Our Council

Our Council is made up of representatives from over 40 departments at the University of Manitoba who vote on issues that affect graduate student life. Take a look at the list below and see if your department is represented on UMGSA Council. There are tons of great reasons to make sure that your department is represented on council, including the department grant you receive twice a year for participation. If your department isn’t on the list below, follow our step-by-step guide on how to become a councillor. If you want to get to know your councillor, contact us and we will put you in touch with the representative from your department.

What does Council do? Councillors meet monthly (usually the fourth Wednesday of the month) in the UMGSA Lounge at 221 University Centre. The UMGSA Executives report to council about what their committees are working on, Executives relay updates about university administration, councillors share news from their departments, and council discusses and votes on issues that affect graduate student life. If you have an issue that you would like to have discussed at Council contact us, or your departmental representative and they can advocate on your behalf. If you would like to learn more about the UMGSA Executives, you can read their profiles or familiarize yourself with their duties in the Executive Policy Manual.

If you want to know what goes on at a UMGSA Council meeting, you can read the minutes of past meetings here. Guests are also welcome, so feel free to join us for a Council meeting to see what it’s all about.

2019 UMGSA Council Meetings

June 26, 2019 – 5:30pm – UMGSA Lounge (221 UMSU University Centre)

Departments on UMGSA Council

Faculty of Agricultural & Food Science

Animal Science

Biosystems Engineering


Food Science

Human Nutritional Sciences

Plant Science

Soil Science

Faculty of Architecture


City Planning

Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Faculty of Arts


English, Theatre, Film and Media


Native Studies

Political Studies & Public Administration


Sociology & Criminology

Asper School of Business

Asper – Master of Finance

Management – PhD & MSc

Management – MBA

Faculty of Education

Education – PhD

Education – Admin, Foundations & Psychology

Education – Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Environment & Geography

Geological Sciences

Natural Resources Institute

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Applied Health Sciences

Peace and Conflict Studies

Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Faculty of Law


Faculty of Nursing


Faculty of Science

Biological Sciences

Computer Science



Physics & Astronomy