Campus News Briefs

Compensation mulled for Brandon U students

Brandon University students may see a tuition refund after all. According to a Canadian Press report, Scott Lamont, vice-president of finance at BU, told parents the refunds are a possibility. “We are saying refunds are probably going to be offered,” Lamont told reporters. More than 1,000 students have signed a student union petition demanding a refund. BU faculty have been on strike since Oct. 12, the longest strike in Manitoba history. The Brandon University Faculty Association and BU administration have been in talks since May 19. The two sides refuse to budge regarding wages. Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen recently called upon NDP Premier Greg Selinger to recall the legislature so a back-to-work order can be passed.

Krykewich named coach of the year

Wesmen baseball head coach Mike Krykewich is the recipient of the Lionel Ruhr Memorial Coach of the Year Award. Krykewich was awarded at a recent Baseball Canada awards banquet hosted by Baseball Manitoba. His coaching career has spanned close to 20 years in Manitoba, coaching at nearly every level. He has also promoted the sport internationally, having taken teams to Cuba, attended the World Children’s Baseball Fair, and traveled to England to introduce the sport to kids as part of Major League Baseball International. Krykewich was instrumental in leading efforts to launch the University of Winnipeg’s new baseball program.

North West CEO awarded Duff Roblin Award

Edward Kennedy, president and CEO of The North West Company, will be named the 2011 recipient of The Duff Roblin Award. Kennedy serves on several boards including St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Advisory Board of the University of Alberta School of Retailing. Kennedy is also chair of the 2011 Winnipeg United Way campaign. Since 2007, the award recognizes someone who is a patron of education, and someone who demonstrates exemplary citizenship and life-long commitment to his or her community. The award will be presented at the Duff Roblin Dinner on Wed., Nov. 23, at the Hotel Fort Garry.

UW to play host for elite wrestling camp

There will be a boost in the amount of testosterone in UW hallways Nov. 18 to 20, as the university will play host to the 4th Annual Manitoba Elite Wrestling Camp. The camp will feature guest instructors Giuvi Sissaouri and Jordin Humphrey. Sissaouri is a silver-medal Olympian. Those wishing to register can do so online. All participants will receive a free T-shirt and water bottle. Fees are $100 to $125. For more information contact Adrian Bruce at [email protected] or 230-4236, or visit

Published in Volume 66, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 17, 2011)

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