$30 M promise to uManitoba may hinge on election outcome

January 13, 2016

Manitoba has announced that $30 M of its $150 M provincial contribution to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign will target Indigenous achievement, research excellence, and the student experience. $5 M will go to an Indigenous Success Fund, providing scholarships and bursaries, as well as mentorship and outreach programs. A further $5 M will go to undergraduate scholarships and bursaries. However, the Winnipeg Free Press notes that the university will only receive the $30 M if the party that wins the April 19th provincial election approves Premier Greg Selinger’s pledge. Selinger told the paper that the NDP has promised to pay its full pledge over seven years, but that “every budget, every year, has to be passed by whatever government.” Winnipeg Free Press | Winnipeg Sun | Metro News | MB