About the Manitoban

The Manitoban is the official student newspaper of the University of Manitoba. It is published monthly during the summer and each week of regular classes during the academic year by the Manitoban Newspaper Publications Corporation.

The Manitoban is an independent and democratic student organization, open to participation from all students. It exists to serve its readers as students and citizens.

The newspaper’s primary mandate is to report fairly and objectively on issues and events of importance and interest to the students of the University of Manitoba, to provide an open forum for the free expression and exchange of opinions and ideas, and to stimulate meaningful debate on issues that affect or would otherwise be of interest to the student body and/or society in general. The Manitoban serves as a training ground for students interested in any aspect of journalism.

Students and other interested parties are invited to contribute to any section of the newspaper. Please fill out a volunteer form or contact the appropriate editor for submission guidelines. The Manitoban reserves the right to edit all submissions and will not publish any material deemed by its editorial board to be discriminatory, racist, sexist, homophobic or libellous. Opinions expressed in letters and articles are solely those of the authors. Editorials in the Manitoban are signed and represent the opinions of the writer(s), not necessarily those of the Manitoban staff, Editorial Board, or the publisher. Click here to read our journalistic practices.

All online contents are © 1997-2022 and may not be reprinted without the express written permission of the Editor-in-Chief.


The Manitoban has won several awards over the years, including:

  • 2004 – Excellence in Education Journalism – Student Category (Erik Warwaruk)
    • Awarded by the Canadian Association of University Teachers
  • 2011 – Excellence in Education Journalism – Student Category (Ashley Gaboury)
    • Awarded by the Canadian Association of University Teachers
  • 2016 – Canadian Community Newspaper Award – Best Campus News Story (Craig Adolphe)
    • Awarded by Newspapers Canada