The University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign has been given a boost to increase the number of childcare spaces on campus for student parents.
The $300,000 donation from the U of M Graduate Students’ Association, after a 2015 report outlined significant needs of student, staff and faculty parents, including the limited availability of on- and off-campus childcare spaces.
“We know that for a number of our graduate students, academic success is closely linked to family needs such as childcare,” said Susan Gottheil, vice-provost (students).
“This gift will help ensure that accessible, affordable childcare is available to students that need it.”
The UMGSA represents the nearly 3,800 graduate students at the University of Manitoba.