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Message from Dr. Kelley Main, Acting Dean (Faculty of Graduate Studies) – Nov. 3

UM Learn content update for graduate students

Dear students,

I am happy to inform you that all courses on UM Learn have been activated. We heard from you that not being able to access all courses in UM Learn was an issue. We addressed this as quickly as possible to reduce any additional stress this caused you.

If an instructor is on strike, you are not responsible for any course work, assignments or exams in that course during the strike period. Those classes will resume at the end of the strike. If your instructor returns to work before the end of the strike, you are responsible for any of your courses and relevant work, assignments or exams that are continuing. The list of continuing courses is being updated regularly, so please check the list often.

If you are being asked to complete work for a course in which the instructor is on strike, please connect with your faculty/school/college/department office or the Virtual Advising Help Centre.

To all graduate students who are also instructors, you are expected to continue teaching your courses. We hope that the reactivation of UM Learn will make this easier for you. If you are a student employee, including TAs and grader-markers, you should contact your faculty/college/school/department office to determine your expected activities.

This is a challenging time. The Student Counselling Centre continues to operate during the faculty strike, albeit with reduced capacity, because some of their staff are participating in the UMFA strike. Individual counselling appointments continue to be offered by staff who are working and intake appointments are also available. I encourage you to reach out to UM’s student support offices if you need support. Please know that there are many people at the University who are ready and eager to help.

If you have any questions, please visit the strike website where an extensive list of FAQs has been posted. If your question isn’t there, please send it to strikeum [at] umanitoba [dot] ca and we will get you an answer as quickly as possible.

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