When and where

  • Date: Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor, UMSU University Centre


Better Together is a new co-curricular approach to building entrepreneurial thinking skills.

Over two incredible days, you’ll have the opportunity to learn with other students, faculty, and staff about an entrepreneurial mindset. And expect it to get hands on! Together, we’ll apply our new skills to develop solutions to challenges we face here at UM. All challenges will be linked to one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. There’s more! Meet those who are using entrepreneurial thinking skills to make an impact in our community. And finally, participate in a supportive networking event to celebrate our developing skills. 

  • Get excited about Better Together!



  • What’s in it for students?

    • Learn, practice and be inspired about how to apply an entrepreneurial mindset
    • Develop solutions to challenges at UM
    • Receive a $100 giftcard to UMSU businesses (GPA’s, Degrees, IQ’s, etc.)
    • Update Experience Record
    • Meet new people
    • Enjoy free food!
  • What’s in it for faculty and staff?

    • Learn, practice and be inspired about how to apply an entrepreneurial mindset
    • Develop solutions to challenges at UM
    • Meaningfully connect with students
    • Receive a gift valued at approximately $10 from a Manitoba entrepreneur
    • Meet new people
    • Enjoy free food!

What to Expect

November 14:


  • Continental Breakfast – Food Provided 
  • Welcome and Introductions 
  • "An Indigenous Teaching: The 7 Generations" by Elder Ed Azure
  • "The Entrepreneurial Mindset" by Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Stu Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, I.H. Asper School of Business 
  • “Design Thinking for Impact” by Dr. Paul Labossiere, Associate Dean, Design Education, Price Faculty of Engineering

Lunch - Food Provided


  • Design Sprint Begins! Working in interdisciplinary teams, groups will apply the principles of design thinking to develop solutions to challenges we face at UM.

November 15:


  • Continental Breakfast – Food Provided
  • Design Sprint Continues!


  • “Panel of Entrepreneurial Thinkers” – Hear from a UM student, alum and employee about how they embed entrepreneurial thinking
  • “Leverage your Learning” by Marnie Bickerton, Director, Centre for Career, Community and Experiential Learning
  • Networking Reception – Food Provided     

Our commitment to sustainability

This event has been certified as a “green event” through UM’s Green Events Certification program. In-person and virtual events that consider sustainability throughout their planning process can save energy, reduce waste, and support social and environmental sustainability on campus. This event has been recognized with a GOLD Green Events Certificate and Seal. To learn more, visit umanitoba.ca/sustainability.


Thank you for your interest. Better Together is now full. For questions or concerns, please email bettertogether@umanitoba.ca.

For the 200 participants who registered, we’ll see you on November 14 and 15. 


Contact us

Better Together 
65 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada