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University of Manitoba Searching for New President

University of Manitoba Searching for New President

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University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

The University of Manitoba is on the search for a new president to succeed Dr. David Barnard.

The university announced Wednesday the presidential search committee is engaging in a community consultation.

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Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

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WINNIPEG — An online threat towards a school in Edmonton was re-shared across social media, making some believe that the threat was meant for a Winnipeg school.

Police responded to John Pritchard School on Henderson Highway Monday morning after a report of an online threat shared between students.

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Credit Agency Warns Big Risk to Canadian Schools If China Pulls Students

Credit Agency Warns Big Risk to Canadian Schools If China Pulls Students

By The Canadian Press

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The logo of Huawei stands on its office building at the research and development centre in Dongguan in south China’s Guangdong province, on December 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andy Wong)

OTTAWA — Moody’s Investors Services says three of Canada’s biggest universities would face a cash crunch if Canada’s diplomatic row with China results in the world’s most populous nation pulling its students from Canadian schools.

Tuition for international students is much higher than that charged to Canadians and has become a “crucial” source of income for schools, Moody’s says.

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Manitoba Government Holding the Line on School Funding This Year

Manitoba Government Holding the Line on School Funding This Year

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government signalled more spending restraint Thursday by boosting funding to public elementary and high schools by just half a percentage point and capping school property tax increases at two per cent.

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen said the Progressive Conservative government will also soon direct new reductions in school administrative costs on top of a 15 per cent cut last year.

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Manitoba Education Review to Look at Reducing, Eliminating Elected Boards

Manitoba Education Review to Look at Reducing, Eliminating Elected Boards

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Minister Kelvin Goertzen and other provincial ministers wait to speak as a group before a meeting with the federal finance and health ministers in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking at reducing or even eliminating elected school boards as part of a review of education in the province.

The Progressive Conservative government announced a commission Wednesday that will examine all aspects of schooling from kindergarten to Grade 12 and report back by February of next year. Part of the focus will be on improving literacy and graduation rates and boosting math and science scores.

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