CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE


November 2018

Continuing Education had an enthusiastic audience for our course on How Technology is Changing Our Lives. Shown below are our first two speakers: Jack Peterson with his associate Ashish Singh, and Kelly Mac-Donald with Helen Norrie Planning has begun for the next Power of Print series in the spring.

October 2018

Have you signed up for the Fall 2018 series? You won't want to miss the outstanding speakers who have agreed to present on a theme that we face daily - how technology is changing our lives. Ranging from robotics to medicine to education to the food we grow, these lectures will illustrate how Manitobans are engaged in leading edge innovation and help us understand what it means to us. Lectures begin on Tuesday October 2, and continue on October 9, 16, and 23. Coffee is available before the lectures begin at 9:30 am and at intermission. For full details, see the September Bulletin or the club website http://www.uwcwpgmb.com/en/continuing-education-programs .

Fee is $45 for members, $60 for non-members. Register with Maggi to reserve your seat! Perhaps you have a friend who might also be interested? This is a great way to introduce somebody to the club and the benefits of membership!

You may also sign up for lunch following the lectures - see the event binder in the hall and sign up as usual for each of the days you wish to have lunch.

September 2018

UWC’s Continuing Education Committee invites you to join us to go boldly into the future! Or, in fact, to learn how technological innovation has brought the future into our lives here and now. This fall we have arranged a four-session course: How Technology Is Changing Our Lives. Each session will deal with a different topic and all speakers in our stellar line-up are experts in their areas.

The lectures will be held on four Tuesday mornings from October 2 to 23, 9:30 – 11:30. Coffee and tea will be available at 9:15 and during the break at 10:30. Members may register beginning August 28 and non-members on September 4. Cost: Members $45 non-members $60.

The series opens October 2 with Dr. Jack Peterson who will explore how diverse new technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, internet of things, block-chain, smart devices, and digital entertainment will change our community and our lives. Dr. Peterson has a PhD in AI and an MSc in Com-puter Science. He is a technology entrepreneur, mentor and consultant.

Next on October 9 we move to the world of medicine with Dr. Kelly MacDonald who will share some of the ways that technological innovation is transforming health care. Dr. MacDonald is the Head, Section of In-fectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Chair of the Infectious Diseases program for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

On October 16 we welcome Paul Vogt, President and CEO, Red River College. Come to learn how Red River College is building the future of learning in Manitoba, and how innovation and disruptive technologies are charting a course for new programs and opportunities to position RRC’s grads to be ahead of the curve in their chosen careers. A Rhodes scholar, Paul has taught at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University in a wide range of subjects. He headed the public service in Manitoba for eight years.

On October 23 we end our series on new technologies with something near and dear to all our hearts – food! Laura Rance-Unger will discuss how technology is changing the face – and faces – of agriculture and food and what this means for people, business and trade in Manitoba. Laura is Editorial Director for Glaci-er FarmMedia, Canada’s largest publisher of agricultural news and information, and has written about food and agricultural issues in daily and weekly newspapers for the past 37 years. She was recognized in 2016 by the UN-FAO and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists for excellence in global food security reporting.

The Continuing Education Committee next meets on September 4, 1:30. You are welcome to attend and/or to send suggestions for future topics/speakers to either of the Co-Chairs.

June 2018

We met May 31st to discuss plans for this year’s Fall Series. We are pleased that Sue Bishop, Anne Dunlop and Dianne Shefford have joined our committee. Other members include: Carolynne Presser, Bev Watts, Helen Norrie, Faye Hansen, Janet Goldack and Leona MacDonald. Karen Emilson will be stepping back as Chair, so Sue and Anne have volunteered to act as Co-Chairs of the committee.

Our Fall Series, How Technology is Changing Your Life, will be held four Tuesday mornings October 2nd-23rd. We are finalizing details for this exciting series. Watch for more information and a poster in upcoming editions of the Bulletin.

May 2018

We are halfway through this spring’s Power of Print series and will have a full report when it concludes May 15th. Our next committee meeting will be May 8, 1:30 pm. We’ll be discussing plans for our fall series and hope to have the theme decided by then. Watch for more details in the next Bulletin.

April & May 2018

  • 6 Tuesdays: April 10 - May 15
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 1:30 a.m.
  • $60 Members & Non-members
  • There will be a mid-morning coffee break.

It’s time to start thinking about what you’ll read at the cottage or on next year’s winter getaway.

  • April 10 Michael Bumsted - It’s a Mystery! Michael has a PhD in Archaeology/Anthropology from the Uni-versity of Aberdeen and is the co-owner of Whodunit? Mystery bookstore on Lilac Street in Winnipeg.
  • April 17 Charlene Diehl will present The Moon of Letting Go by Richard Van Camp. Charlene is a Manitoba author, poet and Director of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.
  • April 24 Brandon Christopher will present Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. Brandon is an Associate Profes-sor in and Chair of the Department of English, University of Winnipeg. His research and teaching focus on early modern drama (especially Shakespeare).
  • May 01 Michelle Faubert will present The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Michelle is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. Her areas of specialization include Romanticism, representations of suicide, the history of psychiatry and historical feminism.
  • May 08 Vanessa Warne will present To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Vanessa is an Associate Profes-sor at the University of Manitoba. Her areas of research interest include Victorian literature and culture, disability studies and history of the book.
  • May 15 Denis Hlynka will wrap up the series with “Vacation reading for the daring: Manitoba writers who have changed the world we live in.” Denis is a Professor at the University of Manitoba and his scholarly in-terests include the intersection of pedagogy, technology, the arts and sciences.

March 2018

9th annual The Power of Print Series
Tuesdays, April 10 to May 15 9:30 am


Our 9th Power of Print series will start Tuesday, April 10th and run until May 15th. The title of the series is: The Best Vacation Books You’ll Ever Read.

For this series we are bringing in six presenters

  • Michael Bumstead
  • Charlene Diehl
  • Brandon Christopher
  • Michelle Faubert
  • Vanessa Warne
  • Denis Hlynka

Their goal is to enlighten, entertain and hopefully persuade you to choose their selection as the book to take on your next vacation. We are still finalizing details so watch for our poster.

Registration opens March 1st for members; March 8th for non-members.
The cost: $60.00 per person. Hope to see you there!

February 2018

The 2018 date is set! Our next Power of Print series will start Tuesday, April 10th and run until May 15th. The title of the series is: The Best Vacation Books You’ll Ever Read. For this series we are bringing in six presenters—Michael Bumstead, Charlene Diehl, Brandon Christopher, Mi-chelle Faubert, Vanessa Warne and Denis Hlynka—and their goal is to enlighten, entertain and hopefully persuade you to choose their selection as the book to take on your next vacation.

  • Once we have the book titles finalized, posters will be sent out.
  • Registration opens March 1st for members; March 8th for non-members.
  • The cost: $60.00 per person. Watch for more details in the next Bulletin.

We have invited Dr. Jason Hannan back to finish off our fall series and have set Tuesday, January 16 as the date. Dr. Hannan will speak on the topic Pseudo-science and Health Fads.The lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. A reminder will be sent to everyone in early January.


Our fall series had 37 registrants and all presenters gave thought-provoking lectures that were both educational and entertaining. Unfortunately, one presenter fell ill the day prior to her talk and was unable to attend, forcing us to postpone that lecture. We have decided to re-schedule and are currently in the process of firming up details of the final presentation. We will contact everyone by email once this is done. Thank you again for your patience and participation in our event.


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