International Student Program

December 7, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Message from UMSU on the Federal International Student Program Update Winnipeg, MB – On December 7, 2023, Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship announced that starting January 1, 2024, the federal government will be doubling the cost-of-living requirement for study permit applicants from $10,000 to $20,635.…

VPA Note – Sexual Violence Awareness Month

 UM Students,  As the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) Vice-President Advocacy, I am writing to you today to mark Sexual Violence Awareness Month and to express our solidarity with all survivors of sexual violence.  Sexual violence remains a pervasive issue in Canadian society, especially on university campuses. According to the 2019 National College Health…

PRESS RELEASE – April 12th, 2023 

PRESS RELEASE – April 12th, 2023  University of Manitoba Fort Gary Campus, Winnipeg, MB – Today UMSU was delighted to welcome the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, onto our beautiful campus. Joining Prime Minister Trudeau in his announcement was the Honourable Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and Climate Change, Terry Duguid.  In…

UMSU Statement Regarding Election

UMSU Statement Regarding Election At the March 13th UMSU Board meeting, the election’s Chief Returning Officer (CRO) presented an emergency motion to the Board to ensure that proper election governance was followed. The motion proposed that if the election process had been violated concerning the Presidential race that a run-off election be subsequently held. Upon…

Earthquake Statement

Earthquake Statement: Students, On February 6th 2023, Turkey and Syria were hit with an earthquake, leaving millions of people in a dangerous and life-threatening situation. We send our most heartfelt and deepest condolences to anyone who has been affected by this natural disaster. We want to ensure that any student who has been affected by…