In its academic leadership role, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) leads and participates in a wide range strategic academic planning initiatives in cooperation with other units to maintainthe highest standards of academic excellence at the University of Manitoba.
Academic planning and programs
Find information and resources regarding the governance of UM academic programs, including:
- academic review and quality assurance
- academic program renewal
- academic planning
In 2016, the university launched a budget model redesign initiative, including the creation of a steering committee, chaired by Janice Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), to lead this important work.
The goal of the new budget model is to foster collaboration, recognize strategic growth, and be more transparent and better understood.
- Align resource management, planning and allocation with the University’s mission and strategic priorities
- Enhance collaboration between and within academic support units
- Incent creativity, innovation and the pursuit of revenue opportunities to position the university for a strong, sustainable future
- Promote fiscal understanding, responsibility and accountability throughout the university
- Be straightforward and transparent
Indigenous engagement and success
The Indigenous Senior Leadership Report to the Provost supports the UM Strategic Plan and commitment to ongoing actions that will "Make Excellence in Indigenous Education a Priority," and the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
It includes recommendations to further develop an equitable, culturally safe work and learning environment for Indigenous students, staff and faculty with real accountability and supportive funding, and to foster outreach and research relationships with Indigenous communities.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The President's Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was established to provide recommendations on the process and actions required to identify and examine obstacles and inequities facing faculty, staff and students at the university. Task force members include senior leaders, faculty members, students and staff members, as well as resource members.
Responding to sexual violence, harassment and discrimination at UM: A path forward
An independent review of the university’s current polices, processes and prevention practices governing sexual violence, harassment and discrimination at the UM was undertaken in 2019.
The report details 43 recommendations for change to strengthen and broaden the current prevention strategy and to improve the framework for responding to sexual violence, harassment and discrimination when these regrettably occur.
Strategic enrolment management
The University of Manitoba operates in an environment characterized by considerable change. With limited resources, we must be strategic to realize our objectives of providing both high quality programs and an exceptional student experience.
Strategic enrolment management (SEM) provides an opportunity to reflect on who we are and enables us to plan the size and composition of our student body, to enhance the student experience, and to support student success.
Experiential Education Task Force
Increasing opportunities for experiential education is one of the University of Manitoba's Institutional goals. It is a pedagogical approach to learning that can advance teaching, research, service and support our commitment to Indigenous achievement.
The Experiential Education Task Force undertook a review of current UM initiatives and programs, explored emerging programs and practices at other Canadian post-secondary institutions, and provided recommendations to enhance curricular and co-curricular experiential education opportunities for UM undergraduate and graduate students.
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Room 208 Administration Building
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada