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Brandon University is signing Scarborough Charter to counter anti-Black racism

Brandon University has signed the Scarborough Charter, a national post-secondary initiative to support Black inclusion and to redress anti-Black racism.

The Charter outlines several institutional actions for consideration and action, in the broad areas of governance, research, teaching and learning, and community engagement. These will help guide the development of BU’s commitments.

“Dismantling systemic forms of injustice to build a truly fair and equitable world, where everyone is free to achieve their potential, is one of the great moral imperatives of our time,” Docherty said.

Text reads "Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education: principles, actions, and accountabilities. National dialogues and action for inclusive higher education and communities"

RRC Polytechnic announces new name for Exchange District Campus expansion

Formerly known as the Innovation Centre project, the new building — now called Manitou a bi Bii daziigae, which translates to “Where Creator sits / Brings light” — officially opened its doors to the public.

Serving as a hub for technology, collaboration, and connection, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae prioritized Indigenous knowledge, teachings, and traditions in the design and creation of the building.

“The new name … represents a new beginning and reflects the space and history where the building stands,” said RRC President Fred Meier.

RRC Polytech atrium space

UM researcher honoured for bringing unique app to communities.

Dr. Moneca Sinclaire, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and a researcher in the department of environment and geography at the University of Manitoba, is being honoured with the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation—Indigenous, which is given by Mitacs, a non-profit national innovation organization that works with academic institutions.

She helped develop a unique mobile app that empowers Indigenous communities to survey their populations about key health and social issues.

“It does my heart good to know that the work I’ve done has opened the door for more Indigenous people to be able to do research that will be beneficial for our communities, helping to find innovative ways for us to work with industry and change the way our communities are run,” says Sinclaire.

Muses from the North: Collection of Essays Shares Stories and Experiences

An online journal from University College of the North shows a continued commitment to sharing stories and achievements from students living in Manitoba’s North.

Published biannually, Muses from the North (MFTN) “favours Northern tradition, culture and stories from our northern communities. [It[ exist[s] to publish fiction and nonfiction, graphics, translated excerpts from Indigenous languages, and interviews.

Recent issues are available online, and suggestions for future stories can be submitted to

University of Winnipeg Appoints Dr. Todd Mondor as President

The University of Winnipeg recently announced that Dr. Todd Mondor has been appointed as their newest president.

Mondor brings extensive, progressive, proven leadership experience at the institutional, faculty, and department levels. He has demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting academic excellence and student success.

“Dr. Mondor is an innovative thinker and a collaborative leader who strives to foster a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment, and is committed to engaging with all communities — ensuring that equity, diversity, and inclusion principles are integrated into all processes. I’m confident he will do an excellent job leading The University of Winnipeg into the post-pandemic era,” said Rohith Mascarenhas, Chair, Presidential Search Committee and past-Chair, Board of Regents.

Todd Mondor

ACC Survey shows majority of graduates live and work in Manitoba.

Assiniboine Community College has a pretty high graduate success rate.

According to the 2021 graduate satisfaction & employment survey results, 92% of graduates found jobs within nine months of graduation, and 93%of graduates stayed in Manitoba to start their careers.

“Providing exceptional experiences extends beyond graduation. Seeing Assiniboine graduates secure employment while meeting industry and community needs is a crucial part of what we are continually working toward at the college,” said ACC President, Mark Frison.

Métis nursing graduate stands holding their diploma while wearing Ceinture Fléchée

USB Students will return to class in January

Starting in January 2022, Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) will welcome all its students face-to-face on its campus. As of November 15, students must prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to class.

Since the start of this fall, USB has been welcoming 10% of face-to-face students back to campus.

Nous sommes extrêmement contents de pouvoir suivre des cours sur le campus à nouveau et de le faire en toute sécurité. On sait tous que l’éducation en personne, c’est ce qu’il y a de mieux, se réjouit le vice-président aux affaires externes de l’Association étudiante de l’USB, Simon Boily.

Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public universities and colleges. Through collaborative projects and shared services, we facilitate student mobility and expand access to post-secondary programs for students in Manitoba. In addition to, our websites include, and

Looking for more news? Read October’s Post-Secondary News Roundup.

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