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Who we are

Health and wellness educator

Bryanna Barker is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and the health and wellness educator at the University of Manitoba. Bryanna is available to provide health and wellness information and guidance to students individually or to interested groups on campus. For any questions, concerns or health and wellness needs please contact:

Email or phone 204-295-9032

The Health and Wellness Educator will continue to be available via telephone and email during regular working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Also, check the SCC website for a listing of off campus supports including Empower Me – a brief counselling support service purchased by the University of Manitoba Student Union which is available 24 hours/7 days week (1-844-741-6389).

The University has a take-home naloxone program. Please contact Bryanna Barker to learn about how to obtain a free naloxone kit.

Health and wellness program assistant  

Andrea is the Health and wellness program assistant. She assists in the day-to-day function of the Health and Wellness office, as well as running the Healthy U program. Contact Andrea if you have questions or would like information on any Health and Wellness programs offered, or would like to access resources. 

Email or phone 204-474-6740

What we offer

Bringing in the Bystander™

Bringing in the Bystander™ is an effective in-person, interactive prevention workshop that is based on the concept that all community members have a role to play in preventing sexual violence. Student participants learn the importance of speaking out against social norms that support sexual violence, to become aware of and identify potential risks in various situations, to develop empathy and support for survivors, and explore how to safety interrupt or intervene in situations that can lead to sexual violence.

To book a Bringing in the Bystander workshop, contact

University of Manitoba Student Survey Report


The University of Manitoba participates in national surveys of student health and wellbeing on a periodic basis. These surveys are coordinated by the Health and Wellness office and provide valuable information about the needs of our students and how we may develop the most effective programming to support student success. Results from these surveys are available below. Please contact the Health and Wellness Educator if you wish to review further data.

Canadian Postsecondary Education Alcohol and Drug Use Survey

The Canadian Postsecondary Education Alcohol and Drug Use Survey (CPADS) is organized and administered nationally by Health Canada. The CPADS provides data from about 40 Canadian institutions that describes trends in substance use among postsecondary students in Canada.

The following summary describes key results obtained from the University of Manitoba’s participation in the first pan-Canadian cycle of the CPADS conducted during the 2019/2020 school year.

Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

The Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) is organized and administered by the University of British Columbia on behalf of nearly 60 Canadian postsecondary institutions.  The CCWS assesses the mental health and wellbeing of postsecondary students and helps to identify priorities for intervention at an institutional level.

The following infographics provide summary data on the Spring 2022 CCWS administration at the University of Manitoba

Past CCWS University of Manitoba Survey Data

National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is offered on a three-year cycle to approximately 50 Canadian postsecondary institutions. The NCHA provides summary data on a range of student physical, mental, and behavioral health indicators.

Please click on the links below for results from past NCHA administrations at the University of Manitoba.


Contact us

Health and Wellness
Room 469 UMSU University Centre 
65 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)  
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.