News Briefs

Projects Abroad launch new programs

Volunteer organization Projects Abroad has launched three new spring season programs for students to take part in. International Development in Mexico, Public Health in Belize and Child Care in Ghana will be available over a variety of dates beginning in March with host families providing accommodations. For more information, visit

Pancakes for mental health

The Dawson Trail Men’s Coffee Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, 15 Leveque St. Admission is $5 per person at the door, and all proceeds go towards the Anxiety Disorders Association
of Manitoba.

Learn about UNDRIP

Romeo Saganash, Quebec MP, will visit the U of W on Friday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Axworthy Health and RecPlex to speak about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and experiential education. Saganash has served as NDP critic for Energy and Natural Resources, International Development and as deputy critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs.

Movember flag goes up

On Thursday, Nov. 17, city hall raised a Movember flag in support of men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, according to a release. This year’s campaign, Stop Men Dying Too Young, looks at raising awareness of the fact that men die six years younger than women on average for no biological reason.

Self-care through art

Come by The Hive on Friday, Nov. 18 to take some time out of your day and create some art. Students and visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Danielle Sicotte at [email protected].

Soccer multiplex open

The Winnipeg Soccer Foundation North Complex is officially open at 770 Leila Ave. It provides the city with four indoor soccer pitches, a viewing mezzanine, 16 change rooms, tiered spectator seating and a player warm-up area. The project, which includes the Shaughnessy Park outdoor soccer pitch, cost $22.88 million.

Published in Volume 71, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 17, 2016)

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