Digvir Jayas. Photo: University of Manitoba.

U of M gains seat in NSERC

University of Manitoba’s vice president (research and international) appointed position at NSERC

Digvir Jayas, the University of Manitoba’s vice president (research and international) has recently been appointed to the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). “I was thrilled to receive a call about my appointment to NSERC, and was thrilled a second time when I received a letter confirming the appointment,” said Jayas in […]

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Student loans: the less you have, the more you have to pay

Why interest rates on student loans should be scrapped

Bilan Arte Canada currently uses provincial and federal student loans as a way to increase the accessibility of our post-secondary education system. The idea is simple: lump sums of money are provided to students from low-income families to help pay for their school and living expenses for the duration of their post-secondary education program. In […]

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Brandon University a key player in immigration study

Brandon University (BU) recently announced its role in a $2.5 million dollar immigration research study. The study collaborates with other universities and institutions over a span of seven years to assess what brings immigrants to Canada and what kind of an impact they provide, with an emphasis on mid-size cities and small towns. The intention […]

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University’s hypocrisy

I always thought that the mission or goal of any post-secondary educational institution was to teach individuals meaningful skills and knowledge so that they would be able to successfully contribute to the welfare of our society. Or at the very least, teach individuals enough knowledge and skills so that they might get a job that […]

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Blended-entry system will allow direct admission at U of M

Faculties and schools that admit students after University 1 will now be able to accept applicants straight from high school at the University of Manitoba. Until now, the only faculties that did so were the school of art, an agriculture program, and the faculties of music and engineering. The University has been considering a blended-entry […]

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