History

  • City briefs

    Vaccine walk-ins at RBC// Oral history overview// UWSA student space launches on Discord// nēhinawēwin launches in the App Stor// Sara Riel receives housing grant// UW alumni honoured by Government of Canada

  • Languages speak louder than barriers

    Communication is key to fostering relationships, establishing professional connections and for simple tasks like asking for proper directions to a destination. Learning a new language has become a necessity for many people living abroad, as well as an important means of expression for families with international backgrounds.

  • The curtains are up, and there’s no place to hide

    For many, post-secondary education is a pivotal time in one’s life – a time to make and learn from mistakes without fear of jeopardizing a career.

  • Volunteer-driven

    At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.

  • PROFile: Fundamental to Medieval Studies

    Although his speciality is medieval history, Jason Brown, instructor in the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), has studied Latin extensively.

  • From the campus to the community

    While rising COVID-19 case counts and cold temperatures had many Winnipegers keeping their social circles small during the winter holidays, the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA) and Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre both held community outreach initiatives to spread some support.

  • Favourite Winnipegger abroad

    1. Neil Young
    2. Kenny Omega / Britney Kornel (tie)

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite local activist

    1. Mahlet Cuff (Justice 4 Black Lives)
    2. Omar Kinnarath (FF1)
    3. Kayla Fernandes (Vagina Witchcraft)

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner
    2. Gramma Shingoose
    3. Dave Barber

  • Expanding the language of performance

    For the first time ever, the annual Winnipeg-based performance series Art Holm is hosting acts in both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). The show ran in person from Nov. 19 to 21 and streams online from Nov. 21 to 28. Art Holm No. 5 features stage artists from a variety of backgrounds and practices.

  • Police training for private security?

    On Oct. 26, the provincial government made amendments to the Police Services Act. These changes allow approved healthcare facilities and post-secondary institutions to train security guards as Institutional Safety Officers (ISOs).

  • Cheveldayoff remains general manager

    Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.

  • City Briefs

    Closing Sanctuaries// Mondor to succeed Trimbee and Currie// Green space to be evergreen// Emerging independent news in Canada// Weweni webinar featuring Carey Newman// City considering shifting gears on seasonal bike paths

  • Critipeg: The Harder They Fall

    Jeymes Samuel’s American Revisionist Western The Harder They Fall follows outlaw Nat Love and his entourage as he seeks revenge on the man who killed his family.

  • Decolonizing, from Lens to Screen

    The Decolonizing Lens is a Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) initiative to make Indigenous films accessible to the community and foster dialogue between viewers and filmmakers. The latest free screening held by the series on Nov. 24 was Cree-Métis director Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders.

  • Happy Latin ‘Fiestas’

    One of the charms of Latin culture is enjoying the festivities with a lot of chimmys, samba and salsa to the beat of strings. Local jazz group Trio Bembe is familiar with the vibrant music styles from Latin America and are excited to play some pumped-up tunes alongside the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) on Dec. 5.

  • History revamped

    Many Canadian cities have historical buildings modelled after European architecture. But many of those buildings have been torn down to make room for parking lots, residential multiplexes and a variety of other businesses.

  • Untangling science from colonialism

    About half a million years ago, humanity’s ancestor Homo bodoenis lived in Africa, making hand axes that Mirjana Roksandic struggles to replicate now.

  • The potential for harm between seats and streets

    On Oct. 31, 2021, The Boston Globe released an article exploring and characterizing a dangerous trend of drivers ramming their vehicles into protesters, which increased dramatically during the anti-racism protests of 2020.

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