UMSU Executive Fall 2020 Term in Review

By UMSU Executive Committee  In too many ways to count, both good and bad, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. The global coronavirus pandemic has both pushed students apart, yet also brought us together. As your elected UMSU executive team, we have been faced with challenges that none of us could have ever…

Post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era: Preserving Manitoba’s status as a foreign study destination

This article is the second of a three-part series detailing recommendations from UMSU to the Government of Manitoba for how to improve access and affordability of post-secondary education given the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. Part one calls for increasing access to post-secondary education for women and marginalized communities; part two calls for actions to…

Post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era: Adopting open textbooks and achieving universal broadband access

This article is the second of a three-part series detailing recommendations from UMSU to the Government of Manitoba for how to improve access and affordability of post-secondary education given the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. Part one calls for increasing access to post-secondary education for women and marginalized communities. These recommendations were presented by UMSU…

Post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era: Increase access for women and marginalized communities

This article is part one of a three-part series detailing recommendations from UMSU to the Government of Manitoba for how to improve access and affordability of post-secondary education in light of the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. These recommendations were presented by UMSU executives to the Minister of Finance and Minister of Economic Development and…

CBC News: Manitoba launches online tool to match employers and students for jobs

By CBC News The Manitoba government on Thursday launched an online tool to match students looking for job opportunities with employers who need help. “Summer jobs are important for youth in not only helping pay for an education, but for building life skills and developing future career interests,” Premier Brian Pallister said. “Employers also benefit from hiring students,…