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Afro-Canadian identity

On Feb. 29, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) and the Canadian Federation of Students of Manitoba (Canadian Federation of Students - MB) present One Month in Our History: The Search for the Afro-Canadian Identity in celebration of Black History Month. The event will be an interactive and education-based evening with stories of triumph and oppression faced by Winnipeg’s minority population. The evening runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue. 


Coldest Night of the Year

On Feb. 20, nearly 200 Manitobans walked two, five or 10 kilometres as part of of the Coldest Night of the Year initiative, raising $51,000 in support of Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY), a non-profit agency that works with youth and young adults who are on the streets. The event, which had events taking place across Canada, had its start and finish line on Maryland between Portage and Broadway.


Welcome party

A welcome party was held last weekend for Syrian refugees at the Grand Mosque on Waverley Street. On Feb. 20, the Syrian Assembly of Manitoba and the Islamic Association of Manitoba organized the second party for refugees since December 2015. The event was sponsored by local businesses who contributed bus transportation to and from the event, blankets and gifts for families.


Student planning

On March 2, the U of W will launch a web-based tool for students to plan out their entire academic program, from first year through to graduation with course selections specific to their degree requirements. Timetable plans can be saved so students can register for classes with one click as their term registration tier opens. The student planning tool can be accessed from a mobile device or computer.


Trump mural

A Winnipeg nightclub has a new, strategically placed mural of U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump in their Exchange District bar. The men’s washroom of District Stop Nightclub features a black and white mural painted by Winnipeg artist Nereo, featuring an image of Trump’s face and a selection of quotes that Trump has made. The artist neglected to draw Trump’s mouth, and where his mouth should be is a urinal. 


Class Acts Eight

On Friday, Mar. 4, U of W’s Eckhardt Gramatté Hall will host the the Class Acts Eight, where faculty, staff and friends of U of W showcase their talents in music, poetry and comedy in a fundraising event for the General Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10 for students and can be purchased in advance at UWSA Info Booth.

Published in Volume 70, Number 21 of The Uniter (February 25, 2016)

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