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Office of Sustainability

Reimagine the Eastern Transportation Corridor

April 28, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to help reimagine the Eastern Transportation Corridor spaces on the Fort Garry campus

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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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Masked Students in Bookstore

Faculty, staff and retirees provide critical student support

April 21, 2021 — 
Thanks to the generosity of UM faculty, staff and retirees, $382,905.81 was raised through a total of 612 donors this past year

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Information Services and Technology

Microsoft 365 project update

April 20, 2021 — 
The Office 365 Project Team would like to thank all staff and faculty for your support during our rollout of Microsoft 365 licenses and the email accounts migrations to the new Microsoft environment. Our project was planned to begin last summer, but the pandemic intervened. As a result, the project rolled out new licenses to all staff and faculty last March so everyone would have access to Microsoft's online tools for collaboration.

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Information Services and Technology

Do you use digital signatures? Tell us why or why not

April 20, 2021 — 
Information Services and Technology is currently reviewing examples of how digital signatures are used as part of the university’s waste reduction initiative. A “digital signature” uses encryption to validate the authenticity of a software, message, or digital file. Using mathematically generated code, it is secure enough to be considered legal and binding in Canada.


COVID-19 vaccine vials, syringes and a blue mask on a green table.

President’s message on COVID-19 vaccinations

April 16, 2021 — 
'The vaccine gives us great hope that we will be able to get to the other side of this pandemic and resume the in-person engagement we all miss so dearly'

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Joe Pye, an Indigenous pollinator at the UM Permaculture Garden

Office of Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Day all week long

April 15, 2021 — 
From April 19-23, celebrate Earth Day and Restore Our Earth by participating in virtual events and activities from home

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Extended Education

Businesses and professionals can pivot by upskilling with continuing education

April 15, 2021 — 
“The webinar series is a reflection of the opportunities the pandemic has given us.” Rod Lastra, Associate Dean (Academic), Extended Education

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Advisors in Library


An update on the AURORA for Advisors project

April 13, 2021 — 
Aurora for Advisors has been in development for about 12 months. If you use Aurora Self Service today to perform tasks or access information in students’ records, this refresh will modernize how information is displayed and how you navigate the system.

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Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Instructor support for Winter Term 2021 online final exams

April 5, 2021 — 
Looking for help in preparing for your Winter Term 2021 online final exams? Check out The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning's Final Exams: Help support and extended hours webpage.


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