The residence life staff is made up of a mixture of full time professional staff and student staff, most of whom live in our residences. The staff provides guidance and support to our students through residence programming, including social, recreational and academic programs.
Residence life coordinators
The Residence Life Coordinators are full time, live-in staff, responsible for the day-to-day operation of all residences. With assistance from the Associate Director, Residence Life, they hire, train, and supervise the other residence life staff, serve as a resource to the student government, and are the primary disciplinary authority in our residences.
The Residence Life Coordinators' primary goal is to support the educational goals of UM. They are responsible for the care and control of the premises, providing a safe and secure learning and living environment. They provide residents with crisis intervention, act as an emergency resource, provide routine house and resident activities, resolve disputes and behavioural problems and provide policy enforcement. The Residence Life Coordinators play an integral role in the University community as mentors and role models to the student body at large. They are responsible for the promotion of the residence community within the University.
Residence Advisors (RAs) are your guides to an informed and enjoyable life in residence. They are full-time students who are familiar with the day-today operation of the residence, the department of Student Residences and the UM community. RAs are there for you, so please make use of their knowledge and training. Typically, there is one RA per floor. They are not randomly selected or thrown into their position without direction—they go through a thorough selection process. By the time you arrive in residence, your RA will have completed a training program designed to provide them with a basic understanding of the experiences and pressures you will face over the next eight months.
Arthur V. Mauro Residence: Sydney Wright, Mercy Kondowe, Jenna Usick, Brook Rivard, Brandon Peaker, Malik Al Newam
Mary Speechly Hall:
Pembina Hall Residence: Ria Nirula, Isaac Chang, Martin Boda, Shelby Leroux, Fraser Peaker, Tayah Vanstone, Charles Inggao, Griffon Neufeld, Towani Mutale, Janvi Vaswani
University College Residence:
Contact your RA
For after hour emergency maintenance issues that require an immediate response, please contact the appropriate RA by phone:
Arthur V. Mauro Residence: 204-223-3300
Mary Speechly Hall: 204-223-8867
Pembina Hall Residence: 204-223-3092
University College Residence: 204-223-5403
Senior resident advisors
Not only do Senior Resident Advisors (SRAs) perform the roles of RAs, they also coordinate and implement residence-wide programs in conjunction with the Residence Life Coordinators. SRAs play an integral role in the residence community as mentors and role models to students living in residence. The position has immense opportunities for personal growth and professional development. It affords the student a chance to develop skills in conflict resolution, leadership, management, and cross-cultural sensitivity.
2020–2021 Senior resident advisors
Arthur V. Mauro Residence:
Mary Speechly Hall:
Pembina Hall Residence:
University College Residence:
International resident advisor
The International Resident Advisor (IRA) is an RA intended to serve the needs of all international students in residence. The IRA is familiar with campus resources and services offered, including Counselling Services, Career Services, Learning Assistance Centre, University Health Services, Financial Aid and Awards, the International Centre for Students and cultural student groups across campus and the Winnipeg community. The International Resident Advisor acts as a resource for all international students living in residence and facilitates residence-wide events through a cultural lens.
There are three active student councils in residence at UM who work in conjunction with Student Residences and the Residence Life Staff to provide a memorable experience for students living in residence. All three of these Councils are members of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) and represent UMSU in their respective buildings.
Arthur V. Mauro Students’ Association (AMSA)
AMSA is the residence student council for Arthur V. Mauro Residence (AVM). AMSA organizes various activities including social events, sports, movie nights and community building projects for residence students living in AVM. Every February, elections are held and a new council is voted in by AVM Residents to manage AMSA activities for the upcoming academic year. AMSA consist of a President and Vice President (or Co-Chair team), UMSU Representative, Communications Coordinator, Publications Editor, and Treasurer. Floor representatives are elected by the students every September to represent their respective floors.
Resident Students’ Association Council (RSAC)
RSAC plans many activities and social events throughout the year for students living in Mary Speechly Hall and Pembina Hall Residence. RSAC provides many services for residence students, including the operation of Club Condo, a canteen and gaming/theatre room in the basement of Mary Speechly. Their goal is to ensure residence students have the most fun, exciting and memorable year possible!
University College Residence Students’ Association (UCRSA)
UCRSA upholds many traditions, plans activities and coordinates sports and social events for University College residents. The UCRSA Council operates the UC Games Room, which has a theatre-style seating area to watch movies or play video games, a ping pong table and a pool table. Council meetings are held once a week and are chaired by the Co-Chairpersons. Every February, University College residents elect a Food representative, an UMSU representative and Co-Chairs to represent them for the upcoming year. UCRSA is a proud contributor to the amazing atmosphere and building wide community found in University College Residence. For more information about this Residence Council or how to become more involved in the University College Residence, please do not hesitate to speak to a UCRSA Council member in person.
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