CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE


April 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES     2017

This fall we have arranged a four session course:

Canada in Time of Change - Public Policy, Media and Foreign Affairs
Each session will deal with a different issue and all speakers are experts in their areas.
The lectures will be held on four Tuesday mornings from Oct. 3 to 25 9:30 – 11:30.
Coffee and tea will be available at 9:15 and during the break at 10:30.
Members may register as of August 29 and non-members on September 8.
Members $45 non-members $60.

Shannon Sampert - Topic: Loss of Newspapers and Media in Canada - The affect it has on our knowledge and Democracy.
Shannon is a former journalist interested in the intersections of media, politics and gender. She has returned to the University of Winnipeg after a three-year leave, working as the first female Op-ed Editor in the Winnipeg Free Press's 140-year history. Shannon is currently the Director and Editor-in-chief of Evidence Network.ca, an organization that works with policy researchers in the dissemination of their research through Canadian media.

Dr. Jason Hannan - Topic: Social Media, Fake News and Donald Trump’s Communication Style.
Dr. Hannan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to joining the university in 2013, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. His research in-terests include bioethics and medical humanities, rhetoric and political theory, and the philoso-phy of communication.

Helen Fallding - Topic: Investigation into First Nations Water Issues and Discussion of the Docu-mentary “No Running Water.”
Helen is the Manager, Centre for Human Rights Research at University of Manitoba. She is a life-long human rights activist who ran women’s centres at the University of Toronto and in Victoria, B.C., helped the Carcross-Tagish First Nation negotiate a land claim, co-founded Yukon’s first gay organization and is helping support refugees.
The fourth presenter will be confirmed and topic details released soon.


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