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Winter Welcome 2021

To help you get ready for the start of Winter term

For information on International Centre orientation and events, visit their Orientation web page.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity. Accessibility accommodations and/or disability related supports are available for all events. Contact student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-7423.

January 13-15, 2021 Prep Days and Welcome Day

Recordings of Prep Days and Welcome Day sessions now available! Instructions on how to access below.

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes Winter 2021 more special is that YOU are now joining us as a UM student! Prep Days and Welcome Day provide all the info you’ll need as you begin your university studies. Discover all the great supports we have available at UM, get academic prep, and explore the many student communities available to you at UM. 

We are so happy that you are joining us, new Bisons! Welcome to the University of Manitoba! Welcome to the Herd!

Schedule

Wednesday, January 13 | Prep Day 1

Prep Days Virtual Info Centre

Have questions about today? Not sure which session you should be in? Check in with Student Life staff who will be sure to point you in the right direction! We’re here to help from 8:30 am – 2pm.

Enter the Info Centre.

8:30-9:00 | What to Expect During Winter Welcome

Student Life Orientation Volunteers

Not sure what Winter Welcome is all about? Have questions? Attend this session to hear from staff and upper level students and learn how to make the opportunity work for you!


9:00-9:55 | Learning Online/Remotely

Rebeca Heringer and Jackie Jordaan, Academic Learning Centre

Prepare for online/remote learning with strategies for setting up your space, structuring your time, managing course content, and planning study sessions.


10:00-10:55 | Learning While Isolated

Dr. Kim Kiley, Counsellor, Student Counselling Centre

Learning while isolated poses a number of unique challenges for university students. For some students, learning from home can affect their ability to pay attention, organize themselves, and stay motivated. This session will talk about these challenges and ways to improve your focus and motivation while learning and studying remotely, as well as how to organize yourself and your space to help you become a more effective online learner.


11:00-11:55 | Time Management: Tips for a Successful First Year

Gretchen Derige Cortens, Academic Advisor, First Year Centre

While studying remotely it is important to create a realistic study schedule and stick to it. Learn how in this practical, hands-on session designed especially for first year students!


12:00-1:00 | Lunch and Movement Break

Be sure to fuel up and take some time to move your body. Go outside for a walk or check out the virtual health and fitness videos created by Recreation Services.


1:00-1:55 | Profs are People, Too

Dr. Roisin Cossar, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
Christina Penner, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Ali Wood-Warren, Coordinator, First Year Centre

The remote nature of the term makes it more important than ever for students and profs to work as partners in achieving success. Meet two profs who teach intro courses and their students. You'll see what instructors are really like and what they expect from first year students.


2:00-3:25 | Academic Writing: Understanding Assignment Instructions

Academic Learning Centre Instructors and Tutors

This series of workshops is designed to help you make the transition to writing at university. The workshops will focus on understanding university assignments, gathering resources for writing, and developing style and voice in your papers. Experienced students will share what they’ve learned about writing papers, and you will have time to ask them questions about writing at university. Attend one or more of the workshops in this series. Each workshop will be different and will offer you additional strategies and resources for writing.

Learn how to gather information from readings to build compelling arguments in your essays. Hear from Librarians and writing tutors about how they can support you in the reading and writing process."


3:30-4:00 | How to Access Your Courses in UM Learn

Chiedza Chando, Academic Advisor, First Year Centre

The U of M uses a system called UM Learn that acts as the hub for all your courses. You'll be using UM Learn to access your course material, communicate with profs, submit work and find your grades. Take a tour of UM Learn and find out what to do on the first day of classes.


4:00-5:00 | Student Community: Accessibility Meet-up

Student Accessibility Services

Students with disabilities meet up to talk about fall term. An upper level student will share tips to be successful and a staff will provide information about Student Accessibility Services support and programs.


5:00-6:00 | Student Community: Spiritual Care - "University - A Time to Explore Life's Big Questions"

Edgar French, Spiritual Care Coordinator

Is learning simply limited to the lecture hall, or these days, the virtual class room?  Should you expect more of your education than a degree or a transcript?  University is not simply about acquiring professional knowledge and skills, but an opportunity to develop yourself as a well-rounded human being.  It is a chance to seek answers to your big questions, wrestle with the meaning of your life and future, and do so in and with the support of community.  Join us for a conversation on the relevance of cultivating spiritual health with other students.   

Thursday, January 14 | Prep Day 2

Prep Days Virtual Info Centre

Have questions about today? Not sure which session you should be in? Check in with Student Life staff who will be sure to point you in the right direction! We’re here to help from 8:30 am – 2pm.

Enter the Info Centre.

8:30-9:00 | What to Expect During Winter Welcome

Student Life Orientation Volunteers

Not sure what Winter Welcome is all about? Have questions? Attend this session to hear from staff and upper level students and learn how to make the opportunity work for you!


9:00-9:25 | How to Access Your Courses in UM Learn

Chiedza Chando, Academic Advisor, First Year Centre

The U of M uses a system called UM Learn that acts as the hub for all your courses. You'll be using UM Learn to access your course material, communicate with profs, submit work and find your grades. Take a tour of UM Learn and find out what to do on the first day of classes.


10:00-10:55 | Active Learning Study Strategies

Gretchen Derige Cortens, Academic Advisor, First Year Centre

University course work requires a new set of skills that will help you understand and remember more course content. Learn effective and practical study strategies that you can apply immediately in the fall term.


11:00-11:55 | Money Matters: Strategies for Success!

Jane Lastra, Director, Financial Aid & Awards

"This session will provide you with the tools for success that you will need to navigate your way financially through your university degree. Learn how to: access scholarships and bursaries; apply for government student aid funding and learn what it is all about; keep your university awards and government funding in good standing; and access the many other programs and supports that our office delivers!

Zoom Link


12:00-1:00 | Lunch and Movement Break

Be sure to fuel up and take some time to move your body. Go outside for a walk or check out the virtual health and fitness videos created by Recreation Services.


1:00-1:55 | Programs, Practicums, and Work-Study, Oh My! The Importance of Experiential Learning in Your University Career

Career Services, Student Life, Community Engagement

"In this interactive session, you will learn how to get involved on campus, the impact you can make, benefits of engagement, and how to harness experiential opportunities so you can grow personally and professionally.

Zoom Link


2:00-3:25 | Academic Writing: Gathering Information

Academic Learning Centre Instructors, Writing Tutors, UM Librarians

"This series of workshops is designed to help you make the transition to writing at university. The workshops will focus on understanding university assignments, gathering resources for writing, and developing style and voice in your papers. Experienced students will share what they’ve learned about writing papers, and you will have time to ask them questions about writing at university. Attend one or more of the workshops in this series. Each workshop will be different and will offer you additional strategies and resources for writing.

Learn how to gather information from readings to build compelling arguments in your essays. Hear from Librarians and writing tutors about how they can support you in the reading and writing process.

WebEx Meetings Link


4:00-5:00 | Student Community: Learning online in a busy home — a session for student parents

Lisa Bednar, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts
Jesse Singer, Student Support Case Worker

Are you a student and also a parent? Connect with other students who are balancing online learning with parenting responsibilities. Topics for our facilitated conversation: - sharing your experiences - multi-tasking and playing to our strengths as learners and parents - strategies for effective reading, writing and studying for tests - resources for online learners - coping with moments of overwhelm - reaching out, identifying supports You can jump into the conversation at any time during this session!

Zoom Link


5:00-6:00 | Student Community: Get Involved with UMSU!

UMSU Representatives

Learn more about UMSU’s Get Involved campaign and the over 200 student clubs. Find out about how to join and hear first-hand from students who have participated in student life on campus.

