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Accessibility checklist: What you need to know for May 1

April 16, 2024 — 
Mandatory training for all employees, prioritization for updating documents, info on PDFs, and more

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New EFAP offers diverse mental health resources for UM employees

April 16, 2024 — 
Starting May 1, the University of Manitoba is switching from Telus Health to Kii by CloudMD for their Employee and Family Assistance Program. EFAP is a program available to all UM employees and provides free access to mental health and wellness services.

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What is ‘Duty to notify’ or an active offer? 

April 9, 2024 — 
Breaking down accessibility requirements, including alternate or accessible formats 

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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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Significant enhancements to employee benefits now available

April 1, 2024 — 
As of April 1, 2024, University of Manitoba benefits plan members can enjoy expanded benefits coverage, with significant enhancements for both full-time and part-time employees.

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Information Services and Technology

VP Evolution Project enables Entra MFA for VIP/ESS access on April 3

April 1, 2024 — 
The VIP Evolution project is a multi-year project, with dedicated resources from Information Services and Technology (IST), Human Resources and Payroll, led by a project board of leaders from across the UM community. The project’s focus is leveraging VIP functionality, reducing risk, and improving the user and employee experience.

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Have a bloomin’ good time on Campus Beautification Day 2024

April 1, 2024 — 
The annual University of Manitoba Campus Beautification Day festivities take place May 23, 28 and June 6 at Bannatyne campus, Fort Garry campus, and William Norrie, respectively.

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Apply now for the University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship

March 31, 2024 — 
Applications for the University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship, available to the spouse or dependent children of UM employees or retired former employees, are now open. Apply now!

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Communications, marketing and advancement support at your fingertips

March 26, 2024 — 
Access to External Relations toolkits is available on UM Intranet

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Information Services and Technology

Recognizing and combating fraud this tax season

March 25, 2024 — 
Tax season is a heady time for fraudsters who hope to take advantage of seasonal anxiety to scam Canadians out of their money. Of course, tax season isn't the only time scammers have their way. Two common types of fraud that often threaten organizations are phishing and business email compromise (BEC) scams. These frauds are meticulously designed to appear credible, often leaving individuals and businesses vulnerable to significant losses.

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