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Four students walk along a campus pathway, one pushing a bicycle.

Sustainability

Reduce emissions – and get active – with Commuter Challenge and Bike to Work Day 

May 28, 2024 — 
UM is again participating in two popular summer sustainability events – Commuter Challenge (June 2-8) and Bike to Work Day (June 11). All UM students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate. 

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Tracy Bowman with Billy the Bison and AKGassama at Homecoming 2023

Alumni

What is Homecoming all about? Here are five things it’s not!

May 6, 2024 — 
Save the dates for Homecoming 2024, being held September 14 - 21.

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2 smiling people stand together with shovels in hand.

Have a bloomin’ good time on Campus Beautification Day 2024

May 6, 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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Accessibility career counselling

Thank you for your continued commitment to accessibility at UM! 

May 1, 2024 — 
Together we’ve made great strides to ensure everyone has equal access to information

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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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Close-up of computer, hands and headphones.

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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Scrabble tiles spelling out the words: mental health. // Image from Piqsels

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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Photo of a computer and black headset with mouthpiece.

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

Libraries

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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A group of UM faculty and staff in UCentre, pre-COVID

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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