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Faculty of theology under review

St. John’s College looking at other options

The decline in numbers of churchgoers and theology students over the last decade has forced the faculty of theology at St. John’s College to go under review. “We made the decision last year that it was unsustainable, and so we shut it down for the time being,” said Chris Trott, warden and vice-chancellor of St. […]

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News briefs

Obama speaks to NSA privacy concerns On Jan. 17 U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in an international broadcast to address concerns that have plagued the global community for years regarding the National Security Agency (NSA) and its ability to collect information about private citizens. In a 45-minute speech, Obama acknowledged many of the recent criticisms […]

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Wind Mobile backs out of spectrum bid

Conservatives’ efforts at promoting competition in the wireless sector yet to materialize results

Last week telecommunications firm Wind Mobile dropped out of a spectrum auction after VimpelCom Ltd., its Dutch parent company, withdrew financial support for the bid. This seemingly innocuous business decision is getting lots of airplay in the Canadian media, as some see the dropout as a sign of the failure of the Canadian government’s promise […]

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Improving our health care

President of the Institute of Medicine comes to U of M for lecture

On the morning of Jan. 14, Harvey V. Fineberg, winner of the 2013 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, paid a visit to the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne campus to present a lecture on “Quality, Safety and Value in Health Care.” The lecture was part of the annual John P. Maclean Memorial Lecture […]

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Native studies’ winter colloquium series brings Wab Kinew to campus

Journalist and educator shares thoughts on Aboriginal identity in modern times

Last Wednesday, indigenous Canadian educator and broadcasting personality Wab Kinew spoke at the University of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Student Centre as part of the native studies department’s 2014 winter colloquium series. Kinew discussed his travels, issues of identity, and what being indigenous means when travelling abroad. Kinew introduced his presentation, entitled “The 8th Fire and the World: […]

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Teen sexter convicted of child porn charges

“Precedent-setting” case raises questions about cyberbullying

In what the prosecuting lawyer is calling a “precedent-setting” move, a 17-year-old girl from British Columbia has been convicted of child pornography charges stemming from her distribution of nude photos of another girl via text message. The charges came after the accused reportedly distributed photos of the ex-girlfriend of her then-17-year-old boyfriend, and threatened the […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Critic

Review: Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour is a courageous director who took a stance against sexist laws in the Middle East with her brave film about a 10-year-old-girl living in the capital of Saudi Arabia, a country known for having very strict laws against women’s rights. The film is named after its main character, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed), who […]

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Photo by Takashi Iwasaki

A vivid journal and shared stories

Take a sneak peek into Takashi Iwasaki’s imaginary landscapes

What do a building facade in Taiwan, a bolt of fabric, and a gallery on Main Street in Winnipeg have in common? Nothing, yet. But as of Jan. 24, they will all have hosted works of art by Takashi Iwasaki. A versatile artist whose distinct style crosses many different media, Iwasaki will be holding his […]

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Burning Kettles, photo provided by Big Fun

Siren songs for a frozen city

Big Fun offers 36 musical reasons to leave your pillow fort

It’s long been inferred that the rich musical and cultural scenes in Winnipeg are a direct result of our cold, dark winters – as if we become a city of homebound hermits curling up around our guitars, or other vice of choice, and stewing in malaise for six long months. But what of the creative […]

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Local [Demo]Graphic

With 6 talented graphic designers at their disposal, Synonym Art Consultation brings art to the general public

Founded in Winnipeg, Synonym Art Consultation aims to make art more accessible to the general public. Their latest attempt is an exhibition entitled [Demo]Graphic, installed at Fitzroy, a new Winnipeg restaurant located at 102 Sherbrook Street. Centred on a colour scheme of red, white, and black to represent the restaurant, all other aspects of the […]

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