October 17, 2013

Battling The Flu Virus l MATE Pre-SAGE Event l Laura Simms l Aaron Burnett l Robert William Sandford l Steven Heighton l Kimberley Clarke l Don Newman l Robin Esrock

Café Scientifique: The Battle Against the Flu Virus
October 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

Panelists include Dr. Fred Aoki (U of M); Dr. Kevin Coombs (U of M); Joanne Embree (Canadian Paediatric Society, U of M, and Manitoba Institute of Child Health; and 
Dr. Trica Racine (Public Health Agency of Canada). 
The moderator this evening is Dr. Greg Hammond (Board Member, Pan Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT); Professor, Medical Microbiology, U of M). 
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. 
Please RSVP by email or call 204.474.6689.

October 24, 7:00 pm in the Health Alcove

This pre-SAGE conference event from the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English features readings from Manitoba authors Carolyn Hoople Creed, Marjorie Deluca, Colleen Nelson, and Dr. Karen Smith.  The readings will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

October 24, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

This book helps readers understand the power of storytelling as a profound and unique art form combining modern solo theater, spoken literature, spirituality, and direct oral tradition akin to ancient ritual. 

Laura Simms, author of A Long Way Gone, is engaged in individual and community transformation. 

October 25, 2:30 pm in the Atrium
Free performance of songs from his latest Children’s CD Think Green.

Aaron Burnett is a Juno nominated children’s entertainer. Aaron’s first three CDs 
‘Call of the Wild’, ‘Get Off the Couch’ and ‘Canadian Critters’ are all critically acclaimed.

October 25, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Saving Lake Winnipeg
Lake Winnipeg was recognized by the Global Nature Fund as the world's "Threatened Lake of the Year" for 2013. The toxin produced by the bacteria that bloom in Lake Winnipeg each summer is now being detected in water bodies across Canada. The deteriorating state of the lake and the pervasive presence of these toxins must now be recognized as a growing threat to both Canada and the United States.
Robert William Sandford is a respected authority on freshwater issues as they relate to climate change and disruption. In 2011 he was invited to be an adviser on water issues by the InterAction Council. He is the author of 20 books on the history and ecology of the Canadian mountain West.

October 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
An afternoon with the author of The Dead Are More Visible 
co-presented by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild

Steven Heighton is the author of the novel Afterlands, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and The Shadow Boxer. Heighton’s most recent novel, Every Lost Country, was a Globe & Mail Best Book. Heighton has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Award, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award.

October 27, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Addie Sinclair: Rumour du Jour

A recent defection from the cast of Silverwoods High Drama Department’s production of Dracula gives Addie Sinclair an opportunity she has been hoping for. Will it be everything she expects?

Third in Kimberley Clarke's Cul de Sac Moon series focusing on the exploits of Addie Sinclair.

October 28, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Welcome to the Broadcast

Don Newman invites you beyond the broadcast. Featuring an on-stage conversation with The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winnipeg.
Hosted by Terry MacLeod, host of the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Radio One.

Newman has written about his many decades of reporting on Canadian and international politics; from starting as a print and broadcast journalist in Winnipeg then joining Toronto’s Globe and Mail, to becoming CTV’s first Washington correspondent and helping to launch CBC Newsworld.   As senior parliamentary editor of CBC Television News, he anchored live specials and his own national political affairs programs. He helped launch Canada’s first all-news channel, reported for The National, and was a foreign correspondent, with CTV and CBC.

Newman is the Chairman of Canada 2020, a non-partisan forum to further Canadians' political, social and economic well-being.  He is a Member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Gemini lifetime achievement award in public affairs broadcasting.

October 28, 8:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences

Travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana.

Robin Esrock’s stories have been published in newspapers worldwide. He is also the creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, seen on OLN and CityTV in Canada, on National Geographic International, and on Travel Channel.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

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