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UM staff at the Awards of Excellence celebration.

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Wow! Awards of Excellence honours the contributions of over 1,000 support staff during COVID-19 pandemic

June 23, 2021 — 
The annual Awards program that recognizes excellence in the work of support staff is now in its fifteenth year, and saw a record number of nominations this year.

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Fort Garry campus, looking along the pedway with Engineering and Admin buildings in sight.

Thank you: New initiatives to thank you for your dedication and perseverance

June 9, 2021 — 
In recognition of all the ways our community has gone above and beyond to continue working throughout the pandemic, the University will be closing on Friday, July 2, in addition to the regular Canada Day closure on Thursday, July 1.

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THRIVE virtual learning and wellness event

Learn and grow: Attend UM’s learning and wellness event

June 2, 2021 — 
THRIVE, a new virtual learning and wellness event, has been created to support people and help them to connect with others and learn and grow—individually, operationally and in their leadership skills.

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UM staff at the Awards of Excellence celebration.

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Recognize outstanding COVID-19 response by nominating support staff for the 2021 Awards of Excellence

April 5, 2021 — 
Support staff employees to be honoured with these awards will demonstrated extraordinary efforts to maintain critical operations, to assist faculty and students in transitioning to online classes, to support critical research or facilitate the shut-down and restart of research activities, and to ensure the safety and well-being of others—all accomplished with emphasis on effectively supporting the academic mission of UM during the pandemic.

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Indigenous students invited to apply for summer internships

March 22, 2021 — 
Students must be full-time Indigenous U of M students, who are either graduating this spring or returning to full-time studies in the fall.

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Admin Building

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Retirement planning sessions offered for faculty and staff

March 9, 2021 — 
Speakers will provide information on a number of topics including an overview of the Pension Plan, the pension benefit payout options available, wills and estate planning and retiree benefits.

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Wellness Together Canada offers free mental health resources and counselling

March 8, 2021 — 
WTC allows individuals to make decisions about the care they require and choose from a multitude of 24/7 services.

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Interms from previous Indigenous Summer Student Internship Program

Faculties and units can participate in the 2021 Indigenous Summer Student Internship Program

February 12, 2021 — 
The internship is a great opportunity for UM Indigenous students to receive valuable experience in their field of study.

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People of various abilities on campus

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Online accessible employment training modules now available

February 9, 2021 — 
Newly launched UM accessibility training will cover the requirements of the provincial Employment Standard of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The standard came into effect on May 1, 2019 and must be fully implemented by May 1, 2021.

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UM admin building and sunrise

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Popular Vacation Purchase Plan (VPP) available for 2021/2022

February 2, 2021 — 
The 2021/2022 vacation purchase plan provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase one to 10 days of vacation in addition to their current vacation allotment.

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