UMSU execs get yearly parking pass or bus pass as job perk

According to University of Manitoba Parking Services, “There are no students receiving free parking passes due to special circumstances.” However, there are a few exceptions to the rule. According to Sid Rashid, University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU) president, “As part of the UMSU policy, parking or [ . . . ] bus passes are […]

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Brandon University latest to go bottled water free

In an effort to confront the environmental and ethical implications of bottled water, Brandon University has become the latest Canadian university to eliminate the sale and distribution of bottled water on campus. “Brandon University is only the third university in Canada to eliminate bottled water. We would like to see other organizations in our community […]

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Local briefs

Kitchen fire costs U of M 30K According to CBC News, a fire that broke out the morning of Jan. 22 at the University of Manitoba has caused $30, 000 in damages. The fire broke out in St. John’s College, starting in the kitchen.No one was hurt in the blaze. The cause is currently under […]

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University aims to recruit more heavily from outside Manitoba

As the number of students coming from Manitoba high schools decreases, the University of Manitoba will have to more actively recruit from outside the province. Over the next 12 years, the university is anticipating a 14 per cent drop in the number of applications coming from Manitoba high schools. According to Peter Dueck, director of […]

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Asper says stadium will be ready for 2012 kick off

Football fans need not worry. David Asper has said he expects to meet his 2012 deadline for completion of the new Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium. “Planning for the stadium is progressing very well, both in terms of the basics, such as the site surveying that some may have seen over the past couple of weeks […]

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U of M: paper towel dispensers are step forward

The University of Manitoba is continuously looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly while cutting costs and saving energy around campus. In the 2008-09 year alone the U of M was able to save $4.8 million in utility services according to the most recent sustainability report. U of M students and staff may have […]

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Ignatieff at U of M

On Jan. 14, Michael Ignatieff made the University of Manitoba the seventh stop on his tour of Canadian campuses titled, “A Conversation with Michael Ignatieff.” Just moments into his presentation, students greeted the Liberal leader with large banner decorated with a list of challenges facing Canadian students — rolled from the second floor of Drake […]

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International-post secondary education briefs

U.S. earns big on tuition from foreign students According to the University World News (UWN), the amount of money the United States receives from foreign students is $18 billion. As of now 3.7 per cent of students attending an institution in the United States are foreign and the money earned is composed of their tuition […]

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Cold is Cool, Man.

There is undoubtedly a perception — or more accurately, a stereotype — throughout much of the world that Canada is a frigid, barren wasteland, wholly uninviting and nearly inhospitable during the long winter months. This, I suppose, is kind of true. Measuring on a basis of average nationwide temperatures, Canada is indeed the coldest country […]

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