Campus News Briefs

City award for McFeetors Hall

The City of Winnipeg’s Accessibility Award was given to the University of Winnipeg’s McFeetors Hall, designed by Prairie Architects. The residence, designed for accessibility and environmental sustainability, is home to 176 students and 25 families. Some of the features that caught the attention of the award committee include Braille on all signage and appliances in the residence, a talking elevator for those with visual disabilities, as well as widened hallways and doors. The residence also utilizes geo-thermal heating, making it a unique, as well as affordable and accessible housing facility in Winnipeg.

Roll Up the Rim

Nick Martin of the Winnipeg Free Press reports that University of Manitoba biosystems engineering professor Dr. David Levin and microbiology professor Dr. Richard Sparling, working on a grant from Genome Canada, may have found a way to produce biofuels from Tim Hortons coffee cups. According to their research, when the cups are finely shredded, bacteria eat them and convert it into fuel. So far, however, only Tim Hortons cups work this way; similar experiments done with Starbucks cups have not produced the same results. Levin and Sparling are currently seeking research money to potentially conduct more experiments on other non-recyclable paper products.

Weekly Wesmen Recap

Women’s Volleyball – Lea Marc Volleyball Challenge (at Duckworth Centre)

Thursday, Oct. 1

Brandon def Wesmen 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 11-25, 25-23)
Manitoba def Wesmen 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 28-26)

Friday, Oct. 2

Wesmen def Regina 3-1 (25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16)
UBC def Wesmen 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-13)

Sunday, Oct. 3 – Bronze medal match

Wesmen def UBC 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 26-24)

Other Wesmen Action

Men’s Volleyball (Pre-Season at Duckworth Centre)
Saturday, Oct. 2

Queen’s def Wesmen 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-19)

Sunday, Oct. 3

Waterloo def Wesmen 3-2 (25-13, 25-19, 14-25, 21-25, 15-12)

Soccer – Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), Regular Season
Saturday, Oct. 2

Men’s – Wesmen 5 Canadian Mennonite University 0
Women’s – Wesmen 14 Canadian Mennonite University 0

With files from Sheldon Appelle

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Published in Volume 65, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 7, 2010)

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