As many of you have no doubt heard, the University of Manitoba Board of Governors is meeting today at 4:00 pm, 160 Continuing Education. The budget for the upcoming year is coming forward, and contains four new student fees. For a full time student, these new fees will total up to $465 (some are per credit hour). These fees are for the costs of programs that are already provided, and not for implementation of new programs. The U of M wants to increase tuition regardless of the fact that Manitoba has a provincial tuition fee freeze.
I encourage you and your members to attend the Board of Governors meeting. There will be a preparatory meeting in the UMSU Office at 3:30 pm for those needing more information.
Director of Student Affairs
University of Manitoba Students’ Union
“27,000 members strong”