UMSU continues to collect fees for paid-off loan

For the past 12 years, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) has been annually collecting a student fee to pay for space in the nursing building (Helen Glass Centre). The “Annex Fee,” as it is called, collects $5.50 per undergraduate student per semester. As of Jan. 1, 2010 UMSU finished paying off the loan […]

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Premier Selinger speaks to political science students at U of M

Premier Greg Selinger gave the opening address at this year’s University of Manitoba political studies students’ conference this past week, focusing on Manitoba as an actor in the international community. Selinger’s talk focused on the province’s role in international relations, explaining the framework and overall strategy of how the provincial government relates to the rest […]

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Liberals want abortion and contraceptives included in G8 health initiative

The federal Liberals are urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to include access to contraceptives and safe abortions as part of the conservatives’ maternal health initiative, given Harper’s pledge for Canada to work towards improving maternal health worldwide during this year’s G8 Summit. Carolyn Bennett, liberal health critic, said that Harper must include a full range […]

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Smartcards coming to Winnipeg?

Major cities across Canada are witnessing technological developments within their transit systems. Transit riders in Calgary, Edmonton, Kingston, Saskatoon and other cities have adjusted to a new “smart” method of payment, which allows passengers to swipe reloadable cards in place of bus tickets. Winnipeg is also joining the trend, expecting to have buses equipped with […]

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University awaits results of predicted budget shortfall

As the announcement of the provincial operating grant approaches, university administration, faculty members and staff wait to see if a predicted budget shortfall for 2010-11 will come true. This predicted deficit has spawned two new initiatives, Optimizing Academic Resources (OARs) and the Resource Optimization and Service Enhancement (ROSE) project. Vice-president (administration) Debbie McCallum explained that […]

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Hating on Valentine’s haters

In case you forgot, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day. This romantic holiday is filled with roses, poetry, love and flying naked babies. It’s a wondrous time of love being proclaimed and lovers exchanging tokens of appreciation for each other — a season when there is no shortage of cinnamon hearts or Scooby Doo valentines, where […]

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Schools are just factories

Schools are just factories producing a cooperative work force fertilizing a crop of young minds with ideas genius is limited those who don’t succeed get weeded out by numbers without empathy and by a man in the factory called the principal here they come . . . down the line get em’ while they’re hot!

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