Governing Documents: Academic
Effective Date:
January 1, 2008
Revised Date:
Review Date:
January 1, 2018
Approving Body:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost 
Applies to:
Students; Faculty/School Councils

1.0 Reason for Policy

Academic transcipts have categories of awards inscribed thereon which are described below as approved by Senate.

2.0 Policy Statement

2.1 The following categories of awards may be inscribed on academic transcripts:

2.1.1 Those awarded by the Senate on recommendation of the Selection Committees appointed for the purpose.

2.1.2 The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

2.1.3 Fellowships awarded by outside bodies, based upon work done at this University. These are certainly evidence of high levels of scholarship; they require recommendations from members of our staff; and the selection of our students to receive them certainly reflects credit upon the University. This category includes the many National Research Council Awards, Canada Council Awards, Woodrow Wilson "designate" selections, Rhodes Scholarships, certain awards offered by industry through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and other offerings considered the equivalent of the above.

3.0 Accountability

3.1 The University Secretary is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of the Policy is required.

3.2 The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost is responsible for the communication, administration, and interpretation of this Policy.

4.0 Secondary Documents

4.1 The Approving Body may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

4.2 Administration may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

5.0 Review

5.1 Formal Policy reviews will be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is January 1, 2018.

5.2 In the interim, this Policy may be revised or rescinded if:

(a) the Approving Body deems necessary; or
(b) the relevant Bylaw, Regulations or Policy is revised or rescinded.

5.3 If this Policy is revised or rescinded, all Secondary Documents will be reviewed as soon as reasonably possible in order to ensure that they:

(a) comply with the revised Policy; or
(b) are in turn rescinded.

6.0 Effect on Previous Statements

6.1 This Policy supersedes:

(a) all previous Board/Senate Policies, Procedures, and resolutions on the subject matter herein;
(b) all previous Administration Policies, Procedures, and directives on the subject matter contained herein; and
(c) Policy: Categories of Awards to be Inscribed on Academic Transcripts (effective May 15, 1968, revised June 2, 1970)

7.0 Cross References