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The entire U of M community benefits from better accessibility.

‘We’re proud of the steps UM is taking to create an inclusive and accessible environment’

April 21, 2021 — 
Under the province’s accessible employment standard, employees must complete required training by May 1

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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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Elementary school students at their desks behind barriers for COVID-19

The Conversation: Students with disabilities should have the option of in-person learning during COVID-19 school closures

November 24, 2020 — 
Schools should be making plans to continue safe in-person learning for students with disabilities for whom remote learning simply does not work.

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Mark ‘Disability Employment Awareness Month’ with a free webinar

October 21, 2020 — 
Register now for the free webinar: The Future of Work: Accessible & Inclusive Employment During COVID-19 & Beyond’

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Mark ‘Manitoba Access Awareness Week’ with a free webinar

June 16, 2020 — 
Register now for 'Accessibility in the Workplace During COVID-19'

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People of various abilities on campus

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Workplace accessibility FAQs: emergency response information

December 16, 2019 — 
Current faculty and staff with a disability that may affect their ability to remain safe in an emergency are asked to fill out the confidential Employee Emergency Information Worksheet on the human resources website before January 3, 2020.

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People of various abilities on campus

Human Resources

Creating personalized emergency response plans

November 12, 2019 — 
One in four Manitobans have a disability. That means one in four of us may face barriers to safely exit our workplace in an emergency.

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Accessibility career counselling

Accessible Pathways to Success

October 15, 2019 — 
On Oct. 24, 2019, Student Affairs in partnership with the UMSU Accessibility Centre is sponsoring an event for students with disabilities

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Joseph Banash, 4th year student and volunteer notetaker

Students

Notetaking program helps students do better in class

September 9, 2019 — 
Volunteering as a notetaker is a great way to help your peers, develop academic and professional skills, and bolster your co-curricular record

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Do you want to enhance your communication and social skills?

August 23, 2019 — 
This volunteer position requires 1-2 hours of your time per week. A great way to become involved in the U of M Community and engage locally.

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