FIPPA applies to all records in the custody or under the control of the University of Manitoba, including records containing general information, personal and personal health information. It does not apply to teaching materials, research information of an employee of the University, or a question that is to be used on an exam or test.
The purposes of the Act are:
Obtaining access under the Act:
Any person can ask for general information, personal and personal health information held by the University. A key provision of the Act is that any person can make an application for access and the FIPPA Office must respond within 30 days from the receipt of the request.
The FIPPA Application for Access should be used and is available through our website, on the provincial government website and in paper form at the FIPPA Office. This application should be sent either by mail, by fax, or delivered in person only to the FIPPA Office. This will help our office in ensuring anonymity to all applicants.
The University's response to an Application for Access:
Requests for personal health information are handled somewhat differently than requests for general or personal information. Please refer to our PHIA page for more information.
For general questions and student concerns please refer to FAQs General. For administrators and academic staff please refer to FAQs for Staff.
The Manitoba Ombudsman serves as recourse for persons who have been denied access to records or information, or who believe that their privacy has been violated through inappropriate collection, use or disclosure of their records or information. The Office of the Ombudsman will investigate a complaint, unless the Ombudsman determines that an investigation is not warranted. If an investigation is required, the FIPPA Office must respond to the Ombudsman.
If the complaint is about denial of access to information, the Office of the Ombudsman will review the FIPPA Office's decisions respecting severing and/or withholding of information.
If the complaint is about violations of privacy, the Office of the Ombudsman will direct the FIPPA Office to conduct an inquiry into the matter.