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Community Events – October & November, 2019

October 16, 2019 — 

Visit our 2020 Winter Community Events page to see what’s happening at the University of Manitoba.



The University of Manitoba offers a wide range of public events taking place on campus and in the community. Explore our range of programming, from cultural and intellectual events, art exhibits and open houses.


Visionary Conversations
Declaring a climate emergency: what happens now?
Climate change is here but are we ready? Hear from experts about specific action governments and individuals can take to help prepare us for an uncertain future. Hosted by President and Vice-Chancellor David T. Barnard.
Nov. 6, 7 PM I Free; registration required
St. John’s College, R. B. Schultz Lecture Theatre, 92 Dysart Rd.



Symphony Orchestra – In the Olden Style
Featuring Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite “In the Olden Style,” Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.
October 23 I 7:30 PM I Admission: $15 adults, $5 students
Westminister United Church, 745 Westminister Ave.
For a list of all performances, visit


Pumpkin Carving Party
Put on your favourite costume and come down to the Farm and Food Discovery Centre to join our party! Pumpkins, carving tools and snacks will be provided.  Pre-registration required.
Oct. 26 I 10 AM – 2 PM I Tickets $5, $3.50 per child (3-4 years old)
Farm and Food Discovery Centre, 1290 Research Station Rd., Glenlea, MB
To pre-register, contact: or (204) 883-2524.


Bisons Home Openers
Be part of the excitement as the Bisons kick-off their volleyball and basketball seasons at home in back-to-back weekend match-ups. Bring the whole family, meet Billy the Bison and cheer on the herd!
Oct. 26 – Volleyball I Nov. 1 – Basketball
Tickets start at $5; Free for fans 12 and under
Investors Group Athletic Centre, 75 Sydney Smith St.


Unsettling Ideas Book Club
Unsettling Ideas is a new campus and community book club designed to engage the UM community in discussions around anti-racism, decolonization and reconciliation. The first book selection is Chelsea Vowel’s Indigenous Writes. A public meeting, hosted by Vowel.
Oct. 24 I 7 PM I registration encouraged
William Norrie Centre Foyer, 485 Selkirk Ave.


Evening of Excellence
Interested in enrolling at the University of Manitoba? Join us for a special event for high school students and their parents. Explore the Fort Garry campus, learn about academic programs and connect one-on-one with faculty and current students. 
Oct. 29, 6 – 8:30 PM I Free; registration required
UMSU University Centre, 65 Chancellor Circle


Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series
Dr. Niigaan Sinclair — “How Anishinaabeg Knowledge Can (and Will) Save the World”
This speaker series highlights the research and expertise of Indigenous scholars while providing new opportunities to learn about Indigenous perspectives and knowledges.
Oct. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 PM I Free; registration encouraged
Tier Building, Room 306, 173 Dafoe Rd.


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Health Talks
My sugars are up — now what?
Join us for a series of stimulating, interactive lectures on timely health and wellness issues by acclaimed experts.
Nov. 14 I 7 – 9 PM
I Free; registration required
Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave.


Superscreen: The Making of an Artist-Run Counterculture and the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop
This exhibition looks at the activities, social environment and legacy of the Prairies’ first artist-run centre, the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop.
Oct. 11- January 17 I 10 AM – 4 PM I Free
225 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Rd.


University of Manitoba Theatre Program presents: Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings
Directed by George Toles, this richly layered, coming-of-age story is based on the early history of American novelist Thomas Wolfe.
Nov. 20-23, 26-30: 7:30 p.m.; Nov 24: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20, $15 alumni/arts workers; $10 students
John J. Conklin Theatre at the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall, 150 Dafoe Rd.


Emerging Alumni Lecture: Thom Fougere
From transforming EQ3 to his own studio, Thom Fougere has worked in the realms of furniture design, architecture and creative direction. He will present a dynamic overview of his work to date, key projects, working processes and his perspective on design.
Nov. 21 I 6 – 7 PM I Free
Centre Space, John A. Russell Building, 84 Curry Pl.


Musical Theatre – After Hours Cabarets
Grab a seat with your favourite beer and a delicious treat as you enjoy a selection of musical theatre songs and duets that will delight you!
Nov. 26 I 7PM I $10 at the door
Little Brown Jug, 336 William Ave.


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2 comments on “Community Events – October & November, 2019

  1. Heather

    Hello, it says in today’s Wpg Free Press to register for Community events at but what comes up is Nov/Dec/19 & I’m trying to register for the Mar.5 Visionary Conversation at the Brodie Centre. Please advise, thanks, Heather

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