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Student Success Month is here to help start the year off right

October 2, 2020 — 
Student Success Month highlights the many services available to support learners in all aspects of their academic and professional lives.


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Top tips for finding community at UM

September 29, 2020 — 
UM offers many programs that can help you get connected, meet other students with similar interests and make the most of your post-secondary education. Just because you’re learning remotely, doesn’t mean you are going through your university journey alone.

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Orange Shirt Day has been recognized at UM for several years. This photo is from the Orange Shirt Day ceremony in 2017.

President Benarroch’s message on Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2020 — 
Orange Shirt Day is a national day of remembrance – a day to remember the horrendous history and ongoing intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools

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Nursing students renew Orange Shirt Day pledge through video

September 29, 2020 — 
Organizers of an annual Orange Shirt Day walk at the University of Manitoba were not going to let a pandemic stop them from honouring those affected by Canada’s residential school system in 2020.

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Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education is on September 30

September 29, 2020 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in collaboration with the Orange Shirt Day Society, today announced that it is on track to hold its largest-ever Reconciliation event, Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education, with more than 350,000 students and teachers registered for the September 30 event.

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Everything you need to know if you’re returning to campus

September 4, 2020 — 
Fall Term starts September 9, and many of us are working and studying from home. But there may be times when you need to go to one of our campuses for a class or lab.  If you do, we are counting on you to take personal responsibility in keeping yourself and others in our community safe. We’ve put together some tips below to help.


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Co-op Marketing Role Enriches Student Experience

September 2, 2020 — 
Michela has been working as a Marketing and Communications student in a joint role for the Asper School of Business and the James W. Burns Leadership Institute and recently started a second term with the Asper Marketing Office.

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How to get your Student Photo Identification (ID) card

September 1, 2020 — 
The Registrar’s Office is making it easier than ever for students to get their Student ID cards. Due to the temporary closure of some in-person services on campus, Student ID cards will be available for request online through Aurora! Once you have registered for courses, you are eligible to receive a University of Manitoba Student ID card. This ID card can be used to access many services and benefits available to students.

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UM students get more affordable rates on Mobile Internet plans

August 31, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba and BellMTS are pleased to be able to provide UM students with more affordable access to technology. 

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Libraries open study spaces for students

August 13, 2020 — 
Beginning August 17, students who have classes on campus may find quiet study space in the Libraries from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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