and its impact on international visibility.
Virtual field trips for Black History Month
What was first identified as Black History Week in the early 1970s was expanded to what Canadians now celebrate as Black History Month in 1976. To commemorate this, the Manitoba Museum is offering a series of virtual field trips for participants to learn about Black history in Canada.
Jazz improv with Carter Graham// Gallery 1C03 reopens its doors// The Winnipeg Comedy Showcase returns// Lighting up The Cube// window presents Eve Tagny// PTE announces two digital projects
Origin stories: Rosemary Barton, CBC Chief Political Correspondent
Rosemary Barton originates from our wintry city. A couple of years ago, I interviewed her mother, Mary Barton, a beloved early childhood educator who had an honorary street in Winnipeg named after her.
CPC at a crossroads
The past month has been a tumultuous one for Canadian politics. Much of the country has been immobilized by the Freedom Convoy, a series of protests and blockades calling for, among many things, an end to public-health restrictions.
Fort Whyte voters to head to the polls
Constituents of the Fort Whyte riding, located in south Winnipeg, will have their voices heard in an upcoming provincial byelection. This contest was triggered by the resignation of former premier Brian Pallister, the riding’s longtime MLA, last year.
Information for all!
Feb. 21 to 25 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an international celebration of the exceptions to copyright law that functionally allow information to be shared and used in beneficial ways across almost – if not all – aspects of society, though most who rely on these doctrines are not aware of their importance.
Defunding data open to public// Annual vegan food fest// Harm-reduction workshops// The update on the inner city// Stefanson changes direction on emergency intervention// UW chooses COVID-19 caution
PROFile: Bias toward body type
Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, Olya Bryksina considers herself a Winnipegger after 20 years living in the city.
She teaches consumer behaviour, a psychology-based approach to understanding what motivates consumers. Bryksina’s research recently won a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2020, gaining recognition for her work.
Fall/Winter Term Courses – Final Withdrawal Date// Webinar Wednesdays// Reading Week// Student ID Cards// UWinnipeg Award Applications Now Open// Winter Term Courses – Final Withdrawal Date// End of Winter Term// Student Services Continues Remote Service// Use the myVisit App// Klinic Health Services//
Nothing short of violence
Alarm bells rang in my head as I read a Winnipeg Police Service news release that warned of a “planned demonstration” in the city’s centre and advised people to “avoid the area.” From my third-floor apartment beside the Manitoba Legislative Building, this was easier said than done.
Comic by Talia Steele
Pisces season begins on February 18
Lucky Jupiter and electric Uranus make a supportive connection on February 17, inspiring progress and innovation.