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U of W students and a moon mission

Seven participants from the University of Winnipeg saw their hard work pay off as their simulated moon mission (which compared lunar exploration by humans and by rovers) ended in Spain. The undergraduate students came from various disciplines in the Faculty of Science and spent the first two weeks of the project at Western University. All students have returned to campus under the guidance of Dr. Ed Cloutis.

49th annual Great Rock Climb

On Monday, Sept. 16, the Duckworth Great Rock Climb took place on the campus front lawn, continuing the tradition of climbing the rock at the beginning of each academic year. Hotdogs were handed out at the event, which was sponsored by the BMO University of Winnipeg MasterCard. The record time is yet to be broken, with the shortest time being set in 1979 at 9.4 seconds.

Residential Infill Strategy for a more sustainable Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg’s Residential Infill Strategy is looking to improve the conditions of Winnipeg’s urbanized regions through implementing new planning and design strategies. These include abolishing parking minimums and single-family zoning in mature communities, more public access on information to the infills and saying no to phantom garages. This is an ongoing effort by the City as a drive for public feedback with town halls being held through Sept. 24 to 26. A public survey is available through

Create: Words and Art from WCC launch

The Prison Libraries Committee of the Manitoba Library Association is launching writing and art from inmates at the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley. Created through the imagination of 12 incarcerated Manitobans, the book delves into themes of hope and resilience. The book launch will be at the Good Will Social Club on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Brooklands neighbourhood town hall

Winnipeggers are invited to attend an event on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Brooklands School, (1950 Pacific Ave. W) from 6 to 8 p.m. to provide feedback on the two parks in the Brookland neighbourhood, Blue Bird and Lismore, that are to be redeveloped. The public can also provide input through an online platform available until Thursday, Oct. 10 at

Winter clothes donations for U of W students

International, Immigrant & Refugee Student Services is looking for mildly used winter gear to provide for international, immigrant and refugee students at the University of Winnipeg. As these students get accustomed to this new and frigid weather and climate, the office will hold services and workshops to ensure proper safety measures are met. Donations can be made at the IIRSS office on the eighth floor of the Rice Centre by Sept. 20.

Published in Volume 74, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 19, 2019)

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