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Upgraded UMSU Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 4. 2020 – The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) has been working hard this summer to improve coverage under the UMSU Student Health & Dental Insurance Plan (HDIP), a secondary health plan provided to all UMSU members. “We’re very pleased to offer our members additional coverage for a number of heavily-utilized […]

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COVID-19: How to access the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

  On April 29, the federal government approved $9 billion in emergency financial aid for post-secondary students and recent graduates to help offset the loss of expected income over the summer due the economic fallout of COVID-19. The main component of this aid package is the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). Students can apply for […]

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UMSU Executive Committee: Term in Review, Winter 2020

By UMSU Executive Committee During the first half of 2019/2020, UMSU’s centennial year, we focused on two things: building upon a number of different advocacy initiatives that began the year before, and making UMSU more engaged with and responsive to the needs of its members and stakeholders. In the second half of our term we […]

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Nominations open for spots on UMSU’s Board of Trustees

UMSU is currently accepting nominations for one non-student community representative and one student at-large to sit on the UMSU Scholarship & Bursary Fund and Endowment Fund Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the management of the funds including investment policies, financial audits and overall direction of the Fund. For more […]

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COVID-19: UMSU Applauds Manitoba Government’s Suspension of Student Loan Repayments

WINNIPEG, MB – Today the Government of Manitoba has announced that all repayment of student loans will be suspended through September 30. This matches the federal student loan policy and will be a significant benefit to students in the province grappling with financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Said UMSU President Jakob Sanderson, “This […]

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