News Briefs

Fall and winter term dates

Fall lectures end on Monday, Dec. 5, with a make-up day on Dec. 6. Fall exam period begins on Thursday, Dec. 8 and goes until Wednesday, Dec. 21. The university will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The course add/drop period begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and goes until Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Final withdrawal date for fall-winter courses is Thursday, Jan. 19.

Panel discussion on deaths in custody

A free panel discussion on death in custody will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Thunderbird House (715 Main St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Panelists include those who have lost family members while they were incarcerated. The evening will look at trends in the justice system that lead to inmate death and ways to combat these harmful practices. The event is wheelchair accessible with child-minding available. 

Equal voice

Manitoba has launched its own chapter of Equal Voice, a multi-partisan organization working towards political equality for women. A panel discussion to mark the chapter launch took place on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with panelists Anita Neville, Dorothy Dobbie and Judy Wasylycia-Leis, who focused on diversity in political office.

Theatre dept. opener

The University of Winnipeg (U of W) theatre department is kicking off their performance season with a showing of The Balcony from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Gas Station Arts Centre (445 River Ave.), 8 to 10:30 p.m. daily. The play is set in an upscale brothel and works in themes of sexuality, violent revolution and death. Admission is free but reservations are suggested.

Food council on the horizon

Food Matters Manitoba is engaging with community organizations in an effort to form a food policy council. The council will look at improving food production and security in Winnipeg and access to healthy, affordable food that is locally sourced. The council is an election process of Mayor Brian Bowman’s and is supported by Couns. Jenny Gerbasi and Brian Mayes.

Virtuosi for the holidays

The Virtuosi Concert series will put on a performance featuring pianist Madeline Hildebrand, accompanied by the WSO, on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. All Virtuosi performances take place in the U of W’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. For tickets, call the box
office at 204-786-9000 or visit

Published in Volume 71, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 24, 2016)

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