Institute for the Humanities at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – the Institute sponsors public discussions and tours of new exhibitions at the WAG. Recently, Dr. Jorge Nallim, History, led a group of art enthusiasts around the new exhibit ‘The Baroque World of Fernando Botero’ at the WAG while discussing the history of Colombia and Latin America and providing the audience with a political, social and historical context to situate the artist and his paintings.
Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture – the Centre hosts and sponsors outreach events throughout the year that connect students, writers, and storytellers, with various audiences in and around Winnipeg. In October 2010, the Centre hosted Thompson Highway as Playwright in Residence during which Highway met with budding playwrights, gave public lectures and staged a memorable cabaret performance. The Centre’s New Writer/Storyteller in Residence for Fall 2010 was Ignatius Mabasa an award-winning novelist, children’s writer and dub poet from Harare, Zimbabwe.
Black Hole Theatre and the Department of English, Film and Theatre produce and stage performances of local, emerging and influential playwrights. Students and faculty members are involved in all aspects of stage production and performance. Recently, the company staged Thompson Highway’s compelling play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. In January 2011, the company will contribute to the annual Master Playwright Festival with their rendition of A Dream Play, by August Strindberg, addressed by Caryl Churchill.