Update on UM’s 22/23 provincial grant
The University of Manitoba has received an increase to our provincial operating grant to support the proposed expansion of nursing seats in the College of Nursing. The remainder of the grant was held at the same level as last year.
Advanced Education, Skills & Immigration confirmed UM’s 2022/23 provincial funding allocation as $354,465,526. This is an increase from UM’s 2021/22 allocation of just over $3 million, which the Province has dedicated to the nursing program expansion.
“The University of Manitoba is critical to our province’s economic, social and cultural success,” said Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Previous cuts to UM’s provincial operating grant have been challenging, and we are pleased to see more stable funding this year along with new funding to help meet our province’s pressing need for more nurses.”
In its letter dated February 15, 2022, Advanced Education, Skills & Immigration also confirmed its direction that, “respecting the intent of keeping tuition affordable for students, universities should target 3.75% as the maximum tuition increase this year.”
The full letter is available here.