• Campus Briefs

    Money Talks // Career Chats On Instagram // Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers // Deadline To Apply For In-Course Awards // Volunteer Fair // Need A Spot To Store Your Stuff? Rent A Locker! // Student Id Cards // Fall Reading Week // Undergraduate Exchange Program

  • Dr. Andrew Frey, associate physics professor

    Dr. Andrew Frey’s journey to academia might have been written in the stars.

    Some of his earliest memories include gazing at the sky while waiting in a car outside a daycare in North Carolina. He says these moments sparked a lifelong curiosity in and passion for understanding the cosmos.

  • In search of trans safety on campus

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) 2SLGBTQ+ Solidarity Collective is hosting a week of events to help reshape conversations surrounding trans issues on campus.

  • ‘We are still here’

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W)’s third annual Truth and Reconciliation Week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 25. Through a series of events, students can continue learning about Indigenous cultures and honour residential-school survivors.

  • Student issues on the ballot

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) makes its home in the Union Station riding. With the Oct. 3 provincial election fast approaching, the riding’s candidates are making their pitches to students and community members on a variety of issues at the ballot box. The Union Station riding contains 12,699 registered voters, according to Elections Manitoba, and encompasses most of downtown.

  • City Briefs

    Resumé, please! // Nomination for UWSA byelection // City record for fires in vacant buildings // Counter-protest against ‘parental rights’ march // Gillingham addresses downtown safety strategy // Calls for landfill search continue

  • A greener world is possible

    From temperature maps displaying a sea of red to line graphs depicting exponential CO2 emissions, most of the visual language surrounding climate change evokes nihilism rather than hope.

    Yet, in a new, multidisciplinary exhibition called Planet Love, hope is the basis for climate action.

  • Hateful, Horrid Heather

    On Wednesday, Sept. 20, crowds of protesters descended on the Manitoba Legislature and The Forks to rally in support of “parental rights.” “Parental rights” is the anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate lobby’s newest dog-whistle term used to cloak their fight against basic human rights for transgender people.

  • Andrew McGillivray, rhetoric, writing and communications department chair

    While Dr. Andrew McGillivray comes from a family with a background in the sciences, he followed his passion for literature and took a slightly different path. He’s now the department chair of and an assistant professor in the rhetoric, writing and communications department at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Campus briefs


  • U of W faculty to begin collective bargaining

    After a tumultuous summer of senior administrator departures, University of Winnipeg (U of W) faculty and administrators are headed to the bargaining table. The parties will negotiate replacements for collective agreements governing regular academic staff (RAS) and contract academic staff (CAS), which expired in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

  • Neuroscience profs building ‘first-of-its-kind’ research centre

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) is now home to three new pieces of cutting-edge neuroscience research equipment.

    Psychology professors Dr. Amy Desroches, Dr. Stephen Smith and Dr. Stephanie Bugden research children’s linguistic and neural development. They work within the U of W’s recently inaugurated neuroscience program that features a new Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • City briefs

    Loblaw workers vote for strike // Selling books for new ICU // Compost program approved // Homecoming panel on downtown revitalization // Winnipeg Wildflower Project seed harvesting // 

    Celebrations Theatre permanently closes

  • Something bookish this way comes

    An award-winning author known for writing horror fiction, including her 1997 debut novel and international bestseller A Dry Spell, is the 34th writer-in-residence at the Winnipeg Public Library.

  • Cultivating allyship and awareness

    Saturday, Sept. 16 marks the one-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini (also known by her Kurdish name, Jina Amini), whose brutal murder at the hands of the Iranian morality police sparked a national uprising in Iran and international protests.

  • Burning rubber at 0 km/h

    Oftentimes, it’s heard before it’s seen. The purr of the engines, the squeal of tires and a welcoming soundtrack of ’70s FM hits blaring on tower speakers.

    But that’s not to say Winnipeg car meets aren’t a sight to behold. The gatherings, organized by various auto clubs, governing bodies and amateurs alike, have been shining a headlight on car culture for longer than most peoples’ memories will serve.

  • Challenges for daycares

    Behind Richardson College for the Environment sits a small orange building full of much smaller people. Atop three bubble-like windows, the building reads “University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Day Care.”

  • Ghosts of Winnipeg past

    As I write these words on Wednesday afternoon, the Windsor Hotel is on fire.

    The hotel and music venue on Garry Street, built in 1903, has sat vacant since March, when it was closed due to a provincial health hazard order. Its future remained in doubt before the fire. Now, its fate is sealed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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