News briefs

Osteoporosis Canada in Winnipeg

Osteoporosis Canada will hold a free public forum on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Norwood Hotel (112 Marion St.) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It is funded in part by Manitoba Health, Senior and Active Living. Presenters include Emily Hunter, Lori De Pauw and Barb Webb. Registrations can be made online at

Mental health of children

Dr. Rayleen De Luca is holding a lecture titled “Challenges Facing Children: Navigating the Rocky Road,” which focuses on the many challenges modern children face. Discussions include depression, anxiety, body image, peer pressure and self-esteem. Behavioural psychology will form the basis of the research, and the talk will end with time for parents and other attendees to ask questions. The event will be held at the Caboto Centre (1055 Wilkes Ave.) on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Book launch for sustainable cities

Dr. Sylvie Albert, who is a professor of strategy at the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Education, is launching her book titled  Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities. The series of essays collected in the book analyzes methods on how to improve the place we call home by making the people who inhabit it think in more dynamic and innovative ways. It will be released on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson Grant Park.

VegFest 2019

VegFest will come to the University of Winnipeg’s campus on Sept. 21 as a festival that offers a family-friendly environment about the vegan lifestyle with talks, activities, a marketplace and a kids’ zone. Speakers include Canadian Olympic gold medallist Meagan Duhamel.

Alumni Wine and Cheese

Dr. Annette Trimbee, the University of Winnipeg’s president and vice-chancellor, and Brian Lawrence Daly, who serves as the president and CEO of the University of Winnipeg Foundation, are holding an Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception for faculty and staff of the university. It will be held at Leatherdale Hall on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., and attendees should RSVP at by Sept. 7.

Greens call for proportional representation

Andrea Shalay, Green Party of Manitoba’s Union Station candidate for MLA, announces that the party is pushing for proportional representation in the province to be elected this fall. They intend to introduce a mixed-member proportional representation system where the majority of seats in the legislature would be decided by the first-past-the-post and the rest through the popular vote designated to each party.

Published in Volume 74, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 5, 2019)

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