City briefs

In-person graduation is back

The University of Winnipeg’s spring convocation will happen in person on June 9 and 10. The university will also hold a “Gradapalooza,” a carnival-themed event for alumni who graduated in the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 terms at a later date in June, which has yet to be announced.

Composting gets cash influx

The City of Winnipeg is launching a compost support program, which will provide funding to composting organizations, provide subsidies for low-income residents who would like to participate in compost programs but face financial barriers and assist in developing new composting programs for residents who don’t qualify for current programs.

Understanding C-11 On April 7 at 3 p.m., Creative Manitoba, Manitoba Music, On Screen Manitoba and Coalition Diversité Expressions Culturelles-Diversity Cultural Expressions will hold a community conversation on the Broadcasting Act review and how it will impact Manitoba artists. Register at

Honouring Eishia Hudson

On April 8, from 2 to 6 p.m., there will be a gathering at Thunderbird House for the two-year anniversary of Eishia Hudson’s death. Hudson, aged 16, was shot and killed by a Winnipeg police officer. The gathering is open to all and will include drumming and a feast. Attendees may bring gifts to decorate the vigil site.

UW prof receives funding boost for space research

Ed Cloutis, professor of geography at the University of Winnipeg and director of the Centre For Terrestrial And Planetary Exploration, has been selected to receive a grant from the Canadian Space Agency for his leadership on the Mastcam-Z instrument on the Perseverance rover.

Public health directed by private interests

The Manitoba Health Coalition and Manitoba Nurses Union have released a statement calling on the provincial government to remove Brenda Martinussen, COO of Nurse Next Door, from the Shared Health board of directors, stating that as the COO of a private, for-profit healthcare business, Martinussen is emblematic of a healthcare privatization agenda.

Published in Volume 76, Number 24 of The Uniter (April 7, 2022)

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