The University of Manitoba works to integrate the approaches we teach and the innovations we research into the day-to-day experience of campus life for students, staff and faculty. The Campus Life section refers to strengthening connections and relationships in order to reinforce a sense of campus community for students, faculty and staff. Extends to everyday campus experiences such as food, access and well-being.
What have we done so far?
Weave Indigenous perspectives and cultures into our campuses.
- Promote increased visibility of Indigenous cultures and perspectives throughout the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses by supporting placemaking initiatives and ensuring that stakeholders are meaningfully involved in the design of the built environment.
Improve sustainable and active transportation modes, and advocate to support well-being, community connections and reduce environmental impact.
- Engage City of Winnipeg, city councillors and other stakeholders on improved, strategic, transportation routes and services to enhance and support connectivity with surrounding community.
- Improve shuttle accessibility and efficiency through refined routing and scheduling.
- Create a campus bike share program.
- Continue to implement the Sustainable Transportation Strategy, including integrating active transportation infrastructure in existing infrastructure renewal projects.
Enhance a sense of a sustainable campus community that supports University-wide pride, belonging, exploration, lifelong learning and sustainability ethic.
Increase the number of volunteers in the Sustainability Ambassador Program, including student research projects through the Living Lab Program relative to the 2018 baseline year.
- Build community connections through sustainable activities and events that promote engagement and action throughout the year.
- Coordinate with campus student groups to support peer-to-peer sustainability mentoring.
- Develop a strategy for including sustainability-related information in orientation sessions and materials.
- Establish sustainability award program for staff, faculty and students.
- Conduct sustainability literacy surveys to gauge level of understanding to guide sustainability initiatives and resourcing.
- Establish ‘Building Stewards’ to champion localized sustainability initiatives on waste reduction and resource conservation.
- Promote the use of the Green Events Guide throughout all University events.
Continue to enhance campus well-being by evaluating the community’s needs, providing safe and accessible programs and resources to encourage self-care.
- Review and renew the University of Manitoba’s Success Through Wellness mental health strategy by providing accessible resources for all students, faculty and staff.
- Increase the number, quality and awareness of restorative spaces to encourage mental well- being.
Provide healthy, nutritious and affordable food options that consider environmental and social impacts while providing culturally inclusive dietary choices.
- Increase the number of events, workshops and learning opportunities focused on sustainable food systems.
- Expand resources for students on campus, including extended hours for campus services such as food services, grocery and amenities.
- Pursue Fairtrade Campus Certification for Fort Garry campus.
- Increase local and sustainable food provider contracts to encourage the Food Services Committee to promote and enable access to healthy, affordable food through reporting and transparent public communications.