Visionary Conversations

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Video of the whole conversation

Really enjoyed doing this, it was a very engaged discussion, and what an honour to be included with this distinguished panel of speakers.

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Join us as President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. David T. Barnard hosts Visionary Conversations—an evening for people who love exploring tough questions about the topics that fascinate us. Come learn, debate and discuss alongside experts and community leaders. Join the conversation.

 

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How can our community come together to combat the impacts of drug addiction?

Is there an approach that can balance treatment and enforcement, to make our communities healthy and safe?

Visionary Conversations brings people together to explore tough questions and foster conversations that provoke dialogue and debate among leading experts and the public. Join us for the last of three engaging discussions that comprise our 2019/2020 speaker series.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Doors open 6:00 PM

Program 7:00 PM

Reception to follow until 10:00 PM

Learn more at http://umanitoba.ca/community/visionaryconversations

Panellists:

Danny Smyth [BA/83, ExtEd/05]
Chief, Winnipeg Police Service

Dr. Ginette Poulin [BesSc/00, BSc(HNS)/03]
Director, Mentorship and Clinical Enhancement Program, University of Manitoba; Medical Director, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96]
Executive Director, Ongomiizwin Health Services
Head, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Senior Health Advisor to the Grand Chief, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Rick Lees
Executive Director, Main Street Project

Dr. Erin Knight [BesSc/05, BSc(Hons)/09, MD/13]
Lecturer, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Medical Director, Addictions Unit, Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Bob Chrismas [MPAdm/09, PhD/17]
Staff Sargent, Winnipeg Police Service

Dr. Kathleen Buddle
Professor, Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

Mitch Bourbonniere [BSW/87, MSW/95]
Community activist, affiliated with Mama Bear Clan Patrol, founding member of the original Bear Clan Patrol.

Heart fueled from a sea of humanity

Absolutely humbled and inspired today, to speak with a graduating class of the Health Fitness Protection Program; 24 young ladies who have climbed out of a life of sex industry slavery and exploitation, forging new lives for themselves, and for each other. My sisters, dreaming new dreams, starting new lives and accepting a helping hand from many good-hearted people along the way. It is a good day.

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CBC News:   Want to get your workout clothes moving? Donations sought to help women who were exploited get fit

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Be present, let your worries go

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I was honoured and enjoyed making this series of videos for PROJECT 11, to help young kids (and adults), deal with stress through standing meditation/Tai Chi/Qi Gong. Terry Apostle and the whole gang were fun to work with on it. The Videos were released for teachers across Winnipeg to use in classrooms starting this fall.

Remember- we all have stress, but you do not have to react negatively to it; when things are bugging you, get in the moment, be present and let your worries go for a few minutes.

VISIT LINK HERE

COP-SHOP, a great event for the kids

Winnipeg Sun:   COP SHOP
Winnipeg Police
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And they’re off! 60 students partner with 60 officers for the 13th annual Copshop

It’s an excellent way to develop relationships with the young people in our community! I was so pleased to participate. 

 

Stand Together to End Gender-Based Violence

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-28 at 11.46.24 AM#16DaysofActivism. Day 4: Today we are highlighting Winnipeg Police Service: “The narrative at all levels must acknowledge that gender-based violence is everyone’s problem, never someone else’s. We need to all take responsibility and work together to solve serious social problems like rape; that is the path to significant change.” – Bob Chrismas. Bob is a Staff Sergeant for the Winnipeg Police Service and has his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. To learn more about what he offers to the community, please visit www.bchrismas.com.
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