Additional Resources

Aboriginal Student Centre

The Aboriginal Student Centre provides resources and retention services to Aboriginal students attending or wanting to attend the University of Manitoba. Services include academic advising, personal and cultural supports, many financial resources and University and Aboriginal community liaison.

The Aboriginal Student Centre has an Elder-in-Residence who is available to staff and students for personal support, cultural information, guest lectures and/or aboriginal awareness workshops. The centre also offers a Traditional Teaching Lodge program, where Elders and teachers from the Aboriginal community are invited to come to the Fort Garry Campus of the University to share traditional teachings and ceremonies with all who are interested. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. To set up an appointment or for additional information, please call 474-8850.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

A voluntary confidential counselling service for University of Manitoba and University Medical Group (UMG) employees and their families. The EAP counselors at Warren Sheppell Consultants will assist you with any personal and work-related concerns that may be affecting your physical or emotional well-being. Confidential counselling topic areas include:

  • Personal and emotional
  • Marital/other relationship
  • Family
  • Single parenting
  • Aging parents
  • Stress (including job-related)
  • Interpersonal Relating
  • Vocational and career
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Gambling
  • Financial/Legal concerns (referral assistance)

Identifying Allies - A Safe Space Project

This project is a partnership of Equity Services, Student Counselling and Career Centre, Rainbow Pride Mosaic (RPM) and Learning and Development Services.

The project invites individuals of all sexual/gender orientations to demonstrate informed support for an open and inclusive climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirit (glbtt) individuals. Workshops in homophobia, heterosexism, and how to become an ally are offered. After the workshops, people may identify themselves as an 'ally' by displaying a card in their door or desk and/or wearing an 'ally button'. Ongoing learning and networking opportunities for allies are also offered.

Recreation Services

Recreation Services offers a variety of fitness, wellness and leisure workshops for employees and students of Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. Member and non-member courses and services include: sports clubs, outdoor adventure, fitness classes, specialty fitness, fitness appraisal and counselling, adult instruction, CPR/First Aid, Aging Actively, Joe Doupe Centre, Winter Hockey League, Intramurals, Adult Aquatics, POPAT and Soccer League.

Support Staff Endowment Fund

This fund supports activities and projects that promote excellence among the support staff of the University of Manitoba. Projects and activities funded should in some way enhance the education, skills or working conditions of either individual support staff members,  groups of support staff members, or wherever possible, all members of the support staff. Funds can support costs not otherwise covered for individual course or book awards, projects or field trips. 

University of Manitoba Toastmasters

There are two Toastmasters clubs at the University of Manitoba. Toastmasters provides members with the opportunity to develop their presentation, thinking, listening and leadership skills.

University Teaching Services (UTS)

Since 1970, University Teaching Services (UTS) has provided workshops and individualized assistance to faculty members seeking to improve their teaching skills and pedagogical knowledge. All colleagues (part-time, sessional and full time) are welcome to participate in UTS programs. UTS sponsors a range of professional development opportunities that are available to teaching staff and support staff.