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University of Manitoba Names 12th President and Vice-Chancellor

University of Manitoba Names 12th President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Michael Benarroch
Dr. Michael Benarroch (ALIA YOUSSEF PHOTO)

The University of Manitoba has named Dr. Michael Benarroch as its 12th president and vice-chancellor.

Benarroch was raised in Winnipeg and takes over for Dr. David Barnard, who will complete his 12 years of service as U of M president next summer.

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RRC’s Prairie Research Kitchen Receives $1M from Province

RRC’s Prairie Research Kitchen Receives $1M from Province

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Red River College’s Prairie Research Kitchen officially opened on Thursday with a $1 million funding boost from the province. (RRC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Too many chefs in the kitchen isn’t a problem at Red River College. In fact, it’s encouraged.

The province is investing $1 million into the Prairie Research Kitchen to further research in Manitoba’s agriculture and food industry.

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Manitoba Funding $1.6M Boost to Community Schools Program

Manitoba Funding $1.6M Boost to Community Schools Program

Kelvin Goertzen
Manitoba Minister Kelvin Goertzen appears at a meeting of federal finance and health ministers in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $1.6 million over three years to expand the Community Schools program.

The increase in funding will provide additional supports for mental health and addictions resources for at-risk children and youth and their families.

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New High School Opens in Niverville for Grades 9 to 12

New High School Opens in Niverville for Grades 9 to 12

Niverville High School
An exterior view of Niverville High School as shown in August 2019. (HANOVER SCHOOL DIVISION)
Niverville High School
The gymnasium at Niverville High School. (HANOVER SCHOOL DIVISION)

A new high school for students in Grades 9 to 12 opened in Niverville on Tuesday.

Niverville High School, located approximately 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg, will accommodate up to 450 students, with the option to increase capacity to 550 in the future.

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U of M Graduates 114 Nurses During Pinning Ceremony

U of M Graduates 114 Nurses During Pinning Ceremony

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — More than 100 new nurses joined the profession during a pinning ceremony Thursday at the University of Manitoba.

The convocation saw 114 new graduates recite the U of M Bachelor of Nursing pledge, which was inspired by the 1893 Florence Nightingale Pledge and has been adapted by the university.

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Police Ramp Up Safety Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Ramp Up Safety Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

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An RCMP officer clocks the speed of a motorist on Highway 1 west Winnipeg as a tow truck works on the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA)

Drivers will see increased police patrols in and around school zones across the province as part of an enforcement blitz.

Manitoba Public Insurance is partnering with three police agencies to watch for speeding drivers and ensure safety during the first month of classes.

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