The office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) is here to support UM’s faculty members. At every stage of your career – from recruitment to retirement—the University of Manitoba offers services, support, and assistance to make your professional and personal lives easier and more rewarding.

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  • Academic leadership support

    We help academic leadership lead more effectively. We provide orientations for new academic administrators, workshops on relevant topics in academic administration, consultation, and more.

    Find academic leadership resources on the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Intranet.

  • Faculty development

    We support faculty at every stage of their career. We help with onboarding of new faculty members, and support tenure, promotion, research and scholarship leaves, merit awards, and beyond.

    Prospective faculty members and members of the public can learn about our onboarding processes on the Join our academic community page.

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  • Family resources

    The Family Resource Coordinator helps faculty and staff with a range of family-related topics, including childcare and schooling, caregiving for older adults, parenting and family health, as well as family recreation and leisure activities.

Best Diversity Employer - 2022

The University of Manitoba earned the designation as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2022. UM joins 74 other Canadian organizations recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for this designation – which highlights the creation of inclusive workplaces for women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, Indigenous people and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons.

EDI employment practices

It’s a UM priority to engage with our community to develop strategies for hiring/retaining faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. We aim to ensure that EDI is a key consideration in our hiring practices and plans, and that we progress steadily towards increasing diversity among our faculty and staff.

Putting the spotlight on human rights

The Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program has featured powerful, thought-provoking talks on women’s activism, the Residential School System, racism, social justice, and more.  

Learn more about the distinguished visitor programs at UM.

Our workplace self-identification initiative

UM conducts a voluntary self-identification initiative with new and current employees to help identify under-presented groups within our workforce. The information is used to support specific employment equity goals.

Micro-certificate (Letter of Accomplishment) courses

UM offers micro-certificates, a new type of credential, in a range of extended education courses including Diversity and Accommodation, Supporting Students with Disabilities, Aboriginal Students and the Post-secondary Education Journey, and more. Visit the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development site to learn more about what’s available.

Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)

  • Dr. Tracey Peter

    Dr. Tracey Peter was appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Peter is also a Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Acting Academic Director for the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy in the Faculty of Arts. 

    From 2016 to 2020 she served as Associate Head in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts. While serving in these administrative roles, Dr. Peter advanced goals and priorities of the units and UM as a whole.

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More about Dr. Peter

Dr. Peter is well known for her commitment to creativity, collaboration, social justice, Indigenous achievement, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

She holds a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Arts from Queens University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg. 

Dr. Peter is an accomplished academic specializing in equity, diversity, and inclusion and social justice and human rights for marginalized populations. Her work has been supported with more than $6 million in research funding from SSHRC, CIHR, the Public Health Agency of Canada and other agencies. In addition to her research, Dr. Peter has facilitated research projects for internal and external partners. 

She served as a member of the UM President’s Task Force and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, chaired its baseline data sub-committee, and led the implementation of a UM climate survey. She has published her work in books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, and research reports.

Dr. Peter is an award-winning instructor and has mentored almost 30 graduate and undergraduate students. She received University of Manitoba Merit Awards for Teaching in 2014 and 2019, and a Teaching Excellence Award by the Faculty of Arts in 2016.

Dr. Peter has served as a member of Senate, the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Respectful Work and Learning Environment and Sexual Assault Policy Review Committee, the Advisory Committee on Intimate Relationships and the UM/UMFA gender-based salary differential committee. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of LGBT Youth.

Contact us

Office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)
Room 208 Administration Building
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204 474 8283