News Briefs

River City Reasonfest

The Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics of Manitoba (HAAM) are holding their first conference on Sept 19-20 at Canad Inns Polo Park. Speakers include Lloyd “Hawkeye” Robertson, Tracie Harris, Arthur Schafer, Hector Avalos and more. See for more information and to register.


Arlington Bridge open house

The Arlington Bridge is nearing the end of its lifespan, and the City is looking at alternate ways of crossing the CPR yards. At the open houses on Sept 17 and 19, they’ll present the options for public feedback. For open house locations or to give your feedback on the project, see


Health Plan opt-outs due Sept 22

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) health plan. Students with coverage through another plan, or Aboriginal students with a status card can opt out, but must do so before Sept. 22. Refunds will be applied to student accounts within six weeks.


Theology window unveiling

The Theology stained glass window, created in 1892-3, has recently undergone restoration. A reception will be held to unveil the window on Sept. 21 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Bryce Hall - this event is part of the university’s Artsfest 2015.


Merchants Corner development

The University of Winnipeg held a community celebration on Sept 16 to mark the redevelopment of the Merchants Hotel into Merchants Corner, which will hold residences, classrooms and offices. Members of the public were invited to donate $1 or more to swing a sledgehammer, and Chancellor Bob Siler matched every donation tenfold.

Published in Volume 70, Number 2 of The Uniter (September 17, 2015)

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