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 last 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 behind the doors of a UMGSA Council meeting, you can read the minutes of past meetings here.
Departments on UMGSA Council
Agriculture & Food Science
Human Nutritional Sciences
English, Theatre, Film and Media
Political Studies & Public Administration
Sociology & Criminology
Asper – Master of Finance
Management – PhD & MSc
Management – MBA
Education – PhD
Education – Admin, Foundations & Psychology
Education – Cirric, Teaching & Learning
Environment, Earth & Resources
Environment & Geography
Natural Resources Institute
Applied Health Sciences
Peace and Conflict Studies
Kinesiology & Recreation Management
Physics & Astronomy
Social Work – Indigenous Knowlege