March against police violence this weekend
On Nov. 6 at 11 a.m., BIPOC Families Against Police Violence, an event created through the collaboration of 10 different organizations, will take place. The event will begin at the Winnipeg Police Headquarters and include a march to the Legislature. There will be COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Antiquity analysis at the Legislature
Melissa Funke, assistant professor at the University of Winnipeg, will host a virtual talk on Nov. 5 about the classicizing sculptural details on the Manitoba Legislature, their symbolic and allegorical significance and the narrative that they create about settler-colonialism in Manitoba. The talk is free to attend on Zoom.
Municipal vaccine mandate updates
The City of Winnipeg has identified that 86 per cent of municipal employees making regular contact with individuals at a high risk of contracting COVID-19 have been vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated can choose to receive education on the vaccine by Nov. 15, undergo regular testing after Nov. 15 or be subject to leave without pay as of the same date.
Manitoba College at 150
On Nov. 5, the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the founding of Manitoba College (which would eventually become the University of Winnipeg), Ryan Eyford, associate professor in the U of W history department, will chair a panel discussion on the legacy of the college. The panel is free on Zoom and will feature Dale Barbour, Karen Froman, Claire Labrecque and Liliana Lopez.
Strike is in session
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) began striking as of Tuesday, Nov. 2. The strike comes after the U of M’s administration failed to offer union members an improvement to their existing contract. The administration has also chosen to take UM Learn, the program used to facilitate course delivery and learning, offline without notifying UMFA members, making all hosted content inaccessible to students and faculty members.
Career supports from student services
November is Career and Workforce Development Month, and U of W Career Services will provide programming throughout the month to help students looking for employment guidance. Employers and alumni will unpack different career paths in Career Chats on Tuesdays, and there will be two Webinar Wednesday sessions dedicated to applying academic experience outside of university settings.
Published in Volume 76, Number 08 of The Uniter (November 4, 2021)