U of M should accommodate hybrid classes

Mixed emotions struck University of Manitoba students this week after the administration announced the campus will open its doors to in-person classes again for the first time in years. In a frenzy of excitement, I reminisced about the last time I was on a full campus — in regular fashion, I was getting a beer with friends at the Daily Bread Cafe when I read campus was closing due a new virus health experts were calling SARS-CoV-2. It would be open again in a couple weeks, I reassured myself. Now, here we are, a couple years later.

NDP demand inquiry into province’s pandemic response

As part of the official opposition’s alternative throne speech, Manitoba’s New Democratic Party (NDP) is requesting an independent inquiry into the provincial government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the government’s approach to health care.

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Unvaccinated students to be excluded from in-person classes Students that remain unvaccinated will be unable to register for in-person classes for winter semester. At the…

U of M team awarded grant to study long COVID-19

A team of U of M researchers have been awarded a $202,005 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study the effects of long COVID. Alan Katz, director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and professor of community health sciences and family medicine, is one of the principal investigators for the project. 

CRB, wage, rent subsidies replaced with reduced benefits

The federal government is scaling down a number of COVID-19 financial programs that were set to expire last week, including the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). The programs will be replaced with reduced benefits, although due to parliamentary delays, these benefits may not be accessible until late November.