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Update to UM students: April 22, 2022

Message from Laurie Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students)

April 22, 2022 — 

Dear Students,

As we approach the end of Winter Term and prepare for exams, I’m checking in with you one last time to see how you’re doing and to remind you of the academic resources and supports that are available to you. I also want to echo President Benarroch’s message to you earlier this week and acknowledge the tenacity and adaptability that brought you to this point in your studies. As he said, “you are living through an historic period, one that has changed our global society in ways we don’t fully know yet”. May this motivate you to achieve your highest potential and, ultimately, to apply all that you are learning beyond our campus borders – in our communities, businesses, labs, clinics, and concert halls. Indeed, each of you has the potential to contribute to lasting, positive change.

To ensure that you are prioritizing your own self-care during this time, we have compiled a series of articles on exam-related topics and supports for you:

If you need motivation or are tired of preparing for exams on your own, join a virtual study hall for final exam prep.

As always, there are also a range of student supports available to you at the University of Manitoba, and I encourage you to reach out if needed. We are here for you.

To find your Final Exam schedule, view your exam location, and familiarize yourself with university policies and procedures before writing your exams, click here.

Register for Summer Term

We are excited to welcome you back for fully in-person course delivery for Summer Term 2022.

Registration for Summer Term is now open. If you wish to register, registration access times for students at the Bannatyne and Fort Garry campuses are available in your Aurora account.

To view your registration time:

  1. Log into Aurora.
  2. Select ‘Enrolment and Academic Records.’
  3. Select ‘Registration & Exams.’
  4. Select ‘Registration Time and Status.’

Choose the academic term from the dropdown menu – your registration access time for the selected term will be displayed.

I also encourage returning students to check out the Summer Term Planning Guide. Although primarily designed for students who are beginning their studies at UM, it also contains useful information for current students registering in the Summer Term for the first time. 

To access a complete list of important dates and deadlines for the Summer Term, click here.

Celebrate at Spring Convocation

We are pleased to announce that this spring our Convocation ceremonies will be held in person. Convocation will also offer a virtual experience for those who aren’t able to attend in person or don’t feel ready to attend a large in-person gathering.

Convocation ceremonies for February and Spring Graduates from the Fort Garry campus will be held from June 7- 10, 2022.

Separate ceremonies will be held for graduating students from the Bannatyne campus (May 19, 2022), Extended Education (June 9, evening) and Université de Saint-Boniface (June 13, 2022).

To view the ceremony schedules, visit the Convocation Dates and Times page.

Graduation Pow Wow

Join the Indigenous Student Centre for UM’s Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Everyone is welcome.

All Canadian Indigenous graduates (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) are encouraged to register so they can be honoured at the celebration. To register, visit the Graduation Pow Wow webpage. The deadline to register is April 29, 2022.

Stay on track with UM Achieve

As you navigate your undergraduate studies, please remember that UM Achieve can provide you with degree progression information at your fingertips. For example, if you are making the transition from U1 to your chosen faculty, UM Achieve will look at the courses you have taken to date and identify what you still need to complete to meet the requirements of your program.

To learn more about how UM Achieve can help you stay on track in your program, click here

Stay active with Rec Services

Don’t put your health and wellness on hold this summer!

Even if you’re not signed up for classes, you can still access the UM Sport and Recreation facilities during the summer term. Contact rec_services [at] umanitoba [dot] ca for more information or visit the Recreation Services website.

Check out employment 0pportunities with Mini U

Looking for an exciting summer employment opportunity on campus? Mini U has several positions available for July and August! If you are a passionate leader who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment, have an interest in physical activity, and have experience working with children, visit the Mini U Programs employment page today.

Explore Post-Graduation Work Permit Information for international students

The International Centre is organizing an information session for international students about the Post-Graduation Work Permit on May 6 at 10 a.m. At this session, you will learn about eligibility requirements and program criteria, including how to apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), required documents, creating an online MyCIC account, and potential benefits of obtaining Canadian work experience as the holder of a Post-Graduation Work Permit. Advance registration is required. To find out more, click here.

I am sending you all good wishes for a productive and fulfilling exam period. As grueling as it might feel at times, remember that this is your moment to demonstrate all that you have learned this term. Pace yourselves. Be kind to yourself and others. And continue to show us all what Bisons are made of. You’ve got this. 

Take good care,

Laurie

 

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