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Referendum Voting Period
December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018
2018 UMGSA Referendum Question
“Do you support having the fees collected on behalf of the UMGSA indexed to inflation?”
Why is There a Referendum Question?
For over ten years, no UMGSA fees have changed—however, prices for most goods and services have risen over that period. This general rise in the price of goods and services is called “inflation”. Although UMSU passed a motion several years ago to increase their student fees automatically with the rate of inflation, UMGSA student fees have remained stagnant for more than ten years.
As our fees have stagnated, costs have risen, and the UMGSA is having trouble maintaining its student services.
After conducting a financial analysis of the UMGSA’s finances, the Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Council recommended that a question be posed to graduate students about whether all UMGSA fees should be indexed to the rate of inflation.
All registered University of Manitoba graduate students are eligible to vote in the referendum. Voting will take place online from Wednesday, December 5th to Friday, December 7th 2018.