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Clear Slate

Profile of Clear Slate candidates

Here are the self-submitted profiles of the UMSU General Election executive candidates for Clear Slate. Name: Spencer Yasui Position: President Studies: Fourth year, psychology Why I’m running I’m running because I care deeply about this university, and the students who populate it. They have been telling me they’re tired of the negativity and rumours surrounding […]

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Your UMSU

Profile of Your UMSU candidates

Here are the self-submitted profiles of the UMSU General Election executive candidates for Your UMSU. Name: Jeremiah Kopp Position: President Studies: Fifth year, political studies Why I’m running We have accomplished a lot over the past two years to change the culture at the University of Manitoba, but there is still much more to do. […]

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New rules for UMSU elections

2015 General Election first to pilot new penalty system

The 2015 General Election of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union will be the first to feature new rules related to election penalties after UMSU Council voted to approve changes to their policy manual at their Feb. 23 meeting. The new rules change how candidates are penalized for breaking election rules. Candidates are now penalized […]

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Introduction to the 2015 UMSU General Election Feature

A look at the candidates in the running to represent you

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) is in the midst of its annual General Election. Campaigning opened on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. and runs until March 6. The voting period will open March 4 and also runs until March 6, with voting stations available throughout the university. During this period all UMSU members […]

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Your UMSU

Your UMSU

Two candidates from each executive slate in the UMSU General Election sat down with the Manitoban after the first week of campaigning to answer questions about their stance on various issues important to students. Jeremiah Kopp, candidate for president, and Rebecca Kunzman, candidate for vice-president advocacy, spoke on behalf of the Your UMSU slate. The […]

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Clear Slate

Two candidates from each slate for the executive in the UMSU General Election sat down with the Manitoban after the first week of campaigning to answer questions about their stance on various issues important to students. Spencer Yasui, candidate for president, and Zach Leclerc, candidate for vice-president internal, spoke on behalf of the Clear Slate. […]

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Profile of UMSU’s 2015 community representative candidates

8 candidates vie to fill 5 rep seats

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union Council includes five seats reserved for community representatives. They are the Aboriginal students’ representative, international students’ representative, LGBTTQ* representative, students living with disabilities representative, and women’s representative. In this year’s UMSU General Election a total of eight candidates are running for UMSU’s five community representative positions. Three candidates are […]

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Parsing the Canadian history wars

Every party, not just the Conservatives, pushes their own view of history

Among the list of grievances critics of Prime Minister Stephen Harper inevitably trot out as further evidence of his profound, Machiavellian evil is the way in which Canadian history has been rebranded, or remade, under his leadership. The common refrain is that the prime minister insists on emphasizing the country’s ties to the Commonwealth and […]

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Graphic by Justin Ladia

Space news briefs

Exciting news about space exploration

Sentinel-2A ready for launch Sentinel-2A, an Earth observation satellite, is currently undergoing a last round of tests before being shipped to French Guiana for launch. The launch has been planned for June 12, and is part of the Copernicus program.  Sentintel-2A and Sentinel-2B, planned for launch in 2016, will take high-resolution images of the Earth […]

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Graphic by Bram Keast

Recent marijuana studies

Research shows that pot is just as safe as we think it is

“Pot is safer than alcohol,” echoes a stoner attempting to catch the ears of politicians who aren’t listening.  Many people, especially those who use marijuana recreationally, believe that weed is safer than other drugs, like alcohol.  Recent research published in Scientific Reports delves into the relative dangers involved in recreational drug use. The researchers determined […]

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