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Sarau Carioca (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 31 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Samba/Bossa Nova

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Luana Cunha is an experienced singer who has been performing in many events including weddings, graduations, and concerts since her childhood. She holds a degree in Literature and a Master Degree in Linguistics and has promoted and directed several artistic events involving Brazilian popular music. Passionate about Samba and Bossa Nova, Luana is happy to perform with Marcos. She hopes the audience will enjoy watching the show as much as she enjoys doing it.

Recently graduated from Brandon University (M.Mus.) in Brandon, MB, Marcos Martins also studied at Conservatório Brasileiro de Música (B.Mus.) and Escola de Música Villa-Lobos (music initiation), both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A big fan of Samba e Bossa Nova, Marcos joined forces with Luana Cunha to bring to life a project that filled their hearts with joy, and that needed to be shared with the world!

Cameron McKenzie -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 01 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“For I Tell the Bible So: The Rise of Scientific Inerrancy and the Decline of Scriptural Authority”
Cameron McKenzie, M.Div., Provost and VP Academic

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2020, a community service for the general public. Admission is free - no registration is required. 

Brian Chipney Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Feb 01 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Mainstream Jazz

Café Scientifique

Wednesday Feb 05 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Got (Breast) Milk? Breakthroughs & barriers in breastfeeding research,” an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). In a relaxed atmosphere, specialists will talk about their work and the questions raised.

The World Bank recently declared that “if breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics.” Breastfeeding promotes health and prevents disease in mothers and children, and saves money for families and the healthcare system. Yet, fewer than 25% of babies born in Manitoba achieve international breastfeeding recommendations. Our panel of experts will debate the latest breakthroughs and hot topics in breastfeeding research, from marijuana to the microbiome! They will also discuss the challenges faced by women who breastfeed (and those who cannot), and the role of public policy in shaping a breastfeeding-friendly society.

The panelists are Dr. Meghan Azad (Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Co-Director, Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC); Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba), Dr. Nathan Nickel (Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Co-Director, MILC; Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba), and Dr. Lauren Kelly (Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Clinical Trialist, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation; Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; and Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre). The moderator is Sarah Turner (MSc, PhD candidate, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M).

Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: research_communications (at) umanitoba.ca or 204.474.6689.

Philip Collins / Aaron Shorr Duo (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Feb 07 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Jazz

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Philip Collins is a Winnipeg based trumpet player who has been playing for a number of years. A versatile musician, Philip has covered a vast range of styles from Jazz to Rock, and Reggae to Country. A former member of the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Moses Mayes, and the Solutions, Philip now leads his own projects around the city. Tonight Philip will be joined by Aaron Shorr (guitar) to entertain you with a combination of original tunes and standards.

Aaron Shorr has been an active member of Winnipeg's Jazz scene for nearly a decade. Shorr was first introduced to jazz music in his early teens through his grandmother's record collection. Influenced by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, he has a strong connection to the American Songbook and jazz tradition. He's an alumni of the UofM School of Music and Humber College of Music and has studied with some of the international icons of jazz guitar.

Dennis Hiebert -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 08 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“The Social Construction of Reality: How it Works and How it’s True”
Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2020, a community service for the general public. Admission is free - no registration is required.

Bob Watts Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Feb 08 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Jazz

Joshua Coutts -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 15 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“Living According to the Lord’s Day: The Formative Role of Worship in Early Christianity”
Joshua Coutts
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of New Testament

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2020, a community service for the general public. Admission is free - no registration is required.

The Burton Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Feb 15 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Jazz

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An Evening with Desmond Cole

Tuesday Feb 18 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Discussing and signing The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power (Doubleday Canada).

In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada’s largest city to its core. Desmond Cole’s “The Skin I’m In” exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis.

Both Cole’s activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We’re In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naïve assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year--2017--in the struggle against racism in this country. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole’s unwavering determination to combat injustice. In a month-by-month chronicle, Cole locates the deep cultural, historical and political roots of each event so that what emerges is a personal, painful and comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality.

Desmond Cole is an award-winning journalist, radio host and activist in Toronto. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Walrus, NOW Magazine, Ethnic Aisle, Torontoist, BuzzFeed and the Ottawa Citizen. He hosts a weekly radio program every Sunday on Newstalk 1010.

Bob Bartel -- Book Launch

Thursday Feb 20 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Winnipeg launch of Nutaui’s Cap (Running the Goat).

A true moving story of protest and determination, Nutaui’s Cap tells of a young Innu girl, Nanass. The low-level flying of NATO supersonic jets disrupts her family’s traditional way of life, and endangers both them and the wildlife they depend upon, so Nanas’ father and the other members of the Sheshatshiu community decide to protest by occupying the military’s runways. Nanas is proud and eager to join in the social action, but then her father is arrested. Nanas has little to comfort her except his well-worn ball cap, and the promise of the land itself that the resilience, wisdom, and strength of the Innu people will one day triumph.

This book is a co-publication with Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education and is written in English and two dialects of Innueimun.

Bob Bartel grew up in Waldheim, Saskatchewan and presently lives in Saskatoon. From 1986-89, he and his family lived in Goose Bay and helped support the Innu and their struggle under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee. Nutaui’s Cap is one anecdote of that intense time.

Lizanne Lachance (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Feb 21 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Vocal Jazz

An evening of jazz and contemporary songs featuring vocalist Lizanne Lachance, pianist Gary Brenner, and Brian Klowak on saxophone, clarinet, and flute.

David Sawatzky -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 22 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“Why do We Sing? The Function of Music in Church and Community”
David Sawatzky, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2020, a community service for the general public. Admission is free - no registration is required.

Katelyn Dawn (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Feb 22 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Singer/Songwriter

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"Singer/songwriter Katelyn Dawn’s infectious melodies and catchy folk pop/rock are sure to engage you from the first strum. Armed with an acoustic guitar, a zest for writing memorable and relatable music, along with experience and laid-back charisma, Katelyn Dawn is sure to make your evening and event unforgettable."

Joanne Kelly's Book Club

Tuesday Feb 25 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

Want to talk books with other book lovers - but without the commitment of a regular book club? Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg.

The choice for February 2020 is Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone (St. Martin's Publishing Group), in which a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

Get in touch with Joanne through e-mail at jmkelly (at) rrc.ca or with John at McNally Robinson at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca or by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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