March 15th, 2018
Warning: There are anti-choice protesters on the front lawn outside of Wesley Hall at the University of Winnipeg.
Update: This group has left this spot.
For follow-up, please email VPEA Megan Linton at email@example.com
March 14th, 2018
On Monday, March 12, President Laura Garinger attended the release of Manitoba’s 2018 budget alongside the Canadian Federation of Students-Manitoba.
For the second year in a row, Manitoba students are seeing another year of cuts disguised as increases. There is no new money for students in this budget, and once again, it is the provincial government offloading responsibility on to students and the institutions they attend.
- Operating grants for institutions will decrease by 0.8 % or $5,423,000 across the board
- General Loans and Bursaries will decrease by 97 %
- Funding has been eliminated for Health Professions Financial Assistance
The Pallister government promised financial help to Indigenous students while cutting 1 million dollars to the Access Program, which aims to provide university level education for Northern communities, especially Indigenous folks.
Even though the government believes students will get by with these proposed changes, they have already put students in a precarious situation by passing legislation allowing tuition to increase up to five per cent plus the rate of inflation.
With another year of decreased operational funding to post-secondary institution, universities including UWinnipeg will most likely rely on tuition increases to make up their budget shortfalls.
The only solution the Pallister government has for students is to seek out financial aid to pay for their tuition which will leave students with massive amounts of debt to deal with upon graduation.
March 8th, 2018
OFFICIAL 2018 UWSA GENERAL ELECTION & REFERENDUM RESULTS*
MORGAN BRIGHTNOSE – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED
VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
ZEE MORALES – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED
VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT AFFAIRS
JADE DEFEHR – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED
VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL AFFAIRS
BRENDEN GALI – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED
DANIEL DENTON – ELECTED
JERICO NIEVES – ELECTED
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DIRECTOR
IFEOMA NNADI – ELECTED
UGONNA CHIGBO & MESERET KAHSAY – ELECTED
MIA RYDER-MARKS & NICHOLAS WARSZA
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS DIRECTOR
AVERY LETKEMANN – ELECTED
QUENTIN MAYHEW & JUDE YALLOWEGA – ELECTED
MOHAMED BEHI – ELECTED
GOLDIE ARORA – ELECTED
MEGAN LINTON – ELECTED
MICHAEL KVERN – ELECTED
REFERENDUM – PASSED
“The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association will impose a levy on EDUC courses of 25 cents per credit hour to be accessed only by the Education Students’ Association as a means to create awards, bursaries, grants, or foundation investments with the express purpose of supporting Education students at the University of Winnipeg.”
*This referendum is open to be voted on only by students registered in the faculty of Education.
*All results are unofficial until ratified by the board
Voter Turnout: 6.8%
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