Welcome home factually based arguments

The article written by Spencer Fernando, entitled “Welcome Home Gilad Shalit,” has revealed that deliberate antagonism continues to override mature discussion on this campus, in turn stifling correct understanding. We are of the designated “fringe critics” of Israel on campus — the select few who are seen to make up an unfortunate part of our […]

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Youth engagement in politics an uphill battle

With the provincial election coming up in October, political parties and professors alike are hoping to get more young people engaged in the political process. Jared Wesley, a political science professor at the University of Manitoba, has played a leading role in convening a series of academic lectures and public events entitled “U2011,” which seek […]

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Election fever in Winnipeg South

On May 2, when Canadian citizens go back to the polls for the fourth time since 2004, voters in the Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South will choose between incumbent Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge and Liberal candidate Terry Duguid. Rob Bruinooge, who holds a political science degree from the U of M, was first elected in […]

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BoG notes

The University of Manitoba Board of Governors met on March 15. Peter George, president and chief operating officer of McKim Cringan George, a full service marketing communications firm, presented the new campaign concept for the university. The university undergoes two marketing campaigns each year, based the university’s activities throughout the year. For the past three […]

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Campus Beat

Environmental Awareness Week reminds students to respect their environment Environmental Awareness Week is set to return to campus again this year, with events taking place March 14-18. The week of activities is organized by University of Manitoba Recycling and Environmental Group (UMREG), to educate and inform students and staff at the U of M about […]

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Faculty salaries in Manitoba fall below average

In comparison to other Canadian universities, professors at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg have salaries that are below average, making them among the poorest paid professors in Western Canada. Statistics Canada figures show that professors salaries are, on average, significantly higher at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, the […]

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Journalism is not dead

The face of journalism is changing. Every day, the field is evolving in its nature as it adapts to societal changes. The notion of a journalist can no longer be neatly defined, as today, more and more people have the power to participate in communication. No one can understand these changes better than Margo Goodhand, […]

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Senate highlights

A Senate meeting was held on March 2 in the Senate chambers. Richard Sigurdson, dean of the faculty of arts, chaired the meeting in place of president Barnard. Sigurdson claimed that this was due to a provision in the university act, which states that a senator must chair the meeting if it is his or […]

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Regenerative medicine program at U of M first of its kind in Western Canada

Researchers in the field of regenerative medicine at the University of Manitoba will soon be able to conduct their work in a new facility, following significant investments from the federal government. The regenerative medicine program at the U of M is at the forefront of regenerative research in Canada. The research seeks to investigate the […]

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Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 to take place at the U of M and U of W

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), an annual international series of events, will be running for the sixth consecutive year on campuses across the globe. Although the events have incited major controversy in Canada and abroad, neither the University of Manitoba nor the University of Winnipeg administrations have restricted the events, which will take place from March […]

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