What does the 2018 Province of Manitoba budget mean for students?

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.

UWSA General Election 2018 Results

March 8th, 2018

OFFICIAL 2018 UWSA GENERAL ELECTION & REFERENDUM RESULTS*

PRESIDENT

MORGAN BRIGHTNOSE – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED

Yes: 504
No: 53

VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

ZEE MORALES – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED

Yes: 483
No: 67

VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT AFFAIRS

JADE DEFEHR – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED

Yes: 500
No: 51

VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL AFFAIRS

BRENDEN GALI – UWSA Engage slate – ELECTED

Yes: 508
No: 53

SCIENCE DIRECTOR

TESSA BORTOLUZZI

276

DANIEL DENTON – ELECTED

297

ARTS DIRECTOR

JERICO NIEVES – ELECTED 

Yes: 489
No: 61

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DIRECTOR

IFEOMA NNADI – ELECTED 

Yes: 495
No: 45

COMMUNITY LIAISON

UGONNA CHIGBO & MESERET KAHSAY – ELECTED 

349

MIA RYDER-MARKS & NICHOLAS WARSZA

215

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS DIRECTOR

AVERY LETKEMANN – ELECTED

Yes: 494
No: 37

LGBT* DIRECTOR

QUENTIN MAYHEW & JUDE YALLOWEGA – ELECTED

Yes:472
No: 59

ACCESSIBILITY DIRECTOR

MOHAMED BEHI – ELECTED 

Yes: 505
No: 42

PACE DIRECTOR

GOLDIE ARORA – ELECTED

Yes:503
No: 43

REGENTS

SOPHIA HERSHFIELD

261

MEGAN LINTON – ELECTED 

305

SENATOR

MICHAEL KVERN – ELECTED

Yes: 480
No: 48

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.

Yes: 35
No: 8

*All results are unofficial until ratified by the board 

Voter Turnout: 6.8%

UWSA General Office and UWSA Day Care Open

March 6th, 2018

The UWSA General Office returns to regular office hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the UWSA Day Care is open.

For all questions or concerns, please email Karolya Vargscarr at generalmanager@theuwsa.ca

It’s Day 2 of voting for the UWSA General Election!

Today, students can vote in the Riddell Atrium, The Hive (Lockhart Hall), Merchants Corner and in the Buhler Atrium!

Check out all the details here!

UWSA Closures - Monday, March 5

March 5th, 2018

The UWSA General Office will be closed today due to extreme weather conditions.

The UWSA Day Care will close today at noon due to a power outage.
We will be updating the status of the daycare as information is made available.

Voting for the UWSA General Election starts today. Students can vote in The Hive, the Riddell Atrium and the Butler Atrium. Our mobile station in Richardson College is closed due to a power outage. For more information about the General Election, click here.

For all questions or concerns, please email Karolya Vargscarr at generalmanager@theuwsa.ca 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Federation of Students - Manitoba Annual General Meeting Registration

March 1st, 2018

Come out to the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students – MB!

Help set the mandate of the organization for the 2018-2019 year. We will also be electing our board for the 2018-19 year.

If traveling from Brandon please be advised travel will be arranged through the provincial office and you will be contacted with travel details.

PLEASE NOTE ONLY REGISTERED DELEGATES CAN ATTEND AND THEY MUST BE A MEMBER AT THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:

Local 8 – University of Winnipeg

Local 37 – Brandon University

Section 38 – Universite de Saint-Boniface

Local 96 – University of Manitoba – Graduate students

Local 103 – University of Manitoba – Undergraduate students

Any questions please feel free to contact organiser@cfsmb.ca.

Participez à l’Assemblée générale annuelle nationale de 2018 de la Fédération canadienne des étudiantes et étudiants – Manitoba.
Prenez part au processus décisionnaire pour la direction de l’organisation pour l’année 2018-2019. Nous allons aussi élire notre exécutif pour l’année 2018-2019.

Si vous voyagez à partir de Brandon, veuillez noter que vos déplacements seront organisés par le bureau provincial et nous prendrons contact avec vous pour vous fournir les détails.

VEUILLEZ NOTER QUE SEULS LES DÉLÉGUÉS ET DÉLÉGUÉES INSCRITS POURRONT PARTICIPER ET VOUS DEVEZ ÊTRE MEMBRE DE L’UN DES ÉTABLISSEMENTS SUIVANTS :

Section 8 – Université de Winnipeg
Section 37 – Université Brandon
Section 38 – Université de Saint-Boniface
Section 96 – University du Manitoba – Cycles supérieurs
Section 103 – University de Guelph – Premier cycle
Pour toute question, h’hésitez pas à prendre contact avec organiser@cfsmb.ca

 

To register, fill out a PDF below:

CFS-MB AGM Registration – English
CFS-MB AGM Registration – French

UWSA Election 2018 Candidates' Bios

February 28th, 2018

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Download a PDF version here: Election Candidates 2018

UWSAccess

February 9th, 2018

UWSAccess is a new student group working to dismantle barriers and create equitable access for students with disabilities/ disabled students.

Interested? Join the Facebook group here!

Questions? Email Vice-President External Affairs Megan Linton at vpea@theuwsa.ca

Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference

February 8th, 2018

The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference is a three-day conference held on Friday, March 1 till Sunday, March 3, 2018. The conference will be held at the Ryerson Student Campus Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Check out the event here!

If you’d like to participate in the conference but need help covering travel and accommodation costs, you can apply for a grant from Canadian Federation of Students by Friday, February 9 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Please email funding@cfs-fcee.ca with your name, member local students’ union, phone number, and a paragraph on why you want to attend the conference and what you hope to gain from the experience.

The subject line should include “Funding Request: ROBAM”. Make sure to include the amount of funding you’re requesting, up to a maximum of $1000. Applications will be reviewed by the Students with Disabilities Representative on the National Executive.

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