Thousands of students choose military life on path to degree

While many students choose to take out hefty student loans or balance a part time job with school, thousands of students each year choose a more complicated path to higher education through the Canadian Forces. Master Warrant Officer Paul Lucas explained that the Canadian Forces offers a program for students in Grade 12 or first/second-year […]

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U of M Symphony Orchestra opens season with American classics

The University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra begins its second year under Maestro Richard Lee this week on Oct. 27 with the first of four performances scheduled for the year. The first concert includes works by American greats Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, Russian romantic Aleksandr Borodin and the University of Manitoba’s own Robert Turner. Maestro […]

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Wasylycia-Leis would form youth advisory committee at city hall if elected

Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis proposed starting a youth advisory committee at city hall to give students have more of a voice on decisions made by the city, if elected mayor. “[Young people] have so many ideas that need to be considered,” said Wasylycia-Leis at Wednesday’s debate at the University of Winnipeg. Candidates Brad Gross and […]

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First Nations University denied reinstatement of $7.2 million in federal funding

Even though the federal government refuses to reinstate millions of dollars in annual funding to the First Nations University of Canada, its student association president is saying she will continue to advocate for the survival of the school. “I am in a place where I will not be defeated until the university shuts its doors. […]

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Get More Sleep

As university students, we are often in multiple classes and have many other responsibilities, which may make it seem like there are not enough minutes in the day to accomplish everything we need to get done. Instead of sacrificing our favourite television shows or dinner out with friends, what many of us choose to cut […]

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First Nations University students optimistic about future despite funding cuts

Despite provincial and federal funding cuts of $12 million and counting, students at the First Nations University of Canada are optimistic about the institution’s future, said student Cadmus Delorme. “Number one, we will not let our institution close. What the students wanted from day one was accountability and transparency. We got that,” said Delorme, commenting […]

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Int’l students generate big bucks for Canada but struggle to make ends meet

Having generated $6.5 billion for the Canadian economy in 2008, the biggest issue for international students today is managing their own finances, says Aisyah Abdkahar, UMSU international student representative. “The main issue for all international students is the money, because money is something that they can’t control. When it comes to your personal life or […]

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