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: 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…

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,…

Manitoba Elections 2019: Support for Open Educational Resources & Credit Transfer Database

This article is part of UMSU’s Manitoba Elections 2019 series, detailing the policy priorities that we have advocated for provincial parties to adopt as part of their platforms to ensure postsecondary education in the province remains affordable and accessible. Learn more here.   RECOMMENDATION: The Government of Manitoba provide a 50% increase in funding grants for…