City briefts

Post-election processing panel

Evelyne Brie and Félix Mathieu will host Divided We Stand: Making Sense of the 2021 Federal Election and Beyond on Oct. 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The free virtual panel will draw on Brie and Mathieu’s research from their co-authored book A Divided Country: Identity, Federalism and Regionalism in Canada.

Mennonite centennial conference

UWinnipeg’s Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies is hosting a free three-day conference examining the 100-year legacy of the Mennonite Central Committee from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. To register and view the full program and list of presenters, visit

Gandhi and the Partition Of India

On Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., professor Rajmohan Gandhi, a human-rights activist, author and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will give a free virtual presentation titled Gandhi and the Partition of India. The event, which celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, is hosted by the UWinnipeg India Centre in partnership with the India Association of Manitoba and the Consulate General of India.

Research office relocates

The University of Winnipeg Research Office has expanded its staff and moved headquarters to the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex. The office has gained nine members since 2019, including Lauren Bosc, Eric Bouchard, Ada Chukwudozie, Lisa Ledoux, Kerenza Plohman and Julia Ryckman in 2021; Vanessa Bayaraa in 2020 and Lara Arnason and Bea Spearing in 2019.

Byelections begin

The UWSA byelection nomination period is underway until Oct. 7, so those interested in running for an open position can start working on their paperwork and submit it to [email protected]. For this election, the open positions are education director; graduate students’ director; Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) director; racialized students’ director; 2SLGBTQ* director; plus one- and two-year term positions as emerging leader directors.

Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous Chamber of Commerce will relaunch scholarships honouring Helen Betty Osborne, with support from The Winnipeg Foundation. Osborne, a Cree woman pursuing post-secondary education, was murdered in Norway House in 1971. The scholarships honouring her will support Indigenous students, and the application portal will open on Nov. 13.

Published in Volume 76, Number 4 of The Uniter (October 1, 2021)

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