Health

  • Culturally appropriate care for Manitoba survivors

    The expansion of a forensic nursing program at two community clinics will help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence access trauma-informed and culturally appropriate care.

  • ‘Avoidable harm’

    Masked faces are few and far between as I walk through the University of Winnipeg (U of W)’s main campus in early January, watching as students brush past one another in hallways between classes or congregate around tables in the library’s mezzanines.

  • On becoming a jock

    As a kid, I enjoyed playing volleyball in gym class and tag on the playground as much as I enjoyed videogames and history class. I didn’t participate in many extracurricular activities and didn’t come from a sporty household, but during this period, sport and play were synonymous, and one’s social class was rarely equated with athletic performance.

  • ‘We don’t have a choice to bleed’

    A newly launched Free Flow pilot project at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) now provides free menstrual products in some campus bathrooms, because people “don’t have a choice to bleed.”

  • Breaking down barriers to trans healthcare

    “On a scale from zero to 10, where zero is being a woman and 10 is being a man, how much do you feel like a man?”

    This may sound like a question ripped from the pages of a teen magazine or an online quiz, but, until recently, it was one of the first questions encountered by many patients of the Trans Health Klinic, the only dedicated provider of transition-related healthcare in Manitoba for patients over the age of 14.

  • More supports needed for addictions treatment

    Christine Dobbs still misses seeing her son Adam Watson come home from work with his signature smile, nearly eight years after he died from a fentanyl overdose. She sits at her kitchen table, covered in articles documenting Manitoba’s opioid crisis since 2016 and photos of Adam and others who have died from drug use.

  • The issues of foreign psychology

    Coming to Canada as a person from a Slavic country, my view of psychology was very different from how people here usually think of the discipline.

  • Arts editor’s guide to autumn

    I’ve always felt that autumn is far more indicative of a new year than Jan. 1.

    For the first time since 2003, I’m not returning to school in September. From preschool to the final semester of my undergraduate degree, the yellowing of the leaves marked the beginning of my studies. Though I’m no longer hitting the books, it remains a time of change and regrowth.

    I like to colour each season with art, music and recipes to measure time passing. Here are a few things colouring my autumn.

  • ‘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.

  • City briefs

    Transgender Day of Visibility// New leader for Manitoba Green Party// Pitching a new way to fill potholes// 2023 city budget passes// Asylum seekers and irregular crossings// Machines dispensing harm-reduction supplies

  • An alternative to security

    Winnipeg’s Community Safety Hosts program is an alternative to traditional police and security services that’s rooted in community support, empathy and training.

  • Security at Winnipeg raves

    I’m dancing, sweaty. My eyes flicker back and forth so fast I can hardly see, rolling back up.

  • The world through two wheels

    The bicycle is one of the simplest forms of transportation on the planet.

  • Burrowing

    By some accidental sequence of thoughtless actions, I discovered the possibility of disappearing into a man’s life for a day, a week, a short time, burrowing into a shared warmth, a stillness away from the ever-moving surface of everyday life.

  • Tough talk at tea

    Sitting down with family for dinner or coffee can often lead to awkward conversations.

  • Consent isn’t rocket science

    For this month’s Mother of Goo, I felt like getting back down to basics: consent.

  • City briefs

    Death records for residential-school children// True North proposal for Portage Place// Renaming three Winnipeg streets// HSC to open minor-treatment clinic// ntroduction of Addiction Services Act// Release of 2022 fatal overdose data

  • City of Winnipeg cuts Amoowigamig’s hours

    Due to budget constraints, the City of Winnipeg is cutting the hours of operation for Amoowigamig, the only dedicated public washroom space run by the City.

  • Shaving, waxing, tweezing

    I keep checking under my chin for this one persistent hair that grows in fits and starts.

  • We all pay a price

    Sayings like “the bigger the dream, the harder the grind” and “hustle, don’t sleep” echo the toxic productivity ingrained in Canada’s cultural consciousness.

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