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U Talk S2E168: Kyra Kilabuk

A few weeks ago, Winnipeg’s Inuit community had the opportunity to wear their culture on their faces, proudly receiving traditional face tattoos from Kyra Kilabuk. Kyra was invited to Winnipeg by the Manitoba Inuit Association to provide people with their markings, markings of incredible cultural significance to the Inuit.

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Take a Mental Health Break With the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and U Radio.

Depression affects people in many different ways. Sometimes, it’s manageable, while other times, the simplest tasks can feel impossible. Ryan Funk and Rita Chahal speak with the Executive Director of Sara Riel, Tara Snider, on the complexities of depression—ways to identify it, tools to work through it, and resources available for those who need them.

Take a Mental Health Break With the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and U Radio.

Mental illness is experienced by 1 in 3 Canadians, and almost everyone faces challenges related to mental health at some point in their life. But what is the difference between mental health and mental illness, and what can we do to have a more balanced life? Navigate this topic with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba’s Rita Chahal, experts in the field, and those with personal experience.

U Talk

UMulticultural has been positioned as a broadcaster and media platform focused on diverse communities. The idea of implementing the web-based radio station for the ethnocultural communities of Manitoba and Canada is another unique component of the media platform. U Radio is the digital hub, where diverse communities can share their voices, music, and stories.

U Talk is a Talk Show hosted by Ryan Funk, highlighting the culture of native-born and new Canadians and their communities.

“Everyone has a story to tell. Those who moved to Canada have a wealth of knowledge and experiences that I and many others may never have. This radio show allows people to learn from personal experiences, struggles, backgrounds, and cultures of communities that may not have their voices heard.” – Ryan Funk

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U Talk S2E168: Kyra Kilabuk

A few weeks ago, Winnipeg’s Inuit community had the opportunity to wear their culture on their faces, proudly receiving traditional face tattoos from Kyra Kilabuk. Kyra was invited to Winnipeg by the Manitoba Inuit Association to provide people with their markings, markings of incredible cultural significance to the Inuit.

U Talk S2E167: Shilpa Bhadoria

Starting a life in a new country is an intense experience. Continuing your career in that new country is even more so. A successful lawyer who practiced law in India and now in Canada says you need to have a plan in place to find success.

Shilpa Bhadoria shares her story of immigration and what newcomers should think about regarding legal services when they arrive in Canada.

U Talk S2E166: Joe Curtis

Music is the lifeblood of the human experience. So many cultures and people share that common thread of celebrating and expressing emotion through sounds. There’s much we can learn about music and how communities engage with it, and to find out more, we connected with local artists and community advocate Joe Curtis.

https://www.joecurtisband.com/

U Talk S2E165: Pitikwé Skatepark

Pitikwé is a Cree word meaning “Come In.” The community-driven Pitikwé Skatepark is doing just that, inviting people of all skating levels to come together in Winnipeg’s downtown area to learn from each other and build a place where all can pursue their passion for skating.

https://pitikweskatepark.com/

U Talk S2E164: Moose Hide Campaign

Adorned with the square of moose hide, individuals have come together across Canada through the Moose Hide Campaign. This social movement is tackling violence in all its forms through community, conversation, and ceremony.

The Moose Hide Campaign begins on May 16.

https://moosehidecampaign.ca/

Ukrainian View

Journalist Yuliia Kovalenko follows the stories of the Ukrainian diaspora in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

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Як стати артистом одного з найфантастичніших акробатичних шоу? Як розповідати історію у виставі? Які традиції мають артисти перед виходом на сцену?✨🇺🇦Ukrainian View поспілкувався з українською артисткою Інною Тесленко, однією з виконавиць Cirque du Soleil Corteo.

How does one become a performer at one of the most fantastic acrobatics showcases? How do you tell a story in a performance, and what traditions do artists have before going on stage?✨🇺🇦Ukrainian View finds out from Ukrainian artist Inna Teslenko, one of the performers in Cirque du Soleil Corteo.

