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UManitoba French college to be full university

Legislation would recognize Manitoba's only French university

Legislation was proposed in the Manitoba legislature today that would see Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB) elevated to full university status. Currently, CUSB is a University of Manitoba college that caters primarily to Winnipeg’s French-speaking population. Under the legislation, the new University of St. Boniface would have an independent senate, and would have greater flexibility in developing relationships with other institutions, though ties would be retained with the U of M. “This new legislation will provide the institution with more opportunities for academic partnerships across Canada, with the potential to offer students more options for graduate programs in partnerships with other institutions,” Advanced Education Minister, Erin Selby said in a government release. Founded, 1871, CUSB is the oldest university in western Canada.

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