History

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • Feds cut funding to local refugee organization

    Federal-government cuts to refugee services in downtown Winnipeg have CUPE 2348, which represents staff subject to these cuts, ringing alarm bells. Welcome Place Residence, run by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, has had its funding decreased by 82 per cent, according to the union.

  • When in Florence

    For Anne-Laurence Caudano, a professor in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) history department, her love of the past began in childhood. “I always wanted to do something historical,” Caudano says.

  • City briefts

    Post-election processing panel// Mennonite centennial conference// Gandhi and the partition of India// Research office relocates// Byelections begin// Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships

  • Millennial blues

    Recently, a very interesting video has been circulating various social-media platforms. In it, an older, seemingly wiser Steve from Blue’s Clues – the beloved television show many millennials grew up watching – gives a heartfelt speech about how proud he is of all that we, his now-adult viewers, have accomplished.

  • ‘Throw the box out the window’

    For Kristi Kenyon, one of the best things about being an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Global College is the energy of the classroom.

    “The world kind of changes in the classroom,” she says. “We’re learning from each other. We’re having conversations. It’s a safe space to think through new ideas.”

  • ‘It’s not your fault…you’re not alone’

    On Sept. 17, approximately 10,000 Western University students, faculty and staff walked out of classes to protest the rape culture and sexism impacting their campus and campuses everywhere – as well as to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.

  • True crime, but make it moral

    Girl, You Haven’t Heard?? is a multifaceted true-crime and Black-history project from creator Jayda Hope. It includes a podcast, YouTube videos and a Patreon.

  • Resilient and spooky doors open this weekend

    After what feels like a million years of being locked up in your own house, this weekend you have the opportunity to safely socialize with other folks and ghosts alike in some of Winnipeg’s beautiful historic buildings.

  • Distress from afar

    Close your eyes and envision education for all, peaceful gatherings and women rising the workforce ladder. This was Afghanistan’s trajectory before the atrocities that have flooded media outlets in the past weeks.

  • Literary landscapes

    Winnipeg as shaped by writing and writers

  • ‘Better late than never’

    Mother-and-son podcast a fun way to learn Ojibwe

  • A different view from the mountaintop

    RMTC production sheds light on Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Signs of the Times

    The stories behind some of Winnipeg’s most iconic signage

  • There is a story inside every building

    Winnipeg’s architecture examined in audio dramas

  • Manitoba College’s 150th

    A ‘significant milestone’ in the U of W’s history

  • Historical futures of the downtown Hudson’s Bay

    Envisioning new life into an almost-century-old building

  • The road behind, the road ahead

    Back in February, when staff at The Uniter chose “2020: A Decade in Review” as the theme for our annual Urban Issue, none of us could have predicted how different the world would be by April. An issue that was initially pitched as a look back at how things changed in the 2010s suddenly looks like an exploration of how quaint those changes look in the wake of what we’ve experienced in 2020.

  • Philosophy book will return to library after 43 years

    A book belonging to the University of Winnipeg (U of W) Library may finally return home after more than 40 years. Then-philosophy student Siegfried Laser borrowed Karl Popper’s The Poverty of Historicism from the library in August 1977 before embarking on a trip to Europe.

  • CRITIPEG: Gothic Canadian tale is pleasurably bleak

    “I sat on the edge of the bed, the letter loose in my hand and stared at the space before me. ‘What is this space where I have decided to live,’ I wondered. ‘What stories hidden here?’”

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