Manitoba Post-Secondary News Roundup

Carley McDougallNews

Winter session is well underway for both college and university faculty and students across Manitoba. Below is a collection of news and events from Campus Manitoba’s partner institutions.

Ending application fee makes it easier to attend Assiniboine’s Adult Collegiate

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Mature students are getting a break. They are no longer required to pay the $95 fee to apply for the Assiniboine Community College Adult Collegiate. Thanks to the ACC Foundation, the fee removal comes after a two year trial period of waiving the application fee.
“It’s a good thing, in terms of making the classes affordable and accessible to mature students who want to get their high school credential or upgrade so they can take a post-secondary program,” said Kate Pelletier, Dean, Trades, Technology and Access Programs, which includes responsibility for the Adult Collegiate.

The program is for individuals looking to graduate high school, improve their grades or re-establish themselves after being out of a school setting for a long period of time. Students ages vary from 19-64 and they usually come from Brandon, Dauphin or the surrounding area.

BU researcher’s project featured by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr. Rachel Herron, a researcher at Brandon University, is recognized by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Herron,
the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health at BU, is the Manitoba lead for the ‘Sharing Dance’ project. In collaboration with Trent University, they aim to provide social benefits and stimulation for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. To read more about the project, click here.

University of Manitoba opens expanded children’s centre

Cutting the ribbon at University of Manitoba daycare opening
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The University of Manitoba is celebrating the grand opening of Campus Children’s Centre. The newly expanded facility now provides care for 54 more children of students at the university. Childcare is identified as an essential element to promote Indigenous achievement and offer an exceptional student experience.

“How can students focus on their studies, be present in class, and explore new paths when they must also worry about finding safe, affordable, and reliable care for their children?” said Vice-Chancellor, David Barnard. “For many student parents, having access to childcare can mean achieving academic success. That’s why I’m so pleased that today we are able to officially open this new expansion of the Campus Day Care Centre and offer affordable childcare to more students here on campus.”

University College of the North and Université de Saint-Boniface introduce ‘student for a day’ programs

UCN and USB are excited to announce their “Student for a Day” initiative. The program allows potential students to see what a day in the life of a university student entails. Individuals get the opportunity to shadow a student, get a tour of and learn more about the campuses. Students interested in applying for the UCN program can submit an application on the website. Students interested in learning more about USB must register for the program before February 11, 2019.

College establishes academic partnership with top-tier university in India

Delegation from Chitkara University India
Members of RRC, the BIT and International Education team. Photo://RRC

Students at Red River College can continue to count on innovative and collaborative programming. The college continues to internationalize itself and compete on a global scale. Chitkara University, one of India’s leading institutes for teaching and research, has partnered with Red River to establish a satellite campus in Chitkara. This allows students in India to take part in the two-year Business Information Technology (BIT) program.

“Our international partnerships position our institutions to prepare our students as global leaders and researchers in order to create stronger communities,” says RRC’s Vice-President of Academic, Christine Watson (shown above, third from left).
“Internationalization shapes our values, influences relationships and partnerships, and has a positive impact on the entire College community. This is why international partnerships such as this one with Chitkara are very important to us as a leading driver of innovation in Manitoba.”

Kristi Kenyon appointed to City of Winnipeg’s first Human Rights Committee of Council

Congratulations to UWinnipeg’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Kristi Kenyon, for being chosen to be part of the city of Winnipeg’s first Human Rights Committee of Council. The newly created committee will focus on human rights, diversity, equity, peace and inclusion.

“I’m inspired by the vision of Winnipeg as a human rights city and I want to be part of thinking through what that means, and putting it into place,” said Kenyon. “I’m excited by the opportunity to provide input into city programming and infrastructure decisions.”


Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions. Through collaborative projects and shared services, we facilitate student mobility and expand access to post-secondary programs for students in Manitoba. In addition to campusmanitoba.ca, our websites include ecoursesmb.casetyourcourse.ca,and openedmb.ca.