How to vote in the UWSA byelection
At the time of publication, the campaign period for the UWSA byelection has begun and will run until Oct. 27. Voting will take place from Oct. 25 to 27. Students can vote online or at Riddell Hall from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details on the candidates and election process, visit theuwsa.ca/elections.
End of the parking toll timeout
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Winnipeg has relaxed parking time limits on residential streets, but that measure will expire on Nov 1. Those intending to park on residential streets for longer than the posted time restrictions should acquire a residential parking permit from the City of Winnipeg.
The University of Winnipeg and Manitoba Métis Federation have announced the creation of a scholarship for Indigenous students honouring former U of W president Annette Trimbee, who is a Red River Métis citizen. The scholarship will be one of the largest offered at the university. A portrait of Trimbee, which sits in the university, was also unveiled on Oct. 14.
In-person fitness classes return to campus
The Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre has reopened their fitness-class program for in-person classes with participation limits and social distancing as of Oct. 14. Those with fitness-centre memberships can sign up for individual classes two weeks before they are scheduled to take place.
On Oct. 27 and 28, the Winnipeg Public Library, Virtuosi Concerts and the University of Winnipeg will host the last events of the Skywalk Series. The Wednesday and Thursday events will feature a lecture on the psychology of conspiracy theories from Jim Clark and compositions written and performed by Jocelyn Gould, respectively. Register on the Winnipeg Public Library website to attend these virtual events.
UMFA authorize strike
Eighty-five per cent of the voting members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) voted to authorize a strike, the UMFA revealed in a press release on Oct. 19. Whether or not the UMFA will strike remains to be seen. The authorization comes after the university administration failed to provide faculty members and librarians with wages competitive to that of other research universities in Canada.
Published in Volume 76, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 21, 2021)