UMSS lockout ends

The University of Manitoba and members of the AESES-UMSS union reached an agreement Tuesday afternoon, effectively ending the lockout imposed by the university. Security Services officers will be able to return to work beginning August 25, 2010, at 7:00 a.m.. “The University of Manitoba is pleased to see this matter resolved without too much inconvenience […]

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Fort Richmond citizens voice stadium concerns

On Monday night just over 200 concerned Fort Richmond citizens packed the Richmond Kings Community Centre to voice their displeasure with the ongoing plans to construct a multi-million dollar stadium on the University of Manitoba campus. The meeting was so well attended that the community centre was forced turn people away, leaving a small crowd […]

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LOCKED OUT

Efforts to reach a contract deal between University of Manitoba Security Services (UMSS) and the University of Manitoba stalled Friday, resulting in the university initiating a lockout. According to John Urkevich, from the Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), representatives of the university walked away from the bargaining table at 4:30 p.m. Friday. This […]

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Death Defying feats

Earlier this month, a Russian man collapsed dead while competing in the Sauna World Championships in Heinola, Finland. An elderly Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy was competing against defending champion Timo Kaukonen when officials had to intervene with the event and remove Ladyzhenskiy from the 110 C sauna room. In July, female kickboxer Adrienne Simmons died as a […]

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Blame Game a real shame

Four p.m. Saturday afternoon and I’m still speechless. I had prepared all week to sing the praises of a team that was 3-4, with a big play offense and a strong showing against a division rival. But today, none of my notes are relevant. We lost by eleven points, exactly three points less than the […]

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Bison briefs

For the third consecutive year over 70 Bison student-athletes have been named CIS Academic All-Canadians for the 2009-10 season. Students who qualify for this yearly honour must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their field of study at the U of M. Of note, this is the fifth time soccer and […]

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How far is too far?

If the beer cup snake craze at Canad Inns Stadium has taught sports fans anything, it’s that even at the best of times it can be difficult to know just how close you are to crossing the line. Recently, many have questioned where the line exists between proper and improper fan conduct and when, exactly, […]

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The people behind the paint

I asked Dee Barsy on a bright Wednesday morning, “Is painting still relevant? In a media-saturated world where the average person is bombarded by thousands of images a day through the Internet, television and advertising, why is the single static image that a painting presents meaningful?” The receiver is quiet for a moment, and then […]

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Drawn Underground

Recently I stumbled upon something called folksonomy (from “folk taxonomy”) — a kind social tagging for art. It’s a program that gives any member of the public access to look at various museums’ online collections and label each image with as many descriptive tags as they like. Say for Marcel Duchamp you could tag the […]

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Lollapalooza-palooza

I still don’t know how it happened. What began as an observation between friends, that the 2010 Lollapalooza line-up was pretty great, somehow evolved into looking up cheap hotel rooms and booking time off of work. Before I knew it I was on a plane, and then on a train, and then in the middle […]

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