Shauna MacKinnon – Editorial in the Winnipeg Free Press

DURING the pandemic in Manitoba, are we really "all in this together?" Everyone is saying it, but what does it actually mean? And what could it mean at a time when all that we know as "normal" has been turned upside down? Many intelligent, passionate people have been critiquing government responses and suggesting ways forward. … Continue reading Shauna MacKinnon – Editorial in the Winnipeg Free Press

Peter Ives – Letter to Minister of Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler

Dear Minister Eichler, As you can imagine, this is not only a chaotic and stressful period at the University of Winnipeg, where I chair the Philosophy Department. In Philosophy, we have been able to successfully transition to on-line learning very swiftly, finishing off the Winter Term and offering the same six courses for the Spring … Continue reading Peter Ives – Letter to Minister of Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler

Peter Miller – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister

Dear Premier Pallister, I’m writing today in response to the reported possibility of cuts ranging from 10-30% to public sector organizations in general, and Universities in particular. While I am a professor and faculty member at the University of Winnipeg, I am also a downtown resident, a parent, and a first-generation University student (neither of … Continue reading Peter Miller – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister

Margaret Sweatman – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister

April 21, 2020 “Critics fear long-term effects of Pallister order for staffing cuts at post-secondary facilities”   [from April 20] Dear Premier Brian Pallister: I’m learning that your government desires to cut funding to the operating functioning of our universities by 10 to 30%. And I think about the peeling veneers on our shabby but fully … Continue reading Margaret Sweatman – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister

Kathleen Venema – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and MLAs

I am deeply concerned about the current government's direction to the administrations of Manitoba's universities to cut costs by as much as 30%.  Linking austerity budget measures to the current COVID crisis makes no economic sense.  University spring courses are currently over-subscribed.  Twice as many students are enrolled as was the case a year ago; … Continue reading Kathleen Venema – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and MLAs

Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk and Paul Betts – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and UW President Annette Trimbee

Good morning! I feel the need to write about this to people who are being asked/told/negotiating/making decisions on our behalf.  We are professors in Education at the University of Winnipeg and Brian Pallister is our MLA. I have heard that our provincial health budget is in excellent shape at the moment due to the low … Continue reading Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk and Paul Betts – Letter to Premier Brian Pallister and UW President Annette Trimbee