Campus News Briefs

University reaffirms sustainability commitment

The University of Winnipeg is keeping up with its environmental commitment with a new sustainability plan. The plan, approved by the board of regents on Jan. 23, consists of 10 goals for the next four years. The goals include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that aims to surpass Kyoto Protocol targets, a larger emphasis on composting and recycling, and cutbacks in water consumption on campus. The university’s sustainability policy has already garnered U of W national attention, placing first in the Globe and Mail’s annual report for commitment to environmental practices.

UWSA launching campus community art project

Art is alive and well at the university. The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association is promoting the eclectic creativity of the student body with its project Breathing Canvas. The project consists of a collection of art installations and performances that show an array of talent in all different forms. Performers and artists will have their chance to display their work at Soma Café and other locations around campus. All are welcome to participate. “Art can be expressed through endless media including, but not limited to, photography, spoken word, dialogue, paint, graphic design, poetry, music, theatre, graffiti and more,” the UWSA wrote in release. For more information, visit

Lights, camera… submissions!

The university’s film and theatre department is accepting submissions for its 10th annual student film festival. Student filmmakers from any post-secondary institution are allowed to enter and will have their films screened before the public, a juried panel and members of Winnipeg’s own film community. Prizes will be awarded for numerous categories, including best director, best film and best screenplay. The festival starts April 25 and wraps up April 27 and will be held in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. For more information, visit

Wesmen throw garage sale

Students will have a chance to practice their summer bargaining skills at the Wesmen Garage Sale this winter. The sale will take place Friday, Jan. 27 and Friday, Feb. 3 in the Duckworth Centre. Like any classic garage sale, memorabilia, athletic equipment, chairs, uniforms, as well as other items will be for sale. Check out the sale during one of the Wesmen games, or stop by during the free period for some popcorn, courtesy of the Duckworth Centre Café and Eatery. All proceeds from the sale will be going towards the University of Winnipeg’s

Athletic Scholarship fund

U of W’s theatre department invites you to explore The Possibilities
The University of Winnipeg’s theatre season is offering a challenging play - in terms of subject matter and production - beginning Feb. 7. The Possibilities by Howard Barker is composed of 10 playlets set during wartime, in locations such as Russia and Nazi Germany, and features characters ranging from emperors to booksellers. Directed by faculty member Christopher Brauer, the play is performed by the third-year honours acting class with support from all sections of the film and theatre department including production, props and lighting. Admission is free but reservations are recommended. For more information, visit

Published in Volume 66, Number 18 of The Uniter (February 1, 2012)

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