The Military Support Office (MSO) is an administrative unit in the Extended Education Division of the University of Manitoba. Our mandate is to serve the needs of the Canadian Regular and Reserve Forces, retired members, civilian employees of the Department of National Defence (DND), and their dependants as they complete degree programs at the University of Manitoba. Since its inception in 1974, the MSO (then called the Canadian Forces University Program) continues to be responsive to the areas of concern unique to military members: recognition of the training, mobility and deployment of personnel. Under the agreement between the Department of National Defence and the University of Manitoba (UM), the University:
The MSO can help develop your education plan. Contact us including your MPRR and any post-secondary transcripts, and we will complete a preliminary assessment which provides you with the answers you need. We offer this service at no charge to you.
Shari Campbell first joined the MSO as a Student Advisor in the fall of 2007. Previous to this, Shari spent three years as a Student Advisor in the Faculty of Arts and more than 20 years as an Admissions Officer in the UM Admissions Office. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts (English and Geography). In her spare time she enjoys planning home renovations, loves gardening in the summer, and fostering lost and feral cats in winter.
Danielle Moore joined the MSO as a program assistant in 2013. Previous to this, she worked in Distance Education and Parking Services. She holds a bachelor degree in Human Ecology majoring in Family Social Sciences with a concentration in Social Development. She spent her childhood on various bases across Canada as her father was a proud member of the Canadian Forces.
Warren Otto joined the MSO as Academic Advisor in the summer of 2011. Previous to this he spent 18 years as a program administrator with Continuing Education. He holds bachelor degrees in Arts (Criminology and Economics) and Recreation Studies, and a certificate in horticulture. He is currently working towards his MA in military history via distance education, and is a member of the Western Front Association, the Military History Society of Manitoba, and the Maple Leaf Legacy Project .