Volume 76, Number 21
Published March 17, 2022
A city for all
Winnipeg has set a goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2030. Given that residential and commercial vehicles are currently Winnipeg’s largest sources of emissions, making the city less car-centric will play a big role in meeting climate goals.
This week, news broke about one of the biggest political scandals in Winnipeg’s history. A judge ruled that Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer, accepted a $327,000 bribe from Armik Babakhanians in order to award Babakhanians’ company, Caspian Construction, the contract to build the new Winnipeg Police Service headquarters.
Venues adapt to relaxed restrictions
When the Manitoba government announced that COVID-19 restrictions would be slowly lifted, it gave entertainment venues a lot to consider.
A modern-day twist on a classic
If the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird were adapted to reflect the current reality, what would the story look like? The answer to this question lies in Calpurnia, a new Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Royal MTC) production premiering on March 24.
No fuss, just(e) slam
For writers seeking an opportunity to share their poetry beyond their journals, Just(e) Slam secures an attentive audience.
Organized by Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Alliance Française du Manitoba and La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, Just(e) Slam is a monthly event for professional and amateur writers to recite their own poems.
Origin Stories: Lubomyr Melnyk
Lubomyr Melnyk is known for his “continuous music” style of piano playing. The rapid note-playing method was developed over many years of classical piano practice.
Soul Club at the Good Will// Stone Soup for a good cause// An Evening for Peace// Show support at the SHINE-ATHON// Book launch: Still Living the Edges// There’s Something in the Water for World Water Day
Rally For a Better Manitoba// Survivors legacy conference// The high cost of cutting healthcare// New resource for Indigenous students// Understanding performance-based funding// All health orders lifted
Crisis in Ukraine
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb. 24, has sparked international condemnation as people around the world witness the atrocities being committed. This invasion is particularly jarring for Manitobans, given the province’s strong ties to Ukraine.
Pinoys on Parliament
Organizers of Pinoys on Parliament, a national youth-led leadership conference by and for Filipino-Canadians, are busy preparing for this year’s event, which will take place at the end of May. This annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, talks and other events covering a wide range of topics.
New Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre policy
After closing down for several months in response to provincial public-health orders, the staff of the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre reopened the gym in August of last year. The fitness centre, which sits in the middle of the U of W campus in the Axworthy Health & RecPlex building, lets students, staff and community members improve and sustain their fitness and wellbeing while cooped up in the middle of the pandemic.
SWARM online exhibition at Gallery 1c03
Although many venues and events are currently closed to the public, there are still ways to enjoy events occurring live or on the internet. Gallery 1C03 on the University of Winnipeg campus has been holding Eruption, an art exhibit by Grace Nickel, but they have also recently helped host the SWARM art exhibit online.
PROFile: Forming social cohesion from diversity
As a Quebec native, Félix Mathieu has firsthand experience being part of a minority population within a country. This perspective helped pique his interest in researching pluralism policies.
Spring Term Registration// Webinar Wednesdays// End of Winter Term + Make-up Days// Winter Term Exams// Study Skills Workshops – Spring Term// Student Services Continues Remote Service// Use the myVisit App// Klinic Health Services
In Hitoshi Matsumoto’s 2013 R100, a Japanese BDSM action comedy, protagonist Takafumi Katayama is eating his sushi dinner in a quiet restaurant, when a latex-clad dominatrix appears beside him. He looks up at her nervously, with reverence.
Overreaching and undermining
Last year, student and faculty unions joined forces to fight against the Manitoba government’s overreach on post-secondary institutions through Bill 33.
Now, it seems the provincial government is attempting to undermine the independence of post-secondary education again.
Students who come together, stay together
I’m one of many who experienced a majority of my university life on campus before the COVID-19 shutdown forced classes online.
The University of Winnipeg (U of W) would be bustling with people trying to get to their classes or trying to claim a spot at Stella’s across the street.
There is a full moon in Virgo
The full moon in Virgo allows us to find the right place for our big ideas. There are beliefs, and then there’s the practice of those beliefs in the material world. This full moon materializes our ideas.