Campus news briefs

Anuradha Koirala at the U of M
The Arthur V. Mauro centre for peace and justice studies welcomed anti-sex-trafficking activist Anuradha Koirala to the University of Manitoba on Wed., Oct. 2 to deliver the centre’s 10th annual Sol Kanee lecture.
Koirala, honoured as a “CNN Hero” in 2010, founded and now serves as director of Maiti Nepal, a non-profit organization focused on “preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing flesh trade victims, and rehabilitating them.”

Study on hospital bed usage in Manitoba released
A recent study undertaken by the University of Manitoba’s Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) has shown that non-acute cases represent the third most common usage of hospital beds in Manitoba.
The study, which amassed data from all 71 hospitals in Manitoba, showed that only medical and surgical cases ranked above non-acute, or “alternate level of care” (ALC) cases, in terms of bed use.
A total of 264 hospital beds are currently occupied by non-acute cases, and, according to the study, most ALC patients are awaiting spots in personal care homes.

Know thy degree
Oct. 8 is Degree and Career Discovery Day. Events are being held on the second floor of University Centre in the Manitoba Room. Students can investigate the various extra-curricular opportunities on campus, explore degree programs currently offered, and consult with career services personnel.
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