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PRESS RELEASE – Statement on Emergency Motion 0522

Press Release – Statement on Emergency Motion 0522 Statement on Emergency Motion 0522 October 22, 2021 Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday evening, the UMSU board of directors passed an emergency motion to “stand in solidarity with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and students supporting UMFA”. As you may know, UMFA and The University of […]

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UMSU: New U of M Budget Reflects Student Priorities

  Winnipeg, MB – Amid concerns over cuts to its provincial operating grant and how to adjust its course offerings during a prolonged pandemic, the University of Manitoba has managed to deliver a budget for next year that heeds student recommendations.   The U of M yesterday announced its budget for 2020/2021, including additional funding […]

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COVID-19: UMSU Welcomes the Opening of the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

  Winnipeg, MB – Post-secondary students facing a loss of summer jobs and income due to the coronavirus will be able to apply on Friday for direct financial help from the federal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday announced that as of May 15, eligible post-secondary students can apply for the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit […]

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COVID-19: UMSU Reaction to U of M Decision to Hold Courses Remotely for Fall 2020 Term

  Winnipeg, MB – The University of Manitoba today announced that it plans to hold courses remotely during the Fall 2020 term, due to the coronavirus pandemic being expected to linger for the foreseeable future. All courses will be offered online, unless the criteria for mandatory in-person instruction is met. This announcement comes on the […]

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UMSU Statement on Provincial Government’s Increased Scholarship and Bursary Funding

  Winnipeg, MB – In light of the new challenges facing post-secondary students due to the coronavirus, yesterday the Government of Manitoba announced that they will be matching dollar for dollar funds raised by post-secondary institutions for the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI) for the 2020/2021 academic year. The announcement also saw the province […]

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