City Briefs

Swearing-in ceremony

The Associate Chief Judge Tracey Lord, Judge Victoria Cornick and Judge Antonio Cellitti will be sworn in to the Provincial Court of Manitoba on Friday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 210 of the Law Courts Complex (408 York Ave.). An Order of Proceedings and the curriculum vitae of the judges will be provided at the ceremony.

Student Radio Marathon

The University of Winnipeg campus radio station, CKUW, will hold its annual Student Radio Marathon on Wednesday Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. til 12 a.m. Students will be able to share any form of content that suits the programs such as music, podcasts, news, student group activities and events through live radio. Contact program director Sam Doucet at [email protected] to register. 

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Laird Lecture Series will present “The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Technological Marvel” with professor Daryn Lehoux from Queen’s University on Friday, Nov. 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 3D01 of the Duckworth Centre. The Elizabeth Laird Lecture Series was founded in 1971 by a bequest in Elizabeth Rebecca Laird's will. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient machine that reveals the scientific imagination of the pre-modern era.

Environmental studies master’s thesis defense

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at the U of W will also hold a public seminar for a master’s thesis defense titled “The history of IISD-Experimental Lakes Area and how you can get involved in our world class freshwater research station” by Sarah Warrack of the University of Manitoba. The session will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Room 4CM42 (the Earth Sciences Lab).

Environmental studies thesis proposals

Thesis proposals for the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at the University of Winnipeg will be presented on Friday, Nov. 15 from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. in Room 2M70 of Manitoba Hall. Honours students Karl Friesen-Hughes, Julia Antonyshyn, Heather Dickson, Bryanne Lamoureux, and Chris Patterson will discuss their academic work which will be followed by a complimentary pizza lunch. 

Financial restraint top priority for city council

On Nov. 5, Mayor Brian Bowman reminded city council of the priority to exercise financial restraint as the city continues to grapple with new fiscal realities and problems. Couns. Matt Allard (St. Boniface), Scott Gillingham (St. James), Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) and Sherri Rollins (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) are part of the committee that will develop a strategic plan that will “implement the largest increase included in the recommended targets for the multiyear balanced budget process.”

Published in Volume 74, Number 9 of The Uniter (November 7, 2019)

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