Accessibility at the U of M

Accessibility at the U of M

University of Manitoba Accessibility Competition for Students

The University of Manitoba is running a student competition on accessibility to further nominate students for the Canada wide Universities Canada IDeA’s competition. Universities Canada administers The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition, a national program funded by the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada. Universities Canada’s mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries.

For further contest rules and requirements, click here.  If you have further questions about the competition, please contact the University of Manitoba Accessibility Coordinator Krystyl Bergen ( or 204-474-8508) for more information.

All contest submissions and entry forms must be submitted to  by 11:59 PM on May 11, 2018.


U of M Physical Plant operates an accessible van for the transportation of people with disabilities between Fort Garry Campus facilities. This service is made available free of charge to anyone requiring special transportation considerations and is organized through Student Accessibility Services. If you need to make use of this service, please contact the SAS Exam Centre at 204-474-6213 or

Access to Campus

Convocation assistance

Students requiring convocation assistance should contact Student Accessibility Services to make arrangements. If you are attending convocation and need assistance, you can check in with the ushers at convocation hall for assistance.