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Fringe reviews

A look back at some of Winnipeg Fringe 2015’s most notable shows

The Winnipeg Fringe Festival was bigger than ever this year with 108,721 indoor attendees and an estimated 80,000 people visiting Old Market Square for live music and entertainment. Now that the 2015 Fringe has come to a close, the Manitoban reviews some of its most notable returning shows.   340ft Up Close For a show […]

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Battling with the best

Winnipeg 3-on-3 tournament sees Bison alum move on to Mexico City

Four former local collegiate standouts will be making their way to Mexico City this September for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3-on-3 North American World Tour event, after placing second in the Hoop It Up basketball tournament.

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The kids on the runway

Reviewing the newest Jets taken at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft

While the NHL spotlight was fixated on Connor McDavid as the inevitable number-one pick, the Winnipeg Jets welcomed eight prospects at the 2015 NHL Draft. For the third time in Thrashers-Jets history, the franchise owned two picks in the first round of the draft and did not disappoint with their selection of USHL stars Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic.

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Keeping your head in the game

Evaluating concussions in football

Playing football can be different things to different people. For some, it’s an escape from the real world, a way to release frustration and anger in a controlled environment. For others, it’s a much needed adrenaline rush, letting the endorphins flow freely. One way or the other, the game can be very beneficial to the […]

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Funding slashed for Manitoba Institute for Policy Research

Discussions with government continue, outcome uncertain

The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, a provincial public policy think tank out of the University of Manitoba’s political studies department, has halted most of its activities after its funding dried up last month. The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research (MIPR) has been a fixture in the province’s public policy circles for the last four […]

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U of M approves new LGBT engineering scholarship

U of M alumnus and partner donate scholarship for LGBT engineering students

The LGBTTQ* community has seen massive steps toward inclusivity and equality over the last several years in Canada and around the world, including at the University of Manitoba. And thanks to U of M alumnus Jeff Kushner and his partner Randall McGinnis, the U of M has taken another step in the form of a […]

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International students hit the streets

Demonstration planned to protest fee hikes, GPA requirements in engineering

University of Manitoba international students are planning a massive demonstration outside the Fort Garry administration building July 30 to protest what they view as unfair treatment in everything from tuition fees to entrance requirements for the faculty of engineering. “The university is just treating international students as cash cows,” said Muhammad Jazim, international students’ commissioner […]

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Campus child care inaccessible, unaffordable, says report

University of Manitoba releases latest report on state of campus day care

Day care is largely unavailable and unaffordable for University of Manitoba student parents, and more child care spaces are desperately needed on campus. That is the conclusion of the most recent in a series of reports issued as part of the University of Manitoba child care working group, commissioned by the university to study options […]

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