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Staff attending a conference

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Investing in academic support staff at UM

June 20, 2024 — 
On May 30 and 31, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), hosted the Academic Support Staff Conference bringing together over 250 program administrators, student advisors and other academic support staff from across UM to participate in a day of learning and professional development.

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Theodore Biggs-Engel posing with two awards at Map the System

UM student earns 4th in Canadian systems thinking competition

June 4, 2024 — 
In 2024 UM participated for the first time in Map the System, a systems thinking competition. Unlike hackathons or case competitions where participants work towards a solution, Map the System is focused on deeply understanding a problem using systems thinking.

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Photo of Laurie Schnarr

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Leadership announcements May 2024

May 17, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following leadership re-appointment and extensions: Laurie M. Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students); Lisa O'Hara, Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian; Douglas Brown, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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A collage of historic documents, photos, and maps from the 1880s.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Taking “Obs”: A history of weather observing at UM

May 1, 2024 — 
Learn about the history and origins of weather observing in Winnipeg from the 19th century with Clayton H. Riddell Faculty researchers, Wayne Chan and John Hanesiak.

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Apply for a $10,000 grant to create an open textbook

April 22, 2024 — 
 A new round of UM OER Grants (up to $10,000) is available to help faculty and instructors create digital, open access course materials. Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 academic year.

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Science Library


Science Library closes for renovation beginning May 1, 2024

April 5, 2024 — 
As part of the Machray Hall redevelopment, the Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library (Science Library) will be closed to walk-in use beginning May 1, 2024. Access to print and digital collections, librarians, and other services will continue to be available during the closure. The library will undergo a transformation, resulting in new student study spaces and services.

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Try this five-part workshop series on knowledge synthesis & systematic reviews

April 5, 2024 — 
Are you considering starting a systematic, scoping, or other knowledge synthesis project but don’t know how to get started? Attend UM Libraries’ five-part series beginning May 7 and explore all aspects of comprehensive searching for a systematic review project. If you are a grad student about to begin a project or just have questions, this series is a great place to start.

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Use laptop in Quiet Pod


New Quiet Pods available at Dafoe Library

March 22, 2024 — 
Looking for a quiet space for a virtual meeting, online class or exam? The new Quiet Pods at Elizabeth Dafoe Library are perfect for having a private conversation or completing a task that requires quiet space for concentration.

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GIS scholarships available for UM students

March 8, 2024 — 
Esri Canada is offering two GIS scholarships for UM students from any faculty who are using Esri technology to visualize projects or research.

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Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould’s books available at UM Libraries

March 4, 2024 — 
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and our 2024 Knight Lecture speaker, has written three bestselling books. These three books are now available for short-term loan at UM Libraries.

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