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Your opinion matters

September 28, 2023 — 

The University of Manitoba is launching an online survey via email tailored for faculty and staff that will run from September 28 to October 27.

Your feedback will directly influence our communication efforts, and how we share UM’s global impact with the broader community. Have your voice heard and help us enhance UM’s institutional identity and internal communications strategies.

The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. And to thank you for your participation, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of five $50 University of Manitoba BookStore gift cards.

Your opinion matters. Watch for the survey in your UM email!



Official Contest Rules & Regulations


The Faculty and Staff Awareness and Perception Survey Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to any person who is 18 years or older at the time of entry and is a current faculty or staff member at the University of Manitoba (“University”). 

The University shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the University for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The University reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading personal details and/or information.


By participating in this Contest, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the University of Manitoba and Academica Group as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.


The Contest runs from September 28, 2023 at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and closes October 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CST.


No purchase is necessary.  Upon completion and submission of the Faculty and Staff Awareness and Perceptions Survey, You will be entered into the Contest for one (1) of five (5) chances to win a Prize as described in these rules.

You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of University of Manitoba Marketing and Brand office.


All prize winners will be chosen randomly from eligible entries through a draw by Academica Group. Prize Winners will be contacted by email. The University shall have no liability for a Prize Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Prize Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

The University will email the Prize Winner at least three (3) times within five (5) days of the contest closing date.  If a Prize Winner does not respond to being contacted in that time, another Prize Winner will be randomly selected and the initial Prize Winners will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards the University or anyone involved in the Contest.

Prize Winners must provide proof of identification, as well as answer (without assistance) a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question.

Each Prize Winner must sign a declaration, waiver and release, affirming he or she has read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Rules, and releases the University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents from any and all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of the Prize Winner’s participation in the Contest and/or receipt and execution of any prize awarded. Failure to do so may result in a new Prize Winner being selected at the University’s sole discretion.

The decisions of the University in relation to this Contest will be final and binding on all entrants.


There are 5 total prizes which are as follows – five (5) prizes of a $50 gift card from the University of Manitoba Bookstore. Each prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution, except at the University’s option. 

Prizes will be available for pick-up at 200-137 Innovation Drive, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

In the event a Prize Winner does not pick up a prize, then an alternate Prize Winner may be chosen.

  1. ODDS

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


The University, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents, shall not be in any manner whatsoever be liable or responsible for theft, loss, technical malfunctions, computer and/or telephone network malfunctions, software problems, online traffic congestion, any human or computer generated error, which may in any manner affect the receipt of Contest entries, the notification of winners, the awarding or distribution of any prize under the Contest.


By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds the University, its affiliates, representatives, employees, agents, insurers, and assigns, harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, including without limitation any claims of infringement of rights to copyright, privacy and/or personality.


The University and Academica Group collect the participant’s name and email address for the purpose of notifying prize winners. This information will not be used for any other purpose and will be destroyed once the contest is over.


If for any reason the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned including, but not limited to computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of the University, the University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest.

The University, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents assume no liability whatsoever for damage to any person, or to their computer or other property, arising from their actual or attempted participation in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, or in the awarding of any prize.



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