University of Manitoba

Protesters challenge budget cuts, fee hikes

A crowd of University of Manitoba community members demonstrated their dissatisfaction over the school’s budgetary process at a rally held last Tuesday afternoon. Participants protested…




Mandatory courses: who, and why?

There’s been discussion recently about imposing additional mandatory courses on students at the University of Manitoba. In the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) Annual Survey, students were asked if they support an Indigenous Studies course requirement.


The Hub turns first profit

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) is turning a profit on its campus bar, the Hub, for the first time since its inception, but not all UMSU councillors are pleased with the union’s cost-cutting measures.


Womyn helping women

The University of Manitoba Womyn’s Centre has partnered with the Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre to offer free self-defence classes for women on campus.


Active Living Centre damage still being assessed

Less than six months after the University of Manitoba’s Active Living Centre (ALC) opened its doors, activities at the recreation centre were disrupted for three days in late August as a result of flooding.


History made by hand

The University of Manitoba’s School of Art Gallery has been transformed once again, with quote-littered walls and a variety of ceramics balanced atop minimalist stands….


‘World-class’ is going a bit far

In a full-page trumpeting of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) executive’s accomplishments, UMSU president Jeremiah Kopp refers to the renovations begun and planned to the hallway on the third floor of University Centre as a “marquee, $1.4-million, world-class capital project.”

That’s the kind of hyperbole (some might call it bullshit) that makes me blush, and then write an article about it.


Music students make some noise

Students from the Desautels faculty of music have approved a motion condemning recent budget cuts and calling on university administration to cancel currently planned reductions and restore funding to the faculty.