Student Success Month

Whether you are a new or returning student, many factors impact your U of M experience. This October is Student Success Month.

If you are a new student or learner… this is when all of the information you heard at your orientation becomes relevant. It is critical that you access the academic and personal supports to help you build the skills you need to be successful in your first year and beyond.

If you are a returning student or learner… now is the time when those familiar academic and personal responsibilities start to mount up. It is vital that you reflect on your previous years’ experience and identify the areas you will need to improve on in order to meet your goals.

Student and learner success is about more than a grade on your transcript. Your success is dependant on your academic, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

The U of M is proud to feature a range of events hosted by support units across campus. These events include topics such as:

  • Career preparation
  • Stress management
  • Academic writing
  • Research skills
  • Cultural adaptation and identity
  • And more!

Start this year on the right foot. See the following list of events.

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Fort Garry events

Date
Office
Event Registration / Information
Time                    
Location
October 1
Career Services
2:30 - 4:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 1
Student Counselling Centre
1:00 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Student Counselling Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 1
Libraries
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Brown Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library
October 1
Indigenous Student Centre
All day
Migizii Agamik
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Student Counselling Centre
2:30 - 3:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Student Counselling Centre
12:30 - 1:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Community Service-Learning
Decolonial Spaces: Weekly Conversation Circles
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 203, 55 Chancellor's Circle (formerly known as Fitzgerald Building)
October 3
Career Services
1:00 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 4
Academic Learning Centre/University 1 First Year Centre
2:30 - 3:30 pm
408 Tier
October 7-11
Recreation Services
Personal Training & Nutrition Week with Info Sessions
October 7, 21 & 28
Student Counselling Centre
1:00 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 8
Libraries
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brown Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library
October 8
Indigenous Student Centre
All day
Migizii Agamik
October 8
Student Counselling Centre
12:30 - 2:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 9
Career Services
1:30 - 3:30 pm
474 University Centre
October 9
Libraries
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sciences and Technology Library Computer Lab, Machray Hall
October 9
Indigenous Student Centre
All day
Migizii Agamik
October 10
Graduate Studies
1:30 - 3:00 pm
344 Helen Glass Centre
Oct 10, 17 & 24
Student Counselling Centre
1:00 - 2:15 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
Oct 10, 17, 24 & 31
Student Counselling Centre
2:30 - 4:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 11
Graduate Studies
1:30 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
Oct 11, 18 & 25
Student Counselling Centre
1:30 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 15
Indigenous Student Centre
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fire pit outside Migizii Agamik
October 16
Graduate Studies
1:30 - 3:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 16
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
370 Helen Glass Centr
October 16
Career Services
1:30 - 3:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 16
Academic Integrity
International Day Against Contract Cheating
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
UMSU University Centre
October 17
Libraries
9:00 - 10:00 am
Gold Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library
October 17
International Centre
12:00 - 12:45 pm
201 St Johns
October 17
International Centre
3:00 - 3:45 pm
201 St Johns
Wednesdays throughout October: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
#uminternational Wednesdays
10:30 - 11:30 am
International Centre 541 UC
October 18
Graduate Studies
1:30 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 18
Academic Learning Centre
2:30 - 4:00 pm
312 Tier
Oct 18 & 23
Student Counselling Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 21
Libraries
12:00 - 2:00 pm
140 Drake Centre
October 21
Career Services
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 21
Student Counselling Centre
1:30 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 22
Student Counselling Centre
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 22
Graduate Studies
12:00 - 1:00 pm
348 Helen Glass Centre
October 22
Libraries
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Sciences and Technology Library Computer Lab, Machray Hall
October 23
Student Advocacy
Student Success Time Machine (booth)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Outside the Elizabeth Dafoe Library
October 23
Career Services
2:30 - 4:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 24
Graduate Studies
10:00 - 11:30 am
223 CATL Building, 65 Dafoe Road
October 24
Student Counselling Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 25
Student Counselling Centre
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 25
Academic Learning Centre/University 1 First Year Centre
2:30 - 3:30 pm
312 Tier
October 25
Graduate Studies
1:30 - 3:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 29
Indigenous Student Centre
All day
Migizii Agamik
October 30
Indigenous Student Centre
All day
Migizii Agamik
October 30
Career Services
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
474 UMSU University Centre
October 30
Student Support Case Management
Creativity: A Wellness Practise. Come explore how creativity can enhance your life in and out of the classroom – through movement and visual art activities. Free to attend. No art skills are required. All supplies are provided. To register, please email jodie.schoenbeck@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-8196.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
312 Tier Building

Staff event

Date
Office
Event Registration / Information
Time
Location
October 15
The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 223 – 65 Dafoe Road (The Centre)

Bannatyne Campus events

Date
Office
Event Registration / Information
Time
Location
October 1
Student Services @ Bannatyne Campus
Student Success Month Kick Off
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Brodie Atrium
October 1
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ross Lab, Room 232, Neil John Maclean Library
October 2
Academic Learning Centre
Writing at the Graduate Level - If you are a graduate student… register through the GradSteps link. If you are an undergraduate student or resident… sign up at our Kick-Off booth or in-person at the workshop
12:00 - 1:00 pm
626 Basic Medical Sciences Building
October 3
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 232 - Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab
October 4
Graduate Studies
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Dentistry D17
October 8
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ross Lab, Room 232, Neil John Maclean Library
October 9
Student Advocacy
"What I Wish I Had Known - Lessons Learned the Hard Way"
12:00-1:00 pm
405 Brodie Centre
October 10
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 232 - Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab
October 10
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 385 - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba Board Room
October 15
Libraries
Student Success at the Libraries
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atrium of the Brodie Centre
October 15
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ross Lab, Room 232, Neil John Maclean Library
October 16
Career Services
Student Success Through the Networking Frame - Learn about how to become part of a network, make contacts, build business relationships, and other tools related to networking and informational interviewing.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
405 Brodie Centre
October 17
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 232 - Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab
October 18
Graduate Studies
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Dentistry D17
October 22
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 385, Neil John Maclean Library
October 23
Student Services @ Bannatyne Campus
Stress Management, Coping, and Self Care - Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Unfortunately, that can be a common experience in university life. This workshop will help you to develop skills to manage stress and build on your own resiliency. We hope to normalize the concept of stress and teach you ways to overcome challenges and prevent burnout. Learn about the supports and resources available to help you on your way!
12:00 - 1:00 pm
405 Brodie Centre
October 24
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 232 - Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab
October 29
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ross Lab, Room 232, Neil John Maclean Library
October 30
Spiritual Care
The Authentic Self - This workshop gleans insights and interacts with Parker Palmer's book, A Hidden Wholeness, exploring what it means to live with greater personal authenticity and integrity. Palmer emphasizes our need to tap into our "inner-wisdom", a.k.a. "soul", to positively influence our professional and public lives.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
405 Brodie Centre
October 31
Libraries
12:00 - 1:00 pm
NJMHS Library - Rm. 232 - Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab