uManitoba Students Vote to Hike Own Tuition 38%

March 9, 2007

Engineering students at uManitoba approved a 38% increase in their tuition fees, with 64% of voters in favour of the hike.  A student says "...a small, small hit right now will pay dividends in the future."  Students look forward to updated equipment, fewer cancelled classes, and faculty that have time to actually grade assignments.  The increase will amount to $1,000 a year, and means the end of a 7-year tuition freeze at the school.  Students that both support and oppose the increase will stand together in a rally to ask for more provincial education funding.  The Winnipeg Free Press | The Globe & Mail