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Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

In honour of Open Access Week, celebrate the local UWinnipeg Open Access Champions with a free screening of the much-anticipated documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The documentary features timely discussions about the costs of academic publishing and the openness of academic research. The screening is in the University Club on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

Community clothing swap

Ignite Studio is hosting their Second Annual Clothing Swap in support of the North Point Douglas Women's Shelter. You can find a pre-loved fall sweater or an awesome "broken-in already" pair of jeans. Participants are asked to bring a few items that could be loved again, but this is not at all a requirement. This is a free event coming Oct 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 2 Donald St..


MEDIA INDIGENA is taking to another stage in Winnipeg on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18. It will feature round-table regulars Rick Harp and Kim TallBear. Tim Fontaine, editor-in-chief of Walking Eagle News, will also be a guest at the roundtable. The event is on Oct. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Eckhardt Grammatte Hall and is free.

Stranger Things halloween party

The Pyramid Cabaret is hosting a Stranger Things ’80s-themed halloween party. Eighties music will be played all night. The dance will take place on Friday, Oct. 26. The event is 19+. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. Early bird tickets are only $5 and can be bought through Ticketfly. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook page Stranger Things: 80s Halloween Dance Party - Winnipeg - Oct 26.

Exchange District Ghost Walk

Author and Creator Matthew Komus is offering a ghost walk tour through Winnipeg’s Exchange District, and there are still eight tours available this month. Participants will be escorted through the dark streets of The Exchange to see and hear about some of Winnipeg’s most haunted buildings. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youth. Visit the Exchange District Ghost Walk Facebook page for available dates.

United Way dodgeball match

This year, the Dodgeball Exhibition Match will have more players and more teams. Players can sign up as individuals or put in a team of 10. There is room for four teams this year, and all faculty, staff, and students are welcome to sign up. The games will take place on Monday, Nov. 5 in the community gym. To participate, please contact Meaghan Michaluk at [email protected] by Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Published in Volume 73, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 18, 2018)

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