City briefs

Virtual music lessons available

The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts is holding several virtual music classes this spring, ranging in duration and price. For a full list of courses offered and registration information, visit

Have experience with accessible taxis?

The Independent Living Resource Centre is collecting data on community members’ experiences with accessible taxis in Winnipeg. If you have an experience you would like to share, email [email protected]

General election cycle starts

The general election period, in which students can run for a position on the UWSA executive team, the board of directors, the senate or a seat on the board of regents is open from March 1 to 11. Application paperwork can be found on the UWSA website, as well as resources on the rules. 

Indigiqueering oral traditions

On March 4, the Museum Queeries research project is hosting Indigiqueering Oral Traditions: A Conversation with Thirza Cuthand and Michelle McGeough. The event is free to join, and those interested in participating can email [email protected] to register. 

Early alert period begins

The early alert program, operated by student success advisors as part of the University of Winnipeg’s Academic and Career Services, is now underway for the winter 2021 semester. The program encourages faculty to identify students who may need additional support, so that advisors can reach out and provide resources.

Municipal name change system update

The City of Winnipeg has announced that, as part of the Welcoming Winnipeg initiative, it has created a new process for members of the public to submit requests to change, remove or create new historical markers and place names “to resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences and contributions in the stories remembered and commemorated.” More information can be found on the City’s website. 

Published in Volume 75, Number 19 of The Uniter (February 25, 2021)

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