City briefs

Vaccine walk-ins at RBC

The Government of Manitoba has announced that the RBC Convention Centre, which is a vaccine supersite, is switching from an appointment-only vaccination program to a walk-in program, regardless of which dose a walk-in patient is getting.

Oral history overview

The Oral History Centre will hold a three-part virtual workshop on using oral history as a research method. The three parts of the workshop will be held on Jan. 21, Jan. 28, and Feb. 4. Registration is free for University of Winnipeg students, faculty and staff and $100 for community members.

UWSA student space launches on Discord

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association has created a Discord server to serve as a virtual community space for University of Winnipeg students. Any U of W students interested in joining the server can fill out a survey on

nēhinawēwin launches in the App Stor

Cameron Adams, a University of Winnipeg undergraduate student, launched nēhinawēwin, an app for learning the N dialect of Swampy Cree, on Jan. 14. The app is voiced by Elder Ellen Cook and was developed in part with funding from the U of W.

Sara Riel receives housing grant

Sara Riel Inc. will receive a $131,000 Housing Supports Initiatives Grant, which will support the CASE Management/Wraparound Housing Project. The project will support Manitobans who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness and who are experiencing mental-health challenges, substance-use disorders or who are newcomers or living with disabilities

UW alumni honoured by Government of Canada

Several U of W alumni received the 2021 Order of Canada on Dec. 29, including Elder Ruth Christie, Harvey Lyon Secter, Bob Silver and the Honourable Murray Sinclair. The Order of Canada is awarded to those who the Government of Canada recognizes as having “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.”

Published in Volume 76, Number 14 of The Uniter (January 20, 2022)

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