CBC News: Manitoba Metis Federation signs first cheques of 10-year education program

By CBC News Nine Métis students have received money from the federal government to help pay for university costs through a partnership with the Manitoba Metis Federation. The $90-million, 10-year post-secondary education support program, which is administered by the MMF, was first announced in November. The federation announced the first cheques being sent out on Saturday.…

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The Manitoban: UMSU president and VP meet with provincial ministers

By Amira Tekle UMSU president Jakob  Sanderson and VP advocacy Sarah  Bonner-Proulx met with two provincial politicians in recent weeks to advocate for several policy proposals on behalf of international students, sexual assault survivors and the UMSU membership-at-large. Meetings were held with Progressive Conservative (PC) MLA and Minister for Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler,…

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Message from the President: On February 12-14, Vote to Save the U-Pass

By Jakob Sanderson This week we are asking you to vote to save UMSU’s most-utilized service. The U-Pass program, which provides unlimited transit access for all full-time students in the transit service area, is up for review this year, and we believe strongly that this review should conclude with a strong endorsement from University of…

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Storming the Hill – Lobbying MPs for Post-Secondary Student Interests

By Jakob Sanderson and Sarah Bonner-Proulx While post-secondary education in Canada largely falls under provincial jurisdiction, the federal government has a major stake in ensuring that the students of today are the skilled workers, innovators and leaders of tomorrow. This week, the two of us have joined our counterparts from the Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive…

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