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March 2020 Community Events

MARCH 12, 2020 – The University of Manitoba is taking measures to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on its campuses and in the wider community. While the University is remaining open, some events may be impacted. Visit the event links below for information on whether that event is taking place.

The University of Manitoba offers a wide range of public events that take place on campus and in the community. Explore our range of programming from cultural and sporting events, informative conversations and presentations, competitions, and celebrations.

An Evening with Nobel Laureate Dr. James Peebles

Join us for an evening of discussion on dark matter and the structure of our universe with University of Manitoba alumnus, Princeton University professor emeritus, and 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Dr. James Peebles. Hosted by the UM Faculty of Science.
May 8, 7 PM | Free, registration required
The Fort Garry Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 222 Broadway Ave.
To register:


Canadian Jazz Summit Concert
Sit back and listen to the sounds of jazz at the Canadian Jazz Summit Concert featuring Amanda Tosoff & Kelly Jefferson. Hosted by the Desautels Faculty of Music in collaboration with Jazz Winnipeg.
March 7, 8 PM | Tickets $25 general public
Vocal Arts Room (T2-266), Taché Arts Complex, 150 Dafoe Rd.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences HealthTalks: Mind Over Matter — Managing Anxiety Through Mindfulness
Engage your mind with interactive lectures on generalized anxiety disorder and mindfulness techniques with Dr. Jane Moody, assistant professor, psychiatry, and Dr. Jillian Horton, assistant professor, internal medicine.
March 11, 7-9 PM |Free, registration encouraged
Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave.
To register, call 204-789-3238 or email healthtalks [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.  

CANCELLED: UM Theatre Mainstage: Capture Me by Judith Thompson
Be captivated by playwright Judith Thompson’s theatrical production that brings together five complicated characters in a story of relationships, interactions and the human condition. Directed by UM theatre program alumna Robyn Hasselstrom.
March 11-21, various times
Tickets (cash only): $20, $15 alumni/arts professionals, $10 students
John J. Conklin Theatre at the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
Taché Arts Complex, 150 Dafoe Rd.

CANCELLED: U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship
Catch Canada’s best men’s volleyball teams in action as the UM Bisons host the 2020 U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball National Championship. Come out and cheer as they battle for the top spot in the nation.
March 13-15 | Single admission starting from $10 youth, $19 alumni, $24 adult
Investors Group Athletic Centre, 75 Sidney Smith St.

CANCELLED: Discover Agriculture in the City
Catch the action as eight teams of UM Agricultural and Food Sciences students “pitch” their product ideas to a panel of judges at the University of Manitoba Food Fight, as part of “Discover Agriculture in the City.” Bring the whole family to learn from farmers, researchers and commodity representatives about innovation in Canadian agriculture and its impact.
March 14, 10 AM-4 PM | Free
South Aisle, The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Rd.

CANCELLED: University of Manitoba Musical Theatre: Masquerade
Come to our grand Masquerade — an evening of passion, pain, and hilarity — as we celebrate the vagaries of life and the joy of love in scenes from the musical theatre repertoire.
March 14, 8 PM; March 15, 2 PM, 8 PM | Tickets: $20 adults, $12 students
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Ave.

POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA: Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture – Storytelling Circle
Writer and storyteller-in-residence Rob Malo will host two Storytelling Circle events during his residency. These circles are open to all and will provide members of the workshop series, along with members of the Winnipeg storytelling community, the opportunity to share their stories with the public. Métis Elder, Nancy Gouliquer will be a special guest.
March 17 and 24, 7- 8:30 PM
Room 391, University College, 220 Dysart Rd.

CANCELLED: Climate Change and Transformations of Energy Systems in Canada
See Dr. Oskar Sigvaldason, UM alumnus and energy consultant, present on the approach and methodology developed and applied in Canada to transform our economic and energy systems, given the complex challenge of climate change and global warming mitigation. Hosted by the UM Faculty of Engineering.
March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM | Free, registration encouraged
Robert B. Schultz Theatre, St. John’s College, 92 Dysart Rd.

CANCELLED: Centre on Aging Speaker Series: Changes in Mental Health in Later Life: Is it the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
Learn what happens to our mental health as we age in this Centre on Aging Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Corey Mackenzie, professor and director of clinical training, psychology.
March 20, 2:30 PM | Free, seating limited
Fort Garry Library, 1360 Pembina Hwy.

CANCELLED: Collegium Musicum – Italia Mia: Early Music from the Italian Peninsula
This program will feature music heard in what is now Italy, by Italian composers and those working on the peninsula, as well as music popular there during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early modern period.
March 22, 3 PM | Admission: $10/$5 students
Atrium, Taché Arts Complex, 150 Dafoe Rd.

CANCELLED: Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series
Brenda L. Gunn — “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”
Hear Brenda L. Gunn, associate professor, law, discuss how the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an essential tool for the protection of Indigenous rights. The discussion will challenge us all to embrace the articles, both within post-secondary institutions and more broadly across Canadian society.
March 26 | 12-1 PM, Free
200 Education Building, 71 Curry Pl.

CANCELLED: University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra
Join us for the University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert.
March 26, 8 PM | Admission: $15 adults/$5 students
John J. Conklin Theatre in the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
Taché Arts Complex, 150 Dafoe Rd.

CANCELLED: University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra: Paris Symphony
Featuring new student works, Louise Farrenc’s Ouverture, Saint-Saen’s Cello Concerto, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 “Paris.”
April 1, 7:30 PM | Admission: $15 adults/$5 students
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Register your kids for Mini U Programs today!
Kids have loved our summer programs for more than 40 years.  Check out our unique programs – from architecture to robotics, business to sports.  Your kids will learn leadership skills and new ways to be active with every program.
Spring registration is now open.
Summer registration opens March 14

POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA: Café Scientifique: Research in Motion: Using new technologies to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease
Join us to hear from panelists whose innovative use of new technologies such as brain imaging and home-based digital rehabilitation programs further improve brain function in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Co-organized with the Manitoba Neuroscience Network.
March 18, 7 PM | Free, registration recommended
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave.
RSVP to: Research_Communications [at] umanitoba [dot] ca


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