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U of M LINK Newsletter

Dear Counsellor:

We hope the month is going well. Here’s your April 2009 – LINK Newsletter!

In this edition:

  1. Career Services: Getting on Track Workshop – April 13
  2. International Student Workshop - April 15, 2009
  3. Environmental Design: Year End Student Exhibition
  4. Aboriginal Programs
  5. ACCESS & Aboriginal Focus Programs: Health Careers & General Transition Year Programs
  6. Parents Orientation Day - Saturday, June 6th
  7. Parking and Shuttle Services: New ‘NO RUSH’ Registration Process for Student Parking
  8. Summer University Advantage - Summer 2009
  9. Application Deadlines

Career Services: Getting on Track Workshop

Monday, April 13, 2009

Getting on Track is a career program developed to help students get the inside track on career success. It has been designed for incoming University of Manitoba students and will be facilitated by experienced career services professionals.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact: Career Services Student Counselling & Career Centre
University of Manitoba
474 University Centre

For our online flyer, click here.


International Student Workshop - April 15

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


The University of Manitoba is proud to present its sixth annual International Student Workshop! This is an exciting workshop that is designed to offer information about the University of Manitoba that is specific to the needs of international and ESL students.                                          


Any high school students who

  1. have completed part of his or her secondary education outside of Canada
  2. are recent immigrants
  3. are on a study permit
  4. are exchange students

Information Sessions

Topics addressed will include program and support information such as international admissions and University 1. Representatives will also offer presentations about the services offered by the Learning Assistance Centre, the English Language Center and the International Centre for Students.

International Student Perspectives

Current U of M international students will be available throughout the workshop to answer questions and to offer their perspectives on the university transition.

Campus Tours

As part of the workshop, we will be offering general campus tours and residence tours, to help your students become familiar with our campus.

If you would like to attend our International Student Day Workshop, please complete and return the registration form to Enrolment Services immediately.


Environmental Design: Year End Student Exhibition

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Faculty of Architecture will be holding their Year End Student Exhibition on April 24 displaying the work of undergraduate Environmental Design students as well as the Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture graduate students.

Join us for a reception from 7:00pm - 12:00am in the John A. Russell Building on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

The exhibit will also be open from 10:00am - 4:00 pm on April 27 and 28. For more information, please contact Shelly Goodacre at 204-474-7938 or

Click here to see their invitation.


Aboriginal Programs



Engineering Access Program (ENGAP): Application deadline May 1st, 2009.

Aboriginal Business Education Program (ABEP): Application Deadline July 1st, 2009.


ACCESS & Aboriginal Focus Programs: Health Careers & General Transition Year Programs

These innovative programs offer Aboriginal students:

  • A foundation for Health Careers in Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, and many more.
  • A foundation for general post-secondary education.
  • A culturally-oriented delivery that promotes dignity, value, and worth of each individual.
  • Access to student supports such as Aboriginal cultural supports, tutorials, as well as financial, personal, and academic supports. Benefits:
  • Students will strengthen skills in Math, Science, and English to ensure academic success in these areas.
  • Students will realize self-respect, self-fulfillment, and individual relevance, during the customized or general entry points into post-secondary education.
  • Courses are offered at the U of M’s new state-of-the art downtown facility, conveniently located behind Portage Place.
  • Upon successful completion of the one year program, of 21 transferable credit hours, students will be admitted into the ACCESS Program to further pursue their chosen field of study.
Start Date: September 2009
Location: Downtown Aboriginal Education Centre
11 The Promenade, Winnipeg MB
For information: Phone: 204-982-4233 or 204-982-4229
Toll Free 1-866-330-0133 ext. 3 or 7

Visit our Website
View our flyer.


Parents Orientation Day –Saturday, June 6

Each spring, the Parents Program hosts a Parents Orientation so parents and students can visit the University of Manitoba campus and explore the many exciting opportunities that the U of M has to offer new students.

For more information, please contact the Parents Program by email at or call 204-474-9093 or, toll-free in Manitoba, 1-800-432-1960 ext. 9093.


Parking and Shuttle Services: New ‘NO RUSH’ Registration Process for Student Parking

New U of M Students: Log in to your JUMP account ( at any time of day or night between APRIL 6 AND JUNE 26 inclusive, to register for student parking.

At the close of the parking registration period, A RANDOM, COMPUTER-GENERATED LOTTERY will be conducted to determine parking lot assignments. All students applying for parking during the registration period will be GUARANTEED PARKING in a designated student parking lot.

For more information, visit:


Summer University Advantage

Summer 2009

Summer University Advantage lets students get started right away. This program gives students the opportunity to enrol in select courses during the Summer Session (up to 6 credit hours in July and/or August). The program starts with an orientation session prior to the beginning of July classes. The orientation will introduce students to University 1 and the U of M, as well as the library, classroom and research facilities, academic support services, and campus computing facilities.

Please more information, contact:
Cheryl Hadaller


Application Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

The recommended deadline for University 1, General Studies and Agriculture (Diploma) is May 1, 2009.

The final admission deadline for University 1, General Studies and Agriculture (Diploma) is August 15, 2009.

For more information about Admissions Deadlines, please see P.60 in the 2009 Admissions Handbook.


University of Manitoba Student Recruitment Contacts

We are here to serve you!

Please contact us by email at or or contact a member of our dedicated team of recruitment specialists directly.

Lianne Paturel, Director of Student Recruitment
Phone: 204-474-8805

Derek Wahl, Senior Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-8925

Kelly Teixeira, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-8929

Marlena Bova, Student Recruitment Officer

Phone: 204-474-7137

Doug Barkman, International Student Recruitment & Admissions Officer

Phone: 204-470-1240

Christine Pierre, Aboriginal Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-9983

Lindsay Campbell, Aboriginal Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-7144

Maria Cefali, Special Events Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-8806


APRIL 2009

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