April - May 2019

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Sign up at the club or by email or phone with the Office
6 Tuesdays: April 9 - May 14 9:30 am - 11:30 am Members $60 Non-Members $75
(There will be a mid-morning coffee break.)

Celebrating Contemporary Women Writers
An eclectic mix of women authors sure to give you fresh ideas for your reading list!

  • April 9 Charlene Diehl, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.
    Virginia's Great Granddaughters: Rooms of their Own
  • April 16 Michael Bumsted, Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore.
    The New “New” Queens of Crime
  • April 23 Monique Woroniak, Winnipeg Public Library
    Discovering indigenous women writers: taking responsibility for our learning
  • April 30 Karen Toole, educator on spirituality, grief, loss, healing and aging
    Ethics in a novel form: exploring the work of Jodi Picoult
  • May 7 Kathleen Venema, U of Winnipeg.
    “Here I was”: Identity, Voice, Resilience and Power in Contemporary Women’s Memoir
  • May 14 Neil Besner, U. of Winnipeg (ret.)
    North Meets South: Elizabeth Bishop's Twenty Years in Brazil (1950-70)

Celebrate 10 years of Power of Print with a friend! Once you have signed up, invite a friend who is not a Club member to join you at any ONE of the 6 sessions for only $10. (You could also reserve for the $18 Tuesday lunch.)
Introduce them to the Club and our special programs; encourage them to become a member!

March 2019

We hope to see many of you at our upcoming Power of Print series, starting April 9. It's a great line-up for our tenth anniversary edition!

Some of our speakers will supply suggestions for reading before or after the lectures which will be shared with all registrants.

And keep in mind the opportunity to bring a non-member friend to one lecture ($10.00) to introduce them to our club and all its benefits!



Feb 2019

Power of Print 10: Celebrating Contemporary Women Writers

Here’s the line-up for this year’s Power of Print. You won’t want to miss this special edition celebrating an eclectic range of women authors that is sure to give you fresh ideas for your reading list! The series runs on Tuesdays from 9:30 to about 11:45 beginning April 9 and concluding May 14. You will have a coffee break at 10:30. As always, there is the option to sign up for a Tuesday lunch to continue the discussion.

Cost for Members is $60. Non-members may sign up with us for $75.
Registration opens Monday, March 4th.

And now for something new! Celebrate 10 years of Power of Print with a friend!!! Once you have signed up, invite a friend who is not a Club member to join you at any ONE of the 6 sessions for only $10. Introduce them to the Club and our special program; encourage them to become a member!

November 2018

Continuing Education had an enthusiastic audience for our course on How Technology is Changing Our Lives. Photos of the following speakers can be found in the photo folder at the bottom of this web page. - 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 .

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.


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