international students

Newly arrived international students need more support

Besides being homesick, international students also suffer from a grotesque lack of support. Getting lost around campus, poor signage at facilities and the complete lack of guidance all contribute to the struggles of new arrivals. As a newly arrived student myself, fresh off the plane from Colombia, I know all about it.


Petition for inclusive health care to be read in legislature

Healthcare For All, a coalition made up of 15 grassroots organizations, called for Manitoba’s health-care program to be expanded to include international students, migrant workers, refugees and undocumented people at a press conference last Thursday.


Government making U of M less competitive

Why attend the University of Manitoba? It’s a question that can be asked in two contexts: why does the U of M seemingly feel weighed down by political decisions of the provincial government? And why should a student come to the U of M despite these struggles?





UMSU board meeting update

At its Oct. 8 meeting, UMSU’s board of directors discussed ongoing advocacy regarding Respondus Monitor and tuition payment plans for international students. It also passed a…


Where should I call home?

What is home? Where is home? Personally, my definition of home as an international student residing in Canada has evolved in the last couple of…