City briefs

Bergvall and Moure in conversation

The University of Winnipeg’s English department is hosting the inaugural event in the Jake MacDonald International Writers’ Panel program, which will begin with a panel discussion between Caroline Bergvall and Erín Moure on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. The event will take place over Zoom.

How to get accommodated at U of W

Stacey Belding, human rights and diversity officer at the University of Winnipeg, will lead a Zoom info session on the university’s accommodation and accessibility policy and procedures on Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. Those with questions can submit them to [email protected].

Winnipeg and water

At 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, Dale Barbour, the post-doctoral fellow in Canadian history at the University of Winnipeg, will deliver the 2021 Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship Lecture, which is titled “On the River’s Edge: Thinking about Winnipeg’s Relationship with Water.” The lecture will be viewable via Zoom.

5-year review of the Colombian Peace Agreement

The latest event in the U of W Department of Political Science’s 2021-2022 Speaker Series will take place on Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m. and feature Priscyll Anctil Avoine, a scholar in feminist security studies from Lund University speaking on the Colombian Peace Agreement. The event will take place over Zoom.

Annual toy drive returns to Wii Chiwaakanak Wii Chiiwaakanak

Learning Centre is holding its annual toy drive and is open for toy donations until Dec. 9. The Wii Chiiwaakanak team, members of Les Marmiton and Urban Systems volunteer drivers will deliver a minimum of 200 turkey dinners from Diversity Foods in addition to toys for children under 17. Toys can be donated at the campus security office.

Bus shelter blaze before poverty policy review

On Nov. 15, a fire started by homeless Winnipegers in an effort to keep warm got out of control in the bus shelter at the northwest corner of Osborne and Broadway. No one was injured in the fire, but the bus shelter was damaged. The blaze happened two days before the City of Winnipeg Executive Policy Committee was scheduled to review the current draft of the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Published in Volume 76, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 18, 2021)

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