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UMSU to Work With University to Support Students Affected by Saudi Arabia Funding Withdrawal

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union is disappointed to hear of the recent decision by the government of Saudi Arabia to withdraw funding of students attending University on the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. We encourage the governments of Canada and Saudi Arabia to come to a diplomatic resolution that will allow the students to continue […]

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UMSU Stands Against Ethnonationalist Group Circulating Stickers on U of M Campus

Yesterday, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) President Jakob Sanderson spoke to CityTV regarding stickers promoting ethnonationalist group ID Canada, which appeared in several locations across the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. Sanderson relayed UMSU’s firm stance against this group and the stickers, which directly oppose UMSU’s equity policy emphasizing a safe and […]

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International Students Healthcare Update: Message from the President

Hello Students, I hope your summer is going well! I know that many of you have been stressed about how your healthcare coverage will be affected in 2018/19 given the province’s decision to cut health care for international students. While we continue to fight against this policy, we do have a positive update on the […]

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UMSU Calls for Affordable Education Initiatives Following 2018-19 Tuition Increase

May 23, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – On May 22nd, the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors approved a 6.6% tuition increase for all students enrolled in 2018-2019 classes. For those taking a full course load, this amounts to a $260 increase per domestic student and a $1013 increase per international student. Both UMSU representatives on […]

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UMSU Board of Directors Adjourns on a ‘High’ Note

April 27, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) Board of Directors, formerly known as UMSU Council, passed a motion defining its stance on cannabis use on April 26, 2018. With the impending legalization of cannabis in Canada scheduled for Summer 2018, UMSU amended its existing  Position Statement Book  to include an […]

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