Current Events On Campus

NOTE: This page is a service to students that lists events occurring on campus. The UMGSA has not vetted these organizations and does not endorse these events.  If you are interested in GSA events click here.

37th Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace

Come and participate in the 37th Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace. The theme of this year’s march is “Canada: Make Peace Not War.” As has been the case for the past several years, the event is co-sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg and the Winnipeg chapter of the Council of Canadians.

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Where: The west side of the Manitoba Legislative Building
What time: Assemble at 12:00 Noon. The march begins at 12:30 PM.
Where to: The March will walk from the Legislative Building, south on Osborne to Stradbrook, east on Stradbrook to Scott, north on Scott to River, west on River to Osborne and back to the Legislative Building. Here is a map of the route.
What else: Refreshments and brief speeches after the march.

Background: Winnipeggers have held an annual Walk for Peace since 1981. The purpose then was to draw attention to threat of nuclear war and to urge our political leaders to pursue peaceful options and to support nuclear disarmament. In many ways the world situation is more dangerous than it was in 1981 and our need to remind our politicians of their responsibilities remains.

Canadians overwhelmingly support peace and disarmament.  Polling conducted by Environics in 2008 indicated that almost 90 percent of Canadians support the abolition of nuclear weapons. Research reported by Environics in 2018 shows that Canadian opposition to nuclear weapons remains high. Despite this, the federal government has refused to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved by 122 countries at the United Nations on July 7, 2017.

Equally disturbing has been Canada’s increasingly belligerent relationship with Russia, participation in Middle Eastern wars, and sales of arms to notorious human rights violators, such as Saudi Arabia.

For these and many other reasons, the Walk for Peace remains relevant and we hope you can help make it a success.

How to Participate:  email: or call (204) 998-1162.

Cultural Adjustment Group for Students

Are you relatively new to Canada? Meet other students to discuss the joys and challenges of adjusting to Canadian life. The group will meet every Tuesday from June 19 to July 24 from 10:30 am till 12 noon. To register, contact Linda at

When: 10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday Mornings, June 19 – July 24

Where: Location TBD.

Coping with Change: Parent Group for U of M Students

Coping with Change is a group where U of M students who are also parents can talk openly and honestly about a wide range of feelings that come when a new baby joins their lives, as well as managing the dual role of being a student and parent of a young family.

Meet other student parents, share experiences and learn you are not alone!

When: 1:00-2:30pm, Tuesday Afternoons, May 22nd – June 19th

Where: Room 128, St. John’s College

Co-facilitated by Katie Kutryk, Registered Nurse and University of Manitoba Health & Wellness Educator, Ailis Henry, Health & Wellness Program Assistant and 4th year Nursing Student.

Pre-Registration required, babies welcome.

To register, please email Ailis Henry at

Click here for the poster.