UMGSA Signs on to Our Turn Initiative
On October 11th, the UMGSA publicly declared our support for the Our Turn Initiative, a national, student-led action plan to end campus sexual violence. This initiative was started by students at Carleton University, and 20 universities across Canada have signed on so far. The University of Manitoba received a B grade for its sexual violence policies, ranking fourth out of the twenty participating universities. You can read more about the Action Plan and report here. We look forward to collaborating with the University of Manitoba Students’ Union and the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association to make campuses in Manitoba safer for all students.
UMGSA Helps to Break Ground on New Day Care Expansion
On October 5th, UMGSA President Carl Neumann helped to break ground on the new Day Care Expansion at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. The UMGSA provided $300,000 to fund the day care expansion, which will offer up to 52 new childcare spaces and programming focusing on reconciliation when completed.
“It makes a difference having affordable and accessible childcare available right here on campus,” Neumann said. “Thank you to my predecessors, especially Kristjan Mann. We have made a significant contribution and know it will make a significant difference to students.” You can read more about the expansion in UM Today.
It’s Academic Integrity Month
October is Academic Integrity Month at the University of Manitoba. Each week, Student Advocacy is partnering with different organizations to present workshops on topics including Citing & Referencing, Academic Culture and Mental Health & Academic Success. These events are designed to help you build skills and knowledge to help you succeed in your studies with integrity during your time at U of M, and there are lots of sessions that cater specifically to graduate students. Visit their website to learn more about these events and to register for workshops.
UMGSA Halloween Social
Eat, drink and be scary at the UMGSA Halloween Social! Join us on Friday, October 27th from 5:00-7:30pm in the UMGSA Lounge (217 UMSU University Centre) for free food, drinks, and entertainment from award-winning magician Evan Morgan. Wear your own mask, or pick one up from us at the door! Don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID.
Get Involved With Us
Are you a current graduate student at the University of Manitoba interested in student government? We still have spots available on UMGSA Internal Committees for councilors and non-councilors; if you’re interested, please email Ruth at email@example.com. Indigenous, Metis and Inuit graduate students are encouraged to join the UMGSA Indigenous Ad-Hoc Committee by emailing Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org.