The University of Manitoba is in the process of transitioning from the former Co-curricular Record (CCR) model to our Experience Record model. We appreciate your patience through this transition period.

What activities are on the Experience Record?

There are over 700 University-approved activities on the Experience Record which fall under Experiential Learning or Student Involvement. These activities can be found on the Experience Catalogue.

Experiential Learning Categories

Experiential learning is when you learn by doing – and then reflect back to make meaning from what you learned.


  • Applied Research

    Systematic investigation and original research, including research that utilizes Indigenous methodologies, conducted by a student under faculty guidance and/or co-created through collaboration with a community partner and faculty researcher.

  • Community-Engaged Learning (CEL)

    Learning opportunities developed through collaborative and reciprocal partnerships between community, faculty/staff and students. The site of learning can be the classroom, the community or a land-based setting and the spectrum of engagement can vary from knowledge exchange and consultation to involvement, collaboration, and co-creation with community partners.

  • Campus Integrated Learning (CIL)

    Intentionally designed and institutionally recognized experiences on campus with a strong focus on personal growth and competency development with clearly defined learning outcomes and regular coaching, mentorship and/or supervision.

  • Co-operative Education

    A Senate-approved academic program that alternates academic study with paid, full-time, supervised work experience. It is linked to the student’s area of study in appropriate fields of business, industry, government, social services, academic research and the professions in accordance with minimum criteria.

  • Creative Works

    Intensive creative effort that results in the production of fine artwork, dance, writing, filmmaking, musical compositions and other forms of creative expression. Examples include oral tradition and storytelling, design, self-organized paid performances, non-course-related rehearsals and music practices.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Engagement in the early-stage development of business start-ups and/or the advancement of ideas that address real-world challenges, while leveraging resources, space, mentorship and/or funding to achieve the desired outcomes.

  • Industry Project

    Students, individually or in teams apply discipline-specific knowledge to address an organizational challenge, explore a new idea, or start a new venture.

  • Internship

    Supervised, discipline-specific work experiences where learning is formally assessed and academic credit is granted. Unlike Co-op, students do not alternate work experiences with academic terms.

  • Laboratories and Studios

    A distinct component of a course that includes the self-directed application of course concepts in a controlled setting.

  • Program-Based Experience

    Unpaid program- and field-based activities that engage students in exploring and practicing discipline-specific concepts and competencies in a purposeful way for academic credit or recognition.

  • Project-Based Experience

    Intentionally designed opportunities for students to engage in contextual experiences that require the application of disciplinary knowledge and critical analysis to demonstrate learning or to address a problem or unmet need.

  • Work Experience

    Paid work in an on-campus or off-campus setting that is designed to promote the development of clearly defined competencies, is supervised, is approved by the Institution, and engages students in concrete opportunities to reflect on their learning.

Student Involvement Categories

Student Involvement means forming connections with on-campus communities through a variety of ways.


  • Awards

    This category recognizes students who have received an award for University activities outside of the classroom, such as the Emerging Leader Award and the Bison Sports Award.

  • Foundational Skill and Development

    This recognition is earned by participating in qualifying non-credit courses, workshops, conferences, or other programs that increase personal or professional competency.

  • Governance

    Recognition is provided to students for participation in any governing body, committee, or council, such as UMSU council, Graduate Students association, and faculty councils.

  • Leadership

    Students in a leadership role show initiative, have the ability to make decisions, are responsible for organizing and coordinating events or programs, and may have others under their direction.

  • Service-learning

    Community Engaged Learning programs involve students in an intentional and reflective learning experience in collaboration with a community partner.

  • Volunteerism and Participation

    This category provides recognition to students whose main role is to provide a service or support, or fill a need within an organization or program.

Why develop your Experience Record?

  • Allows you to develop competencies and gain the experiences that employers look for when hiring new employees.

  • Provides you with opportunities in experiences that enhance self-knowledge and interpersonal skills.

  • Easier resume building and interview prep, since it contains a detailed record of your experiences.

For more information on how to use your Experience Record when looking for a job, get in touch with UM Career Services.

How do I access my Experience Record?

Experiences from Fall 2020 - Fall 2022

UMConnect includes all University of Manitoba approved activities from Fall 2020 to Fall 2022.

View and/or Print

Experiences prior to Fall 2020

Approved activities from 2012 through Summer 2020 are part of your Archived Experience, and will not appear on your record in UMConnect.

Request Archived Experience 

Unlisted Activity or Position

You should request your positions at the end of an activity (i.e. once you have completed it, not while you are currently participating in it). An activity validator will review and approve your request at the end of the academic year, at which time it will appear on your record.

If your activity does not appear in the Experiential Catalogue, a member of your group will need to apply to have your group recognized. If the activity is listed, but the position is missing, you will need to apply to add that position to the catalogue. Information about applications can be found below.

How can I get an experience recognized?

Apply for recognition or renew a recognized program

Applications for the Summer/Fall 2022 terms are now available.

You must complete the application form and attach the positions descriptions in the appropriate portion.

Upon submitting your application, you may be contacted with initial feedback that provides suggestions on how to enhance your application before it reaches the Review Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, November 4th, 2022 (4:30PM).

CCR Stamp of approval

The CCR stamp of approval is available to staff and students to be used on promotional pieces. The CCR stamp quickly tells students that the promoted activity is a recognized and approved CCR activity and that participation with the activity will be reflected on a student's official CCR.

Please note that the CCR stamp of approval must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Only permitted on promotional material of activities that have been approved by the CCR Review Committee
  • Stamp should be no smaller than 1 inch in diameter (including white release)
  • Stamp cannot be altered in any way aside from its size as outlined above (includes no overlay on the stamp)
  • Stamp should not be rotated further than 75 degrees

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