Adding polling stations won’t reduce apathy: students, CRO

This year’s UMSU election will be in full swing after nominations for candidates close Feb. 18. Now for the next step: where to vote? Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Jason van Rooy has finalized this year’s polling station locations across the Fort Garry campus in Fletcher Argue, Armes, Agriculture, Frank Kennedy, Drake and University College, plus […]

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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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UMSU rep: U of M falling short in providing access for students with disabilities

The University of Manitoba is falling short when it comes to making the university accessible to students living with disabilities, says the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) Community Representative for Students living with Disabilities, Gabriel Pelletier. “For our university to be the first one in Canada to have [ . . . ] disability […]

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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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