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Monika Wall Duo (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Feb 28 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Singer/songwriter

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Prairie born Monika Wall is an award winning singer and a songwriter whose music has taken many journeys. The warmth of roots/pop and the power of gospel/blues are infused throughout her music and have led her from an African American gospel choir to majestic 1000 year old European cathedrals, country churches and concert halls. Drawing from an incredibly vast world her music has an eclectic sound with a cinematic quality. Her contagious and somehow familiar originals feel like a long lost friend rediscovered, reaching the deepest caverns of the heart.

With a Masters Degree in vocal performance from world renowned Indiana University Bloomington, IN. she has cultivated her artistry as a singer and in 2016 she was honoured to be among an outstanding group of Canadian composers presented by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.

Monika released a new album, Earth, in Fall 2018. Filled with songs of grounding yourself, finding your place on this earth and experiencing joy on the journey it is a a place of rest in the hustle of a mad world.

Sunday Olukoju -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 29 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“When Divinity Kisses Humanity: Can Scripture Inform or Shape Public Policy?”
Sunday Olukoju
, Ph.D., Director of Distance Education

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

Sarau Carioca (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Mar 06 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!

Brianne Collins -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Mar 07 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“Cutting Edge? Psychosurgery in Manitoba”
Brianne Collins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology

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

Lindsey White (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Mar 13 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Groovy Folk-Rock

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"Called “groovy folk-rock” and showcased on stages all over Canada, the music of Lindsey White uses many instruments and one strong voice to craft performances with unmistakable passion and emotional depth. Whether intimately on her own or filling the stage with her band, her live presence offers a playground of energetic musicianship and thoughtfully crafted lyrics.

"She throws similar passion into inspiration-based music sessions with creative youth in Winnipeg and other parts of Canada. This work landed her a nomination for a Winnipeg Arts Council “Making a Mark” award and a designation as one of the CBC Manitoba Future 40."

Robert Dean -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Mar 14 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

“Kingdoms in Conflict: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Rise of the Third Reich”
Robert Dean
, Th.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

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

Café Scientifique

Wednesday Mar 18 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Research in Motion: Using new technologies to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease,” an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). Co-organized with the Manitoba Neuroscience Network. In a relaxed atmosphere, specialists will talk about their work and the questions raised.

Parkinson’s disease is part of a family of diseases called movement disorders, and it can affect an individual’s ability to perform any task that involves movement, from walking to writing to speaking. Drug treatments and surgeries can greatly enhance quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease and scientists at the University of Manitoba are now using new technologies such as brain imaging and home-based digital rehabilitation programs to further improve brain function. Join us to hear about their innovative work and its potential impact on our community.

The panelists are Dr. Ji Hyun Ko (Assistant Professor, Human Anatomy & Cell Science, and Neuroscience Research Program, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba), Dr. Douglas Hobson (Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine (Neurology), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Movement Disorder Clinic, Deer Lodge Centre), and Dr. Tony Szturm (Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba). The moderator is TBA.

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.

Onna Lou (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Mar 20 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Latin American Fusion

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Onna Lou is a singer-songwriter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her music fuses Latin pop with Argentine Folk, jazz, Latin American rhythms, tango and even flamenco. Her lyrics make a deep impact on the listener since she strikes the depth of human nature with her sharp-sighted views and her subtle but powerful poetry. She has been performing as Onna Lou since 2011. Performing in Argentina, the United States, and Canada organizing individual and group performances with amazing artists. In the last few years she has studied and worked with multiple Latin Grammy winners Javier Limón, Alejandro Sanz and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosana. Ahora (Now) is her first album; it is warm and intimate with a mainly acoustic sound.

Doug Edmond (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Mar 28 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Singer/Songwriter

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Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent jazz roots/alternative artist. Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band in many local and festival venues across the province and north west Ontario. His previous two CDs and over 25 live performances per year over the past 8 years reflect diverse musical influences and styles. He has performed at the past five TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival paying tribute to Tom Waits in 2012.

Skipping Stones is his third album produced by juno award winner Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies fame. The new tunes reflect personal experiences that connect with listeners demonstrating a soulful approach to song writing and a true understanding of the relationship of his audience. Doug’s lyrics and singing talent continues to draw in his audience be it a small intimate lounge or a large outdoor festival stage.

Goldrock Press Group Launch

Tuesday Mar 31 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Join us for the launch of five new books from Goldrock Press: three new language books, a devotional journal, and a book on counseling Indigenous Peoples. This event presented with support from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Nikiwan (I Go Home) by Pauline Apetagon introduces children age 5-7 to basic Cree words associated with their home. These include words such as mother, father, pets, bed, plate, and spoon.

