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Bisons fall just short against Montreal

University of Manitoba football team suffers heartbreaking 29-26 loss in Uteck Bowl

Just 12 yards stood between the Manitoba Bisons, and a trip to their first Vanier Cup since 2007 on Saturday afternoon, however fate would not play into the visitors’ hands, as they fell 29-26 against a stingy Montreal Carabins defence.  Summary Trailing by five points with 1:32 remaining, Bison quarterback Jordan Yantz led his team […]

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Golden sun, golden medals

Former Bison Taylor Pischke wins gold for Canada

Former Bison Taylor Pischke has added more gold to her impressive trophy case while representing Canada in the North, Central American, and Caribbean (NORCECA) beach volleyball championship. Pischke and her Team Canada beach volleyball partner from York University, Melissa Humana-Paredes, are currently ranked 34th in Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) World Tour rankings and are […]

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Saturday night’s allright for winning

Men's and women's volleyball split weekend against Thompson Rivers

The University of Manitoba Bison men and women’s volleyball teams squared off against Thompson Rivers at home this weekend, sharing similar results with a loss on Friday night and 3-0 win on Saturday.  Women The Bison women’s team opened their weekend Friday night against the WolfPack in front of a largehouse in the Investors Group […]

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Postma provides power play prowess

Seventh round pick has finally secured NHL status

Not much work was done on the Winnipeg Jet defence during the off-season, except for a few bits and bops to strengthen the backline pairings for the 2014-15 season. Perhaps the biggest change was the role of 25-year old Paul Postma, who is finally seeing NHL ice time on a regular basis this season. In […]

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Herd-ling up the standings

Women's hockey sweeps 4th-ranked UBC, moves into tie for 1st place

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team made a huge statement over the weekend, grinding out two impressive wins over the CIS fourth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba never trailed in either game, holding the dangerous UBC scoring attack to just one goal in both games. Friday’s matchup went to overtime, with the Bisons pulling out […]

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Basketball, men's hockey, and swimming

Basketball The men and women’s basketball teams visited Calgary this weekend to take on the Dinos. The women’s team continued their struggles against a 2-4 Dino squad, losing Friday night 78-62, and Saturday night 65-39. The women now sit at the bottom of the Canada West, still searching for their first win of the season. […]

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Outrage ignites over 43 missing students

Corruption, endemic violence fuel the fire in Mexico

Students backed with strong popular support have been leading major mobilizations in Mexico with the most recent uprisings fuelled by government corruption and endemic violence following the disappearance of 43 students. On Sept. 26, students from the rural teachers’ vocational school of Ayotzinapa, about 100-km away from Iguala in the state of Guerrero, were reportedly […]

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UMSU hosts semi-annual general meeting

Bannatyne event sees low turnout, U-parking pass motion

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) hosted its semi-annual general meeting at the university’s Bannatyne campus last week. The event took place Nov. 17 over lunch at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. The University of Manitoba Students’ Union is obligated to host two general meetings a year during the regular school session, […]

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Bjornson excited to work with students

New education minister discusses his role and the future of post-secondary education in Manitoba

Peter Bjornson, the newly appointed minister of education and advanced learning, has formally begun to take on the responsibilities of his new position. Bjornson landed in his new position following a difficult month for the Manitoba NDP, which saw the resignation of five former cabinet ministers who questioned Premier Greg Selinger’s leadership. “I am excited […]

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Peter Bjornson, minister of education and advanced learning, (middle) with student leaders from UWSA and CFS-MB.

Manitoba government to eliminate interest on student loans

Selinger, Bjornson vowed to offer students some relief from debt

Last Thursday the reigning provincial New Democratic Party (NDP) government announced that the government would move to eliminate interest rates on all provincial government-issued post-secondary student loans. The throne speech signalled the opening of a new legislative session, assessing policies of the previous decade as a period of transition from “cuts and underfunding to investment” […]

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