UManitoba president pitches for more funding from new MB government


University of Manitoba President Michael Benarroch recently made a pitch for more funding to the new cabinet of the Government of Manitoba. Benarroch discussed UManitoba’s role in workforce creation and noted that the provincial government’s investments in postsecondary education are not competitive with those seen in Saskatchewan. For example, Benarroch noted that in 2021 MB invested $30M into research while SK invested $80M and argued that this disparity makes a difference when base funding is leveraged against other funding bodies. “I would say to the newly elected government, we need more to compete,” said Benarroch.

Winnipeg Free Press (Acct. Req.)