It’s the final Uniter issue of the calendar year, which means this issue is dedicated to the results of our annual Uniter 30 readers’ poll.
If this is your first time, the Uniter 30 gives our readers the chance to vote in 30 categories for their favourite people, places, things and events of the past year. Essentially, it’s a chance for the community to act as editors for a week. You’re the ones who decide what gets covered in this issue.
In most cases, we opt to write about the first-place winner in each category. However, sometimes we’ll opt to cover second- or third-place winners when the other winners aren’t available for interviews, have won several years in a row, or if there’s a member of the University of Winnipeg campus community in the top three.
Working on this issue is always a whirlwind. Tabulating the results. Figuring out which votes are genuine and which are people voting for their friends as a joke.
It’s also a chance for us on the Uniter staff to engage with the community, not just through the voters, but to interview winners, to think and write about neighbourhoods and events, and to work with volunteers, photographers and illustrators to make the issue look pretty.
Thanks for reading and for helping. We (literally) couldn’t do it without you.
Published in Volume 77, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 1, 2022)