uWinnipeg to introduce fall reading week

May 7, 2015

Students at the University of Winnipeg will soon have time in autumn to catch up on their reading. The institution’s senate has endorsed in principle a plan to implement a fall reading week to coincide with Thanksgiving Day weekend. No teaching time will be lost—classes will begin the Tuesday after Labour Day instead of the Wednesday, and there will be only one “study day” between the end of classes and the start of exams instead of two—but it is hoped that the break will allow students to recharge mid-term. The break will be implemented beginning in the 2016–17 school year. uWinnipeg is reportedly the first university in Manitoba to offer a fall reading week. uWinnipeg News Release | CBC