In today’s Throne Speech, the government is pledging more support for universities and colleges in efforts to increase enrolment, specifically through the promotion of Manitoba as a top destination for international students.
“Manitoba’s fundamentals are strong and our plan will keep our economy growing, improve health care, create opportunities and ensure Manitoba remains a great place to live,” said Premier Greg Selinger.
“I appreciate the government’s continued support for the University of Manitoba in both academic programs and research,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba.
Regarding the government’s commitment to increasing international student enrolment, Barnard notes: “The University of Manitoba has a track record of helping international students succeed academically, adapt to and experience Canadian culture, sharing their international perspectives and building stronger, more lasting relationships between Canada and the rest of the world.”
As of November 2012, more than 11.2 per cent of students at the University of Manitoba are international, representing 104 countries.
In addition, the government wants to improve Manitobans’ access to family doctors, adding more nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and dieticians for medical practices taking new patients.
For more information, please contact John Danakas, director, marketing communications office, University of Manitoba, at: 204-474-8551