Volume 78, Number 01

Published September 7, 2023

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  • Social Media Muzzle

    It’s the first week of September. Classes are back in session at the University of Winnipeg. That can only mean one thing: it’s the start of a new publishing year at The Uniter! Actually, that’s only one of many things it can mean. But as managing editor of this newspaper, it’s probably the only one that I would reasonably be writing about.

  • Blocked Out

    When users open Instagram on any device, search the name of any Canadian news organization and pull up the related account page, they’re met with a blank screen and the statement “People in Canada can’t see this content. In response to Canadian government legislation, news content can’t be viewed in Canada.”

  • Hilarity, hockey and hot dogs

    If readers recognize Jimmy Skinner’s name, it’s probably from his work performing standup comedy in Winnipeg and across the country for the past five years. Perhaps they’ve heard his voice on the podcast The Reel Debaters, which he co-hosts.

  • Not all sunshine and rainbows

    On Aug. 29, the Canadian government issued a travel advisory for 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians entering the United States. The move comes in response to a slew of recent anti-2SLGBTQIA+ state legislation across the US. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, at least 496 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in 2023 alone.

  • Classically accessible

    Is classical music accessible? Historically speaking, no. The genre has an exclusive reputation, likely due to high ticket prices for operas and other concerts. Until the construction of buildings that are barrier-free, access to these venues is limited. Some people may also find classical music out of date and, quite frankly, not relevant to most modern audiences.

  • Critipeg: Just another girl on the I.R.T.

    Plays at the Dave Barber Cinematheque from Sept. 7 to 10

  • Walk the ground, share the land

    The body, movement, the earth: seemingly disparate elements, to those not in the know.

    Visual artist Jaime Black-Morsette and the Young Lungs Dance Exchange (YLDE), a non-profit dance organization, are collaborating in an attempt to strengthen the connections between people’s bodies and the land.

  • Arts briefs

    Le Burger Week returns // Shakespeare bites back // A CHAPEL for the arts // Presenting Planet Love // In conversation with Moneca Sinclaire // Andino Suns take the WECC

  • A lasting impact

    Community members held a powwow at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre green space to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Bear Clan Patrol’s West Broadway chapter this summer.

  • City Briefs

    A series of strikes // Food-bank supports return // NDP healthcare campaign pledges // Family resource centre celebrating 25 years // Compost program awaiting approval // U of W to host Building Trans Solidarity

  • ‘Connect with some community and some hope’

    The Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network (WSPN) hopes to raise suicide awareness through a community gathering on Sept. 8 at the Norwood Community Centre. The event is scheduled to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.

  • Rebuilding bridges with students

    Tomiris Kaliyeva, president of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA), and Christine Quiah, vice-president of student affairs, hope to demonstrate to students that the UWSA is there to help.

  • 1C03 exhibit explores spiritualism, ghosts, pandemics

    A spectre is haunting Centennial Hall.

    The Undead Archive: 100 Years of Photographing Ghosts, a multi-site exhibition curated by University of Winnipeg art-history professor Dr. Serena Keshavjee, opens in Gallery 1C03 on Sept. 7.

  • Dr. Eunhee Buettner, instructor and Tutoring Centre acting coordinator

    Dr. Eunhee Buettner’s journey into academia began with her earliest memories of growing up in a small fishing village in Namhae, South Korea. Close-knit relationships between teachers and students influenced her views on education.

  • Campus Briefs

    Undergraduate add/drop period – make your changes! // Study skills workshops // Money talks // Career chats on instagram // Student ID cards // Wanted: volunteer notetakers // On a waitlist? check your webmail every day // UWSA’s health plan and u-pass // Pay tuition the easy way // Undergraduate exchange program // Need a spot to store your stuff? Rent a locker!

  • Unclear critical-minerals strategy sparks demand for answers

    While navigating the climate crisis, governments have to balance people’s needs with the planet’s health. Switching to wind turbines and electric cars obviously helps wean communities off coal and oil. However, renewable energy systems come with their own environmental risks.

  • University culture in flux

    As a smaller institution, fostering an internal culture is integral to attracting students to the University of Winnipeg (U of W). When I weighed my options, my perception of the university’s culture brought me in.