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Support for students

Academic advisors

Academic advisors are committed to engaging, encouraging, equipping, and empowering students to explore and excel in the university environment and beyond. Your academic advisor will encourage you to find academic areas and courses that are the best fit for you. We believe advising is a collaborative process because in the end, you are responsible for your educational experience.

Advisors in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources are available on a year-round basis to answer any questions you may have regarding your academic program in the Riddell faculty. They will refer you to other sources on campus as required.

The faculty office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

*Please note that advising appointments are online through Microsoft Teams, which all University of Manitoba students have free access to. [To sign into Microsoft Teams, use the same e-mail address and password that you use to sign into your University of Manitoba e-mail account (]

Program Summary Sheets

Program summary sheets can help you navigate your program requirement progression with your academic advisor.

Earth Sciences honours programs

The Earth Sciences (Geology and Geophysics) Honours Programs are balanced four-year undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences. These programs are structured to allow students to obtain professional registration (EGM) and move into the minerals, energy or environmental industries (careers).

Students should contact a Riddell Faculty Academic Advisor for help in designing a program to fit their needs.

Environment and Geography honours programs

Undertaking an Honours degree will allow you to get the most out of your Environment and Geography (Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography and Physical Geography) degree. An Honours degree will provide you with an opportunity to focus your degree though planning and conducting an Honours thesis project on a topic of your interest.

More information can be found here.

Focus areas

You should begin thinking about your focus area during your second year.

A focus area is an individualized approach to undergraduate education. The student, in collaboration with a student advisor, will organize a body of courses from several subject fields around a central theme, topic, or set of related issues.

Through student driven research and by identifying areas and careers that you are interested in, you will be able to develop a focus area to acquire the knowledge and skills required to enter further research programs and the workforce.

Learn more about focus areas:

Student groups

Student group are a great way to make friends, create a study community and a support group. Joining a student group also keeps you involved in the wider UM community and ensures that your voice is heard during university-wide decision-making.

Student groups related to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources include:

Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students (SESES)

The Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students is a council of undergraduate students that represents students in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Our goal is to help enhance Riddell students’ undergraduate experiences by providing educational opportunities and planning social events. We are your connection to UMSU and strive to make the concerns of students in the faculty heard.

2020-2021 SESES Council
President: Marvin Routley
Vice President: Cailin Hesketh-Jost
Treasurer: Christopher Barkwell
Social Chair: Kiersten Zueff
Senator: Matt Koldon
Communications Director: 
UMSU Representative: Soumik Deb Simanto
Sports Representative: Rishtia Rajib
Accessibility Representative:
Indigenous Students Representative:
Mature Students Representative:
International Students Representative:
LGBTQ+ Representative:
Early Years Representative: Joyce Ji

We love to hear from you! Contact us at: 
Instagram: @um.seses 
Facebook: Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students – SESES

Environment and Geography Students Association (EGSA)

The Environment and Geography Students Association is a student run council in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. We represent the Environment and Geography students within the faculty. We aim to engage students of the faculty through various social and educational events run throughout the year. These events are created to build a sense of community within the faculty, while connecting students and professors in meaningful ways.

2021-2022 council:

Co-Presidents: Noelle Wood, Dillion Fernando
Vice President: Max Neustaedter
Communications Coordinator: Brooklyn Storozuk
Sustainability Representative: Aashiya Sharma
Clothing Coordinator: Kathan Burky
Outreach Coordinator: Francesca Espiritu
Geography Representative: Alyssa Kaminsky
Treasurer: Eliza Hydesmith
Social Chair: Leah Dickenson

We can be contacted at:
Instagram: @umegsa
Facebook: U of M Environment and Geography Student's Association

Geo Club

President - Toria Rankin Friesen
Vice President- Brandy Kapusta
Treasurer - Emmalee Hinton
3rd year representative - Iyowuna Amikiri
Social Chair - Paige Krentz

We can be contacted at:

Geophysics Student Society (GSS)

Environment and Geography Graduate Student Association (EGGSA)

Geological Sciences Graduate Students Association (GSGSA)

Natural Resources Institute Graduate Student Association (NRIGSA)

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Contact us

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Room 440 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2