Winnipeg university residences at capacity

August 31, 2012

Some students at the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg are scrambling to find accommodations before the new academic year begins. All 426 student-housing units at uWinnipeg are taken. uManitoba's residences are also at capacity and have a waiting list with approximately 300 students on it. Complicating matters further for students is the fact that Manitoba has the lowest apartment vacancy rate in the country. As of April the province's vacancy rate was 1.2%, up from 0.7% in April 2011, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. CBC