Zoom Link


6:00-8:30 | Student Community: Getting Involved with the COVID-19 Virtual Community Centre

Community Engaged Learning

To address the increased feelings of isolation and loneliness as a result of COVID-19 exacerbating mental health challenges, we hope to create a virtual community centre to bring people together, build a community that supports one another and pass time together doing fun activities. We would like to recruit volunteers to help with the program planning process and facilitation throughout January, February, and March. Volunteer responsibilities may include workshop development, partner outreach, community advocacy, and activity planning and/or facilitation. Join us to learn how to get involved and meet other students and community members interested in mental health and community-building.

Zoom Link

Friday, January 15 | Welcome Day

Welcome Day Virtual Info Centre

Have questions about today? Not sure which session you should be in? Check in with Student Life staff who will be sure to point you in the right direction! We’re here to help from 8:30 am – 2pm.

8:45 | Welcome Ceremony

Come join us for a special welcome!

9:00-10:15 | Ready Set Go!

Everything you need to know to start classes and have a great term! Join First Year Centre advisors, and upper year students, to learn what you should expect as you begin U of M courses. We’ll share our best tips and strategies so you’ll feel ready to start classes remotely. Learn how to access your courses, the differences between high school and university, and where to get help if you need it.

10:30-12:00 | Faculty Offerings (Concurrent)

U1

10:30-11:00 | Advice to our First Year Selves
This student led session connects you with upper level students to hear how they managed the transition to university & remote learning, and get the tips & tricks they wish they had when starting university.
11:00-12:00 | The 3R's to Success:
Rights, Responsibilities and Respect in a Remote Learning Environment

The shift to remote learning due to COVID-19 has presented many new challenges for university students. Navigating your rights, responsibilities, and academic integrity standards in online classes can be confusing, especially for new students. In this presentation, we will give you the information and tools that you need to understand the expectations of all members of the University community in an online learning environment.

Other Direct Entry

10:30-12:00 | Faculty of Arts
This session is for new students to the Faculty of Arts. Meet the Dean and fellow students who will take you through what to expect in your new faculty and provide some tips for surviving your first term. Welcome!
10:30-12:00 | Faculty of Science
Welcome to the Faculty of Science! Meet the Advisors and fellow students to discuss your Science degree options and how you can be successful in Science courses during your first year. We look forward to meeting you!
10:30-12:00 | C.H. Riddell Faculty of Earth, Environment & Resources
Welcome to the Riddell Faculty! Meet with an Academic Advisor and meet your fellow students to discuss how you can be successful in your university career! We look forward to meeting you!

12:00-12:30 | Lunch/Wellness Break

Grab a bite to eat and check out all of the virtual health and fitness info Recreation Services has available.

12:30-1:15 | Remote Learning. Getting Started.

Prepare for online/remote learning with strategies for setting up your space, structuring your time, managing course content, and planning study sessions.

2:00-3:25 | Academic Writing: Expressing Your Ideas Clearly

Academic Learning Centre and Writing Tutors, Academic Integrity Coordinator

This series of workshops is designed to help you make the transition to writing at university. The workshops will focus on understanding university assignments, gathering resources for writing, and developing style and voice in your papers. Experienced students will share what they’ve learned about writing papers, and you will have time to ask them questions about writing at university. Attend one or more of the workshops in this series. Each workshop will be different and will offer you additional strategies and resources for writing.

Get ready to write essays by learning how to organize ideas and how to bring out your own voice in your drafts. Ask experienced students your questions about academic writing.

Anytime

These offerings will be available as recordings on Welcome Day so you can view them as your time permits. This is also a great time to check out any Prep Days sessions you may have missed or want to review.

Sexual Violence Awareness Modules

The University of Manitoba has created a series of five online modules containing foundational information about sexual violence, including:

  • A community values statement;
  • A brief overview of our sexual violence policies and procedures;
  • A discussion of consent, power dynamics and conflicts of interest;
  • “Busting” common myths about sexual violence; and
  • An introduction to our Sexual Violence Support and Education website. These modules can be accessed by all University of Manitoba through your UM Learn account.

