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Looking south on Fort Garry campus towards Engineering building.

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Supports and programming in place for UM students to help with transition back to class

December 8, 2021 — 
A message from Laurie Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students)

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

Our shared commitment and the path forward

December 7, 2021 — 
A message from Dr. Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor

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Buller Building on Fort Garry campus on Nov. 18, 2021. // Photo from Chris Reid

UMFA ratifies agreement: classes resume Dec. 7

December 7, 2021 — 
Last night, UMFA members voted to ratify an agreement with the university to enter into binding arbitration.

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Fort Garry campus in winter, showing Tier Building. // Photo from Chris Reid

Classes anticipated to resume Tuesday; UM and UMFA reach tentative agreement

December 6, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) reached a tentative agreement to enter binding arbitration

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Fort Garry campus in winter, showing Tier Building. // Photo from Chris Reid

Status of the University of Manitoba/UMFA collective agreement negotiations

November 26, 2021 — 
Mediator believes only path forward is arbitration

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Fort Garry campus in winter

University outlines its support for arbitration

November 22, 2021 — 
The mediator working with the University of Manitoba and UMFA on negotiating a new collective agreement recommended binding arbitration as the path to resolving the strike and getting students back to class in a timely way

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Buller Building on Fort Garry campus on Nov. 18, 2021. // Photo from Chris Reid

UM responds to UMFA’s latest offer, asks mediator for advice on next steps

November 20, 2021 — 
With significant distance remaining between the respective offers, the university is asking the mediator for advice on how to move forward to resolve the strike and reach a fair settlement for UMFA members

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File photo of Fort Garry campus in winter, next to the Elizabth Dafoe Libray, looking towards the Buller Building.

Academic schedule scenarios 3 and 4 approved by Senate

November 19, 2021 — 
On November 17, Senate Executive on behalf of Senate, the academic governing body of the university, met and approved several motions related to the academic schedule as a result of the strike.  As the strike continues, there will be significant changes required to the academic schedule to maintain the integrity of our courses and programs, and to ensure requirements for accreditation. The modifications to the academic schedule depend on the length of the strike.

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Winter on Fort Garry campus, looking at walkway along UMSU University Centre and towards the Administration Building.

Academic Schedule changes approved by Senate

November 10, 2021 — 
'The modifications to the academic schedule depend on the length of the strike'

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Yellow autumn leaves on trees in front of the Buller Greenhouse on the Fort Garry campus.

UM responds to UMFA’s latest offer

November 8, 2021 — 
The university maintains its previous offer presented on November 1

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