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Stovin Leading Bisons to Open 2017-18 Hockey Season

Stovin Leading Bisons to Open 2017-18 Hockey Season

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U of M Bisons hockey coach Mike Sirant (left) with five captains for the 2017-18 season. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons will turn to Brett Stovin as their captain when the Herd opens up the regular hockey season this weekend.

The third-year forward was introduced Thursday along with four alternate captains as Manitoba welcomes the UBC Thunderbirds to town.

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Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Steve Kirby (UMANITOBA.CA)

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” seems to be the take away from a Manitoba story that recently broke. The story sheds some light on the pitfalls of reference checks, from all sides of the employment relationship.

This week, CBC Manitoba reported on a story coming out of the University of Manitoba. This summer, Steve Kirby, a jazz musician and professor at the university’s music school retired. However, his retirement came after a six-month leave, which followed a complaint of sexual harassment filed by multiple students in February. CBC received a copy of the University’s report, which was dated June 12, 2017 and concluded that the allegations had merit and that Kirby’s conduct with one female student, in particular, constituted “sexual harassment.” It also concluded that his behaviour would have created a work or learning environment that was “intimidating, humiliating or offensive” for female students. Kirby denied the charges.

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Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

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The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team returns to Investors Group Field on September 23, 2017. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba Bisons soccer team will return to Investors Group Field on Saturday for their third-ever U SPORTS match at a World Cup venue.

The women’s squad (1-2-1) hosts the Alberta Pandas (2-1-1), as they try to remain undefeated at home with one win and a tie.

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Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

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Five high school student-athletes have committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons. (JEFF AND TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Five high school recruits have committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons football team next season.

On the day the Bisons suffered a disheartening 76-17 loss to the Calgary Dinos in their homecoming game on Saturday, the Herd looked to the future in what 2018 could bring.

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Dressing the Part: U of M Bisons Don New Football Jerseys

Dressing the Part: U of M Bisons Don New Football Jerseys

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University of Manitoba Bisons student-athletes show off their new jerseys at Investors Group Field on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — When the Manitoba Bisons take the turf at Investors Group Field this Saturday, the football team will be looking flashier than normal.

The Bisons on Tuesday unveiled new Nike jerseys for the 2017 season as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Vanier Cup championship. It’s the first time since the 2008 season that the Herd will be sporting new jerseys, which return the Bisons to the black and gold colour scheme.

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Bisons Drop Football Home Opener to Saskatchewan 44-23

Bisons Drop Football Home Opener to Saskatchewan 44-23

By Chris Zuk, Bison Sports

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University of Manitoba Bisons and the Saskatchewan Huskies clash in the Herd’s season home opener at Investors Group Field on Friday, September 1, 2017. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG – Now that is a way to get your first Canadian university football coaching win. First-year football head coach of the Saskatchewan Huskies Scott Flory was dumped with Gatorade after leading the unranked Huskies to a road upset 44-23 win over #10 ranked Manitoba Bisons at Investors Group Field on Friday, September 1 afternoon in front of 1,501 fans.

This was the first Canada West game of the 2017 season for both teams.

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Bisons Name Football Captains Ahead of Home Opener

Bisons Name Football Captains Ahead of Home Opener

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons football squad heads into their opening season weekend ranked 10th, but the end goal remains to repeat becoming Vanier Cup champions 10 years since their last big win.

The Bisons host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday, September 1 at Investors Group Field.

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