UManitoba allocates $250K for sexual violence prevention, anti-racism supports

May 23, 2019

CBC reports that the University of Manitoba’s new budget will allocate $250K for sexual violence prevention and anti-racism supports. John Danakas, spokesperson for UManitoba, told CBC that the funding will help the university build on existing services. "This is entirely new funding, over and above normal funding for support services, such as counselling, for example," he said. Danakas added that some counselling and investigative services will continue to be contracted out. The additional supports come on the heels of two high-profile sexual misconduct investigations at the university. The University of Manitoba Students Union said they are “cautiously optimistic” about the decision. CBC MB