City Briefs

Closing Sanctuaries

Sanctuaries, a virtual exhibit by Anique Jordan, Akum Maduka and Rajni Perera in a virtual space created by Odudu Umoessien has been hosted by Gallery 1C03 since Sept. 30. The exhibit will close on Dec. 19, and there will be an online event featuring Hassaan Ashraf and Shaneela Boodoo in conversation with Perera on Dec. 14.

Mondor to succeed Trimbee and Currie

The University of Winnipeg has appointed Todd Mondor as its new president. His term will run from April 1, 2022 until June 30, 2027. Mondor’s academic specialty is psychology, and he worked in the University of Manitoba’s faculty and administration for two decades prior to this new appointment.

Green space to be evergreen

The City of Winnipeg announced it will not sell cityowned golf land. Instead, any repurposing of the land will retain its status as green space. This is a change in direction from December 2020, when the City called for private proposals to redevelop the green space. While the land may still be used for different purposes, the planning goals would still require it to function as green space.

Emerging independent news in Canada

On Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m., the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg is hosting “Moving to Independent News in Canada and Why it Matters,” which will feature Stephanie Wood, Robyn Smith, Martin Lukacs, Dani Paradis and Jen Osborne in conversation about the growing independent news media in Canada. Register online at

Weweni webinar featuring Carey Newman

The next webinar in the Weweni Indigenous Scholars Series will take place on Nov. 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and will feature artist Carey Newman. The webinar will focus on the Witness Blanket project and Indigenous and Western ways of cooperation. The event will be held in person at Convocation Hall and be broadcast virtually via Zoom. Register online at weweni/index.html.

City considering shifting gears on seasonal bike paths

The City of Winnipeg is looking for public feedback on the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program, which created dedicated cycling lanes on 17 blocks in the city either daily or on Sundays and holidays only. The City is evaluating whether to continue the program on any or all routes. Feedback can be provided at winnipeg.surveymonkey. com/r/2JXTVDC.

Published in Volume 76, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 25, 2021)

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