Student Support Video

Find out about everything Student Support has to offer! Student Accessibility Services, Student Advocacy and Case Management, University Health Services, Student Counselling, Spiritual Care, Health and Wellness and more! Let us introduce you to the people and places that are dedicated to your success.

Three R’s to Success

Rights, Responsibilities and Respect are integral to your success as a U of M student.

The Student Advocacy Office is your go-to resource for these critical components of your academic experience. We’ll show you how we can help you navigate U of M policies and let you know how to connect if you have questions.

How do I access recordings?

  • Log into UM Learn
  • Click on Self Registration from the top menu.
  • You will see a table with course options. Locate and select Prep Days 2021.
  • Click the Register button, enter your information and hit Submit. You are now registered in the Prep Days course!
  • Sign into UM Learn and open the Prep Days course to access recordings and other important information

UM Essentials

You’ve participated in Get Ready to Register, accepted your letter of offer, registered for courses and have gotten the hang of video conferencing software like Webex. Now it’s time to complete UM Essentials!

UM Essentials, along with Prep Days, is intended to help you prepare for your studies at the University of Manitoba. This 8-module course will:

  • Introduce you to offices at the University and the services and resources they offer.
  • Provide you with practice using UM Learn, where you will access most of your courses
  • Help you learn about and connect with communities at the University.

All first year students must complete UM Essentials.

After complete UM Essentials you will be able to:

  • Explain your rights and responsibilities as a new student joining the University of Manitoba community.
  • Locate resources for navigating all areas of life as a new student.
  • Identify and implement strategies for effective online learning.
  • Summarize expectations for academic work.
  • Recognize opportunities for personal skill development and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using UM Learn.

You will receive an email to your @myumanitoba.ca email when you have been enrolled in the course. Enrollments in UM Essentials will continue when the university re-opens, after the holiday break on January 5, 2021.

Prizes

Completing UM Essentials will automatically enter you into a draw for UM Bookstore product prizes and tuition prize. Check the Winter Welcome co-curricular record and prizes section below for details.

Math Bootcamp

The Math Help Centre comprises of a group of free services offered by the Department of Mathematics for all first year students to get math students the needed help, support and resources in mathematics, and to facilitate their success.

The Math Help Centre is open from 9am - 6pm each weekday from January 25 - May 1, 2021. Additionally, it will be open for Prep Days January 13 and 14.

Please check back here as more details will be posted and review the Math Bootcamp website for more information and links to resources.

Co-Curricular Record and Prizes

Prizes

UM Essentials Prizes: to receive a UM Essentials certificate of completion, you must:

  • Acquire all the module badges for completion of each module quiz; and
  • Complete reflection questions throughout the course.

Upon completion, you will get a notification that you have finished the course and can view or print the certificate of completion. Finishing the course by Friday, January 15, 2021 will also automatically enroll you into a draw for UM Bookstore prizes and tuition prize.

Tuition Draw Prize: completion of one Winter Welcome program offering will grant you one entry for a tuition prize draw of $500.00. You are encouraged to complete all three offerings to receive three prize draw entries:

  • Completion of UM Essentials (identified by receipt of you certificate);
  • Completion of Prep Days participation to satisfy the Co-Curricular Records requirement below; and
  • Participation in Welcome Day activities.

If you have met one or more of the criteria needs above by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, January 15, 2021, you will automatically be entered into the draw for the $500.00 tuition prize.

Co-Curricular Record

Done all the above? You can get formal recognition for all of your learning and start adding to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) before you officially start your classes! CCR is an official document that summarizes each student's participation in university-approved activities that aren't for academic credit.

