• An indigenous student is seated at a table with an advisor inside Migizii Agamik.

    Academic Learning Centre

    The Academic Learning Centre is your destination for academic supports at UM. Watch the Academic Learning Centre's online presentations to master time management, note-taking, test-writing and more. Use their tip sheets to brush up on citation styles and common grammar questions. Or, sign up for interactive workshops, group study sessions or individual tutoring.

    You don't have figure out university skills on your own! Take advantage of the Academic Learning Centre's resources to reduce stress and increase your confidence as a student.

  • A student sits as a table with an academic advisor in a library.

    Academic Advisors

    Academic advising is a great way to get personalized support in your first year and throughout your time at UM. Advisors will assist you as you enter university, as you navigate the options and choices that open up to you, and work with you to develop the skills and abilities that will help you make the most of your time at the university.

    Working with an advisor, you can also use tools like UM Achieve and Career Compass to make sure your course selections align with your plans for your degree and beyond.

  • Two indigenous students stand and talk to one another outside of the Migizii Agamik Bald Eagle Lodge.

    Indigenous Student Centre

    At the Indigenous Student Centre, you’ll find a caring, supportive environment and staff who are eager to share their knowledge and guidance.

    Talk with an Elder-in-Residence about your personal journey. Meet with an Indigenous student advisor for advice about your studies, finances or career. Make connections and learn alongside other students through the Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program, or explore your leadership goals in the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE).

Additional supports

Accessibility Services

Every student deserves access to a barrier-free education. Student Accessibility Services provides support for students with all kinds of learning and accessibility needs, including hearing, injury-related, learning, mental health, medical, physical, visual or temporary disabilities. Student Accessibility Services can help you access assistive technologies and coordinate classroom accommodations and support staff such as ASL-English interpreters, transcriptionists, notetakers and academic attendants.

"Student Accessibility Services has aided me with the necessary accommodations to help me succeed by changing my environment, without which would cause me to be disadvantaged in the institution."
– Brandon Wozniak, Student and president of the Accessibility Centre

Child care

For students who require child care, UM has a licensed daycare centre right on the Fort Garry Campus. The Campus Children’s Centre is a welcoming environment that celebrates a diversity of cultures and weaves traditional teachings into its curriculum. Care is available for children three months to six years old. Be sure to register early, as spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

"...We are committed to creating a mutually respectful and positive environment where highly-trained and experienced employees, families and the community work together to ensure the best quality care for children..."
–Campus Children's Centre mission statement

First year student supports

Your first year of university is about settling into school, making good choices and developing good habits. The First Year Planning Guide includes all the essential information you need to accept your offer of admission register for courses. Be sure to also check out UM Commons, your online resource hub for getting involved and making the most of your first year.

"My advice to students starting university would be to get involved. There are so many great opportunities to meet new people. The people you meet become relationships that you will embrace for the rest of your life and the experiences you have with those friends will teach you even more.”
– Andrew Vercaigne, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

Wellness

Health and wellness play a critical role in student success. UM offers a wide range of services that will support your wellbeing throughout your time as a student, from a community clinic to counselling services, spiritual supports and mental health resources.

“I struggled with balancing the stress of life, school and health. It’s important that as students we learn it’s okay to not be okay. Reaching out for help and getting involved in my culture were the best decisions I made."
– Kirsten Fleury, Faculty of Science

I am so lucky to be part of a cohort that is diverse, supportive, encouraging and who genuinely wants to see others succeed. This supportive environment has allowed me to ask questions, take risks, learn and grow.
Emily HydeRady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing

Contact us

Undergraduate Student Recruitment
4th floor UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

204-474-8808
Toll free: 1-800-224-7713 ext:8808