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U of M LINK Newsletter
In this edition:
  1. Next Steps for New Students
  2. Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship - Nominate a Student Today!
  3. Aboriginal Business Education Partners Scholarship
  4. Head Start - Saturday, June 3
  5. Qualico Bridge to Success Program
  6. Career Choices Workshops
  7. Get Ready to Register Sessions
Next Steps for New Students

Students looking for information about admission and scholarship offers, registering for courses, and other common questions are encouraged to visit our Next Steps for New Students website.  Here, students will find links to helpful resources, including our Next Steps brochure and checklist, as well as the First Year Planning Guide, registration tutorials, and contact information for academic advisors.

A number of helpful events will also be happening over the coming months to assist students with career planning and course registration. See below for more information and encourage your students to use our resources and attend on-campus events and workshops to familiarize themselves with the upcoming course registration process.


Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship - Nominate a Student Today!

All high schools in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario are invited to select a recipient of the Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship, currently valued at $1,000 per student. This award is to be offered to the best "all-around" student graduating from the high school and selected according to criteria established by each school. This award may be held with any other University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship.

To qualify, candidates will require:

  • Grade 12 average of 85% or greater in courses which meet the University of Manitoba admissions criteria;
  • Recommendation for the award by their high school; and
  • Admission to any University of Manitoba program or faculty

Please note, recipients must enroll in 24 credit hours in the 2017/18 academic year. This award cannot be deferred.

To ensure you have enough time to select your recipient, we are releasing the forms earlier this year! To view PDF copies of the selection forms, please see below. There is one form for Manitoba schools and one for Northwestern Ontario schools.

Please ensure you provide alternate nominees in the event that your chosen student does not attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Roy (Awards Selection Assistant) at or by phone at 204-474-9860.


Aboriginal Business Education Partners Scholarship

Aboriginal Business Education Partners will offer one $15,000/year (renewable) scholarship to an Indigenous student who is studying at the Asper School of Business in September 2017. Graduating high school students must be accepted into the Asper School of Business via Direct Entry application. The scholarship application deadline is July 14, 2017. More information about the award is available here

For more information, please contact Aboriginal Business Education Partners at 204-474-7401 or


Head Start - Saturday, June 3

Head Start - Saturday, June 3

Students beginning their classes at the U of M this September, along with their parents and families, are invited to attend Head Start – a half-day event at the U of M with sessions designed to help students prepare for their first year of university, explore the campus, and meet representatives from the programs they’ve been admitted to.  Invitations to register will be sent out to eligible students soon.

For more information, please visit the Head Start website


Qualico Bridge to Success Program

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) at the University of Manitoba is pleased to introduce the Qualico Bridge to Success Program. The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) students into post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba by offering orientation programming, academic and group learning opportunities, advising support, peer-mentoring and social events that will enhance their first-year experience.

Highlights of the program include one-day summer camps prior to September, the Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program, academic enhancements and more. Students will be invited to join the program once they are accepted to the University of Manitoba or can apply online through the Indigenous Student Centre’s website. There is no cost for this program!

For more on this and other programs, visit If you have any questions, please contact:

Carla Loewen
Phone: 204-291-5257


Career Choices Workshops

Career Choices Workshops

How do you know what courses to take at university if you don’t have a career plan for after graduation? Many students come to university without a final career in mind, or change their minds about their career along the way – and that’s okay! Students can attend a Career Choices workshop to learn about the career resources that will help them explore who they are, their interests, and how this relates to planning for university.

Several dates are available in July and August.

Students can call 204-474-9456 to register today.


Get Ready to Register Sessions

In addition to using the First Year Planning Guide, students can attend one of the “Get Ready to Register” sessions offered by the University 1 First Year Centre for more information on how to schedule their courses, navigate our online registration system and plan their time at university.  Students can drop by and attend any available session, there is no need to register in advance.

All “Get Ready to Register” sessions take place in Room 306 of the Tier Building.  Please share these available dates with your students.  Sessions will be offered in advance of the July registration period at the below times:

  • July 4 – 3:30 pm
  • July 5 – 3:30 pm 
  • July 6 – 5:30 pm
  • July 7 – 12:00 pm
  • July 10 – 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm
  • July 11 – 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm


Contact Us!

The Student Recruitment Team is here to serve you! If you have questions, if you require U of M materials for your school, or if you want to book a school visit, please contact a member of our dedicated team of recruitment specialists.

Lisa Kachulak-Babey, Director of Student Recruitment
Phone: 204-474-8805

Kerri Gregoire, Lead Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-8929

Desiree Morrisseau, Lead Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-6398

Verna Kroeker, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-6472

Jillayne Bohlen, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-9103

Sujitra Supachokjaroensin, Student Recruitment Officer

Phone: 204-480-1243

Marla Robson, Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-9983

Christy Anderson, Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-7144

Nigel Repas, CRM Specialist
Phone: 204-474-8925

Kyle Lougheed, Student Recruitment Events Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-8806


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