We Stand Together

Circles for Reconciliation

Circles for Reconciliation is an organization to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Grace and Debbie from Circles share the fantastic work of the organization and what personal reconciliation looks like.

Diandre Thomas-Hart

Diandre Thomas-Hart, Young Woman Who Stands Among The Eagles, was given the Crane Clan and grew up in Winnipeg’s North End. She has been urban her entire life. Hart’s mother was a 60s Scoop survivor, and her father has many within his family who are survivors of the Indian residential school system.

Gloria

Gloria is an intergenerational survivor and a survivor of the 60s Scoop. Her late mother was a survivor of the Canadian Indian residential school system. Gloria experienced tremendous discrimination and racism growing up, experiencing it from the nuns who taught on the reserve and from classmates when she eventually moved to Winnipeg.

Gramma Shingoose

Geraldine “Gramma” Shingoose is a residential school survivor who attended Muscowequan Residential School from 1962 to 1971. An Elder in her community, she has seen the effects of residential school, day school, the 60s Scoop, racism, and discrimination on the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

Kelly Houle

Kelly Houle’s family is from Sandy Bay First Nation, but she has lived in Winnipeg most of her life. Houle has had a difficult life, struggling with mental health and addictions after the abuse she experienced within the Canadian residential school System.

Louis Koszas

Now in his 60s, Louis Koszas remembers his time as a ward of the Children’s Aid Society. In and out of many homes, Koszas reflects on some experiences that still affect him today.

Radio des Petits Hiboux

Do you want to learn more about the French language? Have you ever wondered how many rivets were used on the Eiffel Tower in Paris?

Join others as they learn more about the world and learn French along the way in Radio des Petit Hiboux, a French educational program for all ages.

Learn with us on U Radio!

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For the first episode of Radio des Petit Hiboux, learn about France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Manitoba Francophone community with Alisa and Dawna Hales-Massé!

Swahili Na WaSwahili

This podcast series, Swahili Na Waswahili (Swahili and Swahili Speakers), features voices from Winnipeg’s growing Swahili community.

Find out what’s happening in Winnipeg’s Swahili community on U Radio!

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Solomon Baleke of Winnipeg Swahili TV hosts his first segment on Swahili Na Waswahili. Solomon’s first guest is Kiza Ngamba to discuss the challenges of integrating into Canadian culture and life.

Baraka Mulimbwa has built a flourishing commercial and post-construction cleaning company across Winnipeg and Ottawa. Mulimbwa only had a little when he moved to Canada, but he took the knowledge he gained working at a big-box retail store to build his own company and find success.

Host Christiane Dunia finds out more on Swahili Na Waswahili.

The new podcast series Swahili Na Waswahili (Swahili and Swahili Speakers) features voices from Winnipeg’s growing Swahili community.

Host Christiane Dunia sits down with Solomon Baleke of Winnipeg Swahili TV to learn more about his journey and his efforts in creating a platform for Swahili content.

Opinion: Ukraine Crisis

With tensions between Russia and Ukraine high, members of the Ukrainian Canadian community express their thoughts on this ever-evolving situation.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Ukrainians watch in horror as their friends, family, and culture are ruthlessly attacked.

Many Ukrainian-Canadians are doing what they can to support the brave Ukrainians fighting to preserve their way of life. Yevgeniya Tatarenko and many community members have created Help Ukraine: Morden, an organization collecting resources and supplies and shipping them to Ukraine. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/helpukrmorden/

This interview was conducted on April 07, 2022.

Bohdana Kornelyuk immigrated to Canada four years ago to study, pursuing a master’s degree. Bohdana now works in Canada.

With her family still living in Ukraine, she’s had restless nights as the invasion from Russia continues. She now speaks out with thousands of other Ukrainian Canadians for the world’s leaders to aid her home country.

This interview was conducted on February 25, 2022.

Dr. Orest Cap and his brother Alexander share their thoughts and messages from family and friends as Moscow attacks the sovereign borders of Ukraine. 

Dr. Cap is a professor emeritus from the University of Manitoba and holds a Ph.D. in technical-vocational education, and Alexander the Principal at Holy Cross School. Both have friends and family in Ukraine, some in the eastern region. 

This interview was conducted on February 24, 2022.

Valerii Pasko is a Ukrainian community member in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who immigrated to Canada 11 years ago. An active member of his community, Pasko is a co-publisher of the Ukrainian Winnipeg Magazine. 

Pasko’s parents still live in Ukraine and keep him updated with the situation transpiring on the country’s border. 

This interview was conducted on January 29, 2022.

As diplomatic measures are taken between NATO nations and Putin, the people of Ukraine wait in uncertainty about what the future will bring.

A retired professor from the Saint Andrews College at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Roman Yereniuk, discusses the history of Ukraine. Its declaration of independence in 1991, and his thoughts on the current crisis the country is facing.

This interview was conducted on January 27, 2022.

Dr. Orest Cap is a professors emeritus from the University of Manitoba and holds a Ph.D. in technical-vocational education. Dr. Cap has been published in various national and international journals and has been involved in several research initiatives with Ukraine.

Dr. Cap breaks down how the current crisis in Ukraine has affected its people and the international community.

This interview was conducted on January 26, 2022.

You asked us, We have answers for you.

Manitoba doctors are answering your controversial questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and immunization. Through the Protect MB Community Outreach and Incentive Grant, U Multicultural has developed Doc Talk Manitoba.

This series of interviews with doctors of diverse backgrounds will provide statistics, scientific data and facts, which educate about the COVID-19 immunization process.​

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Doc Talk Manitoba Host Jyoti Kalsi sits down with Chief Occupational Medical Officer, Workplace Safety and Health Dr. Denise Koh about the workplace and the COVID-19 vaccination.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Amilla Heendeniya is an Infectious Disease Physician and does clinical work, seeing patients with infectious diseases, COVID-19 being one of them. Dr. Heendeniya has been involved with COVID-19 clinical work since the beginning of the pandemic in Manitoba.   

He sits down with Doc Talk MB host Jyoti Kalsi to discuss the myths and facts surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Jared Bullard is the Section Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba and Associate Medical Director of Cadham Provincial Laboratory. Dr. Bullard works primarily out of the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. Dr. Bullard talks about COVID-19 and children.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Eddsel Martinez was born and raised in El Salvador. He and his family immigrated to Canada in the early 1990s and has called Winnipeg his home since. Always drawn to children, he worked as a camp counsellor throughout several summers of his adolescence which cemented his desire for a career working with children.  
 
Dr. Martinez talks about the start of school and fall and how it has and will affect children during the pandemic.  
 
In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Doc Talk Manitoba Host Jyoti Kalsi sits down with Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Amila Heendeniya to answer your questions around COVID-19 concerning side effects and allergens.     

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Doc Talk Manitoba Host Jyoti Kalsi sits down with Chief Occupational  Medical Officer, Workplace Safety and Health Dr. Denise Koh vaccinations for immigrants and foreign workers.   

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/  

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Jared Bullard shares his thoughts on what still needs to be done to ensure schools are at low risk of spreading COVID-19.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Denise Koh discusses the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Martinez tackles vaccine rates for more than 12 years old for eligible patients,  the hesitation parents had and have, and COVID-19  vaccinations for younger children.   

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/  

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

Dr. Amilla Heendeniya is an Infectious Disease Physician and works at three acute hospitals in Winnipeg. Dr. Heendeniya discusses how COVID-19 has affected us so far, and what we can potentially expect with future waves.  

Doc Talk MB: https://u-channel.ca/doc-talk-manitoba/ 

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Alt Hotel, and supported by Protect MB Community Outreach.

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