Tânisi êspitaman ininîmowin ᑖᓂᓯ  ᐁᓰᐢᐱᑕᒪᐣ  ᐃᓂᓃᒧᐏᐣ (How You Pronounce Cree) by Ann-Margaret Day-Osborne introduces children age 3-5 to the Cree alphabet written in Cree (Roman orthography), Cree Syllabics, and English. 

Biboon (It is Winter) by Susan Johnston introduces children age 5-7 to basic Ojibwa phrases about winter including the weather, winter sports and activities, and other delights of the season.

The Chieftain’s Song by Gary Quequish, from Weagamow Lake of the North Caribou First Nation, is an exposition of the historical relations between Indigenous peoples and Christianity, and a discussion of the much-needed paradigm shift in counseling that asserts contextualization and respect for Indigenous peoples.

Supporting, mentoring and teaching women in crisis has been the focus of Shona Stewart's ministry, and her book Serenity is a devotional journal which encompasses a lifetime of learning, teaching and healing. A survivor helping survivors.

Brian Chipney Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Apr 04 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Mainstream Jazz

Sarah Ens -- Book Launch

Tuesday Apr 14 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of The World Is Mostly Sky (Turnstone Press).

In this shining debut, identity and community converge in poems for a modern generation. Beginning with the open prairie skies of her youth, Sarah Ens maps an emergence into millennial womanhood, questioning feminine expectations and examining heartache and disembodiment during an age of personal and planetary upheaval. The World Is Mostly Sky looks backwards and inwards to find respite in stars, warm earth, and deep waters while rejoicing in the sacred bonds of sisterhood that offer the courage to meet our uncertain horizon.

Sarah Ens grew up in Treaty 1 territory (Landmark, Manitoba) and is currently a writer and editor based in Treaty 6 territory (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, and SAD Mag. Sarah is a current MFA in Writing candidate at the University of Saskatchewan.

Angeline Schellenberg -- Book Launch

Thursday Apr 16 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Launch of Fields of Light and Stone (University of Alberta Press).

You lie awake, needlessly fingering this patchwork guilt. Remorse, a code you live by; distress calls for someone to blame. —from “Threads”

Following the deaths of her Mennonite grandparents, Angeline Schellenberg began exploring in poetry their influence on her life. Her elegiac love letter to them articulates her grief against the backdrop of their involuntary emigration. She artfully captures the immigrant identity, vital to Canadian culture, in poems that draw on events both personal and global: war and famine, dementia and cancer, hidden sacrifice and secrets. Her poems captivate with themes of ancestry, memory, resilience, and forgiveness.

Fields of Light and Stone is a reflection on how family history shapes and moves us.

Angeline Schellenberg is a poet living in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg). Her first full-length collection, Tell Them It Was Mozart, received three Manitoba Book Awards and was a finalist for a ReLit Award for Poetry.

Lindsey White (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Apr 25 2020 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

Event type: Live Musical Performance

Live Music

Groovy Folk-Rock

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"Called “groovy folk-rock” and showcased on stages all over Canada, the music of Lindsey White uses many instruments and one strong voice to craft performances with unmistakable passion and emotional depth. Whether intimately on her own or filling the stage with her band, her live presence offers a playground of energetic musicianship and thoughtfully crafted lyrics.

"She throws similar passion into inspiration-based music sessions with creative youth in Winnipeg and other parts of Canada. This work landed her a nomination for a Winnipeg Arts Council “Making a Mark” award and a designation as one of the CBC Manitoba Future 40."

Café Scientifique

Monday Apr 27 2020 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Developing Sustainable Energy in Canada: Can we afford it?” 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.

How should we balance planning for the future with taking care of our needs in the present? This question lies at the heart of our current national debate over pipelines, carbon pricing and public investment in energy production. Our panel will discuss the merits of sustainable energy development and use in Canada, including the economic and environmental cases for renewable energy, what a transition to a ‘carbon-neutral’ energy economy might actually look like, and the current state-of-the-art thinking on how to power our planet in a sustainable way.

The panelists are Dr. Shirley Thompson (Associate Professor, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba), Dr. Derek Oliver (Director, Manitoba Institute for Materials; Professor and Acting Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba), and Dr. Michael McDonald (Sustainable Transportation Specialist, Motor Coach Industries). The moderator is Dr. David Herbert (Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba).

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.

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