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May 7, 2020

Province of Manitoba boosts bursary funding for post-secondary students

The province will match all funds raised by universities and colleges for the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI) for the 2020-21 academic year, dollar for dollar, instead of with one dollar for every two dollars raised or donated privately.

The separate Manitoba Bursary program, which provides up-front financial support to students in need, has been increased by $1.8 million for 2020-21 to put a total of $17.3 million into the hands of students as they begin their studies.

The province says it aims to better ensure students receive financial supports amid fundraising challenges faced by post-secondary institutions due to the pandemic.

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Beyond the book: RRC Library Services turns the page on remote delivery

When the COVID-19 virus struck and campuses closed mid-March, RRC Library Services staff were already up to speed, armed with equipment, reliable online databases and systems, and a strong team ethos that made switching to remote service delivery as easy as flipping a page.

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Join the Baking Revolution

Staying at home during COVID-19 has given rise to a surge in home baking. Bettina Allen of RRC’s Library Services has compiled a selection of tantalizing e-resources inspired by baking, so put on your apron, grab a rolling pin, and check them out.

FF@4 session today

FF@4 is a chance for faculty, and staff who work with students, to get together for a casual check-in and conversation about teaching for learning. We take our lead from who shows up: No obligation. No pressure. Just an enjoyable way to end the day with your peers. Click on the link to join the session at 4 p.m. today.

Where’s Watson?

Business students are working on real projects with real companies thanks to a platform called Riipen. Christine speaks with an instructor who is leveraging this platform in addition to regular course work, giving students the opportunity to work with businesses across North America.