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U of M Reaches Milestone in $500M Capital Campaign

U of M Reaches Milestone in $500M Capital Campaign

By Sarah Klein

University of Manitoba Campaign
The University of Manitoba launches its Front and Centre fundraising campaign at a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game in October 2015. (LUC DESJARDINS PHOTO / FILE)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba is inching closer to its $500 million Front and Centre campaign goal.

As of Friday, the campaign has raised $451,288,220.

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Manitoba Teacher Charged with Sexting Student

Manitoba Teacher Charged with Sexting Student

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(Texting on a smartphone image via Shutterstock)

A teacher at a Grade 6-12 school in Hamiota, Manitoba is accused of sending inappropriate sexual text messages to a female student.

RCMP were alerted on November 8 that the student had received such messages from a male teacher at Hamiota Collegiate.

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Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people were stabbed at the University of Winnipeg Thursday night.

Police say a 19-year-old man was approached by another man with a knife who demanded his laptop at around 8:20 p.m. The victim held onto his computer, but the suspect took his cell phone instead and stabbed him in the upper body before walking away.

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Winnipeg School Trustee Wants Updated Rules for Student Cellphone Confiscation

Winnipeg School Trustee Wants Updated Rules for Student Cellphone Confiscation

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A Winnipeg school board trustee is calling for clearer rules about when public-school students can have their cell phones seized and searched. A Pokemon appears on a smartphone playing Pokemon Go, in Toronto in a July 19, 2016, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg school trustee wants to clarify rules about when and how students can have their cellphones confiscated and searched.

Mark Wasyliw says he wants to set limits and establish a type of bill of rights when it comes to electronics and privacy.

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University of Manitoba Recognized for Boost in Research Income

University of Manitoba Recognized for Boost in Research Income

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

The University of Manitoba has been recognized among Canada’s top 50 research universities.

RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. placed the U of M 12th due to its 17.4 percent growth in research income. The U of M also moved into the top three, by tier, for medical-doctoral university growth, placing second out of three Canadian universities in this category.

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Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

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WINNIPEG — Nineteen newcomer refugee students from Red River College picked up tools on Wednesday to help Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home for a Winnipeg family.

The students are part of RRC’s Language Training Centre’s Pathway Program to Construction Skills. The students come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan.

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Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – A new Winnipeg school’s decision to stop students from wearing their costumes to class on Halloween has upset some parents, who argue it’s not fair to deny their kids the fun.

Ecole Sage Creek School principal Marc Poirier says since this is the Kindergarten to Grade 8 school’s first year, staff debated what the costume policy would be.

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Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

By Sarah Klein

Amber Trails School
Amber Trails Community School (WOLFROM ENGINEERING)

Winnipeg’s Amber Trails Community School has been named the greenest in the country by the Canada Green Building Council.

The 78,000-square-foot school is one of the most recent additions to the Seven Oaks School Division.

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