Local briefs

U of M researcher helps assess older drivers According to the Winnipeg Free Press, a University of Manitoba researcher is involved in a national study to develop methods that would allow physicians to assess the driving abilities of older individuals. Dr. Michelle Porter, a professor of kinesiology, said that during a five-year period, the project […]

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International post-secondary education briefs

Students may have work for sale online without even knowing it According to an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog, an American student recently had her paper stolen and distributed through essay mills, without her knowledge. According to The Chronicle, “Without her knowing it, a paper that Melinda Riebolt co-wrote […]

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U of M looks for new vice-president external

With the retirement of Elaine Goldie, the University of Manitoba’s current vice-president (external), the search is on for her replacement. As head of all external relations of the U of M, Goldie is responsible for building relationships between the university and a variety of communities, including governments, business and industry partners, foundations, the media, alumni, […]

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Money for used textbooks worth the wait

U of M students looking to sell used textbooks can get cash upfront at the BookStore, or a potentially bigger chunk of change with patience if they sell their used books at Archives, the students’ union used bookstore. The University of Manitoba BookStore is currently holding its textbook buyback, held three times a year. Its […]

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U of M retention pond used to store run-off water and house wild life

The University of Manitoba Smartpark, a subsidiary corporation to the University of Manitoba, is undergoing a multi-million dollar construction project to control runoff water distributed by future Smartpark projects. The project of constructing a retention pond that will serve as a wildlife habitat as well as a storage facility for runoff water was part of […]

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Tensions high, debate extensive at CFS annual general meeting

OTTAWA (CUP) — After a marathon closing plenary session, the Canadian Federation of Students’ four-day November general meeting wrapped up late in the evening of Nov. 28. Hundreds of delegates from campuses across the country met just outside of Ottawa, at the Best Western Jacques Cartier in Gatineau, Que. from Nov. 25–28 to participate in […]

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Administration cuts back on discretionary spending

In light of the current financial crisis, all faculties, schools and administrative units at the University of Manitoba have been asked to curb discretionary spending. “The university is facing significant challenges with its budget and will see a $36.4 million shortfall in 2010,” said U of M President David Barnard at a town-hall meeting held […]

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A dismissal of ski jumpers’ rights is a dismissal to us all

With strict laws enforcing equality in treatment for all Canadian citizens, we should all be proud bearers of the maple leaf — especially with the onset of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. For a large group of ski jumpers hoping to compete in these games however, these laws have all but fallen short of reality. […]

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