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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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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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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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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.

Reclaimed wood Sustainability Award plaques on display.


UM Sustainability Awards: Nominate someone today!

March 20, 2024 — 
Do you have a co-worker, faculty member or student who shows leadership, creativity and dedication to sustainability on campus? If so, nominate them for a 2024 UM Sustainability Award.

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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Accessibility in UM’s digital spaces

March 12, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is the university for Manitobans. And in Manitoba, 29.2% of people over the age of 15 have at least one disability, according to Statistics Canada.  That’s why UM is committed to accessibility not only in its physical spaces, but also in its digital spaces. 

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Graduate Thesis Writing Bootcamp

March 8, 2024 — 
The Academic Learning Centre, in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is hosting an intensive 3-day writing retreat designed to help graduate students progress in writing their theses/dissertations.

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U of M's Assistive Technology Lab.

A shared responsibility: Employees to help ensure accessibility of UM information

March 5, 2024 — 
Spring project will fulfill legislation compliance requirements

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