City briefs

U of W vaccination mandate update

The University of Winnipeg has mandated vaccination in order to enter the campus. There is a vaccination verification centre in Riddell Hall open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Verification requires proof of vaccination and will be indicated with a sticker on student and employee ID cards. The Uniter will report on updates to the policy during our publishing period.

Doors Open Winnipeg is back

The 18th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event is taking place on Sept. 11 and 12. This event, which encourages history and architecture appreciation, will include over 100 free events and tours at locations across the city. Verified immunization and masking is required for all indoor events. For a full list of participating locations, visit

Rock climb online

One of the University of Winnipeg’s oldest traditions is the annual rock climb, which typically happens at the beginning of the fall semester and involves teams of three scaling the large rock in front of Wesley Hall. Thanks to Applied Computer Science program alum Cody Bailey, the annual event can happen virtually this year in the form of a side-scrolling platformer. The game can be played at

Virtual Pride panel

Pride events across Winnipeg are happening in September this year due to the public health measures that prevented Pride programming in June. Part of the University of Winnipeg’s Pride programming is Pride Panel: Sharing our Stories, which will feature Issa Kixen and Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie as speakers who will share their stories and struggles. The virtual event is on Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Federal election voting details

The federal election is on Sept. 20, and advance polling is open from Sept. 10 to 13. Eligible voters can register at, and there will be televised debates from national leaders hosted on most Canadian broadcasting platforms prior to Sept. 20. If you currently live in a different riding than your home riding, you can apply for a special ballot by mail or in an Elections Canada office.

When Veins Meet Like Rivers at Plug-In

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host When Veins Meet Like Rivers;  ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan until Dec. 17. The exhibit features work by asinnajaq, “a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal”; Kite, “an Oglála Lak?óta performance artist, visual artist and composer raised in Southern California”; and Dayna Danger, “a Two-Spirit/ queer, Metis/Saulteaux/ Polish visual artist raised in so-called Winnipeg.”

Published in Volume 76, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 9, 2021)

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