Campus News Briefs

UWFA Logo Contest

The University of Winnipeg Faculty Association (UWFA) has announced a contest open to students at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba and Red River College, as well as University of Winnipeg Collegiate students, to design a new logo that will appear on the association’s letterhead and re-designed website. Submissions should be made to [email protected] and must be vector images in a common file format such as .ai or .eps. The contest will close at 4 p.m. on March 1, and the winner, chosen by the UWFA communications committee, will receive a prize of $250. More information can be found at the UWFA website,

Wesmen men’s volleyball spilt on the road, women take the loss

The men’s and women’s Wesmen volleyball teams travelled to Regina to take on the Cougars on Jan. 21 and 22. On Friday night, the women lost 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21), but the men started off the second half of season with a win – U of W defeated the Cougars in three sets (25-18, 25-21, 31-29). On Saturday night, both Wesmen teams lost to Regina. The men were defeated 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21), and the women were defeated 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 14-25, 28-26). The Wesmen volleyball teams will be back in Winnipeg to host the University of Alberta on Jan. 28 and 29.

Paths to Reconciliation Talk rescheduled

The Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has announced that the Round Table Discussion on Reconciliation will be held in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10, according to a CMU media release. The discussion was originally planned during the first national event of Truth and Reconciliation Canada this past June, but was cancelled due to a tornado warning. The dialogue will take place between Chickadee (Catherine) Richard of the Anishinaabe Nation, Ketan Joshi, founder and coordinator of the Hindu Gita Study Circle, Rabbi Lawrence Pinsker from the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and Radhika Abeysekera, a Sri Lankan Buddhist. It will be moderated by Dr. Brian Rice of the Mohawk Nation.

New Master of Arts program announced

The creation of a new specialization in the Master of Arts Cultural Studies program has been announced by the University of Winnipeg, according to a U of W media release. Beginning in September 2011, students will be able to specialize in Curatorial Practices which will prepare them for work as curators in museums, art historians and other work in art institutions and museums. The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Buhler Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery have all agreed to partner with the U of W to offer internship positions for students in Curatorial Practices and the program will also involve practicum courses at partnered institutions.

New information technology launches in Manitoba

According to a University of Winnipeg media release, Cisco Canada, along with Premier Greg Selinger and Lynne Yelich, minister of state for western economic diversification, launched the TelePresence system of video-conference sites in Manitoba, linking Brandon University and University College of the North to the University of Winnipeg. The system is intended to promote energy conservation by reducing the need for travel and is also billed as a means of expanding our collaborative abilities and revolutionizing how information is shared. With two of these virtual meeting systems donated by Cisco, the U of W became the first university in Canada with this technology.

Published in Volume 65, Number 17 of The Uniter (January 27, 2011)

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