All posts tagged: Winnipeg

Updated, March 18 – University of Manitoba: Messages on Covid-19 Precautions

The following messages from University of Manitoba have been published on the university’s news portal after the first presumptive case of Covid-19 in Winnipeg was announced on March 12. The situation remains very fluid and what happens next will hinge on the measures the university and/or provincial health authorities decide to take. UMSU will continue […]

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The Manitoban: UMSU president urges city to scrap fee hike

UMSU president Jakob Sanderson went before the Winnipeg city council during its Nov. 21 meeting to urge councillors to scrap the expected upcoming $24.50 increase to the U-Pass, calling the impact the pass has made on students and sustainability in the city at large “unambiguously positive.” The U-Pass program, implemented at the U of M […]

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The Manitoban: Opinion – U-Pass presents major test for city’s commitment to sustainability

By Jakob Sanderson Any reader who has made plans with me knows I probably won’t offer to pick you up. The reason for this is the same reason that I was so excited to vote “Yes” in the U-Pass referendum four years ago. I don’t drive. But over the past four years as I went […]

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City Commissions Study into UMSU U-Pass Proposal

November 5, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) President, Vice President Finance and Operations, and Vice President Advocacy presented an alternative proposal to the City of Winnipeg’s Public Works Committee in opposition to the fee increase of $24.50 per term for the Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass). The UMSU Executives […]

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UMSU Opposes U-Pass Fee Increase Recommended by Winnipeg Transit

Today, Winnipeg Transit provided its report on the UPASS and is recommending an increase in the cost of the program to $160.75 per term. This is an increase of $24.50 per term from the 2019/20 cost; an increase that is said to be necessitated by budgetary restraints and the expansion of the program to red […]

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