I want to commend UMSU Council and vice-president external Astitwa Thapa for their trailblazing work towards divesting the University Investment Trust from the fossil fuel sector. I agree wholeheartedly with Thapa when he says “the University of Manitoba prides itself in being a leader in the 21st century – then be a leader by divesting from fossil fuels.”
I am encouraged for the future of the country given this insightful campaign, and wish the student government continued success in its excellent work advocating for positive social change. Please continue being the change and leading by example.
U of M alumnus and former Manitoban comment editor, 2007-2009