What do you need to do? Recognition will be provided to all students who

  1. Complete UM Essentials identified by receipt of your certificate;
  2. Participate in at least five sessions during Prep Days*, and complete the session evaluations, and;
  3. Join us for Welcome Day activities and complete a reflection.

* Full participation in Prep Days is defined as participating in a minimum of five sessions.

Keep in the mind the following:

  • at least three sessions must be skill-based;

  • a maximum of two student communities sessions
  • a maximum of two International Student Orientation sessions may apply toward this five session requirement; and
  • a maximum of two Special Lecture or Faculty session recordings.

Once you register for, attend (or view), and reflect on each of your five chosen sessions, you will have completed the Prep Week requirements for co-curricular recognition.

Prize rules and regulations

The UM Winter Welcome contest (the “Contest”) is open to first year University of Manitoba students who are residents of mainland North America (excluding Quebec) and who are enrolled in the UM Essentials course, Prep Days and/or Welcome Day. The Contest shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable Canadian law. Void in whole or part where prohibited by law. Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules (the “Contest Rules”).

1. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open only individuals 18 years or older at the time of entry who are students of the University of Manitoba and are located on mainland North America, excluding residents of the Province of Quebec, or students who are under the age of 18 who enter with the consent of a parent or guardian (“Eligible Participants”). This Contest is not open to employees of the University of Manitoba’s Student Engagement and Success Unit.

The University of Manitoba shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the University of Manitoba for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The University of Manitoba reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

2. AGREEMENT TO RULES

By participating in this Contest, the Contestant (“You”) (or, if entrant is a Minor, such Minor’s parent or legal guardian) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the University of Manitoba as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

3. CONTEST PERIOD

Contest Entries will be accepted online starting December 15, 2020 at 08:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”). The Contest closes on January 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. For entry into the $500 tuition draw, you must complete UM Essentials, Prep Days and/or Welcome Day.

4. HOW TO ENTER

There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Enter using the method of entry outlined below. No entries will be accepted by any other means.

UM Essentials

  • Acquire all the module badges for completion of each module quiz; and
  • Complete reflection questions throughout the course.

Upon completion of all module quizzes and reflection questions, you will get a notification that you have finished the course and can view or print the certificate of completion. Finishing the course by Friday, January 15, 2021 will automatically enroll you into a draw for both UM Bookstore product prizes and tuition prize draw.

Tuition Draw Prize: completion of one Winter Welcome program offering will grant you one entry for a tuition prize draw of $500.00. Completing more Winter Welcome program offerings will result in more entries for the tuition draw. You are encouraged to complete all three offerings to receive a maximum of three prize draw entries for the tuition draw:

  1. Completion of UM Essentials (identified by receipt of you certificate);
  2. Completion of Prep Week participation to satisfy the Co-Curricular Records requirement below; and
  3. Participation in and reflection of Welcome Day activities. If you have met the criteria needs above by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, January 15, 2021, you will automatically be entered into the draw for the $500.00 tuition prize.

The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success Unit.

You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success.

Prep Days

You will be entered into draw for the $500 tuition prize if you fully participate in Prep Days. Full participation in Prep Days is defined as participating in a minimum of five sessions.

Keep in the mind the following:

  • at least three sessions must be a skill-based workshop or a faculty-led session;
  • a maximum of two student communities sessions;
  • a maximum of two International Student Orientation sessions may apply toward this five session requirement; and
  • a maximum of one Special Lecture recording or faculty session.

Welcome Day

Attend our virtual Welcome Day and you’ll be entered into the draw for the $500 tuition prize.

5. CONSENT TO USE

By submitting the Entry, You understand, acknowledge and confirm that if you win, the University of Manitoba may choose to announce your name or publish your likeness on the University of Manitoba website as a Winner without further obligation or compensation of any kind to You.

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Winners will be selected through a random draw under the supervision of the University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success Office. The Winner(s) will be notified by email following their selection as a Winner(s). The University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success Office shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.

