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U-Pass on the move

Student Associations at both University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba are on the fast track to get U-Pass ready for fall registration.

A draft agreement has been submitted by Winnipeg Transit for the student associations to review. Once the agreement has been finalized, U-Pass will be ready to go.

The agreement would provide full transit passes to both University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba students for a mandatory $260 fee. It will be added to costs for students at both universities starting in the fall.

U-Pass will be a significant discount to the current post-secondary transit pass, which works out to be more than $550 for an eight-month term.

RRC tried to vote o a U-Pass a few years ago, but the turnout was insufficient and the option was passed on.

Battle of the brushes

Art Battle 371 will be held at Brick & Whiskey Bar and Grill on March 5. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. The audience is free to get up close between the easels and watch the artists work. At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favourite painting and can bid in a silent auction to take the works home.

There are still spots available for competing artists. As well as tickets available to be in the audience.

Calling all politicians

Nominations opened up for executive RRCSA positions on Feb. 8. Available positions are president, president academic, president internal and president external.

If you’re interested or want to know more about these positions, go online to and download a nomination package.

Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4. From there, candidates can go to information sessions and begin campaigning starting March 14.

Check out our issue on March 21 for the candidates’ bios. That same day, there will be