Jim Clark – Letter to the Winnipeg Free Press

Re: Province to cut workforce costs by 2.2 per cent (May 5) Revenue for Manitoba universities was $1.37 billion in 2017-2018, according to the latest data from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. Sixty per cent ($800 million) of funding came from university operations: fees ($242 million), donations and investments ($109 million), federal research … Continue reading Jim Clark – Letter to the Winnipeg Free Press

Mary Jane McCallum – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and MLAs

Dear Hon. Brian Pallister, I'm writing as a citizen of Manitoba who is very concerned about the way the Progressive Conservative government is treating universities.  The Province of Manitoba’s Path To Reconciliation Act defines reconciliation as an “ongoing process of establishing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in order to build trust, affirm … Continue reading Mary Jane McCallum – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and MLAs

Jim Clark and Scott Forbes – Op-Ed in the Winnipeg Free Press

Why Universities Matter The global COVID-19 pandemic presents Manitobans with an historic challenge, and decisions made now must be the right ones, both for the present crisis, and for the long-term wellbeing of the province. This requires an appreciation of the roles played by core institutions, including universities. Manitoba’s public universities educate about 45,000 students … Continue reading Jim Clark and Scott Forbes – Op-Ed in the Winnipeg Free Press

Jennifer Reid – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister, MLAs, and MP Leah Gazan

Dear Premier, Minister, and Members, Canadian universities are on the front lines as an essential service equipping Canadians to face the demanding realities of the new world of work. University education has a major role to play in mitigating the fallout effects of the COVID-19 crisis and in making Canadians as competitive as possible in … Continue reading Jennifer Reid – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister, MLAs, and MP Leah Gazan