Each Tentative Prize Winner (or, if such Tentative Prize Winner is a Minor, such Minor’s parent or legal guardian) affirms they have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Rules, grant all consents required and as contemplated by these Rules, and, in the event You win the Contest, authorize the University of Manitoba to broadcast, publish and disseminate Your name, likeness, voice, city of residence and biographical information in connection with any promotion, publicity, or news, entertainment and/or information purposes, without further consent and without compensation, and releasing the University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents from any and all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of the Winner’s participation in the Contest and/or receipt and execution of any prize awarded.

7. PRIZES

The prizes are hereafter referred to as the “Prize(s)”. A Prize winner is hereafter referred to as a “Winner”. There is one (1) Tuition Prize available to be won, along with six (6) UM Bookstore products across the three events. The Winner(s) of the Contest may receive:

  • receive a $500 credit towards their tuition at the University of Manitoba;
  • two (2) hooded UM branded sweatshirts from the UM Bookstore; or
  • four (4) UM branded water bottles from the UM Bookstore.

Entrants who have won a Bookstore product Prize are eligible to win again for the Tuition draw. The specifics of the Prize shall be solely determined by the University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success’ discretion. Prizes are non-transferable.

All expenses related to mailing or shipping to Winner will be the sole responsibility of the University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success’ Office. Any and all other Prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, provincial, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner.

No substitution of Prize or transfer/assignment of Prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission for the University of Manitoba Student Engagement and Success Office to use the Winner’s Entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

8. ODDS

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees, agents, insurers and assigns shall not be in any manner whatsoever be liable or responsible for theft, loss, technical malfunctions, computer and/or telephone network malfunctions, software problems, online traffic congestion, any human or computer generated error, which may in any manner affect the receipt of Contest entries, the notification of winners, the awarding or distribution of any prize under the Contest.

10. INDEMNIFICATION

By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds the University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees, agents, insurers, and assigns, harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, including without limitation any claims of infringement of rights to copyright, privacy and/or personality.

11. PRIVACY

The University of Manitoba will not be collecting any personal information of any kind during the Contest, other than to notify prizewinners and showcase winning images. This information will not be kept past the Contest finish.

12. GENERAL

If for any reason the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned including, but not limited to computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of the University of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest.

The University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents assume no liability whatsoever for damage to any person, or to their computer or other property, arising from their actual or attempted participation in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, or in the awarding of any prize.

Get Ready to Register

Get Ready to Register is a three-part series designed specifically to help new students make choices and decisions about target programs, course selection and registration. Each builds on the next, so we encourage you to watch each of the three parts. After completing Get Ready to Register, you will have all the tools you need to plan and register for your first year courses.

Part 1: Supports to Navigate your Career Journey

Making decisions about your career can feel exciting, challenging, rewarding, and a little scary all at the same time. Career Services is here to assist you in identifying and reaching your career goals throughout your degree. Learn about the supports available to help you navigate degree and course selection, gain relevant and meaningful experiences, and make the most of your career journey during and after your studies at the University of Manitoba.

Part 2: First Year Planning Guide

The First Year Centre has created the First Year Planning Guide (FYPG) for brand new UM students. This session introduces the FYPG as the tool you will use for course selection. We review how to make the most out of the FYPG and highlight the following:

  • The difference between course planning and registration
  • Commonly required first-year courses
  • How to choose your first-year courses
  • Where to find help

While each FYPG session uses examples from different target program areas, watching any of these sessions will give you the tools to choose your first-year courses. Choose a session that most closely matches your areas of interest.

Part 3: Timetabling and Registration

Once you have an idea of the courses you want to take, the next step is building your timetable and completing registration. During this session, we walk you through the process of developing your schedule and the steps to becoming registered in UM classes. This session will cover:

  • Considerations for course load
  • Steps for becoming enrolled in classes
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Where to get help

*Please note that this session is designed for those who have already viewed Part 2: First Year Planning Guide.