Working with the Student Advocate
The Student Advocacy office provides confidential services to students. The information we request relates directly to and is needed by the University and this office to provide student(s) with the appropriate services. The information will also be used to evaluate the quality of our student programs and support services.
This personal information is being collected under the authority of The University of Manitoba Act. It is protected by the Protection of Privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection, contact the Access & Privacy Coordinator's Office (204) 474-8339, 230B Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, R3T 2N2. Or visit http://umanitoba.ca/admin/vp_admin/fippa
A confidential file will be kept* by the Student Advocate and access to this file will be strictly limited to personnel in the Student Advocacy office and is governed by FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) and PHIA (Personal Health Information Act)**
* File retention policy
Files are normally kept for a period of 3 years after which they are destroyed. Files may be kept longer if required for actual or potential legal or administrative proceedings.
** Limits of confidentiality
The Student Advocacy office provides confidential services to students. Information provided by students will not be shared with anyone outside the Student Advocacy office without the student's consent, with the exception of the following:
Under these circumstances our office will work to limit the amount of information disclosed to the minimum extent required by law.
If you have questions, please speak to your Student Advocate or the Director of Student Advocacy and Accessibility.