Université de Saint-Boniface will be receiving 350K from the Government of Manitoba to permanently expand USB’s Bachelor of Education degree program for French and French immersion teachers. The funding will allow the program to transition from temporary federal grant funding to a more stable funding model. 60 to 70 students will be able to join the program each year. “With this, USB will continue to work toward addressing the increased demand for French-speaking teachers and fulfilling its academic and social mission in support of the continued development of the francophonie manitobaine,” said USB President Dr Sophie Bouffard. The Winnipeg Free Press reports that some critics have called the funding a “smoke screen” due to its coincidence with a report on deficiencies in MB’s second-language resources. MB| CBC| Winnipeg Free Press Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.