New labs go live
The Aabijijiwan New Media Lab and Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre will have their public openings on Oct. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. Both facilities, which were created as part of The Space Between Us, are located in the Richardson College for the Environment. Tickets to the public opening are free and available on Eventbrite.
Watching the vote on Bill 207
On Oct. 7, the Manitoba Legislature will vote on Bill 207, which would enable the creation of safe-access zones – narrow zones which must be clear and free of protesters – around clinics that provide abortions. The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is advocating for MLAs to vote yes on the bill, which was introduced by Nahanni Fontaine.
Public cannabis consumption cancelled
On Oct. 5, the Government of Manitoba passed Bill 6 into law, which makes it illegal to consume cannabis in public, aside from medical usage. After existing legislation prohibiting the smoking and vaping of cannabis in public, this legislation completes the prohibitory legislation. The law takes effect on Oct. 15.
Speakers on supporting the unsheltered
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is hosting the latest entry in the Speaking UP speaker series – Homelessness: Supporting our Unsheltered Relatives – on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The free virtual event will feature Grace Laing, Mitch Bourbonniere and Josh Brandon speaking on homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Riley Lecture on the Sixties Scoop
On Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., Dr. Allyson Stevenson, Gabriel Dumont Institute chair in Métis studies at the University of Saskatchewan, will deliver the University of Winnipeg’s 2021 Riley Lecture in Canadian History. Titled “The Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship,” the lecture will take place virtually and is free and open to the public with registration.
The autumn virtual graduation ceremonies will take place on Oct. 15. Those graduating with degrees from graduate programs, science, education, arts, business and economics and kinesiology will have their ceremony at 9:30 a.m., while those graduating from the Professional, Applied and Continuing Education program will have their ceremony at 2:30 p.m. The ceremonies can be viewed on the U of W YouTube page or at uwinnipeg.ca/convocation/ webcast.html.
Published in Volume 76, Number 05 of The Uniter (October 7, 2021)