Basel Abdelaziz

Stefanson exaggerated ICU capacity during third wave

During last year’s third wave of COVID-19, Heather Stefanson claimed Manitoba’s health-care system could handle dozens more critically ill cases five days after a top health official discussed the possibility of out-of-province ICU patient transfers.

U of M teams with Mastercard Foundation

The U of M has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to implement a program to provide support to Indigenous students. The program, called EleV, aims to support members of Indigenous communities in Canada pursuing post-secondary education.

U of M signs anti-racism and Black inclusion charter

The University of Manitoba has announced it has signed the Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion. The U of M’s vice-president (administration) Naomi Andrew called the charter a “historic document” and said over 50 universities took part in the discussions leading to its creation.

Official website for 2022 municipal elections launched

With the 2022 Winnipeg municipal and school boards election approaching this fall, the city has launched an official election website for prospective candidates and eligible voters to find information on registration, nomination processes and important dates leading up to the election.

Stop development projects at the Forks

If the City of Winnipeg and the provincial government truly have any concern for reconciliation, development programs at the Forks must come to a halt and the revenues dedicated to them should be redistributed to help combat the genocide of Indigenous people in Canada. Although shrouded in self-congratulatory arrogance, there is nothing to be proud about when it comes to the developments and archeology taking place at the Forks.

Psychotropic drug use among kids affected by pandemic

Christine Leong, an assistant professor in the college of pharmacy, is the first author of a recently published research letter in JAMA Pediatrics, published by the American Medical Association, comparing psychotropic drug use among children and adolescents prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.