|Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)||Senior Resident Advisor (SRA)||Resident Advisor (RA)||Student Council
►Residence Life Team Bios
2018-2019 RLCs - Jessica, Alexandria, & Prabhjot
The primary role of the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is to support the educational goals of the University of Manitoba. They are responsible for the care and control of the premises, providing a safe and secure learning/living environment. It is the job of the Residence Life Coordinator to provide student tenants with crisis intervention, act as an emergency resource, provide routine house and resident activities, resolve disputes and behavioural problems, and provide policy enforcement. The Residence Life Coordinators play an integral role in the University community as a mentor and role model to the student body at large. They are responsible for the promotion of the residence community within the University.
The Residence Life Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of all residences (approximately 1,200 students). With assistance from the Assistant Director, Residence Life, they hire, train, and supervise the residence life staff (Senior Resident Advisors and Resident Advisors), serve as a resource to the student government, and are the primary disciplinary authority.
The Residence Life Coordinators are responsible for the development and coordination of all programming aspects as they relate to residence life. They are directly responsible for the supervision of the Senior Resident Advisors and the Resident Advisors. The Residence Life Coordinators maintain regular office hours, perform related administrative duties as assigned by the Assistant Director, Residence Life, and attend/participate in assigned committee work and projects. They report to the Assistant Director, Residence Life. This is a mandatory “live in” position and each RLC is assigned a private suite within one of the residences.
► 2018-19 Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs)
• Arthur V. Mauro Residence
• Mary Speechly Hall
• Pembina Hall Residence
• University College Residence
► Senior Resident Advisor
The primary role of the Senior Resident Advisor (SRA) is to support the student development goals of the department of Student Residences. S/he is charged with providing a safe and secure learning/living environment, thus promoting healthy lifestyles. It is the job of the SRA to provide student tenants with crisis intervention, act as an emergency resource, provide routine house activities, resolve minor disputes, deal with behavioural problems, facilitate meetings, and provide policy enforcement. The SRA, in conjunction with the Residence Life Coordinator, will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of residence-wide programs. The SRA will act on the Residence Life Coordinator’s behalf when s/he is not available.
Senior Resident Advisors play an integral role in the residence community as mentors and role models to students living in residence. They are responsible for the promotion of the residence community within the University. The position has immense opportunities for personal growth and professional development. It affords the student a chance to develop skills in conflict resolution, leadership, management, and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Each year, the Senior Resident Advisors will be asked to choose an extended portfolio. An extended portfolio is an assigned set of duties focusing on a specific area of need within the Residence Life Team. These portfolios are designed to enhance and make residence experience better. The extended portfolios include Reside Magazine Coordinator, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Spirit Cup Coordinator, and Thrive Coordinator.
► 2018-19 Senior Resident Advisors (SRAs)
Arthur V. Mauro Residence - Max Kelly
Mary Speechly Hall - Hafsa Abdulsamed
Pembina Hall Residence - Kaeley Simpson
University College Residence - Nikki Tomoniko
2017-18 Residence Life Team (above).
The Resident Advisor (RA) is your guide to an informed and enjoyable life in residence. S/he is familiar with the day-to-day operation of the residence, the department of Student Residences and the University of Manitoba community. Essentially, the role of the Resident Advisor is to help make residence an environment you can call home and is conducive to your learning endeavours. The Resident Advisors are there for you, so please make use of their knowledge and training.
Typically, there is one Resident Advisor per floor. Be assured that your Resident Advisors have not been randomly selected or thrown into their positions without direction. They have undergone a thorough selection process. By the time you arrive at the U of M, your Resident Advisors will have completed a training program designed to provide them with a basic understanding of the experiences and pressures you will face over the next eight months.
► 2018-19 Resident Advisors (RAs)
Arthur V. Mauro Residence - Audreanna Simo Clarke, Steve Desroches, Mwila Kandeke, Meghan Olsen, Solomiya Vatsyk
Mary Speechly Hall - Delton Kreller, Atreya Madrone, Laura Mazuta Madzinga, Tafadzwa Machachi, Kristen Denise Wallin, Dayna Williams, Sam Woode-Amissah
Pembina Hall Residence - Nouran Abdelrazik, Eric Archambault, Davey Couvier, Larissa Einarson, Connor Wayne Faulkner, Amy Kreshewski, Bruna Maciel, Takudzwa Mushosho, Noah Sabiston
University College Residence - Matthew Averbeck, Reagan Campbell, Bahar Ferdosi, Adam Hartnett, Doxa Chiudushin Ikiriko
As well as the Residence Life Team, there are three Residence Councils that organize activities and coordinate sports and social events for the residents.
► Arthur Mauro Students’ Association (AMSA)
The Arthur Mauro Residence was opened in 2003 and houses primarily mature students who have attended University for at least one year. The Arthur Mauro Students’ Association consists of the Co-Chairpersons and the AMSA Executive, who organize activities and coordinate sports and social events for the residents. Every year in February, Arthur Mauro residents elect an UMSU Representative and Co-Chairs to represent them for the upcoming year. The Co-Chairs are responsible for planning and organizing social functions, and also for completing the financial reports for the Arthur Mauro Residence.
► 2018-19 AMSA
In order to apply for the first three positions (UMSU, Sports, and Communications Rep) you need to submit a letter to the Co-Chairs indicating your qualifications and why you would be the best candidate for the position.
Floor Representatives are elected by the students on their respective floors in September. Their duties and responsibilities include:
► Resident Student Association Council (RSAC)
Each resident of Mary Speechly Hall and Pembina Hall Residence is a member of the Resident Student Association. The Resident Student Association Council (RSAC) is elected by the members of the RSA each February to represent the interests of, and provide services to, the residents of MSH/PHR.
► 2018-19 RSAC
Services that are provided by Resident Student Association Council (RSAC) include:
RSAC also needs your active participation. A number of committees including a yearbook committee, sports committee, food committee, and house councils have been formed to assist the RSAC in accomplishing its goals. To get involved with any of the various committees or to apply for a position, see your Resident Advisor or an RSAC member.
We encourage you to get involved, both for your sake and for the good of your residence community. Get to know your RSAC representatives, as they are here to serve you and value your ideas and feedback. We encourage you to make the most of your MSH/PHR experience.
► University College Residence Students’ Association (UCRSA)
University College Residence is largely self-governing, with high student involvement in most decisions. The University College Residence Students’ Association consists of the Co-Chairpersons and the UCRSA Executive, who organize activities and coordinate sports and social events for the residents. Resident council meetings are held once a week and are chaired by the Co-Chairpersons. Every year in February, University College residents elect an UMSU representative and Co-Chairs to represent them for the upcoming year. Co-Chairs are responsible for planning, organizing, and follow through for all social functions.
► 2018-19 UCRSA
Male and Female Floor Representatives are elected by the students on their floor in March. Their duties and responsibilities include:
Male and Female Assistant Floor Representatives are elected by the students on their floor in September. They are responsible for assisting the Co-Chairs with residence social activities and aiding the floor representatives with various duties.
In the middle of March, the Co-Chairs select the other five UCRSA executive positions. To apply for these positions, you need to provide the Co-Chairs with a letter stating why you would be the best candidate for the position.