Manitoba Post-Secondary News Roundup

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Another year of classes and exams have come to an end. Spring is in the air and the excitement of summer is just around the corner. Here is April’s roundup, featuring news and events from Campus Manitoba and post-secondary institutions in Manitoba.

RRC becomes province’s first post-secondary to offer credit for Armed Forces experience

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Thanks to a new partnership at Red River College, Canada’s veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces can trade the experience they gained serving our country for a diploma.

“The strength of Red River College is our ability to be agile in meeting student needs and the changing needs of our economy,” says RRC President Paul Vogt. “Not only does this partnership formally recognize military service, it allows the College to offer a broad talent pool for employers and open new career paths for Canadians who serve our country.”

Two new books on the Métis

Denis Gagnon and Paul Morris, two professors from Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), presented their new publications about the Métis people.

Paul Morris wrote ‘ Le Canada, une culture du métissage / Transcultural Canada.‘ Alternatively, Denis Gagnon wrote, ‘Le statut de Métis au Canada. Histoire, identité et enjeux sociaux / Métis Status in Canada. History, Identity and Social Issues.’

The Centre is co-hosting a national teaching and learning conference in June

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In collaboration with Red River College and the Université de Saint-Boniface, the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Manitoba is co-hosting the annual conference for the Society for Teaching and Learning (STLHE) in Winnipeg this June 11-14.

“The Centre and its conference partners have planned a unique conference experience that will highlight teaching and learning and provide a venue for participants to develop new connections, networks and ideas that they can then take back to their home institutions,” says Erica Jung, associate director of the Centre and conference chair. The conference registration deadline is May 31, 2019. Visit the conference website for more information.

Government, industry partner to support Food Processing Centre

Assiniboine Community College has received $640,000 to support a new Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins (FPC) on campus. The funding has come for the government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and a number of industry and labour partners.

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“The growing world demand for protein provides our industry here in Manitoba with tremendous opportunities in new production and processing jobs,” said Honorable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture. “The new Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins will ensure that there is a robust stream of qualified individuals to advance our processing industry for years to come, and will keep our province at the leading edge of the protein sector.”

Prairie Climate Centre receives $600,000 in Government of Canada funding

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are providing $600,000 to the Prairie Climate Centre. This will make climate-related health information readily available to Canadians.

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“It’s an honour to be working with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to expand the Climate Atlas of Canada to engage Canadians on the intersection between climate change and health, and what we can do to address challenges and create meaningful solutions in our communities,” said Dr. Ian Mauro, Co-Director of the Prairie Climate Centre and Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg.


Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public universities and colleges. 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.