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Research and International

Lasting Solutions for the Mental Health Crisis

May 9, 2024 — 
On Thursday May 30, 2024, UM Knowledge Exchange explores the growing mental health crisis faced by Manitobans.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

From Planning to Progress

May 2, 2024 — 
A Strategic Plan Implementation Committee will be established, which will include representatives from faculty, staff, and students. Those interested in participating, whether as a member of the implementation committee or as a member of a focus group, can submit a volunteer form.


A person works on a computer with two monitor screens.

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Digital security at UM and beyond

April 30, 2024 — 
It seems that everywhere you turn, there is news of a new scam or fraud. Critical thinking can be your best defense.

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Photo from UM community at 2023 Pride Winnipeg Parade

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Get ready to celebrate Pride 2024!

April 25, 2024 — 
We would love to hear about all the different events happening at UM during Pride Week (May 24 to June 2) and throughout Pride Month. Submit your event details so we can help promote the events taking place on our campuses.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Prioritizing mental health and wellness

April 25, 2024 — 
UM is commencing a process to develop a new Mental Health and Well-being strategy for the whole university. This step will build upon previous mental health and wellness initiatives to design a robust and comprehensive strategy that reflects present-day opportunities and challenges.

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A painting in progress, of a person and animal in a boat

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Building MomentUM

April 23, 2024 — 
The Strategic Initiatives Support Fund is open to staff and faculty interested in implementing projects that will advance our strategic goals in creating knowledge that matters, empowering learners, and reimagining engagement.

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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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A new, ambitious path forward for the University of Manitoba

April 8, 2024 — 
Informed by community, new strategic plan will build momentum over the next five years

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Contribute to UM’s new community mural

April 5, 2024 — 
Share your words, ideas, your vision for the future, to contribute to this inspirational community art project.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Connecting older adults with student companions

April 1, 2024 — 
A new program aims to connect caregivers of adults within the UM community with students offering support through companionship services. The Adult Companionship Services (ACS) Directory, launched by Family Resources in collaboration with the Centre on Aging and the UM Age-friendly University Committee, will serve as a centralized hub to locate companionship service providers and post job opportunities.

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