Campus News Briefs

How does free yoga sound?

Interested in getting some exercise while losing some stress? Now you can do your downward dog on campus. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 16, the UWSA will be providing free yoga every Wednesday during the free period, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those interested in attending sessions are asked to bring their own mats. Alternatively, mats are for sale at the Petrified Sole Used Bookstore. The sessions run until Wednesday, Dec. 14.

U of W, the Forks partners in composting

The University of Winnipeg and the Forks Renewal Corporation have been working together as part of the first and largest urban composting project in Western Canada. Once a week, two to three trucks will send the university’s food scraps, containers and cutlery to the Forks to be turned into compost for landscaping. U of W introduced composting in 2005 and is one of very few large institutions doing post-consumer composting. Last year, the program diverted 51,000 kilograms of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions - the equivalent of taking 37 mid-sized cars driving 100 km per week off the road, according to the university.

U of W program receives $150,000 grant

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has awarded the University of Winnipeg a $150,000 grant in support of its Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program. The grant money will allow 10 students in their first year and 10 students in their second year of MDP to use $7,500 toward their required Canadian and international field placements. The MDP program will focus on the research and experience needed to help promote growth, development and sustainability in developing countries. Preference for the award will be given to indigenous students from Canada and other countries.

Wesmen wrestles first recruits for men’s team

Adrian Bruce, head coach of the Wesmen wrestling team, has announced Gordon McNabb and Eric Skeavington as the team’s first recruits. McNabb has nine years of experience as a member of the Niverville Wranglers and T4 Wrestling Clubs, and was twice named as the Manitoba Amateur Wrestling Association’s Outstanding Male Wrestler. He is also a five-time Manitoba Provincial Champion. Skeavington has 12 years of experience as a member of the Jr. Huskies Club team in Saskatoon.  In 2007, Skeavington came in the top five at the FILA trials and was the Wetaskawin Open Champion.

Conference focuses on the art of math education

On Saturday, Nov. 19, educators and the public are invited to attend the Art and Science of Math Education conference at the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall. This conference is devoted to understanding how children learn math by exposing attendants to experts who will present a range of views on math education, cognitive science and aboriginal education. This conference will be of particular interest to teachers, school administrators, consultants, policymakers, educators, parent groups and researchers. This event is free for Winnipeg residents.

Published in Volume 66, Number 9 of The Uniter (October 26, 2011)

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